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Monthly Webinar CLE Seminar

A Conversation with David J. Smith, Clerk of Court for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Mr. Smith will answer questions from our membership about the Court and his office.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Choose Your Words Wisely: Corpus Linguistics and Constitutional Interpretation

Friday, April 16, 2021

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Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners!

Anthony Musto wnner of 2020 James C. Adkins Award
Anthony C. Musto
James C. Adkins Award

'Stephen R. Senn
Stephen R. Senn
The John R. Hamilton
Pro Bono Award

Click here to read more about our Winners

Chris Donovan
Chris Donovan

Greetings Appellate Practice Section Members,

Happy Easter, everyone. I'm sure by now you've all seen, and are probably not surprised by, The Florida Bar's decision to make this year's Bar Convention a "hybrid" event. While the details are still forthcoming about what this really means, the Appellate Practice Section's Committee and Executive Council Meetings will, unfortunately, be virtual again. I know this is disappointing and I miss seeing everyone, especially at the Annual Dessert Reception. Fingers crossed that this is the last cancelled live event, and hopefully we can all break bread in August at the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, which our Section is invited to this year. Details on both that conference and the hybrid Bar Convention to follow in future Section eblasts.

Read more of Chris's message here.


Trivia Night with the Appellate Practice Section

Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm

Join the Appellate Practice Section for a Zoom-Tastic Trivia Night on May 20, 2021!

APS has arranged for "Trivia Nick" Seidule to be our host for the night. Nick Seidule is a criminal defense and personal injury attorney by day, dynamic trivia host by night, and he can't wait to stump you with a few questions! Participants will join teams and wager points based on confidence. The game will feature two rounds, a halftime, and a final question. Bragging rights will go to the top team, as well as to our best dressed or themed team. Tickets are a modest $5 each.

APS members can ask to be assigned to a team, or can choose their team theme and teammates ahead of time. Each team has a 6 person maximum, and one teammate per team will fill the role of official team spokesperson. Know some of your team information but don't have a full team yet?

Not to worry, we'll fill in the empty spots with attendees who desire to be randomly assigned to a team.

So, grab your favorite beverage and put on your thinking caps for some trivia fun with your favorite Section!

Get Tickets Here!

Upon confirmation of ticket purchase, registrants will receive an automated email from do_not_reply@floridabar.org containing important join information and trivia instructions.


Appellate Practice Section Fellowship Program

Application Deadline, April 30, 2021

Are you interested in appellate practice? Have you been practicing for 5 or fewer years? If the answer to these questions is yes, then check out the Appellate Practice Section's new Fellowship Program! Each year, one attorney will be selected for a two-year term. During that time, fellows will work with highly engaged APS members and leading appellate attorneys on APS programs and will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on appellate experience with the assistance of their assigned mentor. Fellows will receive a stipend to defray the costs of attending APS meetings and events throughout the year. CLICK HERE for further program information, minimum requirements, and Fellowship Program applications.


Explore The Record 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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