Dawn Geske News

University of Miami Law School’s Law Without Walls program extends worldwide

By Dawn Geske | Aug 12, 2016

MIAMI – Growing the use of technology in law, the University of Miami Law School has a program designed to give law students real-world application and mentoring of business problems companies face today.

After Hogan sex tape ruling, Gawker CEO may file for bankruptcy

By Dawn Geske | Aug 12, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG – Gawker Media's CEO may file for bankruptcy to avoid a $140 million judgment in legal suit brought on by Hulk Hogan.

Nursery rejected license to grow Charlotte’s Web marijuana

By Dawn Geske | Aug 9, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A nursery is in a dispute with lawmakers over obtaining a license to grow, process and distribute a strain know as Charlotte’s Web.

State's judges 'underpaid,' may deter lawyers from entering profession

By Dawn Geske | Aug 4, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – Recent scrutiny has been placed on judges’ salaries in Florida as some of the lowest in the country.

Nelson receives $365,000 in contributions in June toward state attorney election

By Dawn Geske | Jul 21, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – Recent contributions in the race for the 4th District state attorney has placed candidate Melissa Nelson in to the lead for monies toward her campaign.

Hialeah street vendors denied law change

By Dawn Geske | Jul 19, 2016

HIALEAH – A challenge to the street vendor law in Hialeah has been denied by the Florida Supreme Court.

Bondi under fire for open government laws in wake of Orlando nightclub shooting

By Dawn Geske | Jul 19, 2016

ORLANDO – Florida’s attorney general has come under fire for her perceived lack of support of the state’s Sunshine Law.

State attorney race heats up with first forum held

By Dawn Geske | Jul 18, 2016

FLEMING ISLAND – The first candidate forum for Florida’s state attorney election heated up with Melissa Nelson focusing the discussion on change for the office.

Incoming president has big plans for the Florida Bar going forward

By Dawn Geske | Jul 7, 2016

ORLANDO – The incoming Florida Bar president laid out his vision for the year at the legal organization's annual convention.

Supreme Court to weigh in on reprimand for Broward judge

By Dawn Geske | Jul 5, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court is weighing whether it agrees with the recommendations set forth to reprimand a Broward County judge.

Retired Miami-Dade Circuit judge honored for support of gender diversity in law

By Dawn Geske | Jun 30, 2016

ORLANDO – Retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gill Freeman was recognized for her support of gender diversity in the legal industry at the recent Florida Bar convention in Orlando.

Ausley McMullen attorney named Florida Super Lawyer for 10th year

By Dawn Geske | Jun 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Attorney Robert N. Clark Jr. of Ausley McMullen has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer for the 10th year.

Super Lawyers names four at Fergeson Skipper to 2016 Florida list

By Dawn Geske | Jun 27, 2016

SARASOTA – Four attorneys from the law firm Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi PA were named to the 2016 list of Florida Super Lawyers

Obama commuting sentences for non-violent drug offenders in Florida

By Dawn Geske | Jun 21, 2016

TAMPA – President Barack Obama is trying to right many wrongs caused by harsh punishments handed down for drug-related crimes in the 1990s by commuting a slew of sentences for non-violent drug offenders in Florida before he leaves office next year. 

Widow’s lawsuit against cemetery for allegedly improper Jewish burial dismissed

By Dawn Geske | Jun 14, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – A South Florida widow’s lawsuit against a cemetery for allegedly not following Jewish burial traditions with her late husband's remains has been dismissed.

Members of The Florida Bar targets of spam emails

By Dawn Geske | Jun 10, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Attorneys in Florida have become victims of spam emails with malicious malware incorporated. The spam emails were meant to look like they came from The Florida Bar, which the attorneys are members, using the @flabar.org email address.

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