Section Honored by Award from the Guardian ad Litem

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 the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

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 single subject limitation on CRC...

Appellate Practice Section Members Donate More Than 1,000 Hours of Pro Bono Time to the Guardian ad Litem Office

“It’s going like gangbusters.”

Justice Canady Chosen As Next Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court

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.  He succeeds Chief Justice Jorge...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

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 can check that schedule out here:...

Constitution Revision Commission Update – February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018 After a couple of full weeks of committee meetings, the Legislative Committee has some updates to report on the CRC, one of which is of particular note. Proposal 81, which sought to make all meetings of the judicial branch open to the public and subject to public records law, was...

The Path to Inclusion Symposium

The Appellate Practice Section sponsored The Path to Inclusion Symposium November 9-10 in Orlando. Hosted by the standing committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the Symposium was intended to foster improved relations and enhance diversity throughout the legal field. The APS shares that common purpose and...

Churchill v. State

“[I]n appeals from a conditional no contest plea, the appellate court is bound by a stipulation that a pre-plea ruling by the trial court is dispositive of the case.” By: Rocco J. Carbone, III* In many criminal matters, whether evidence is admissible can decide the outcome of the case.  Winning or losing a...

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