Allen Dyer's Estevez to Teach at Barry

Henry Estevez, Ph.D., Registered Patent Attorney and shareholder at Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. will be teaching Patent Law at Barry University School of Law in Orlando this coming fall term. Dr. Estevez has previously taught Internet Law and Copyright Law at Barry University. This will be his fourth term there as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Estevez served as Assistant Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center for ten years. He was a member of Duke University School of Medicine faculty, providing laboratory administration, diagnostic services, applied research and teaching medical students, medical technology students and pathology residents. Dr. Estevez has authored twelve articles in clinical laboratory and medical literature, has made many presentations at lab medicine conferences and has been an invited speaker at … [Read more...]

Civil Rights Lawyers: ‘Continue the Fight’

The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law stands in support of Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia Director of Rural Development for the USDA, who was unfairly depicted as a racist based on a distorted video clip of a March 27th NAACP speech. The ensuing series of events which resulted with public apologies from the Obama Administration and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to Ms. Sherrod on July 21st serves as yet another teachable moment to help our nation deal with its long history of racial tensions while also dealing with issues of wrongful termination and due process. As an organization established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 to mobilize the private bar in the vigorous enforcement of the nations civil rights laws, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law maintains an ongoing commitment to ensure racial justice and equality for all Americans, said … [Read more...]

FAMU College of Law Hires Director of IT

Orlando, Fla. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law recently announced the hiring of Shashi Persaud as the new director of Information Technology (IT) after a national search. Persaud has more than 11 years of experience as a director of IT in both Tallahassee and Central Florida, and carries extensive technical and management experience specializing in software, hardware and network connectivity issues. He has served as a senior IT administrator for both the Department of Homeland Security and the First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee. He most recently served as director of IT for the Osceola County Department of Health. Mr. Persaud emerged as the top-ranked candidate in a pool of strong applicants, said Dean LeRoy Pernell. I am pleased that he has agreed to share our vision for the FAMU College of Law where he is already making a difference. Persaud is a … [Read more...]

Foley Lardner Recognized for In-House Tech

IDG's CIO magazine has announced that Foley & Lardner LLP is a recipient of the 2010 CIO 100. The 23rd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). The firm received this honor in large part for its budget management tool a technology developed by Foley that provides its attorneys and clients with real-time data regarding actual fees incurred against budget, enabling its attorneys to manage work for clients efficiently and provide predictable pricing. This Web-based tool provides the data and reports necessary for the effective management of matters and fees, and greatly enhances communication and collaboration with firm clients. In collaboration with clients, our attorneys use the budget management tool to proactively manage legal projects and budgets to … [Read more...]

Rumberger Attorneys named to Florida Super Lawyers

Eleven attorneys from Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell have been named to Florida Super Lawyers 2010 and seven lawyers were named Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a comprehensive guide to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and categorized by city and practice area. Through peer nominations and independent research by Law & Politics magazine, attorneys are asked to nominate the best lawyers theyve personally observed in action. Safeguards are placed to avoid ballot manipulation, such as lawyers nominating themselves or stacking the ballots with only colleagues from within their own firms. Further evaluation is done based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Florida Super Lawyers is based on a survey of approximately 44,000 ballots of attorneys who have been in practice for more than five years. The following … [Read more...]