Florida Bar News – LegalFuel Podcast Explores Mindfulness Training as a Tool for Sharpening Focus and Concentration

Renowned University of Miami psychologist and brain researcher Dr. Amishi Jha has some good news for Florida lawyers. Contrary to popular myth, that constantly ringing cell phone and other electronic distractions aren’t putting a dent in anyone’s attention span or damaging anyone’s ability to concentrate. “Are attention spans shrinking because of modern technology? No, they…

Florida Bar News – Mandi Clay of Three Thirteen Law Encourages Lawyers to Take Care of their Mental Health

Mandi Clay, a member of the Bar’s Standing Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, stressed the importance of setting boundaries and having a good support system – not just in your circle of family and friends, but within your profession as well. Focusing on mental health and wellness for lawyers, WMU-Cooley Law…

Florida Bar News – Chief Justice Terminates COVID-19 Emergency Operational Measures Dealing with Remote Proceedings

New comprehensive rules governing remote conduct of court proceedings took effect October 1   Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz has issued an administrative order that marks another milestone in Florida’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery. In Re: Termination of Specified COVID-19 Emergency Operational Measures to Account for New Rules on Remote Conduct of Court Proceedings, AOSC-2251,…

Florida Bar News – If it Doesn’t Deal with the Law, Judges are Precluded from Serving on Executive and Legislative Branch Committees

Judges may not serve on or consult with executive or legislative branch policymaking committees or commissions unless they focus on the law, legal system, administration of justice, or independence of judiciary, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The Supreme Court’s ethics committee issued Opinion 2022-10 August 30 responding to a judge who has been asked by…

Florida Bar News – Ethics Seminar Examines‘ Bar Grievances and You: How to Avoid Them and What to Do if You Get One’

The latest statistics suggest that most Florida lawyers are unfamiliar with the grievance process. And that’s a good thing, says Florida Bar Staff Counsel Patricia Ann Toro Savitz. She notes that there are 113,000 Bar members, and the Supreme Court in 2021 took some 350 public disciplinary actions. “That is a very, very, very small…

Florida Bar News – Diaz Recognized for Promotion of Bar Certification

Jennifer Diaz The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization & Education recognized Jennifer Diaz at the Annual Convention for promoting board certification in international law. The award recognizes excellence and creativity by a Florida Bar board certified lawyer in advancing the public’s knowledge of, and reputation for, legal board certification. Diaz is a South Florida…