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…

Florida Bar News – New Law Gives Businesses Limited Protections from Lawsuits During Emergencies

Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that gives businesses limited protections from lawsuits, but only during a declared state of emergency. SB 542 by Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez, R-Doral, is titled “Evidentiary Standards for Actions Arising During an Emergency.” Rep. Lauren Melo, R-Naples, sponsored the companion, HB 411. The legislation protects businesses…

Florida Bar News – Texas Chief Justice Hecht Says the Branch Must Stem the Public’s Growing Lack of Confidence in the Courts

Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas Surveys show public confidence in the courts has been in decline since 2012 and it is incumbent on lawyers and judges to work together for improvements in the administration of justice to reverse that disturbing trend, according to Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of…