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APS October Chair’s Report

APS October Chair’s Report September has been an eventful month so far, to say the least. My main hope as I write this message, just days after Hurricane Irma left our state, is that our members are safe and secure and have or will have creature comforts (like air...

The First District Court of Ap...

Chief Judge Brad Thomas announces the appointment of Kristina Samuels as the fourth Clerk of Court for the First District Court of Appeal: “I am confident that Kristina Samuels brings the expertise, knowledge and ability to serve as an outstanding Clerk of Court and...

Judge Eric J. Eisnaugle

Born and raised in Sebring, Florida, Judge Eric J. Eisnaugle, the newest state court judge to join Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal, has always had a servant’s heart.  Judge Eisnaugle’s interest in the law started while he was a student at Sebring High...

First District Court of Appeal...

The First District Court of Appeal is considering adopting a court policy allowing attorneys to submit stipulated extensions of time for filing briefs in cases not requiring expedited review. To ensure full consideration of the impact of such a policy on the public...

Chair’s Message

Dear Section Members, I hope you are enjoying the summer and some hard-earned time off for family, friends, and adventure.  Thanks to the Section’s new social media push, I’ve been able to see some of you in your “natural habitat,” as it were.  Keep those photos and...

The Totally Awesome 90’s Desse...

By: Kimberly Kanoff Berman Every year, appellate practitioners and their families travel across the state to join their colleagues at the Annual Florida Bar Convention.  They usually attend meetings all day and then patiently wait around for the Appellate Practice...

Monthly CLEs Move to Webinar F...

Technology It was all the buzz at this year’s Florida Bar Annual Convention. The Section will be implementing it in several areas. And, of course, the CLE Committee wanted to join the fun! The Committee has revamped its monthly telephonic CLEs and will begin using a...

Judge Matthew C. Lucas

“Everything in nature works according to laws.” -Immanuel Kant The above quote is more than just Judge Matthew C. Lucas’ favorite quotation, Kant’s words explain the course of his legal career. One fateful day, a neighborhood attorney gave a nine-year-old boy a set of...