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Florence Snyder, a bio
Florence Beth Snyder began her career in corporate and business law as General Counsel to Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. and entered private practice in 1982. Her clients included Miami's Channel 7, USA TODAY, the Ft. Myers News-Press, the Independent Florida Alligator, and radio talk-show host Randi Rhodes. She also served as counsel to the plaintiffs in McIver vs. Krischer, Florida’s test case on physician-aid-in-dying. She was a Supreme Court appointee to the Board of the Florida Bar Foundation, and sits on the advisory board of the Bureau of National Affairs' Media Law Reporter. Ms. Snyder was a trustee of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a school for journalists which owns the St. Petersburg Times, from 1994 to 2000, when she entered public service as an Administrative Law Judge and, thereafter, as Special Counsel to Bob Butterworth during his tenure as Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families. She returned to private practice in 2009.