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Chair’s Message – July 2018...

Dear Section Members, in selecting me to serve as Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar, you have given me the ultimate honor, and I am so grateful.  Thanks to the hard work of Immediate Past Chair, Kristin Norse, and countless others who have led...

An Evening in Paris at the App...

A signature event for the Appellate Practice Section, this year’s Dessert Reception truly broke the mold by sweeping attendees away for an authentic “Evening in Paris,” complete with artisanal, hand-crafted cocktails and decadent Parisian-themed desserts. Guests who...

Judicial Profile – Judge...

From right to left: Judge Robert J. Luck, Jennifer Luck, and Judge Edward E. Carnes From right to left: Judge Kevin Emas, Judge Robert J. Luck, and Judge Thomas Logue Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Chief Judge Bertila Soto Judge Luck and his staff at the Third DCA...

Third District Court of Appeal...

The Third District Court of Appeal’s oral arguments are being held at Florida International University College of Law because of construction at the courthouse.  It is anticipated that oral arguments at FIU will continue through the end of 2018.  The notices of oral...

Retroactive Application of Law...

Occasionally, while an appeal is pending, the law changes in a way that could affect the outcome of the case.  Therefore, appellate attorneys should be prepared to discuss whether a party whose case is pending on appeal may take advantage of a newly enacted or amended...

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 (ECAPI), which in 2018 will team up with the Appellate Judges Education...

Chair’s Message – ...

It’s been a whirlwind of a year, and I could not have enjoyed it more.  The Section is full of committed, hard-working members who make the job of chair a pleasure.  I wanted to take this last opportunity to write to you to provide an overview of the Section’s...

Join the Section for the 2018-...

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 a PowerPoint or other handouts to aid their presentations and to poll...