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2299 ABA Journal Florida articles.

Law office employee is accused of stabbing manager over accounting mistake
An employee of a law firm in Gainesville, Florida, has been charged with attempted murder for alleging stabbing the office manager over an accounting mistake.
Felons in Florida must pay all fees and fines before they can vote, state’s top court says
Felons in Florida have to pay fees, fines and restitution before their voting rights are restored, according to a Florida Supreme Court advisory opinion.
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Lawyer appointed to pro bono case can’t avoid representation, federal judge rules

A Connecticut lawyer appointed as pro bono counsel in a prisoner’s civil rights case doesn’t qualify for an…

Oops! Cops backtrack after touting big marijuana bust
Florida resident Aneudy Gonzalez is a free man after spending nearly a month in jail for hauling what was alleged to be more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana in a U-Haul.
ABA again says no to Florida Coastal’s nonprofit application and makes noncompliance finding
Florida Coastal School of Law is out of compliance with two sections of Standard 202, which deals with program resources, according to a public notice posted by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Fight over right of women to enter strip club turns into battle over local anti-bias protections
Two women who sued after they were barred from a strip club have sparked a court battle over the viability of local human rights ordinances in the state of Florida.
Mike Huckabee files bar complaint against lawyer for Twitter ridicule, including ‘beach thief’ nickname
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has filed a bar complaint against a Florida lawyer for suggesting in a tweet that his nickname should be “beach thief” and otherwise ridiculing him on Twitter.
Meet Paul Skalnik, one of the most prolific jailhouse informants in American history
Paul Skalnik learned about the benefits of being a jailhouse informant when he was in the Harris County Jail in Texas in 1978 for passing bad checks.
Former BigLaw partner is convicted of money laundering in cryptocurrency scheme
A former Locke Lord partner accused of leaving BigLaw to launder money in a cryptocurrency scam was convicted Thursday.
Lawyer who made news with smoldering courtroom pants faces possible discipline
A Florida lawyer who made news when his pants began to smolder during his client’s arson trial has been asked to show cause why he shouldn’t be disciplined for a lawsuit claim that he made on the defendant’s behalf.
Oft-quoted money laundering expert is himself charged with the crime
A University of Miami professor often quoted by journalists as an expert on money laundering, drug trafficking and corruption in South America is facing federal money laundering charges.
Prosecutors allege law grad who failed bar exam created law firms in name of classmate
A Stetson University law graduate who failed the bar exam twice has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft after prosecutors accused her of creating fictitious law firms and representing clients.
Afternoon Briefs: Madonna sued over late start time of concert; unusual bar ceremony goes viral

Fan sues Madonna for pushing back start time of her concert

A Florida man who spent more than $1,000 on three tickets to see singer Madonna in concert at her…

Law firm’s four-day workweek increased morale and productivity, managing partner says
A personal injury law firm in Orlando, Florida, has adopted a four-day workweek to give employees an extra day to run errands, attend to personal matters and spend time with family.
Foreclosure lawyer disbarred for ‘loudly lecturing’ judge and keeping settlement offers secret
Updated: A Florida foreclosure lawyer has lost his law license for his belligerent conduct in the courtroom and his failure to communicate settlement offers with two clients, including a woman who nearly lost her home because of his conduct.

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