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Oct 14th, 2020

BLS Pro Bono Hero: Jay Brown

Shout out to BLS Pro Bono Hero Jay Brown Our former Chair of the Business Law Section is a true believer in the importance of Rule 4-6.1 of The Florida Bar, and in his own professional commitment to providing legal services for the poor. In 2019, Jay fulfilled his pledge to our Section by providing over 30 hours of pro bono work, which involved participating in monthly legal clinics organized by Jacksonville Area Legal Aid where he assists pro se parties and provides full legal representation to a few clients.  Read More
Oct 14th, 2020

A Florida Employer’s Guide to Navigating Covid-19 in Phase III

On Friday September 25, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida will enter Phase III of reopening which allows many businesses to operate at full capacity. Navigating workplace protocols in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic can be confusing and lead to significant litigation if employers are not making informed decisions.  Consulting trusted employment law attorneys who understand and monitor the changes in the guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), and local laws has never been more critical.

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Oct 7th, 2020

Is More Bankruptcy Reform on the Horizon?

Amid current legislative gridlock on so many issues, Congress surprisinglyhas been able to enact several significant changes to the Bankruptcy Code in the last year. With the economy still reeling due to the pandemic, and Congress considering an additional stimulus bill, more bankruptcy changes may be coming. Read More
Oct 5th, 2020

Submissions needed for Florida Bar Journal

The Business Law Section has a proud tradition of submitting articles for publication in the Florida Bar Journal. In fact our Section has submitted articles for each of the six annual issues of the Florida Bar Journal in the last two years. The Section is looking for volunteers for next year, beginning with the January/February 2021 edition. To be published the Journal must receive the article no later than November 1, 2020, which means drafts of the articles should be submitted to the CLE Committee of the Business Law Section for editing no later than October 15, 2020.   If you or someone in your firm is interested, please contact Robert Charbonneau, Read More