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Chair’s Message – February 2019

Are you ready to rock? Save the date for our events at the Florida Bar Annual Convention on June 27, 2019, as we prepare to Rock the Yacht! Section members, as many of you know, the Section’s programming at the Florida Bar Annual Convention is one of our...

Renovations Completed at the Third District Court of Appeal

Some attribute April Fools’ Day to a line in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Talesabout the 32nd day of March.  Others cite to the springtime Roman festival of Hilaria.  No matter the origin, the Third District Court of Appeal was not playing an April Fools’ Day joke on...

Tenth Circuit Judge Andrea Teves Smith Joins the Second DCA

Judge Andrea Teves Smith began working at the Second District Court of Appeal on February 1, 2019. As I walk into her office, I notice it is decorated with impactful quotes from significant figures. I am drawn to one quote, in particular, located on her desk, from...

Chair’s Message – January 2019

New Year, New Initiatives! Greetings Appellate Practice Section Members, thank you to those who attended our Committee and Executive Council meetings during the Florida Bar Winter Meeting. If you were there, you know that our theme for 2019 is implementation! You, the...

Opportunities Abound with Outreach!

The Outreach Committee of The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section is charged with making connections with courts, local and statewide organizations, and most importantly, people throughout the state to find and engage in mutually-beneficial opportunities.  We’re an...

Appellate Rule Changes Headed Your Way in 2019

By Courtney Brewer In October, the Florida Supreme Court released several opinions that will amend the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Rules of Judicial Administration effective January 1, 2019.  As Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee (ACRC), I...

Chair’s Message – November 2018

The holiday season always makes me reflect upon all that I’m thankful for. When it comes to the Section, I have many thanks to give. I’m thankful for our Section’s leadership — my fellow officers, our Executive Council members, and our Committee...

DCA Judges’ Education Program Well Worth the Trip and Time for Section Members

Summer 2013 By Daniel A. Bushell Did you know that our District Court of Appeal judges almost unanimously prefer the iPhone over Android and Blackberry devices? Or that they have considerable disagreements over the ethics of online social media use? You would if you...