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TFB Daily News Summary - Oct. 3, 2017

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An electronic digest of media coverage of interest to members of The Florida Bar compiled each workday by the Public Information and Bar Services Department and distributed to the Board of Governors, section and committee chairs, voluntary bar presidents, members of the judiciary and others.

 

Oct. 3, 2017

The Florida Bar

FLORIDABARNEWS.TV: SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON BIASES

The Florida Bar News | Article | October 01, 2017

This week, FloridaBarNews.TV reports on the Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which will hold its first symposium on bias and diversity issues. The symposium is Nov. 10 at the Hilton Orlando at Lake Buena Vista. The course carries 6.5 general CLE credits, 5.5 credits in bias elimination, and 1 hour in technology.

 

Constitution Revision Commission

OCT. 6 IS DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC PROPOSALS FOR THE CRC

The Florida Bar News Blog | Blog Post | October 02, 2017

Monday [Oct. 2], the Constitution Revision Commission held the first of two full commission meetings in which commissioners could sponsor public proposals. During the meeting, commissioners adopted Oct. 6 as the deadline for Floridians to submit public proposals. In addition, several CRC commissioners have also created proposals inspired by ideas submitted by Floridians. The next opportunity for CRC commissioners to directly sponsor public proposals will be on Oct. 17, during a meeting of the full commission.

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FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION PRESENTS FIRST AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY THE PUBLIC

Sun Sentinel | Article | October 02, 2017

CONSTITUTIONAL PANEL KICKS OFF WITH CAUTIOUS APPROACH

The Ledger | Article | October 02, 2017

 

Other

FSU’S LAW SCHOOL PREPARES TO ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM PUERTO RICO

Tallahassee Democrat | Article | October 02, 2017

Florida State’s College of Law will have a better idea Tuesday [Oct. 3] about how many displaced students it will be hosting from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. But early responses to its request for housing have been overwhelming, said Dean Erin O’Connor. The college is planning for as many as 20 upper-level students to continue their studies at FSU. O’Connor said she reached out to her counterpart, Dean Vivian I. Neptune Rivera, following reports of the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria to the territory.

 

Civil Justice Issues

US SUPREME COURT TURNS DOWN FLORIDA MEDICAL RECORDS CASE

Palm Beach Post | Article | October 02, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday [Oct. 2] declined to take up an appeal by a Jacksonville-based hospital system about the disclosure of records in medical-malpractice cases. Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida Inc., which operates as the Baptist Health System in the Jacksonville area, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case after the Florida Supreme Court ruled that disputed records should be disclosed. The records fight stemmed from a lawsuit filed against the hospital system.

 

Criminal Justice Issues

JACKSONVILLE COMMITTEE TO SEEK BETTER PATH FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE

Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | October 02, 2017

In the early 1990s, Jacksonville was one of the first cities in the United States that began focusing on issues related to juveniles who were committing crimes and entering the justice system. Over the following 25 years, the 4th Judicial Circuit developed programs designed to guide young offenders away from the courts and incarceration and into diversion programs. Last week, the circuit began an initiative to further improve outcomes in juvenile justice when State Attorney Melissa Nelson welcomed the 23-member Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee to its first meeting.

 

Legal Profession

A LAW DEGREE PROVIDES A LARGER EARNINGS BOOST TO WHITES THAN MINORITIES, RESEARCHERS SAY

ABA Journal | Article | October 02, 2017

White law school graduates get a median annual boost to earnings of about $41,000 — a figure that is substantially higher than for minority law grads, according to two researchers. The median boost to earnings is $34,000 for Asians, $33,000 for blacks and $28,000 for Hispanics, according to the study, which looks at the earnings boost relative to the value of a bachelor’s degree.

 

Other

MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROWER PUSHES FLORIDA TO SET RULES FOR EDIBLES

Miami Herald | Article | October 02, 2017

One of the state’s largest cultivators and distributors of medical marijuana is pushing the Florida Department of Health to set rules that would allow thousands of cannabis patients to eat their medicine. Surterra Wellness announced Monday [Oct. 2] that its Florida affiliate has filed a petition with the state to open up the market to edible products, such as chocolates and cookies. A bill passed this summer requires that the Department of Health create rules for what kind of shape, form and ingredients will be legal before any of its cultivators can produce and distribute edibles.

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STATE TO MISS DEADLINE FOR MARIJUANA LICENSES

Health News Florida | Article | October 03, 2017

 

Other

UF LAW STUDENT WOUNDED IN VEGAS, DEAN REPORTS

Daily Business Review | Article | October 02, 2017

A University of Florida law student was among the hundreds of people wounded in the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, Dean Laura Ann Rosenbury said Monday [Oct. 2] in a note to the law school community. Third-year student Kristin Babik suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs. The University of Florida graduate is executive research editor for the law school’s Journal of Law and Public Policy.

 

Tech Tip

HOW TO UTILIZE THE UNLIMITED PRINTING FEATURE IN FASTCASE

The Florida Bar | Tech Tip | October 03, 2017

Did you know that Fastcase allows you to download, save and print an unlimited amount of primary law documents? The print feature options allow you to choose the number of columns in the document, keep your search term highlighted and choose between a Word or PDF file.

 


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