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November 2017 Chair’s Me...

Greetings! As the weather cools and the days get shorter, the Appellate Practice Section is still hard at work. Thank goodness for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes to keep the energy level up! Here’s a few of the things we have cooking. On November 9, the Section participated in...

2018 APS Retreat in Washington...

The Appellate Practice Section Is Headed to Washington D.C. — and You Are Invited! Following up on the Section’s successful and well-attended 2016 Key West retreat, the Section is excited to announce it will hold its next biannual retreat in Washington D.C. October...

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...

October 2017 Chair’s Message

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...

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...

September 2017 Chair’s M...

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...