December 3, 2022

Politics & Law

Dealing with Change: Law firm leaders discuss challenges and the effects of technology

Florida's law firm managing partners discuss the changing challenges of running a firm and the effects of technology... Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

Florida's constitutional amendments are a mixed bag

The Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, has proposed eight constitutional amendments... Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

Turning Back the Clock on Tax Assessments

A challenge to the way the Department of Revenue issues 'final assessments' on corporate taxes still reverberates. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Less Intervention: Florida's newest Supreme Court justice changes the high court's dynamics

New Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson has taken a narrower view of which cases the court should hear than his predecessor. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

Clay county rising

It's an old truism in the Legislature that the power of legislative leaders begins to peak in the year before they formally take control. Read more »
Published on 1/8/2018

Keep an eye on...

Two of the most fascinating people to watch this session aren't even legislators. Read more »
Published on 1/8/2018

Extending a hand: Florida's Puerto Rican Bar association reaches out to law students on the island

In 1992, Richard Robles was a commuter student at Florida International University when Hurricane Andrew struck southern Miami-Dade County... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Legislature 2018: Agenda fest

With the governor's job up for grabs and two open Cabinet positions, a horde of legislators will be looking for angles to play. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

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 »
Published on 8/28/2017

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 »
Published on 7/26/2017

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 »
Published on 6/28/2017

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 »
Published on 6/28/2017

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 »
Published on 5/24/2017

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 »
Published on 3/28/2017

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 »
Published on 2/27/2017

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 »
Published on 2/27/2017

Meet C. Alan Lawson, Florida's new Supreme Court Justice

10 things to know about C. Alan Lawson Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

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 »
Published on 1/26/2017

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 »
Published on 12/28/2016

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 »
Published on 11/28/2016

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 »
Published on 10/26/2016

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 »
Published on 10/26/2016

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 »
Published on 8/26/2016

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 »
Published on 7/27/2016

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 »
Published on 7/27/2016

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Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees
Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees


Take a look at the ‘@rt by Chimps’ exhibit at the New World Symphony Center in Miami Beach. Chimpanzee artists painted 15 canvases that were up for sale during the fundraising event and all proceeds from sales go toward the Save The Chimps sanctuary.

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