FJA Legislative Update: Session Week 4

Message from the Legislative Team Click below to hear Interim Executive Director Paul Jess share a short address to FJA members regarding the progress of our 2017 Legislative agenda.   As we close out week five of the nine week session, it was a lively one for the FJA Lobby Team and our volunteer member…

Florida Senate honors Mickey Smiley

The Florida Senate on Thursday honored Professor W. McKinley “Mickey” Smiley, Jr’s life and outstanding contributions to legal education. A resolution (SR 1790) by Sen. Gary Farmer, former Florida Justice Association president, declares Sept. 17, 2017 as Mickey Smiley Day at the Capitol.

FJA Legislative Update: Session Week 3

While the headlines have been flattering (See: Trial Lawyers are on the March and Chamber Laments the Rise of Trial Bar’s Influence with Florida Legislature), we continue to fight for everyday Floridians as though we are down a few points.  As we reach the end of the third of nine weeks of the 2017 Legislative session,…

Mandatory Bodily Injury Legislation Filed

Sen. Tom Lee of Tampa and Rep. Erin Grall of Vero Beach have filed legislation to have Florida join 48 other states that require motorists to carry bodily injury insurance. The bodily injury requirement would replace the mandate that forces drivers to carry $10,000 in PIP coverage, whether they need it or not. Florida’s auto…