Nicholas A. Shannin
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 become free of the awful virus that required the development, is the virtual ubiquity of remote appearances. Be your medium Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Duo, courts, governmental bodies, homeowner associations, bridge clubs, and family gatherings have all found the technology to be readily available and fundamentally useful. In the past week alone I Zoomed in to make my appearance as an attorney fee expert; mediated with Zoom and its useful breakout rooms; and receive my invitation to appear at an appellate oral argument via Zoom. Three different legal functions, none of which would have used them two months ago, and all of which may continue to use Zoom well into the future.
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APS 2020 Florida Bar Annual Meetings
June 15-18, 2020
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CLSE Comments Requested
The Board of Legal Specialization & Education has requested comments of any interested APS members to minor changes being made to the Legal Specialization requirements, particularly as they relate to Appellate Practice Recertification. These changes allow for greater flexibility by the Appellate Board Certification Committee when considering recertification requests and are supported by the Section. The link to those changes is available here comments are due by May 29, 2020 to Diana Kellogg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
APS 2020 Fall Meeting and Retreat
September 24th - 26th, 2020
Casa Monica Resort & Spa, St. Augustine, Florida
Save the Date for the Appellate Practice Section's biennial Fall Meeting and Retreat — September 24th-26th, 2020 in St. Augustine, Florida! The Section's Fall Committee Meetings and Executive Council Meeting will occur in conjunction with this event. St. Augustine boasts a scenic historical landscape with endless attractions and activities, and a very exciting agenda is in the works!
The room block and retreat registration will open in Spring of 2020, so please be on the lookout for additional information. We are looking forward to making memories in our nation's oldest city, and hope you will join in on the fun!
2018 Fall Meeting and Retreat in Washington, D.C.
Section Leadership at the 25th Anniversary Celebration
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The Record is Now Online!
The Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar is pleased to bring you The Record in a new online format. The Premier publication about all things Appellate is now easier to read with more timely submissions. We are also in the process of uploading selected articles from archived editions of The Record, so they will be searchable and available there. Click here to check out The Record Online!
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