Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Board Certification in Florida

Michael Kalil studied philosophy at the University of North Florida. With a law degree from Stetson College of Law, Judge Michael Kalil currently holds the position of Circuit Court Judge at the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville. He was previously a civil trial attorney with the Law Offices of John S. Kalil, P.A. in Jacksonville.

A civil attorney deals with non-criminal aspects of legal disputes. Such disputes usually involve a person or entity that is seeking compensation for damages from another individual or entity responsible. In Florida, board certification is the highest attainable standard for legal proficiency in variouis categories of practice. The certification signifies that an attorney has attained a distinguished level of experience and competency in the areas of law approved by the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Bar.

The Florida Bar minimum board certification standards in civil trial law include, among others: a minimum five years of full-time practice, substantial involvement in civil trial law practice in the three years preceding the application including trial experience, and peer review and approval with a written examination. There are other categories of board certification

The certification for a civil trial lawyer is required to be renewed every five years unless there is a specific waiver for a particular requirement.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

An Overview of Wrongful Death Claims

Michael Kalil has a JD from Stetson College of Law. Before becoming a Circuit Court Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Michael Kalil was a trial lawyer in Florida with the Law Offices of John S. Kalil, P.A. As an attorney between 2011 and 2020, he was involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics indicate that deaths by unintentional injury are the nation’s fourth leading cause of death. According to CDC there are over 160,000 deaths annually due to accidental injuries in the US.

Wrongful death claims can range from simple car accidents to product liability malpractice or complicated medical malpractice. Individuals, companies, and governmental agencies may be at fault legally for acts of negligence.

Every state across the US has its unique laws that guide who can file a wrongful death claim and who can recover damages for such deaths. For example, according to Florida statutes 768.21, a survivor who paid funeral expenses after the wrongful death of kin may recover such costs.

In some instances, certain agencies or persons may be immune or exempt from a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. For example, federal laws protect defendants from specific wrongful death liability in railroad collisions and product liability cases related to medical devices.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Published: World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

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Published: Adopted Children Welcomed into New Homes in Duval County

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