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Caribbean Bar Association and FIU College of Law Host Bar Associations from the Caribbean

Caribbean Bar Association and FIU College of Law Host Bar Associations from the Caribbean

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Bar Association and Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations hold strategic meetings in Miami MIAMI – This past weekend, the Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) and Florida International University College of Law (“FIU Law”) hosted the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (“OECS”) Bar Association and Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations […]

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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Announces New Attorney

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Announces New Attorney

MIAMI – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP is pleased to announce that Chivonne A.S. Thomas has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Ms. Thomas will practice defending commercial liability, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice and labor and employment claims in the firm’s U.S. Virgin Islands office based out of St. Croix. […]

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Miami-Dade County Commission cracks down on human trafficking

Miami-Dade County Commission cracks down on human trafficking

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – The Miami-Dade County Commission on February 6 approved an ordinance co-prime sponsored by Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Sally A. Heyman to crack down on human trafficking by enforcing a $500 fine on businesses that fail to post human trafficking public awareness signs at adult entertainment and certain massage or bodywork services establishments. The legislation […]

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Local Organizations Support Lawmakers in Push Against Human Trafficking Epidemic in Florida

Local Organizations Support Lawmakers in Push Against Human Trafficking Epidemic in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Human Trafficking is on the rise in America. The number of reported cases is over 35% higher between 2016 and 2017 nationally and over 50% higher here in the State Florida; according to The Florida Department of Children and Families. “Human Trafficking is happening right here in our backyard and an increased awareness […]

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Getting your ESTA visa – What do you need to do?

Getting your ESTA visa – What do you need to do?

WASHINGTON, DC – Currently, you can’t travel to the United States without the e visa usa traveling requires. In order to acquire this visa, you must submit an application online and wait their response. Here, you can learn more about the ESTA visa and what it implies. If you’re not sure about how you must […]

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Broward County Commissioners Expand Human Rights Act

Broward County Commissioners Expand Human Rights Act

Commissioners Dale Holness and Nan Rich sponsor Broward County Human Rights Act Broward County – At the December 5 Broward County Commission meeting, Commissioners Holness and Rich sponsored an ordinance to expand the Broward County Human Rights Act. The Broward County Human Rights Act secures all individuals within Broward County freedom from discrimination because of […]

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Caribbean Bar Association installs new Officers for 2017-2018

Caribbean Bar Association installs new Officers for 2017-2018

Caribbean Bar Association Annual Gala Raises Funds for Scholarships and Hurricane Relief MIAMI – The Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) held its 21st Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Miami. The theme for this year’s Gala was “Servant Leadership: We Rise By Lifting Others.” The Gala is the […]

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Who the hell is an American?

Who the hell is an American?

Trump administration rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program By Dahlia Walker-Huntington Esq. SOUTH FLORIDA – Donald J. Trump today very cowardly sent his anti-immigrant Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to end the Dream. Trump, after having repeatedly saying since his election that he would treat the Dreamers with “heart”, didn’t have the “heart” […]

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Jamaican appointed Miami-Dade County Judge by Gov. Rick Scott

Jamaican appointed Miami-Dade County Judge by Gov. Rick Scott

Renatha Francis appointed to Miami-Dade County Court by Governor Rick Scott MIAMI – Shutts & Bowen’s Miami attorney Renatha Francis has been appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court by Governor Rick Scott. Renatha primarily represented insurance providers in personal injury protection litigation matters, specializing in the interpretation and application of automobile insurance policies. Before joining Shutts, […]

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Miami-Dade County sued over immigration policy

Miami-Dade County sued over immigration policy

UM Law Clinic Sues Miami-Dade County Over Immigration Policy CORAL GABLES – The University of Miami School of Law’s Immigration Clinic has filed a federal suit against Miami-Dade County for illegally detaining a U.S. citizen under its controversial jail policy of holding people in lockup for immigration authorities. The suit, filed on behalf of an 18-year-old […]

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