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Chair’s Message

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Chair’s Message – February 2019

Whether you’re looking for engagement in the appellate community, access to programming that will sharpen your skills, or other ways to take your career to the next level, the Section offers incredible opportunities for development.

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...

Chair’s Message – November 2018

I’m thankful for all of you. We have an incredible appellate community that promotes the betterment of our profession, which makes for a wonderful day-to-day experience practicing law.

Chair’s Message – September 2018

How can appellate attorneys serve those who have served our country? Read on...the Section would like to connect you with a special opportunity! For those of you joining us in Washington, D.C. for...

Renovations Completed at the Third District Court of Appeal

This is the first major renovation to the first floor of the Third DCA since the courthouse opened in 1976.

Tenth Circuit Judge Andrea Teves Smith Joins the Second DCA

Q: So you always knew you wanted to be an attorney?
A: Oh yes. When I was nine I drafted an affidavit on behalf of my sister after she was pushed off a bike.

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...

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...

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Judicial Profile

AJEI / ECAPI 2018 Summit

Save the date! AJEI / ECAPI 2018 Summit | Nov. 8-11, 2018 Marriott Marquis, Downtown Atlanta The Appellate Practice Section is proud to support the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute...

Join the Section for the 2018-2019 Monthly Audio Webcast Season

Last year, the Section moved into the technological age and revamped the monthly CLEs. It moved from a telephonic to a webinar format. This change was a huge success.  It allowed the speakers to use...

Renovations Completed at the Third District Court of Appeal

This is the first major renovation to the first floor of the Third DCA since the courthouse opened in 1976.

Opportunities Abound with Outreach!

The Outreach Committee of The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section is charged with making connections with courts, local and statewide...

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...

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...

Tenth Circuit Judge Andrea Teves Smith Joins the Second DCA

Q: So you always knew you wanted to be an attorney?
A: Oh yes. When I was nine I drafted an affidavit on behalf of my sister after she was pushed off a bike.

Judicial Profile – Judge Robert J. Luck

The Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar is pleased to bring you The Record in a new online format.  The Premier publication about all...

Fourth Circuit Judge Harvey L. Jay, III, Joins the First DCA

By: Wendy S. Loquasto Just over two years ago, on February 5, 2016, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of the Honorable Harvey L. Jay,...

Judge Jeffrey T. Kuntz

Former Chief Judge W. Matthew Stevenson left some large shoes to fill after deciding to step down after twenty-two years of service as the Fourth...

Civil Appeals

Rules of Procedure

Criminal Appeals

Retroactive Application of Law to Cases Pending on Appeal

Occasionally, while an appeal is pending, the law changes in a way that could affect the outcome of the case.  Therefore, appellate attorneys should...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

April 9, 2018 by Courtney Brewer And then there were twelve . . . or is it twenty-four? After a series of public hearings and meetings over the...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

February 16, 2018 The CRC wrapped up committee meetings in early February and is now traveling the state holding public hearings.  To find out if...

A Primer on the Law of the Case Doctrine in the Eleventh Circuit

  by Paul Avron   The law of the case doctrine is not applied on a daily basis, but it is a viable tool for litigants who obtain favorable...

Appellate CPR: Resuscitating Your Family Law Case on Appeal Without a Transcript

Winter 2017, Volume XX, No. 7 By Michael M. Giel You’re holding a final judgment peppered with errors. Maybe the court awarded certain relief...

The Effect of Bankruptcy Stay on a Subsequently Filed Appeal

Winter 2017, Volume XX, No. 7 By: Heather M. Kolinsky The Second District Court of Appeal recently reiterated that an automatic stay in bankruptcy,...

Changes to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure Effective January 1, 2015

Spring 2015 By David Knapp Winston Churchill once said: “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”1  The Florida Rules of...

Retroactive Application of Law to Cases Pending on Appeal

Occasionally, while an appeal is pending, the law changes in a way that could affect the outcome of the case.  Therefore, appellate attorneys should...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

April 9, 2018 by Courtney Brewer And then there were twelve . . . or is it twenty-four? After a series of public hearings and meetings over the...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

February 16, 2018 The CRC wrapped up committee meetings in early February and is now traveling the state holding public hearings.  To find out if...

Constitution Revision Commission Update – February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018 After a couple of full weeks of committee meetings, the Legislative Committee has some updates to report on the CRC, one of which...