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Introducing the new Florida Bar president as her “main man” she first met in an accounting class at the University of Florida, Bobbie Higer thanked “all of the amazing people who helped me to transform an immature, basketball-playing, not-studying-very-much, 19-year-old frat boy college student into this incredible man: a very accomplished yet humble, caring yet competitive, attorney, with a tremendous passion for the Los Angeles Dodgers!”
“Protecting Florida Democracy: Our Constitution, Our Rights, Our Courts” is the theme of the Bar’s initiative to educate and involve Florida’s lawyers and citizens about the ongoing Constitution Revision Commission process. Board of Governors member Sandy Diamond, chair of the Bar’s Special Committee on the 2017 Constitution Revision, said the program will also include creating a website with information, using social media, and speakers. She addressed the board at its May 26 meeting.

Thinking of storing information in the cloud?
PRI knows the questions you should ask
PRI logoThe Bar’s Technology Committee — in partnership with the Practice Resource Institute — pulled together the information lawyers should consider when selecting a cloud service provider.

Access Commission logoCouncil of Business Partners to assist Access Commission
From the first day of the creation of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, former Bar President Greg Coleman insisted lawyers and volunteers can’t do it alone, and the “innovative, problem-solving” business community must be involved, too.


Justice Parker Lee McDonaldJustice Parker Lee McDonald, 1924-2017
Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Parker Lee McDonald died at his Tallahassee home Saturday, June 24, with his wife Ruth and family at his side. He was 93 and was Florida's 68th Justice since statehood.

Paul SanGiovanniDell, Lenovo, and PracticePanther added to Member Benefits lineup
Discounts for computers needed by law offices and the software to make them run are among the latest products added to the Bar’s Member Benefits Program.

Chesterfield SmithRemembering Chesterfield Smith: 'America's Lawyer'
Born 100 years ago on July 28, Chesterfield Smith was a great American and a great lawyer. Part Atticus Finch, with a touch of Vincent LaGuardia Gambini, he was an original.

Robin Bresky Bresky wins 15th Circuit board race
Robin Bresky defeated Michael J. Gelfand in a close 15th Circuit Board of Governors race to fill the final year in the term of incoming President-elect Michelle Suskauer.

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    July 1, 2017
    Edelstein being appointed to the rank of “Officer in the National Order of the Legion of Honor'
    STEVEN A. EDELSTEIN of Coral Gables was recently appointed to the rank of “Officer in the National Order of the Legion of Honor,” the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits.


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