Here are some of the new initiatives that are underway. Do any of them speak to you? If so, click the links below to get involved!
Diversity and Inclusion
Following an incredible year of leadership by Kristin Norse, and inspired by the diversity and inclusion initiatives of Past Chair Siobhan Shea, I am pleased to share our plans to create a stand-alone committee focused on diversity and inclusion. Formerly under the umbrella of our Section's Outreach Committee, as our diversity and inclusion initiatives have grown, we are excited to make them a focus in our Section's work. Please contact Jared Krukar for additional information.
High School Moot Court Competition Program
In furtherance of the Section's longstanding support of the Florida Law Related Education Association's High School Moot Court Competition program, the Section has sponsored the program this year and is exploring new ways to get involved. The program presents a unique opportunity for high school students to gain exposure to our profession and learn about the role of Florida's appellate courts. Please contact Brandon Breslow for additional information.
The Section is exploring a fellowship program that will offer 1-2 law students or young lawyers an opportunity to join and actively participate in the Section for one year. We are developing an exciting program to ensure that our fellows get the full experience of being a part of the Section. Please contact Jamie Moses or Courtney Brewer for additional information.
As always, there continue to be many opportunities for involvement in our Section's CLE, Communications, History, Legislation, Outreach, Pro Bono, Programs, Publications, and Self-Represented Litigant Committees. Please click here for additional information about these committees to see how you can get involved.
On behalf of the Section, I am so grateful for everyone's hard work in developing and implementing our Section's programs and initiatives. From new ideas that are just beginning to take shape, to signature programming like our Dessert Reception at the Annual Florida Bar Convention, there is so much fantastic energy in the Section, and we are accomplishing great things. Keep up the excellent work!
Sarah Lahlou-Amine, Chair
Appellate Practice Section