February 23, 2024

Economic Backbone: Law

Reading Between the Lines

Twenty years ago, St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney Lucas Fleming began noticing that many of his teenaged clients had something in common: They could barely read. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2023

Dial-an-Expert, No Charge

Steven D. Rubin, a South Florida real estate attorney for more than four decades, jokes that he has a bright idea every 40 years. Several years back, he had the... Read more »
Published on 7/21/2023

An Ounce of Prevention

Scott Westheimer, the new president of the Florida Bar, says education, mentoring and other proactive approaches can keep attorneys out of trouble. Read more »
Published on 7/21/2023

Serving those who serve: Florida attorneys' pro bono law project aids active duty military

Commercial litigation attorney Josh Roberts of Holland & Knight in Jacksonville recalls one of his first pro bono cases around 2008, when he helped an active-duty member of the Navy regain custody of his six-year-old son. The client had divorced his wife, who suffered from an addiction. He would pick up his son, only to find the ex-wife passed out on the sofa and his son neglected. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2023

FAMU's Economic Justice Initiative provides free legal services to minority business owners 

With a $110,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank, Florida A&M University's College of Law is spearheading its Economic Justice Initiative, which will provide free legal services to help minority-owned small-business owners as they launch and grow their enterprises. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2022

Attorney Mischelle D'Angelone reflects on her childhood and why she does so much pro bono work

Pasco County-based Mischelle D'Angelone, one of 20 lawyers recognized this year by the Florida Bar for service to low-income and disadvantaged clients, points to her own childhood as the reason why she does so much pro bono work, particularly work on behalf of children and families. Read more »
Published on 7/20/2022

Noise litigation attorney Mark Bentley's Beatles passion project debuts at Florida Film Festival

Attorney Mark Bentley of Tampa turned his passion for the Beatles into a documentary that kicked off the Florida Film Festival in Orlando. Read more »
Published on 7/14/2022

The Florida Bar Association's new president Gary S. Lesser outlines his goals for the next year

The Florida Bar's new president wants more mentoring, awareness and professionalism. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2022

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Devin Stephenson, president of Northwest Florida State College, delineates his institution's Florida footprint; details programs in the school's sharp focus; and promotes a special partnership to enhance accelerated education.

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