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Friday, December 1, 2017

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Monthly Telephonic CLE Seminar
January 16, 2018

Appellate Law Update: 2017 Year in Review
Presenter: Matthew Conigliaro, Carlton Fields, P.A.

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Pictured left to right: Nicholas Shannin, Secretary Treasurer; Kristin Norse, Chair; Duane Daiker, Immediate Past Chair;
Sarah Lahlou-Amine, Chair Elect; Chris Carlyle, 2015-2016 Chair

Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, Tampa, Florida

The Appellate Practice Section's Advanced Certification Review Course has been scheduled for Monday January 29, 2018. This is a must-attend event for those sitting for the 2018 Appellate Practice Certification Review Exam and for those needing to renew their Appellate Practice Certification. Future blasts will include more information on this informative all-day event. For now, we hope that you will reserve the date on your calendar and make plans to attend.

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 meeting will occur in conjunction with the retreat. The hotel location remains to be determined and you'll be getting more information soon, but for now be sure and save the date. Given that Washington D.C. is the home of our three branches of federal government, opportunities abound for a very exciting agenda. If you have any programming ideas, retreat co-chairs Hala Sandridge and Tom Hall welcome your input.

Kristin Norse
Kristin Norse

Chair's Message


As the weather cools and the days get shorter, the Appellate Practice Section is still hard at work. Thank goodness for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes to keep the energy level up! Here's a few of the things we have cooking.

On November 9, the Section participated in the Diversity and Inclusion Symposium in Orlando. The Section sponsored, hosted a table, and provided a leader for table discussions. The Section's table drew some buzz, as we polled participants on the most crucial questions in appellate practice and the law, like, 'One space or two?' Great thanks to the Outreach Committee, and specifically Jared Krukar, Mary Walter, Jamie Billotte Moses, and Katherine Yanes, for their efforts with this. We hope to continue to promote diversity in our Section and The Bar.

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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!