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32 Lawyers Vie For 12th Circuit Judgeship


Thirty-two applicants have applied for consideration to fill the 12th Circuit Court judgeship vacancy created by Judge Rick DeFuria’s retirement. The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has until June 3 to submit names to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration of appointment to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. (Read Full Article Here)

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Lawyers Ordered To Defend Van Poyck In Death-Sentence Appeal Say They Lack The Time, Resources


In a two-hour long hearing Monday [May 13] that most involved described as bizarre, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Charles Burton appointed the three lawyers even though all said they have neither the time, resources nor expertise to represent Van Poyck as his scheduled June 12 execution date approaches. Two of the attorneys, Jeffrey Davis and Gerald Bettman, were tapped because they have represented Van Poyck in appeals he has launched since his conviction for a 1987 murder. A third one, Mark Olive, was appointed to help them navigate the complex appeals that occur after a death warrant is signed. (Read Full Article Here)

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Law Students Assist With Pro Bono Efforts – As Ghost Writers


Kathy Para, chairwoman of the Jacksonville Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, recognizes the dedication and enthusiasm of a group of law student who volunteer as ghostwriters to draft the majority of the stories for the JBA’s weekly column on The Financial News & Daily Record. Students Jessie DaSilva, Morgan Eaves, Eileen Laux and Stephen Newell are graduating from law school this month and all four have served on the 4th Judicial Circuit as Pro Bono Spotlight writers.  (Read Full Article Here)

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Fort Pierce Park Memorial To Be Dedicated To Late Judge


The city is honoring former mayor and judge Wallace Sample, who died in 1991, with a stone monument and bronze plaque at the Veterans Memorial Park. Sample is often remembered by local residents as a revered circuit court judge who served the community on the bench for some 20 years. He also was responsible for turning the Indian River Lagoon waterfront into the park that has rehabilitated the historic downtown district. A memorial dedication ceremony will take place this week. (Read Full Article Here)

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Fort Lauderdale Selects New City Attorney


Commissioners selected a Cynthia A. Everett, a former U.S. prosecutor and current Pinecrest village attorney, on Monday [May 13] to succeed City Attorney Harry Stewart. Everett has also served as Opa-locka’s city attorney, as an assistant U.S. attorney in Miami and an assistant state attorney in Miami.  (Read Full Article Here)

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Prominent Pasco County Attorney Pete Proly Dies


Pete Proly, a longtime Pasco County criminal defense lawyer, died Friday [May 10] night after battling leukemia. He was 66. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Proly garnered the respect and good will of his fellow defense lawyers in Pasco County, as well as prosecutors and his own clients. (Read Full Article Here)

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Justices More Diverse Than Lawyers Before Court


By The Associated Press. The article discusses the lack of diversity of attorneys who appear before the U.S. Supreme Court. In an era when three women, a Hispanic and an African-American sit on the court and white men constitute a bare majority of the nine justices, the court is more diverse than the lawyers who argue before it. The arguments that took place from October to April were presented overwhelmingly by white men. The numbers generally reflect the largely white and male upper reaches of the biggest and richest private law firms, where there have been small gains by women and minorities in the past 20 years. (Read Full Article Here)

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Casey Anthony Attorneys: Judge Perry “Eviscerated” Her Chance Of Fair Defamation Trial


Casey Anthony’s bankruptcy attorneys said Judge Belvin Perry, the chief judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit who presided over Anthony’s murder trial in 2011, “completely eviscerated” her chance of having a fair defamation trial in Orlando because of public comments he recently made about her first-degree murder case. Anthony was acquitted in that case, but continues to face civil legal battles, including a defamation suit filed by Kissimmee mother Zenaida Gonzalez. Perry appeared on NBC’s “Today” show earlier this month and expressed his personal views on the evidence and the outcome of the case. (Read Full Article Here)

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Baker Defense Project Endowed By Florida Coastal Student Bar Association And Local Firm


Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s Baker Defense Project will continue operations because of support from the Florida Coastal School of Law Student Bar Association, local law firm Gunster and others. The Florida Coastal School of Law Student Bar Association raised money through events and donated more than $31,000 to the project. Local law firm Gunster also contributed to saving the program by donating $8,400. Significant cuts of the funding used by Legal Aid to support legal services for people most at-risk meant the Baker Defense Project could have been a victim of those cuts. The Baker Defense Project provides representation to foreign nationals held in civil, non-criminal, detention in Baker County. (Read Full Article Here)

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Missing Florida man allegedly kidnaps kids after judge’s ruling, flees to Cuba


A Florida man allegedly kidnapped his two young sons last week after a judge ruled that his parental rights had been revoked. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that it received information that the Hakken family had arrived on … (Read Full Article Here)

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