Chair’s Message – June 2020

Dear Section Members: Which Section of the Florida Bar was just featured in a front-page article of the Wall Street Journal? Read for yourself how the grammatical exploits of past chairs Duane...

Chair’s Message – October 2019

Celebrate Pro Bono Week with the Appellate Practice Section Did you know this week is National Pro Bono Week? This annual event helps to focus attention to the need for lawyers to engage in pro bono...

Chair’s Message – May 2020

Dear Section Members: The new 'normal' seems to be half right: with new developments coming daily, 'normal' appears to mean anything but. One thing that may truly qualify for normalcy, even after we...

Chair’s Message – March 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues: I am reaching out to each of you in this most uncertain of times to remind you that your Section and your Bar are here to work through these challenges alongside you. We...

Chair’s Message – October 2019

Celebrate Pro Bono Week with the Appellate Practice Section Did you know this week is National Pro Bono Week? This annual event helps to focus attention to the need for lawyers to engage in pro bono...

Chair’s Message – September 2019

Dear Appellate Practice Section Members, As the Florida Bar heads into its Fall Schedule, I've got several updates of interest to our members: APS Fall Meeting Cancelled: Dorian came and went,...

Chair’s Message – June 2019

Dear Section members, It has been an honor serving as your Chair. From our adventures in Washington, D.C., to the addition of new pro bono programming serving our country's veterans, to an annual...

Chair’s Message – February 2019

Whether you’re looking for engagement in the appellate community, access to programming that will sharpen your skills, or other ways to take your career to the next level, the Section offers incredible opportunities for development.

An Interview with Justice Robert J. Luck

In January of this year, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed the Honorable Robert J. Luck to be the 88th justice of the Florida Supreme Court, filling one of three vacancies left at the end of 2018 by the retirements of Justices Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince.

Tenth Circuit Judge Andrea Teves Smith Joins the Second DCA

Q: So you always knew you wanted to be an attorney?
A: Oh yes. When I was nine I drafted an affidavit on behalf of my sister after she was pushed off a bike.

Judicial Profile – Judge Robert J. Luck

By: Thomas S. Ward On February 8, 2017, Judge Luck was appointed to serve as the thirty-seventh judge in the history of the Third District Court of Appeal. The fact that he graduated...

Fourth Circuit Judge Harvey L. Jay, III, Joins the First DCA

By: Wendy S. Loquasto Just over two years ago, on February 5, 2016, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of the Honorable Harvey L. Jay, III, to the First District Court of Appeal.  He...

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...

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...

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...

2020 Appellate Board Certified Attorneys

The Appellate Board Certification Committee is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have earned board certification: Kimberly Berman, Ft. LauderdaleEric Levine, West Palm BeachJohn...

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...

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 Primer on the Law of the Case Doctrine in the Eleventh Circuit

  by Paul Avron   The law of the case doctrine is not applied on a daily basis, but it is a viable tool for litigants who obtain favorable rulings in interlocutory appeals for subsequent...

Appellate CPR: Resuscitating Your Family Law Case on Appeal Without a Transcript

Winter 2017, Volume XX, No. 7 By Michael M. Giel You’re holding a final judgment peppered with errors. Maybe the court awarded certain relief without making statutorily required findings. Or some of...

The Effect of Bankruptcy Stay on a Subsequently Filed Appeal

Winter 2017, Volume XX, No. 7 By: Heather M. Kolinsky The Second District Court of Appeal recently reiterated that an automatic stay in bankruptcy, 11 U.S.C. § 362(a)(1) (2012), renders a...

Changes to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure Effective January 1, 2015

Spring 2015 By David Knapp Winston Churchill once said: “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”1  The Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure may not be perfect, but as part of the...

A Moving Target: How to Seek Fees in Your Original Proceedings

Summer 2014 By Jared Michael Krukar, Esq. Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.400(b) establishes the procedure for seeking attorney fees on appeal. Many practitioners have long assumed that the...

2020 Appellate Board Certified Attorneys

The Appellate Board Certification Committee is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have earned board certification: Kimberly Berman, Ft. LauderdaleEric Levine, West Palm BeachJohn...

An Interview with Justice Robert J. Luck

In January of this year, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed the Honorable Robert J. Luck to be the 88th justice of the Florida Supreme Court, filling one of three vacancies left at the end of 2018 by the retirements of Justices Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince.

Renovations Completed at the Third District Court of Appeal

This is the first major renovation to the first floor of the Third DCA since the courthouse opened in 1976.

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...