Tenth Circuit Judge Andrea Teves Smith Joins the Second DCA

Judge Andrea Teves Smith began working at the Second District Court of Appeal on February 1, 2019. As I walk into her office, I notice it is decorated with impactful quotes from significant figures. I am drawn to one quote, in particular, located on her desk, from Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “Judges...

Chair’s Message – February 2019

Are you ready to rock? Save the date for our events at the Florida Bar Annual Convention on June 27, 2019, as we prepare to Rock the Yacht! Section members, as many of you know, the Section’s programming at the Florida Bar Annual Convention is one of our biggest, most important gatherings of the year....

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 were there, you know that our theme for 2019 is implementation! You, the members of the Section, have brought so...

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 state to find and engage in mutually-beneficial opportunities.  We’re an active and dynamic group of engaging...

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 1, 2019.  As Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee (ACRC), I had the pleasure of presenting on these...

Chair’s Message – November 2018

The holiday season always makes me reflect upon all that I’m thankful for. When it comes to the Section, I have many thanks to give. I’m thankful for our Section’s leadership — my fellow officers, our Executive Council members, and our Committee Chairs — who keep our Section going, not...

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 Blackberry devices? Or that they have considerable disagreements over the ethics of online social media use? You would if you had accepted the invitation to...

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 our 2018 Fall Meeting and Retreat, you may have heard about this exciting opportunity already. Our CLE...

Chair’s Message – August 2018

Dear Section Members, Will we see you in D.C.? The deadline to register for the Appellate Practice Section’s 2018 Fall Meeting and Retreat is fast approaching! September 3 is the last day to reserve your hotel room at our reduced rate, and September 14 is the last day to register to attend or sponsor the...

An Evening in Paris at the Appellate Practice Section’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and Dessert Reception

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 crossed the doorway into the reception...

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