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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...

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...

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...

Judge Rothstein-Youakim

“When I was a little girl I would sit on the curb holding a coconut between my bare feet, whacking it with a hatchet until I got it open,” Judge Susan Rothstein-Youakim said.  “I’m a Florida girl,” she added.  “But don’t mention the coconut.  Nobody needs to know...

A Primer on the Law of the Cas...

  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 rulings in interlocutory appeals for subsequent proceedings in the same case so long as there is no change in facts or...

Chair’s Message

One of my final duties as Chair of the Section required me to deliver a report at our annual meeting. Preparing for this report has given me the opportunity to contemplate our many accomplishments in the past year. We kicked off the year with our first retreat and...