Florida

2170 ABA Journal articles on Florida.

After jury convicts him, man punches his lawyer and a courtroom brawl breaks out

Courtroom deputies used Tasers on three men following guilty verdicts in a Florida murder trial on Friday and after one…

Lawyer who helped an exoneree blow through $750K faces ethics complaints

The North Carolina State Bar is investigating a Florida lawyer for his treatment of two mentally disabled clients who spent 31 years in prison before being declared innocent.

Henry McCollum…

2 prominent lawyers ensnared by Florida’s ‘hot potato doctrine’ are suspended for conflicts

The Florida Supreme Court has suspended two prominent lawyers 30 days each for seeking a payout for their clients from a scientific institute created in a class action tobacco settlement…

Art behind bars: Creative programs for inmates help change the narrative
Creative expression programs in detention centers include a memoir-writing class for Cook County Jail detainees awaiting trial for violent offenses.
Still out of compliance with ABA standards, Florida Coastal is investigating a response
Florida Coastal School of Law remains out of compliance with ABA accreditation standards regarding admissions and its legal education and academic support programs, according to an accreditation committee decision made after a March hearing.
Florida police try to use dead man’s finger to unlock his phone; was a warrant needed?

Police in Largo, Florida, investigating the death of a man shot by one of the department’s officers visited a funeral home last month in an effort to unlock his phone.

Ex-Dolphins cheerleader files complaint claiming religious and gender discrimination
Former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Kristan Ann Ware filed a complaint against the team and the NFL earlier this month claiming she was discriminated against because of her religion and gender.
Federal judge scolds Florida for ‘fit of histrionics’ over restoration of felons’ voting rights

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker was thoroughly unpersuaded by Florida officials’ request for a stay of his order requiring the state to create new rules for the restoration of voting…

Jurors acquit widow of Pulse Nightclub gunman

Federal jurors in Orlando, Florida, on Friday acquitted the widow of Pulse Nightclub gunman Omar Mateen on a charge of aiding her husband in the June 2016 attack that left…

Lawyer who told judge she is ‘disrespectful to the people’ is released from jail

A Florida lawyer who told a judge he was appalled by her behavior and she was “disrespectful to the people” spent several hours in jail on Wednesday before a state…

Florida Supreme Court amends referral rules to include online resources

The Florida Supreme Court has amended the state’s lawyer referral rules to include for-profit “matching” sites and lawyer directories.

The court announced its decision in a per curiam opinion…

Website leads transgender Floridians through process of changing names and gender markers
A new website leads transgender individuals in Florida through the process of filing court documents to legally change their names and updating government-issued documents to reflect their new names and gender markers.
Florida nonprofit legal clinic hires Puerto Rican attorneys displaced by Hurricane Maria
The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida has opened a nonprofit legal clinic focused on providing legal services to Puerto Ricans who have settled in Florida after fleeing Hurricane Maria—and the clinic is employing displaced Puerto Rican attorneys.
Former prosecutor advocates for criminal justice reform
As deputy director of the ACLU of Florida, Melba Pearson approaches criminal justice issues with the eye of a prosecutor and the heart of a civil liberties activist.
Lawyer is disbarred for ‘disparaging misconduct,’ including ‘lie, lie, lie’ statement
The Florida Supreme Court has cited “cumulative and escalating misconduct” in a decision to disbar a lawyer for his behavior in litigation with DuPont that had alleged crop harm from the Benlate fungicide.

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