Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, June 29, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 29 June 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 1008

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, June 29, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Miamilawyer1.com adds Pablo Gonalez-Zepeda as Miami Debt Collection Lawyer
Pablo is a Miami Florida lawyer who has been practicing law since 2008. He began his law career in 1999 as a law clerk for John F. Cosgrove, Esq. (Florida Legislator and First Mayor of The Town of Cutler Bay). He earned a bachelors in Psychology, with honors, with an emphasis in Legal Psychology at Florida International University ("FIU") in 2003. Upon graduating, he worked with Dr. Moran (Founder of FIU Legal Psychology Program) on Jury related issues in high profile criminal and civil trials; and he continues to serve as a trial consultant today.

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Florida Insurance News: Citizens may cut rates but not for South Florida
Only a quarter of South Florida residents insured by Citizens Property Insurance Co. will see rate decreases in 2016 compared with nearly two-thirds of policyholders everywhere else in the state if requested rates are approved by state insurance regulators and the state-owned carrier's Board of Governors.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, June 26, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 26 June 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 975

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Friday, June 26, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Florida Insurance News: Global climate change predictions
Labor productivity would dwindle as workers wilt in the heat. Summers in Illinois would feel like a Louisiana swamp. Epic downpours and surging seas of the future would leave $5 trillion in losses. And worsening air quality would result in 57,000 premature deaths in 2100.

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Miamilawyer1.com adds David Hagen, Esq. as Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Dave routinely works on a wide-range of personal injury matters, including roadway construction negligence, wrongful death, auto accidents, products liability, and professional liability. He is committed to protecting the rights of those who have been injured due to the negligence of others, working vigorously to obtain fair and just compensation for them so that they have a chance at returning to a normal life. Additionally, Dave believes holding people and organizations accountable for their negligent acts helps everyone by raising awareness for safety concerns and propelling change for the better.

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Legal Marketing Tips: LegalPad as blogging platform
If you are not already familiar with using blogging platforms like WordPress and/or you just do not want to set up your own blog, LegalPad provides a relatively robust place for your legal writing. It comes with the usual blogging tools: the ability to use create headers, use basic HTML commands, create hotlinks to other websites, and embed documents and photos. However, where LegalPad excels is in its ability to integrate cases and other legal documents. You can bookmark cases already found in Casetext and import them into your post. While in the middle of a post draft, you can consult cases without hopping out. You can highlight quotes from a case and cut and paste them into your post and they will come complete with pincites – just like Westlaw.

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Legal News Update: 6 Decisions Coming from Supreme Court Over Next Few Days
The U.S. Supreme Court is saving the best for last.

The nation's top court will issue a series of major rulings over the next several days as it closes its nine-month term. In addition to landmark gay-marriage and Obamacare cases, the court will decide on potentially far-reaching disputes involving housing discrimination, redistricting, air pollution and lethal injection.

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Florida Law Updates: GPS tracking devices restricted under Florida Law
The web is full of ads for cheap but powerful tracking devices with lots of suggested uses, like tracking a piece of luggage, a package or a child.
"Put one in your child's backpack and relax while you track their whereabouts at all times," says an ad for "Hide and Seek".

But there's a dark side to this technology that makes GPS satellites your own personal eye in the sky. A U.S. Justice Department survey last year found one in every 13 stalking cases involved electronic monitoring. Ten states have banned it all together.

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Legal News Updated: Insurance fraud investigation begins at Uber
Transportation for London (TFL) has now launched an insurance fraud investigation into Uber, the app based ride share company, after a person successfully used falsified proof of coverage documents in order to become a driver.

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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, June 22, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 22 June 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 930

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, June 22, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Florida Legal News: Florida Appellate Rules are amended
The Florida Supreme Court, on its own motion, recently adopted amendments to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.200 (The Record) intended to implement mandatory statewide electronic records on appeal. The Court invites all interested persons to comment on the amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online athttp://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/opinions.shtml. The Court specially requests comments from The Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee, the Florida Courts Technology Commission (in consultation with the Appellate Court Technology Committee), the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers, and the Florida Court Reporters Association. All comments must be filed with the Court on or before July 13, 2015.

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