Florida Bar News – Senate Judiciary Moves Measure to Protect City and County Attorneys

“Such attorneys have received death threats and emails from disgruntled persons. Other incidents have included the stalking of such attorneys and their spouses and children.”   Sen. Danny Burgess Citing a rash of death threats, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a proposal to shield the personal identifying information of current and former city and…

Florida Bar News – House Panel Moves Bill to Allow Businesses to Sue Over Lost Income Due to Ordinances

 Rep. Lawrence McClure Over the strong objection of  cities and counties, a House panel has approved a measure that would give businesses a right to sue when a local ordinance hurts their bottom line. The Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee voted 12-3 on January 13 to approve HB 569 by Rep. Lawrence McClure, R-Plant City. “It’s…

Latest Updates on the Advocates Board Room – A Lawyer’s Mastermind Group – Upcoming Retreat – 02/11/22 & 02/12/22 – Orlando, FL

The Advocates Board Room   Greetings Everyone: FLN is very happy to report that the initial response to the Advocates Board Room has been very well received, and we already have a great group of law firm owners that are ready and committed to attending and masterminding with fellow law firm owners at the Waldorf…

Florida Bar News – Internet Scammers Apply for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan in Lawyer’s Name

A Tampa attorney and recent identity theft victim has some friendly advice to fellow Bar members — take cybersecurity seriously. Internet scammers recently used the attorney’s name, address, and other personal identifying information, including business Tax ID Number, to apply for a hefty U.S. Small Business Administration loan.   “I was looking at my credit…

Florida Bar News – Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel Glitch Bills Refiled

Florida’s five Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsels are again pushing legislation to address various legal glitches and ensure their attorneys are treated the same as assistant public defenders and assistant state attorneys. Candice Brower, the CCCRC for the area covered by the First District Court of Appeal, said this year’s bills are close to…