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By Carlos E. Sardi, Esq. Lawyers are high achievers. That heightened capacity, in and of itself, increases levels of lawyer stress. The current state of the economy can certainly lead one to wonder in a financial whirlpool, all of which can cause tremendous stress on an individual. Economic factors like inflation can put a dent...
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The Middle District of Florida recently welcomed its most recently appointed judge, Honorable Jason Burgess assigned to the Bankruptcy Court in the Jacksonville division. Judge Burgess is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, as well as Florida, Tennessee and Texas.  Click on the BLS Youtube channel link below to watch the third...
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In this second installment of Better Know a Judge, host Shirley Palumbo shares virtually with Bankruptcy Judge Mindy Mora.  Since 2018, Judge Mora has served as a Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida in the West Palm Beach Division.  Judge Mora received a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, and a J.D. from New York University. Prior to becoming a...
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The BLS Communications Committee is excited to introduce “Better Know a Judge,” a new video interview series featuring some of Florida’s recently appointed Judges. In this series, we’ll introduce you to the people behind the bench. How did they get there? Where did they come from? And what’s the last concert they attended? Tune in...
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Negin Kordbacheh, Esq. Gary B. Louima, Esq. The last decade brought a wave of cryptomania. Fortunes were made and lost, and in 2021, we saw new all-time highs and explosive growth. Many believe that cryptocurrencies, or “crypto” for short, are on the verge of displacing established national currencies such as the U.S. dollar, the British...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you follow the Section’s social media, hopefully you have already seen that the Health and Wellness Task Force has been sharing content aimed at providing tips perspective to assist with protecting your mental health. Be on the lookout for the hashtags if you ever want to go back...
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Partnership opportunities are now available for this year’s Annual Labor Day Retreat. Learn more.
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From the Florida Bar: The ABA Board of Governors adopted a new Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion CLE Policy yesterday, April 5, 2022, removing the quota/numerical elements of their policy. The new ABA policy is attached. The Florida Bar has reviewed the ABA’s revised Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion CLE Policy and it appears to comply with...
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The Financial Literacy Act has made a lot of headlines! https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/governor-signs-business-law-section-supported-financial-literacy-act-into-law/ https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/escambia-county/2022/03/28/florida-financial-education-bill-helped-pensacola-attorney-douglas-bates/7147022001/ https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2022/03/28/floridas-new-financial-literacy-law-was-years-in-the-making/ And here is a link to the WCTV report on the Financial Literacy Act passage, featuring Doug Bates: https://www.wctv.tv/2022/03/24/gov-desantis-signs-financial-literacy-act-local-attorneys-react/
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On March 22, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law the “The Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act” (SB 1054 – Hutson and HB 1115 – Busatta Cabrera). The new law requires all high school students to take a mandatory one-half credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and money management to graduate from high...
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