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Lawyers group urges women to 'never give up' in push for judicial nominations

Carrie Salls Jun. 30, 2016, 11:21am

ORLANDO – The key message in a seminar presented by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) at the Florida Bar’s June convention was that women should “never give up,” according to FAWL president Leora Freire, who put together a course and panel focused on helping women make their way through the judicial nomination process.

Young Lawyers launches ‘Women in Law’ to combat bias

Vanessa Van Voorhis Apr. 16, 2016, 7:06pm

ORLANDO – A recent survey by the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Florida Bar Association (FBA) found that young female attorneys are experiencing gender bias, employer insensitivity and even harassment in the workplace.

Florida judicial term limits proposal quietly dies; Proposal faced tough opposition among attorneys

Karen Kidd Apr. 1, 2016, 5:07pm

TALLAHASSEE – A joint House and Senate initiative to make judicial term limits part of Florida's constitution seems to have quietly died, but it was the wrong approach and a counter proposal won't be made, a Florida Bar Association chairman recently said.

Former CEO of Butler & Hosch Law Firm resigns from Florida Bar Association

Emma Gallimore Mar. 25, 2016, 2:44pm

ORLANDO – Robert Hosch Jr., the founder of Butler & Hosch law firm, has begun the process to resign from the Florida Bar Association but admits no wrongdoing.

Florida state Senate fails to advance judicial term limits proposal

Michael Carroll Mar. 21, 2016, 9:00am

THE VILLAGES – An effort to impose term limits on appellate and state Supreme Court judges in Florida died in the state Senate last month, but opponents vow to fight the idea if it resurfaces in the legislature next year.