Florida Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Florida is the highest court in the U.S. state of Florida. It consists of seven members—the Chief Justice and six Justices. They are chosen from five districts around the state to foster geographic diversity, with two members selected at-large.The Justices are appointed by the Governor to set terms that do not exceed six years. Immediately after appointment, the initial term is three years or less, because the Justices must appear on the ballot in the next general election that occurs more than one year after their appointment. Afterward they serve six-year terms and remain in office if retained in the general election near the end of each term.
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  • Legal Ethics – Atlanta, Georgia – December

    … to satisfy their yearly continuing legal education (CLE) requirement. Florida’s added this language to their Rule 4-1.1. Other states have taken a vaguer tack. Arizona was relatively ahead of the other states when, in 2009, it declared: “as a matter of legal competence under Rule 1.1, a lawyer must have competence in the skills reasonably necessary…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 24 readers -
  • DESIGN PROFESSIONAL NEEDS A LICENSE TO BE SUED FOR PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

    … is a professional and who is not. Instead of walking down that slippery slope, the court stated: “At a minimum, in a profession where a license exists, the existence of a license is a valid barometer for determining whether a person is classified as a professional. “ Sunset Beach Investments, supra. Please contact David Adelstein at dadelstein@gmail.com or (954) 361-4720 if you have questions or would like more information regarding this article. You can follow David Adelstein on Twitter @DavidAdelstein1. …

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 11 readers -
  • IS PERFORMANCE BOND LIABLE FOR DELAY DAMAGES?

    …, American cannot be held liable for delay damages. However, the Eleventh Circuit in National Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford v. Fortune Const. Co., 320 F.3d 1260(11th Cir. 2003), also analyzing an issue relating to the recoverability of delay-type damages against a performance bond, did not narrowly interpret the Florida Supreme Court’s decision in Larkin…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 11 readers -
  • Circumstantial Evidence

    …. United States, 348 U.S. 121, 75 S. Ct. 127, 99 L. Ed. 150 (1954). In Holland, the United States Supreme Court stated: “Circumstantial evidence in this respect is intrinsically no different from testimonial evidence. Admittedly, circumstantial evidence may in some cases point to a wholly incorrect result. Yet this is equally true of testimonial…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 40 readers -
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