Judges Experience Stress

Judges Experience Stress

As compared to the lawyers who appear before them, trial judges have much less control of the outside causes of stress.  For example, a family lawyer can control his or her stress level by guiding the case, as in the use of experts, and the use of mediation.  There is...
Letter to a Law School Graduate

Letter to a Law School Graduate

Recently, Judge Lane Smith, of Leon County, wrote an open Letter to a Law School Graduate.1  I find it to be instructive to all law school graduates, old and young.  Here, I have pulled out some of the highlights.  I place a comment after each quote. Diligently...
The First Amendment and the Supreme Court

The First Amendment and the Supreme Court

“The right, which had for years been hostile to and very nervous about a strong First Amendment, has rediscovered it,” said Burt Neuborne, a law professor at New York University.  The Citizens United campaign finance case, for instance, was decided on free-speech...
A Collaborative Law Clinic

A Collaborative Law Clinic

Opened in 2014, The Barry University Collaborative Law Clinic is only the second of its type in the country.  Couples sign a Collaborative Participation Agreement, the heart of which is that they agree not to litigate in court and to be fully transparent with all...