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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...

Chair’s Message – May 2018

Are you ready to celebrate? We are fast approaching the end of The Bar year and our annual events as a Section. This year we have plenty of reasons to celebrate and some unique opportunities to do so. Next month, I’ll provide a recap of all the accomplishments of the...

Section Honored by Award from ...

Appellate Practice Section Pro Bono Committee Chair Joe Eagleton accepted the prestigious “I am for the Child” award on behalf of the Appellate Practice Section at the annual Guardian ad Litem conference on May 3, 2018.  This award, the highest honor from...

Constitution Revision Commissi...

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 course of the last month, the CRC has whittled the proposals down to twelve potential amendments.  But since there is no...

Appellate Practice Section Mem...

“It’s going like gangbusters.”

Justice Canady Chosen As Next ...

The Florida Supreme Court announced recently that Justice Charles T. Canady of Lakeland, Florida, will serve as the Court’s next Chief Justice.  In March, the seven-member Court elected Justice Canady to serve a two-year term as Chief Justice, beginning July 1, 2018. ...

Fourth Circuit Judge Harvey L....

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, III, to the First District Court of Appeal.  He joined Judge Bilbrey as the only other First DCA judge promoted from the...

Constitution Revision Commissi...

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 there is a public hearing coming to a venue near you (they are being held throughout February, March, April, and May), you...