News & Publications

Apr 25th, 2017

Continuing Judicial Education, e-Discovery and Digital Evidence

The E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee has put together a “lunch and learn” Continuing Judicial Education program for county and circuit court judges on e-discovery and digital evidence issues in the courtroom.  The presentation touches on issues such as the collection of data from cell phones and mobile devices, spoliation, database operations and reporting and social media.  We taught this course in Broward County and Hillsborough County.  We have an upcoming presentation in Palm Beach County on May 30, 2017.  If anyone is interested in having us provide a similar CJE session to their local judiciary, please contact Bart Valdes at 

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Apr 12th, 2017

BLOG: Fourth DCA Rules Black Box in Vehicles Requires Search Warrant

The Fourth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, recently affirmed a non-final order from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County granting appellees motion to suppress concluding that “there is a reasonable expectation of privacy in the information retained by an event data recorder and downloading that information without a warrant from an impounded car in the absence of exigent circumstances violated the Fourth Amendment.” State of Fla. v. Worsham, Jr., No. 4D15-2733 (Fla. 4th DCA, March 29, 2017). Read More
Mar 28th, 2017


There is a new pro bono website,, which began as a Miami-Dade County initiative, but is in the process of going statewide. Sometimes it has been difficult to find an opportunity that either fits your time constraints, your professional capabilities, or your passions. This new interactive website will make it possible for you to find that perfect opportunity whenever you go looking for it. Read the letter from Judge Isicoff. Read More