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***Vote Patrick Montoya for Florida Bar Board of Governors***

Colson Hicks Eidson partner Patrick Montoya is currently in a runoff election for The Florida Bar Board of Governors race in Miami-Dade. A dedicated trial lawyer, Montoya enjoys a tremendous track record of success in the courtroom and is actively involved in the community and the bar. He has won numerous awards for his professional acumen, volunteerism, and dedication to fighting gender equality in the legal profession. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Theodore Klein Award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) for his steadfast dedication to supporting women’s issues and advancement. “I feel very fortunate to work in the field of law and want to give back to a profession that has given so much to me,” said Montoya. “Professionalism and ethics are very important to me and I look forward to the opportunity to serve The Florida Bar, its members, Miami-Dade County, and the citizens of…
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Why Did Bank of America Pay The Florida Bar $23 Million?

The year 2008 was a very consequential year. Not only did we elect a new president, but we also entered one of the worst economic recessions in American history. As we climbed out of the financial hole, we slowly realized that banks victimizing borrowers had caused a major part of the collapse, and that’s when the court system went to work. How Was Bank Of America Held Responsible For The Great Recession? When it was discovered that Bank of America had neglected to properly evaluate mortgage applications, had changed contracts without notifying investors, and had intentionally accepted borrowers that could not afford a mortgage, the government took the bank to court. After years of legal fighting, Bank of America finally ended the lawsuit with a record breaking $16.65 billion settlement in August of 2014, but it would still take years for people to receive compensation for their losses. Why Did…
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Four Things Young Lawyers Need To Know

Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane just finished an interview with the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar. In her interview, she talked about her family, her efforts to be a leader in the Florida legal community, and what she has learned about growing into the best legal professional she can be. So what wisdom did Julie have for those young professionals straight out of law school? Four Things Young Lawyers Need To Know Can you “have it all”? The media has painted an unrealistic picture of what having “it all” means, and this fantasy is unattainable in today’s world. This lofty and unattainable benchmark has become a great source of guilt, especially for the women of this profession, but there are only so many hours in the day. What does “having it all” really mean? Happiness is the real “having it all.” Julie feels that she has…
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