January 2018 Chair’s Message

      True confession: I am a believer in New Year’s resolutions. I readily admit that not all of my resolutions stick. But the beginning of each new year provides a needed reminder to take stock of your accomplishments and blessings, reflect on any shortcomings, and chart the best path...

November 2017 Chair’s Message

Greetings! As the weather cools and the days get shorter, the Appellate Practice Section is still hard at work. Thank goodness for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes to keep the energy level up! Here’s a few of the things we have cooking. On November 9, the Section participated in the Diversity and Inclusion Symposium...

October 2017 Chair’s Message

APS October Chair’s Report September has been an eventful month so far, to say the least. My main hope as I write this message, just days after Hurricane Irma left our state, is that our members are safe and secure and have or will have creature comforts (like air conditioning!) restored quickly. We...

September 2017 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 “natural habitat,” as it were.  Keep those photos and “shares” coming!  And if you haven’t...

June 2017 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 long-range planning session in over a...

Winter 2017 Chair’s Message

Winter 2017, Volume XX, No. 7 Chair’s Message I am writing my first “Chair’s Message” from my balcony overlooking Mallory Square in Key West.  We just finished our first retreat and long range planning session in over a decade.  Appellate lawyers from all over the state descended upon the Conch Republic to...

Fall Winter 2016 Chair’s Message

by: Christopher V. Carlyle I am both humbled and excited to serve as the Appellate Practice Section’s Chair for the 2015-2016 year. I am in the enviable position of leading the Section at a time when its finances have never been stronger. The Section’s reserves are at an all-time high, and Immediate Past...