Articles of Interest
Our Secretary David Morrill's November 29, 2017,
Sarasota Herald-Tribune guest editorial: "Plan Discourages Retired Attorneys from Advising Poor Floridians"
Our former President Bernie Ehrlich's March 17, 2015,
Sarasota Herald-Tribune guest editorial:
"Let Retired Attorneys Help Low-income Floridians"
Synopses of the 2014 Summer Reading Project
The two newly published books selected in June of 2014 for discussion at our September 2014 meeting were Scorpians: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices, by Noah Feldman, and Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. We urged our members to obtain these books and read them over the summer so they could actively participate in our lively discussion of the books in the fall.
Martin Fried led the discussion on Scorpians. Martin graduated from Antioch College (B.A.), Columbia Law School (J.D.), and NYU School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation), and was the Crandall Melvin Professor of Wills and Trusts at Syracuse University College of Law, where he taught for 39 years. He was a member of the ALI Consultive Groups for the Restatement 3rd of Trusts and the Restatement 3rd of Property.
Michael J. Polelle led the discussion on Six Amendments. Michael received his J.D. from Harvard and his Ll.M. from John Marshall Law School. He worked as an Arbitrator and Hearing Officer in Illinois and was a Professor of Law at both John Marshall and DePaul University College of Law.
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