He did Good

By Katy Fleming On that particular Sunday afternoon, Chesterfield Smith (JD 48) sat in the windy stands of Soldier Field, watching the Chicago Bears take on the Boston Patriots. But his mind was 700 miles away, deep inside the Oval Office. What could President Richard Nixon

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For the People

By James Hellegaard  Friends and colleagues talk about Judge James S. Moody’s (JD 72) sense of humor and his understated manner. Judge Moody likes his courtroom to be a place where everyone can be relaxed and focused. But that’s not always easy, especially for anxious lawyers who

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State of the Nation

By James Hellegaard After 35 years in the U.S. State Department, Victor Comras (JD 66) had decided to retire. He had been a witness to history, experiencing his share of tremendous satisfaction as well as terrible frustration. The time had come, he thought, to call

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Partners

For just a short time, charitably-minded UF Law alumni 70 1/2 years of age and older can take advantage of a new law that will allow them to make donations from their IRAs while excluding the amount from their gross income. “The Pension Protection Act of 2006 is a wonderful opportunity for

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News Briefs Winter 2007

Research Spurs Congress to Pass Legislation to Protect Military Families A  study co-authored by a UF law professor recently helped spur the U.S. Congress to pass legislation protecting military families from predatory lenders who charge interest rates that can reach well into the triple digits.

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Investing in the Future

When asked to bring a prop for his portrait, Andre Hammel (2L) didn’t bring a little token to represent himself. He brought a construction truck … a real, two-ton Dumpster-hauling truck. This is typical of Hammel, whose ingenuity has helped him succeed as an entrepreneur and

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William “Bill” Goza

By Aline Baker Sixty-six years ago in Miami, where William “Bill” Goza (JD 41) was working as a clerk in a law firm, his employer offered to pay for him to complete his law school education at a local university. Even though he didn’t have

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