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...

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...

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...

Third District Court of Appeal Oral Arguments

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 argument give the location in bold...

Retroactive Application of Law to Cases Pending on Appeal

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 statute or a new court ruling. A new...

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 Institute (AJEI) for a joint AJEI and...

Join the Section for the 2018-2019 Monthly Audio Webcast Season

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 the audience. The program also allowed...

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