The Marbut Report: Mike Tanner to present at virtual meeting on COVID and the courts

The Gunster Jacksonville partner will talk about the work of the Bar’s Pandemic Recovery Task Force.

  • By Max Marbut
  • | 4:20 a.m. March 26, 2021
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Florida Bar President-elect Mike Tanner.
Florida Bar President-elect Mike Tanner.
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As the pandemic continues and recovery plans progress, Gunster Jacksonville partner and Florida Bar President-elect Mike Tanner will be one of the presenters for the remote “Florida Bar Town Hall: COVID-19 Court Operations and Recovery” at noon March 30.

Hosted by Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales, the one-hour CLE credit program also will provide court operations updates and plans and a status report on the legal profession.

Tanner will talk about the work of the Bar’s Pandemic Recovery Task Force.

The Zoom will feature opening remarks by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady, followed by an update on the efforts of the Workgroup on the Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID–19 by its chair, Judge Lisa Munyon.

Circuit Judge Margaret Steinbeck, chair of the Trial Court Budget Commission, will discuss the branch’s legislative budget request for 2021-22, specifically appropriations for the trial courts’ pandemic recovery plan and COVID-19 response needs.

Visit to register.

Want to practice in the Caribbean?

If you’re an attorney looking for a change of scenery and living on a Caribbean island appeals to you, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has a vacancy on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, immigration, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white-collar crimes.

Assistant U.S. attorneys work their cases from inception through appeal. In addition to district court work, the successful candidate will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments.

Salary is $59,906 to $145,836, based on experience, plus 15.95% locality pay and 12.62% cost of living adjustment.

Visit to apply.

Gerbert joins McConnaughhay Coonrod

Eric Gerbert joined McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern in Jacksonville.

He practices workers’ compensation defense, including investigation of workplace accidents, responses to requests for benefits and defense of contested claims.

After graduating from New England School of Law in 2014, Gerbert was licensed in New York. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in June.

Vacancies on state committee on jury instructions

The Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases seeks applicants for vacancies to be considered at the committee’s July meeting.

Candidates with significant trial or appellate experience are preferred. Members are expected to attend three meetings a year. 

Additionally, the committee’s work requires that members view instructions objectively, making every effort to prepare balanced instructions that do not favor their own practice areas.

Email [email protected] for details and the application.



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