6 Things You Must Know About Copyrights and Street Art

Artist’s rights in their street art, whether commissioned or guerrilla, has been in the news with some frequency lately, largely due to suits against American Eagle and Terry Gilliam. The slippery nature of copyright law has left many wondering where to draw the line between taking a photograph with street art in the background and taking a photo that infringes on a copyright. Unfortunately, there are no easy Read More

Why the FAA Drone Policies Are So Awful

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker $10,000 for flying a small Ritewing Zephyr, a remote controlled plane that retails for under $200. The fine was based on the careless or reckless operation of an “aircraft.” An administrative judge agreed with Pirker’s argument that his model plane was not an “aircraft” subject to the FAA’s rules, and dismissed the fine. Now the Read More

Dissolution of Marriage in Cuba

The rights of married women and divorcées in Latin American countries sometimes differ greatly from those in the US. In many cases, married women benefited more from historical Latin American protections than they would benefit from the “reformed” rights that took place in North America. Cuban marriage laws, however, stand in sharp contrast even to those of other countries in Latin America. One notable difference Read More

Bishop Leo Frade; Evangelist & Convicted Felon?

          Although they may be separate, there have been occasions in the history of the United States when church and state found one another at odds. This article profiles Leo Frade, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, who has spent his life promoting humanitarian goals. Governments in two countries have opposed his efforts, but so far, he has prevailed with the help of the legal system. Read More

Cuba Changes Exit Visa Policy

The Cuban government’s policy of permitting citizens to travel abroad without exit visas, announced in October 2012, becomes effective January 14, 2013. According to Granma, the newspaper operated by the Communist party, Cuban citizens will only have to show their passport and a visa from the country to which they are traveling after the new policy becomes effective. The measure will also extend the amount of time Read More

You be the Judge: Judicial Selection Methods

There is much controversy regarding the selection of judges and what system works best. Some would argue that “merit selection,” where candidates apply for approval by a committee and are appointed by the governor, is best, while others believe that the voters should choose judges. The Florida Bar defines “merit selection” as “[a] method for selecting judges solely on the basis of merit rather than through the Read More

The Women of CABA

The Women of CABA – Successful Leadership in a Male-Dominated Profession CABA Briefs Spring 2012 Men overwhelmingly occupy the most prestigious, influential, and lucrative positions in law firms. Nationally, women represent only 15 percent of equity partners at the two-hundred largest law firms, according to an annual survey on the status of women in law firms conducted by the National Association of Women Lawyers. Read More

Property Rights in Cuba: the Impact of Recent “Reforms”

Property Rights in Cuba and the Impact of Recent “Reforms” Shortly after the Cuban revolution brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959, the new regime abolished nearly all private property rights, resulting in a property system virtually unrecognizable to many Americans. Car sales were severely limited, and most homes effectively became the property of the state. With home ownership forbidden, home sales were Read More

Dealing with Abusive Tactics in Depositions

Dealing with Abusive Tactics in Depositions One of the most frustrating situations a lawyer can face is the inappropriate behavior of opposing counsel during a deposition. Depositions are one of the most important of the pre-trial discovery tools, yet attorneys can be tempted to decide what questions the witness should answer, or help the witness formulate answer. They might object or otherwise interrupt, then Read More