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CIVILITY AND CORDIALITY: Limits on Zealous Advocacy?

Published in the Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin | April 2023 By Jennifer S. Carroll Do civility and cordiality limit zealous advocacy? All too often, in practice, civility, cordiality, and respect simply do not exist. Civility is replaced by rudeness, hostility, and disrespect for opposing counsel, the opposing party, and even for the court. Many believe … Read More

Section 57.105: A New “Fee Shifting” Statute?

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR PALM COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BAR BULLETIN By Jennifer S. Carroll We are all familiar with the “American rule” on legal fees: generally, a court can only award attorneys’ fees to a party when such fees are “expressly provided for by statute, rule, or contract.” In most cases, litigants are responsible for paying … Read More


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