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University of Florida honors integration pioneers Hawkins, Starke, Allen, and Mickle with historical marker

The University of Florida unveiled on Wednesday [September 15] a historical marker honoring the integration pioneers who led the charge to desegregate the institution. The marker honors the efforts of Virgil Hawkins, one of six African-Americans who sued the university after being denied admission in 1949 solely based on their race. Other pioneers recognized on…

Florida clerks preparing follow-up effort to stabilize funding

After obtaining legislative authority earlier this year for better budget management flexibility, Florida’s Clerks of Court hope to improve the sources of their funding in the next legislative session. The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers last year launched a multi-year effort, called At Your Service, to correct chronic shortfalls in clerks’ court-related funding. The Legislature…

Comments rolling in on COVID-19 Workgroup’s proposals for greater use of remote technology

A Maitland attorney concerned about loss of decorum, and a magistrate judge who raises the specter of Ebola are the latest to file comments to a Supreme Court workgroup rules petition regarding communications technology. “While remote dispute resolution proceedings have been effective during the pandemic, participation by phone and videoconferencing is not ideal,” wrote attorney…

Guardianship Improvement Task Force to meet in Tallahassee today

The Guardianship Improvement Task Force will hold an in-person meeting on Thursday, September 23, in Tallahassee from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EDT. The Guardianship Improvement Task Force includes clerks of court, legislators, judges, lawyers, guardians, and others, and members set out the goals they hope to accomplish. The task force is sponsored and staffed…

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  1. The Florida Bar

    COMMENTS ROLLING IN ON COVID-19 WORKGROUP’S PROPOSALS FOR GREATER USE OF REMOTE TECHNOLOGY

    The Florida Bar | Article | September 23, 2021
  2. Judiciary

    JUDGE HALTS GAINESVILLE FROM ENFORCING RULE THAT EMPLOYEES GET COVID-19 SHOTS

    The Gainesville Sun | Article | September 22, 2021
  3. Criminal Justice

    AN OFF-DUTY DEPUTY IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING THREE MEN AT GUNPOINT. DOES HIS CASE BELONG IN VETERANS COURT?

    Sun Sentinel | Article | September 23, 2021

President Mike Tanner Shares His Priorities for the 2021-22 Year

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