[OPINION] Gary Lesser for Fla Bar President

As you may know, my good friend Gary Lesser is running for President Elect. I am actively supporting, and I hope you will do so as well. His background, platform and endorsements to date can be found at www.garyslesser.com. I cannot think of any other candidate better suited to serve in this position. Voting starts March … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – January 2021

Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Alimony: Hampson v. Hampson, 46 Fla.L.Weekly D221 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2021). Trial court erred basing alimony on imputed gross income instead of net income. On remand, it should be based on husband’s new income, which was less than imputed income. Judge Michael P. McDaniel, affirmed in part, reversed in part. … Continue reading

Florida Bar’s #ProTipTuesday – “How to Master Your Craft with Swagger”!

In this week’s #ProTipTuesday, Eddie Stephens tells us how to master our craft… with SWAGGER! This tip is definitely speaking the Center’s professionalism love language for Valentine’s week. We LOVE this message. Click here for more information on the Florida Bar's Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism. https://youtu.be/HXqLUb4lAZU

Lunsford v. Engle: Grandparent / Jurisdiction issues handled by Stephens & Stevens

Caryn Stevens and Eddie Stephens, Attorneys for the Interested Parties View Original Appellate Opinion that was vacated. ->Download View Interested Parties Appellate Brief ->Download DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDAFOURTH DISTRICTKELLY KAY LUNSFORD,Appellant,v.KARA ENGLE and JAKE PHILLIPS,Appellees.No. 4D19-774[January 20, 2021] Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach … Continue reading

STEPHENS’ SQUIBS 2021 [Physical Book] – ONLY 2 WAYS TO GET IT!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUCesYX2wa4 Stephens’ Squibs is a physical book that contains every squib Eddie has written categorized by subject. This is not the “Annual” which is a PDF and only has the 2020 cases. All of the information is available for free on this website. There are only two ways to obtain a copy of the 2021 Edition of … Continue reading

4th DCA Enforces New Font Rule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUCesYX2wa4 Times New Roman is no longer an accepted font for APPELLATE pleadings! Effective January 1, 2021 at 12:03 a.m., the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure have been modified to require, among other things, that computer-generated documents be filed in either Arial 14-point font or Bookman Old Style 14-point font.  In addition, the page limits … Continue reading

Involuntary Commitment to Treatment is an Effective Tool by Joe Considine, Esq.

Written by Joe Considine, Esquire Originally published in THE SOBER WORLD. “After a one year drop in 2018, U.S. opioid overdose deaths increased again in 2019, topping 50,000 for the first time according to the CDC.” (Associated Press 10-22-2020) There were 82,000 alcohol related deaths in 2018; they have never been higher. Overdose rates have … Continue reading

Stephens’ Squibs – December 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUCesYX2wa4 Editor: Caryn A.Stevens Associate Editor: Gina Szapucki Appeals: Goodman v. Goodman, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D2725 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2020). Remand remanded back to trial court who apparently “inadvertently” failed to follow remand instructions from prior appeal. Judge John S. Carlin, affirmed in part, reversed in part. Enforcement: Ringenberg v. Ringenberg, 45 Fla.L.Weekly D2791 (Fla. 1st DCA 2020). … Continue reading

The Florida Bar – Summary of 2020 Disciplinary Orders (Ranked in order of severity of discipline)

The Florida Bar Summary of 2020 Disciplinary Orders (Ranked in order of severity of discipline) Nicole Blair Dickerson, P.O. Box 26095, Los Angeles, Calif., and 33 E. Robinson St., Suite 113, Orlando, disbarred effective immediately following a November 16 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2015) Dickerson failed to provide a copy of the Supreme Court’s March 5 … Continue reading