The Floridians for Reproductive Freedom coalition (FRF) has launched the new online home and resource center for Florida’s reproductive rights movement at FloridaReproFreedom.org. A thriving coalition of more than 50 organizations, FRF advocates for access to the full range of reproductive health care – from abortion to birth control to evidence-based sex education. [Read more…] about Floridians for Reproductive Freedom launches new online home for Florida’s abortion rights movement
The Florida Lottery announces that Michael Wolff, 48, of Orlando, claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his prize in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00. [Read more…] about Orlando man claims $1 million prize playing the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game
SBC Striders Team Named Top Fundraising Team at 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
More than 1,500 Sarasota/Manatee area residents joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on November 17 at Nathan Benderson Park. Participants raised nearly $369,000, exceeding the goal by over $30,000. [Read more…] about Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Raises $369,000 in Sarasota/Manatee
The Florida Lottery announces that Rema Shaban, 42, of St. Augustine, claimed a $2 million top prize from the $10 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,430,000.00. [Read more…] about St. Augustine woman claims $2 million top prize from the $10 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game
Andrew Giles Fay, one of the youngest Commissioners ever to serve on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), was named a Florida State University 2018 Notable Nole on November 16. The award honors individuals for “their significant contributions to their professions, communities, or alma mater.” [Read more…] about PSC Commissioner Andrew Fay Named FSU 2018 Notable Nole
With the aim of greater advocacy and justice for Florida’s working families and professionals, attorneys Diana Cohn and Dwight Slater this week launched Cohn Slater, a new law firm in Tallahassee for family law, administrative law, and appeals.
Known for their contributions in the public interest, attorneys Cohn and Slater previously worked together at the Florida Department of Children and Families. In their respective roles – Cohn as Managing Attorney and Slater at Appellate Counsel of Children’s Legal Services – they represented the State of Florida in protecting the health and safety of children and the integrity of families.
Cohn Slater will represent Florida’s working families at all levels of the state court system, defending their rights and protecting their loved ones and their livelihoods.
“Our firm will provide the strong and steady hand so many families desperately need as they work through their differences,” Cohn said. “We are committed to building a law firm that bolsters Tallahassee’s standing as one of the best cities to raise a family.”
In its administrative and appellate law practices, the firm will draw upon Slater’s extensive administrative law experience to defend clients statewide in professional licensing cases and administrative appeals. Prior to his time at DCF, Slater handled professional licensing issues at the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Financial Services.
“The prospect of losing a professional license can have far-reaching and disastrous effects on you and your family,” Slater said. “By zealously representing their interests, we will strive to help Floridians overcome some of the greatest challenges facing families today.”
For Cohn Slater, it comes down to one simple motto: Take complex legal issues, simplify them, and find unique and creative solutions.
As Managing Attorney at Children’s Legal Services, Cohn led the active litigation and prosecution of several hundred legal cases each year across Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla, Gadsden, Franklin, and Liberty counties. She helped launch Leon County’s Early Childhood Court program to expedite the timely resolution of family law cases.
Slater, a Board-Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, most recently served as Chief Appellate Counsel for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Slater also served as Chair of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Court Rules Committee’s General Practice Subcommittee and as Vice-Chair of its Family Practice Subcommittee.
Based in Tallahassee, Cohn Slater will provide representation to clients in Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson, and Liberty County civil court cases, and before state agencies, the Division of Administrative Hearings, Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court.
Effort will rally communities in response to the devastation,
encouraging people to Donate, Volunteer, Visit, and Invest
Musician Brianna Kalon, a Florida native, was deeply moved by the devastation suffered by communities across the Florida Panhandle during Hurricane Michael. Inspired, she worked with songwriter John Hilton Revell and songwriter and producer Miller Joyner to create a heartfelt, moving song and music video to lift up those affected by the catastrophe and encourage others to continue providing relief to victims. [Read more…] about Music Video “Carry On” is New Anthem of Hope to Drive Donations for Hurricane Michael Victims
International Medical Corps is continuing its efforts to help Floridians following the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, collaborating with FedEx and AbbVie to deliver, set up and outfit two temporary clinics for PanCare Health. The facilities and equipment will enable PanCare Health to continue offering medical and dental services to at-risk populations in Marianna and Panama City who were affected by the storm. [Read more…] about International Medical Corps, with Support from FedEx and Abbvie, Deploys Temporary Clinics to PanCare Health for Patients in Need After Hurricane Michael
The Florida Lottery announces that Lennox Wilson, 51, of Brandon, claimed a $500,000 top prize in the EXTRA PLAY Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He purchased his winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 13411 Fishhawk Boulevard in Lithia. [Read more…] about Hillsborough man claims $500,000 top prize from the EXTRA PLAY Scratch-Off game
The Florida Lottery announces that Kip Glueck, 62, of Margate, claimed a $1 million prize in the FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $770,000.00. [Read more…] about Broward County man is $1 million richer after playing the FLORIDA 100X THE CASH Scratch-Off game