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Nov

Great American Teach-In

Members of the Clearwater Bar Association participated in the Great American Teach-In on Nov. 14, at various schools in Pinellas and Pasco counties. Here, The Hon. Michael Andrews, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge, speaks to students at Clearwater Fundamental Middle School. Also participating in the event was Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge James Stearns; Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Christopher LaBruzzo; Pinellas County Judge Lorraine Kelly; Pinellas County Judge Myra Scott …


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Nov

Emeritus lawyers wanted for pro bono cases

LAWRENCE “LARRY” MONCRIEF, 91, volunteers as a pro bono lawyer for Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Now, thanks to a recent Florida Bar rule amendment that took effect in February, more retired judges, law professors, and lawyers like Moncrief are eligible to provide pro bono services. Moncrief, center, is pictured here with Kimberly Rommel-Enright, left, supervising attorney for the pro bono project …


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Nov

Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc and How Florida Bar members can help

Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc
Florida lawyers and the court system rally in response

By Gary Blankenship
Senior Editor
and Rawan Bitar
Associate Editor

“Pray for the Panhandle.”

That’s how one lawyer put it after Hurricane Michael, which fell just short of a Category 5 maelstrom, carved its way through some of the most rural parts of the state, generally routing up the 14th Judicial Circuit.…


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Nov

November’s Monthly Speaking Tip

November’s Monthly Speaking Tip

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November’s Monthly Speaking Tip

Give people a chance to adjust to your accent. Everyone has an accent — at least, when someone else is listening. Luckily, TED has a global audience and is very comfortable with hearing different varieties of speech. That said, speakers can make …


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Nov

A look into mental health and substance abuse in the legal profession

Health and Wellness


Suffering in silence no more

Drugs. Alcohol. Mental Health. Baker Act. Jail. Recovery. Relapse. Repeat.

By Judge Lauren L. Brodie
Special to the News

Drugs. Alcohol. Mental Health. Baker Act. Jail. Recovery. Relapse. Repeat.

In our profession, these are topics we hear about every day and may have seen to some extent with our clients or colleagues.

As a judge for over …


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