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September 25, 2018

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Non-profit Florida Rural Legal Services handles cases 'nobody would take.'

Two years ago, Florida Rural Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that provides civil legal aid to migrant workers statewide, filed a federal lawsuit in Tampa on behalf of 56 Hondurans. read more >

Florida Bar's new president takes over at a critical juncture

Michael Higer is often reminded of something his late mentor, former Florida Supreme Court Justice Arthur England, was fond of saying... read more >

On the map: Miami is an arbitration hub for international business disputes

Last summer, a special panel of judges met in Miami to hear claims by several construction companies that the Panama Canal Authority, which runs the canal, owes them $1.6 billion... read more >

Case studies: Some of last year's highest-visibility legal cases

From mortgage foreclosure lawsuits to open carry, private school vouchers and a contractor dispute involving a Trump-owned property, last year's legal rulings covered a wide spectrum of high-profile cases. The article begins with a look at a mortage foreclosure case: read more >

Accustomed to trade: Miami attorney represents importers and exporters

While the typical lawyer's office is filled with books and paper, Peter Quinter's digs on Brickell Avenue... read more >

Sports venues get no help from Florida Legislature

In the spring of 2013, International Speedway Corp. set out to rebuild the Daytona International Speedway. read more >

The Issues: What's on tap for Florida's Legislature

A tighter state budget and promises of spending cuts put pressure on a host of legislative priorities. read more >

Heavy Hitter: Florida Speaker Richard Corcoran wields power

Florida's new speaker of the House wields more power than any speaker in decades. read more >

A budding area: Medical marijuana attracts niche law practices

As Florida prepares to implement an expanded medical marijuana market recently approved by voters, David Kotler has been inundated with cannabis-related work. read more >

Justice Barbara Pariente: 'The Questioner'

There are seven justices on the Florida Supreme Court. But on the morning of March 4, 2015, every eye in the courtroom was fixed on one judge in particular... read more >

Untraceable: Who sends all those political mailers?

It's increasingly hard to tell who's paying for the attack ads and mailers that appear during political races. read more >

Profile of ‘Bundl' -- software that tracks political fundraising

A little over two years ago, on an early spring morning in Tallahassee, not long after Florida lawmakers had fled the city following the end of the annual legislative session... read more >

Becoming a more agile Florida law firm

Every morning, at 10 sharp, the staff of Salazar Jackson huddles around a white board for a 15-minute meeting known as the “daily scrum.” read more >

Grave danger: David Charlip specializes in cases involving funeral negligence

In 2002, David Charlip was enjoying a Friday night cocktail with friends when a newly minted lawyer asked him for some advice about a potential case. read more >

Purple state, high stakes for Florida

This election year features a blizzard of races that could reshape both state and national politics. Nobody knows what to expect. read more >

The Florida Bar's new president puts emphasis on affordability

The Bar's new president takes aim at the ‘justice gap' and diversity challenges. read more >

UF's law school dean Laura Rosenbury

Last summer, Laura Rosenbury began a five-year contract at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, becoming the first female permanent dean in the school's history. read more >

Impact cases: Florida's biggest law cases

Decisions in several big lawsuits reverberated throughout the state this year. read more >

A shift at Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal

The 1st District Court of Appeal is considered the most important because it covers the state capital. read more >

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