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...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

January 22, 2018 The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is in full swing with committee meetings scheduled throughout January. The Appellate Practice Section’s Legislative Committee[*] has identified several Commissioner Proposals that I am monitoring due to their potential impact on the court system or...

Recap: Practicing Before the Second District Court of Appeal

On December 1, 2017, the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section hosted a full-day seminar at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center in Tampa, Florida. The seminar covered the juicy, inside details we all wanted to know about practicing before the Second District Court of Appeal. Where the inner workings of many...

Judicial Nominating Committee Call to Action

Bar President Michael Higer addressed the committee today and encouraged Florida attorneys to apply for the JNC, especially in Circuits 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19 & 20.  The deadline has been extended until January 22, 2018.  Pass the message on to your colleagues!  The Application is available...

2018 APS Retreat in Washington D.C.

The Appellate Practice Section Is Headed to Washington D.C. — and You Are Invited! Following up on the Section’s successful and well-attended 2016 Key West retreat, the Section is excited to announce it will hold its next biannual retreat in Washington D.C. October 4-6, 2018. The Section’s Executive Council...

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