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Monthly Telephonic CLE Seminar
May 17, 2016
Call-in Time: 12:10pm

How to Write a Persuasive Statement of the Facts

The Statement of the Facts is the first section many judges read in your brief and often seen as the most important.

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Outline for Representation Agreement Seminar
from April CLE

Practicing Before the Supreme Court CLE

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Adkins Award
Philip J. Padovano

Pro Bono Award
Jamie Billotte Moses

Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners!

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Make Plans to Attend the 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention

Thursday, June 16, 2016, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria

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Section Seeking Adkins and Pro Bono Award Nominations

The Appellate Practice Section Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations for the Appellate Practice Section Adkins and Pro Bono Awards.

Written nominations should be submitted no later than May 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

The Section's awards are traditionally presented at the Section's annual dessert reception. The dessert reception will be held on June 16, 2016 during the bar's annual meeting.

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Christopher V. Carlyle
Christopher V. Carlyle

Chair's Message

Appellate Practice Section Embraces Busy 2016

The New Year is upon us, and it is hard to believe that the Bar year is half over. The latter half of 2015 was highlighted by the Section's participation in the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges Annual Education Program held in Ponte Vedra Beach last September. Section members worked with many of the judges on the educational programs and attended other presentations from outstanding speakers such as Major General (Ret.) William K. Suter, former Clerk of the United States Supreme Court. The conference was well attended, was remarkably informative, and provided a unique opportunity to interact with virtually all of the appellate judges in the state. The Section has been asked to once again participate in the conference in 2017.

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Winter 2016 Edition of The Record Now Available!

The Appellate Practice Section proudly presents the Winter 2016 edition of The Record. The Record is the Journal of the Appellate Practice Section. Editions are released periodically throughout the year and include articles of a substantive appellate nature, as well as strictly reporting pieces on issues of interest to appellate practitioners. Section members will receive an email from the Section each time a new edition is released. Past editions of The Record are also available for download on The Record page of the website.

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In Case You Missed It!

Each month, the Section sends out regular informational emails about monthly CLEs, meeting information and any other events that might be of interest to Membership. For your convenience, we have compiled all of the 2015 Updates in one place.

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