The financial crisis of 2008 resulted in thousands of mortgage foreclosure actions in the State of Florida, putting significant pressure on Florida's Judicial System and resulting in backlogs lasting years. Through the crisis, and while maintaining overloaded dockets, Florida's Judiciary traversed a difficult road as ethical issues of delay, candor to the judiciary, and issues of professionalism permeated many cases. In this course, the Honorable Amy M. Williams, Circuit Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, reviews the issues seen through the past crisis, what the Judiciary, Bar, and Legislature did to address some of the issues, as well as new ideas and procedures being implemented by the Judiciary around the State to prepare our Judicial System and practitioners for foreclosure litigation in the next possible economic downturn.
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
Ethical Issues in Foreclosure Litigation
Honorable Amy M. Williams, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County