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Mercer K. “Bud” Clarke

  • Opening Statement from the Defense Perspective The Defense Speaks, 2006
  • Advocacy Practice and Procedure Committee Newsletter, International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter 94/95 - 04 February; Products Liability Committee Newsletter
  • The Privilege of Self-Critical Analysis in the Context of Cases Involving Personal Injury or Injury to Property, International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter 94/95 - 04, October.
  • FDA Preemption: How Far Has It Come and How Far Can It Go?, International Association of Defense Counsel, Drug, Device & Biotech Committee Newsletter, December 2006
  • Jury Selection from the Defense Perspective, Trial Tactics Defense Litigation Manual, DRI, 2006
  • Defending the Damages-Only Case, FDCC Quarterly, Spring, 2008

Spencer H. Silverglate

Francisco Ramos

Books:

  • Editor-In-Chief The Defense Speaks, Florida Defense Lawyers Association Defense Manual (2006)
  • Editor-In-Chief Trial Tactics Defense Litigation Manual, Defense Research Institute (2006)
  • Author, From Law School to Litigator, Florida Bar (2007)

Articles:

  • "Florida’s Mechanics Lien Law," El Proyecto (2002)
  • "Court of Appeals Declares Portion of Miami-Dade County Zoning Code Unconstitutional," El Proyecto (2002)
  • "The Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act: The Excavator’s Duties," El Proyecto (2002)
  • "How Writing Things Down Can Help You Win in Litigation," Hispanic Business (2002)
  • "Before You Sign Your Next Contract...Look out for the Following Ten Traps Hiding in the Fine Print," Hispanic Business (2002)
  • "Deposing Plaintiff’s Treating Physician: A Primer," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2002)
  • "Thinking Like A Lawyer: How to Advocate on Behalf of Your Special-Needs Child," Exceptional Parent (2003)
  • "Working for Kings," The Voice (2003)
  • "Non-Compete Agreements in Florida," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2003)
  • "Avoiding Malpractice: Steps Nurse Practitioners Can Take to Reduce Their Exposure to Malpractice Suits," Advance Nurse Practitioner (2003)
  • "Closing the Deal: How to Be a Better Negotiator," Hispanic Trends (2003)
  • "What to Expect and How to Prepare for Your Deposition," Hispanic Business (2003)
  • "Should You Sign that Employment Contract? You May be Limiting Your Future Career Options by Doing So," South Florida Business Journal (2003)
  • "Florida Appellate Court finds Sexual Predator Law Unconstitutional," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "Pap Smear Litigation," Advance for Laboratory Professionals (2003)
  • "Fewer Things, More God," Unless the Lord (2002); Christian Reader (2003)
  • "Protecting Trade Secrets in Florida," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2003)
  • "Tips for the Young Lawyer: Preparing for a Hearing in State Court," The Bulletin (2003); Florida Bar News (2003)
  • "United States Supreme Court Declares ’Megan’s Law’ Constitutional," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "Florida Tackles Medical Malpractice Reform," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "You Want Me to Sign What?! Non-Compete Agreements in the Workplace," Hispanic Trends (2003)
  • "The Federal Government Makes It Easier to Understand HIPAA’s Privacy Rules," Advance Nurse Practitioner Magazine (2003)
  • "Life’s Blood," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2003)
  • "Florida Supreme Court Says Patients Can Sue Their HMOs," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Interview a Witness," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2003); Florida Bar News (2003)
  • "Estate Taxes and You," Business Reform (2003)
  • "Embracing the Lying Plaintiff," The Defense Post (2004)
  • "Yesterday’s Sexual Abuse—Today’s Lawsuits," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2003)
  • "Can Anti-Discrimination Laws Undermine Diversity in the Workplace?," Hispanic Magazine (2004)
  • "Will You Raise Your Right Hand—Preparing for Your Deposition," Advance for Nurse Practitioners (2003)
  • "Your Rights Under Florida’s Lemon Law," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Prepare to Take the Expert’s Deposition," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2003)
  • "United States Supreme Court Embraces Diversity But Rejects Quotas," Hispanic Magazine (2003)
  • "What Insurance is Right for Your Business?," Business Reform (2003)
  • "Public Libraries Must Block Internet Pornography to Receive Federal Funds," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Write a Motion in State Court," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2003); Florida Bar News (2003)
  • "Stop Calling Me! The Federal Government Creates a Do Not Call List," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "How to Investigate Any Personal Injury Case," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2003)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Handle Defense Medical Examinations," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2003)
  • "Cruise Lines May be Sued for the Malpractice of Ship Doctors," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Prepare for Mediation," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2003)
  • "My Sons’ Eyes," The Professional (2003)
  • "Advice for the New Defense Lawyer: How to Handle Defense Medical Examinations," For the Defense (2003)
  • "Telemarketers Challenge the National Do Not Call List," Good News in South Florida (2003)
  • "How to Prevent a Lawsuit from Crashing Your Child’s Party," South Florida Parenting (2004)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Prepare Your Client for His Deposition," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Writing Tips for Lawyers," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2004)
  • "How to Prepare a Case for Trial," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004);, Florida Bar News (2004)
  • "A Life Worth Living," The Professional (2004)
  • "Hispanics Hiring Hispanics: You May Be Inviting a Lawsuit by Choosing Latinos Over Anglos," Hispanic Trends (2004)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: Keeping Clients Happy," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Defending the Negligent Security Case," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2004)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Hire the Right Expert," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Tips for the New Lawyer: How to be a Better Writer," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Stopping Sexual Harassment Before it Begins," Hispanic Trends (2004)
  • "How to Be Your Own Investigator," CABA Briefs (2004)
  • "What Documents Should You Ask the Plaintiff to Produce?," The Defense Post (2004)
  • "Stop Touching Me! Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," Hispanic Magazine (2004)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Improve Your Research Skills," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Negligent Security Bills Die in the Legislature," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2004)
  • "Life’s Blood—Part Two," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2004)
  • "Advice for the New Lawyer: How to Draft Interrogatories," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Less Space, More Family," Today’s Christian (2004)
  • "Living Wills: Choosing Life or Death When the Choice Is Still Yours," South Florida Parenting (2004)
  • "Caring for Your Employees and Their Families: Your Obligations Under the Family Medical Leave Act," Hispanic Trends (2004)
  • "Advice for the New Attorney: Ten Ways to Improve Your Resume," The Young Lawyer (2004)
  • "Travel Tips for Associates," The Young Lawyer (2004)
  • "Advice for the New Defense Lawyer: Drafting Requests for Production—Getting the Documents You Want," The Defense Post (2004)
  • "Submitting a Writing Sample that Gets Noticed," The Young Lawyer (2004)
  • "The Man and the Tower: A Parable," The Professional (2004)
  • "Tips for the New Attorney: How to Get Trial Experience," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Defending the Small Claims Court Case," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2004)
  • "The Proper Care and Feeding of Associates: Creating an Associate Training Program that Works," Small Firm Business (2004)
  • "Cross-Examination," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2004)
  • "Checklists Aren’t Just for Groceries: They’re for Litigators Too," Second Chair (2004)
  • "Building a Better Lawyer," Second Chair (2004)
  • "Picking the Right Firm," Young Lawyer (2005)
  • "Know Your Opponent," The Advocate (2005)
  • "An Employer’s Responsibilities Under the Americans With Disabilities Act," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "Getting Published," Across the Bar (2005)
  • "Get Involved," The Young Lawyer (2005)
  • "E-Mail Etiquette," The Young Lawyer (2005)
  • "Picking the Right Mentor," DRI Young Lawyers Newsletter (2005)
  • "Why Do I Need a Mentor?," DRI Young Lawyers Newsletter (2005)
  • "Making the Most of Your Mentor," DRI Young Lawyers Newsletter (2005)
  • "The Last Day on Earth," The Bencher (2005)
  • "Books Every Attorney Should Read," Across the Bar (2005)
  • "Religious Discrimination in the Workplace," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "Time Management 101," Second Chair (2005)
  • "How to Interview Your Client," Second Chair (2005)
  • "How to Set a Deposition," Second Chair (2005)
  • "What to Do When You First Get a Case," The Defense Post (2005)
  • "Taking the Corporate Representative Deposition," Miami-Dade County Bar Association Bulletin (2005)
  • "How Bankruptcy Reform Will Affect You," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "Career Day," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2005)
  • "How to Hire an Investigator," The Defense Post (2005)
  • "You’re Suing Me?! What to Do When Your Company Is Served with a Lawsuit," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "Death Comes Softly," The Professional (2005)
  • "Our Senator, Mel Martinez," CABA Briefs (2005)
  • "What is this Case Worth?," CABA Briefs (2005)
  • "You Can’t Win Without a Theme," Strictly Speaking (2005)
  • "15 Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "How to Write to the Client," The Whisper (2005)
  • "What Is Your Long Range Plan?," Noticias (2005)
  • "Improving Your Firm’s Writing Style," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2006)
  • Why Do I Belong to a Minority Bar Association," SOLO Newsletter (2005
  • "No Se Habla Espanol—English Only Policies in the Workplace," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "Legal Research on the Internet," The Defense Post (2005)
  • "Keeping Clients Feliz," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "Preparing for the Expert’s Deposition," DRI Drug and Medical Device Newsletter (2005)
  • "Landing that Job Interview," Res Ipsa Loquitor (2005)
  • "Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Our Secretary of Commerce," CABA Briefs (2005)
  • "Learning from Others’ Mistakes—How a Mentor Can Make You a Better Business Person," Hispanic Trends (2005)
  • "Mistakes Associates Make and How to Avoid Them," The Defense Post (2005)
  • "Wrestling Goliath—Negotiating with Large Companies," Hispanic Trends (2006)
  • "Our Florida Bar President—Frank Angones," CABA Briefs (2006)
  • "What Being a Lawyer Has Taught Me," Trial Advocate Quarterly (2006)
  • “Defending the Case You Can’t Win,” Defense Post (2006)
  • "Book Review: Judge for Yourself," Diversity and the Bar (2006)
  • "Preparing for Trial," For the Defense (2006)
  • "How to Write to a Partner," The Whisper (2006)
  • "Getting Past the Fear," ABA Litigation Update (2006)
  • "Being Latino-Being a Lawyer," ABA Diversity in the Profession Committee Newsletter (2006)
  • "2006 Election—Mexicans Have Spoken," Vista Magazine (2006)
  • "Using Your Expert to Win Your Case," Second Chair (2006)
  • "Preparing for and Taking the Plaintiff’s Deposition," The DRI Defense Manual (2006)
  • "Preparing for Trial," For the Defense (2006)
  • "The One in Fifty Mentality," The Defense Post (2006)
  • "Define Your Own Legacy," Trial Magazine (2006)
  • "How to Be a Rainmaker," Litigation Update (2006)
  • "10 Qualities of a Superstar Candidate and 10 Ways to Pick One," Diversity & The Bar (2007)
  • "A Checklist for Defending Class Actions: 20 Best Practices Tips," Diversity & The Bar (2007)
  • "What Judges Expect from the Lawyers Who Appear Before Them," The Defense Post (2007)
  • "How to Start Your Own Firm," Second Chair (2007)
  • "Defending Your Client’s Deposition," The Defense Post (2007)
  • "Preparing Your Expert for His Direct Examination at Trial," Trial Tactics’ Newsletter (2007)
  • "Diversity in the Workplace: Where We Are," Hispanic Business (2007)
  • "Facing the Threat to Diversity," Diversity & The Bar (2007)
  • "Discussing Diversity: Law Firm Leaders Discuss How Their Firms Have Increased Diversity," Diversity & The Bar (2007)
  • "Facing the Threats to Diversity," Diversity & The Bar (2007)
  • "Round the Table with Top Managing Partners," Diversity & The Bar (2007)
  • "The Lost Art of Letter Writing," Hispanic Business Magazine website (2008)
  • "Making the Most of the Drive to Work," Hispanic Business Magazine website (2008)
  • "Join the 10x10x10 Campaign!," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "Association Profile - National Bar Association - Commercial Law Section," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "Association Focus - National Asian Pacific American Bar Association," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "Association Focus - National Lesbian and Gay Law Association," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "DuPont's Minority Counsel Network and Its 10th Anniversary Minority Counsel Conference," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "Association Focus - Association of Corporate Counsel," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "The Many Faces of Hispanic," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "Association Focus - Hispanic National Bar Association," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "Association Focus - Council on Legal Education Opportunity," Diversity & The Bar (2008)
  • "Starting Your Own Blawg" ABA Pretrial Practice and Discovery Newsletter (2008)
  • "Ten Things Your Expert Neglected To Tell You" ABA Litigation News (2009)
  • "How College Football Has Made Me A Better Lawyer" ABA Litigation News (2009)
  • “The Interview” The Bencher (2012)

Wesley R. Parsons

The Inefficient Common Law, 92 Yale Law Journal 862 (1983)
War and the Cycle of Relative Power, 74 American Political Science Review 947 (1980) (with Charles F. Doran)

David S. Weinstein

  • Legal expert answers questions about George Zimmerman trial’s opening statements, ABC Miami Channel 10 (2013)
  • BBC Interview - Internet Servers Hacked by Intelligence Agencies, BBC News (2013)
  • Dana Chang

  • Title VII Retaliation Claims Require But-For Causation, Florida Law Alliance (2013)
  • Third District Court of Appeal Holds Florida Civil Rights Act Does Not Prohibit Pregnancy Discrimination, Florida Law Alliance (2013)

  • Eleventh Circuit Recognizes Hostile Work Environment Claim, Florida Law Alliance (2012)

  • Montgomery Studios