The Impact of Technology on the Law

Kendall Coffey: Technology and the Legal Profession

Later this month, the Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention in Boca Raton, in what will be a fantastic opportunity to gauge the pulse of the legal industry. This year’s Convention promises to place an emphasis on legal technology and innovation, which speak to the 2015 theme: “Charting a Course for the Future.” Legal …

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Supreme Court Hears Brief About Florida’s Death Penalty

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Earlier this month, the American Bar Association filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Florida’s law that allows juries to recommend the death penalty by a majority vote. According to the American Bar Association Journal, “The U.S. Supreme Court appeal concerns the case of Timothy Lee Hurst, a …

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FAWL Launches ‘Board Certification Boot Camp’ for Women Lawyers

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Becoming a Florida Bar board certified attorney is certainly no easy feat. According to the Florida Bar, board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice, which suggests that there’s additional pressure imposed on lawyers who aspire to become board-certified.   Florida Bar President …

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Seven Essential Books for Lawyers

Kendall Coffey: Law and the Courts

Whether you’re a prospective law student or a seasoned attorney, you’ll want to check out these books, which have heavily impacted the legal profession and are considered must reads for anyone who practices or desires to practice law.   Spinning the Law by Kendall Coffey   The American fascination with high profile legal cases is …

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Kendall Coffey: What to Expect From the New Bar Exam

Kendall Coffey discusses issues related to law students and the Bar Exam.

The thousands of aspiring lawyers who took the bar exam this past February were the first group to undertake a more demanding updated version of the test. Back in 2013, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced to law schools that the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) would begin testing an additional subject beginning in …

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Top Resources from the Florida Bar

Kendall Coffey: Law and the Courts

The Florida Bar is a guardian for the integrity of the legal profession; its duties include regulating, disciplining, and educating attorneys in Florida, where it serves as a specialized organization for the state’s legal professionals. The Florida Bar is the third largest bar association in the United States, and offers an abundance of resources for …

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5 Legal Podcasts Worth Tuning In To

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If you’re looking to gain knowledge about a topic that pertains to your field or personal interests, listening to a relevant podcast might just be the best way to do it. Podcasts have significantly risen in popularity over the last few years. In 2013, USA Today reported that Apple surpassed 1 billion subscriptions for podcasts …

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How Cyber Civil Rights Complicate the Legal Profession

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The digital age has undoubtedly changed the legal landscape irreversibly; attorneys are now tasked with remaining competent amid rapid technological changes to best aid their clients. In 2013, the American Bar Association implemented an amendment to Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1, noting that in order to maintain competence, “a lawyer should keep abreast of …

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Kendall Coffey: Is a Presumption of Innocence Possible in the Court of Public Opinion?

Kendall Coffey considers the presumption of innocence in the court of public opinion.

2014 was not a good year for comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby has faced myriad sexual assault allegations in the past, but by December 2014, no less than 33 women had come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Of that number, only a few women have formally filed charges, but the highly public nature of …

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