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Legal Efficiency or Legal Scam? The Problem with the Unauthorized Practice of Law Done Online

By: Diana Alcala, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Picture this: two people meet, marry and live together happily for many years. Each person has appointed their spouse sole beneficiary and health care surrogate in the case that tragedy should strike.  Then, due to some irreconcilable differences, the two separate. Divorce is on […]

Model 4-1.14: A Gateway to Disaster

By: Nicole Soto, J.D. Candidate, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Pursuant to Florida Model Rule 4-1.14 (the “Model Rule”) an attorney is mandated to maintain a normal client-lawyer relationship as far as reasonably possible once their client’s mental capacity is either diminished or impaired. This imposition seems not only fair to impose, but also […]

September 8th, 2016|Blog, Florida Model Rule|0 Comments