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TFB - Daily News Summary - Apr 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018  

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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.

 

April 10, 2018

Constitution Revision Commission

FLORIDABARNEWS.TV: AMENDMENT WOULD ALLOW JUDGES TO SERVE UNTIL AGE 75

The Florida Bar News | Article | April 15, 2018

This week, FloridaBarNews.TV features a proposed constitutional amendment that would raise the mandatory retirement age for judges. Proposal 41, submitted by to the Constitution Revision Commission by commissioner and former Bar President Bill Schifino, would raise the age of what has been referred to as “constitutional senility” for judges from 70 to 75.

 

The Florida Bar

THE FLORIDA BAR’S FEES ARE SECOND LOWEST IN THE NATION

The Florida Bar News | Article | April 15, 2018

For the 17th straight year, every member of The Florida Bar will receive an annual fee statement reflecting no increase in membership fees. Annual fees for active members are $265. Inactive members pay $175. Although the Bar is again running at an operational deficit, no fee increase is needed. During the past 17 years, the Board of Governors has built up substantial reserves — due, in part, to healthy investment returns.

 

Judiciary

TRUMP NOMINATES TWO FOR U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN FLORIDA

Tampa Bay Times | Article | April 10, 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday [April 10] nominated two federal district judges for Florida and two marshals. Wendy Williams Berger of Florida was nominated for district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; Allen C. Winsor of Florida was nominated for district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; R. Don Ladner, Jr., of Florida was nominated for U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Florida; and Gadyaces S. Serralta of Florida was nominated for U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Florida. Also, Britt C. Grant of Georgia was nominated for circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES TWELFTH WAVE OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES, TWELFTH WAVE OF UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS, AND SIXTH WAVE OF UNITED STATES MARSHALS

White House | News Release | April 10, 2018

 

Civil Justice Issues

ACLU’S HOWARD SIMON IS RETIRING AFTER 44 YEARS

Miami Herald | Article | April 09, 2018

For 21 years, Howard Simon has served as the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, making him the longest-serving director in the state. But Simon, 74, on Monday [April 9] announced he would retire in November after the 2018 election. Before coming to Florida in 1997, Simon had served as ACLU executive director in Michigan since 1974. According to the ACLU, Simon’s cumulative 44-year career as a state director is the longest in the organization’s 98-year history.

 

Legal Profession

A DAY IS NOT ENOUGH: JACKSONVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION PREPARING FOR LAW WEEK

Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | April 09, 2018

May 1 is the annual Law Day, and the American Bar Association has selected the 2018 theme of “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.” The Jacksonville Bar Association’s tradition expands on the idea with a schedule of events that begins almost a month before Law Day to allow its members to connect with students and prospective U.S. citizens, as well as each other. The culmination of the local observance is the association’s annual Law Day luncheon, this year on May 2.

 

Civil Justice Issues

APPEAL PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON FEE CLAIMS AGAINST LENDERS AFTER FORECLOSURE

Daily Business Review | Article | April 10, 2018

A question about attorney fees for collection efforts pursued after a foreclosure sale puts Florida’s safe harbor provisions in the spotlight. The state’s safe harbor provision protects lenders recovering property after foreclosure from paying the full amount of overdue association dues. Under the rule, lenders pay a year’s worth of dues or 1 percent of the mortgage, whichever is less. But in a case reaching the Fourth District Court of Appeal, a community association has demanded more.

 

Legal Discipline

LAWYER SUSPENDED FOR STEALING FROM HER EMPLOYER WHILE WORKING RETAIL AT KOHL’S

Miami Herald | Article | April 09, 2018

Lawyer Jacqueline Kinsella, who lives in Central Florida, has been suspended by the state Supreme Court until further order for stealing $760 while working as a Kohl’s employee. The suspension was announced in the latest Florida Bar discipline report and began March 17. Kinsella pleaded no contest to petit theft and received a year’s probation.

 

Legal Profession

INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS NEED RETHINKING IN THE #METOO ERA

ABA Journal | Article | April 10, 2018

Jade Lambert, a partner in King & Spalding’s Special Matters & Investigations practice based in Chicago, writes: “As I’ve watched the #MeToo movement gain momentum over the past several months, I’ve been thinking a lot about the intersection of #MeToo and the internal investigations space. In particular, I think the current environment warrants an examination of certain aspects of the usual approach to sensitive internal investigations. First, women should play a significant role in these investigations.”

 

Tech Tip

HOW TO SYNC YOUR FASTCASE ACCOUNT WITH YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

The Florida Bar | Tech Tip | April 10, 2018

Want to connect your Fastcase iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android accounts with your member benefit desktop account to sync your favorites and usage history? Well, now you can. See this and other helpful hints on The Florida Bar’s Tech Tips page.

 


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