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Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Boca Raton Resort & Club

8:30am-10:00am Committee Meetings Royal Palm Ballroom V/VI
10:30am-12:30pm Executive Council/Section Meeting
Executive Council Agenda Packet
Grand Ballroom A
2:30pm-5:00pm Final Round of Moot Court Competition & Discussion with Supreme Court Justices* Royal Palm Ballroom V/VI
5:00pm-7:00pm Chair's Reception Chair's Suite (TBA)
9:00pm-11:30pm Dessert Reception** Addison Ballroom East/West

Room assignments are subject to change. Please check the schedule onsite.

Click here for more information about the Annual Meeting and Hotel Reservations.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

*Volunteer Judges Needed

Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition

As in years past, The Florida Bar Young Lawyer's Division ("YLD") is currently organizing the 2017 Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition, which is held in conjunction with The Florida Bar Annual Convention in Orlando and features students from all twelve of Florida's law schools. The YLD is seeking judges for the oral argument portion of the competition, which will be held at the site of the Annual Convention in Boca Raton on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21, 2017. Section member participation in judging this competition is a great service to student competitors and to the YLD.

The YLD is seeking judges for the preliminary rounds, held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., and 3:00-4:30 p.m. Several weeks prior to the competition, the YLD will provide each judge with a copy of the relevant competition problem to review, together with a "bench brief" that identifies the key issues involved and the summaries of the relevant case law.

If you are willing to judge one or more of the rounds specified above, please email the competition co-chairs, Andrew Manko (amanko@mills-appeals.com) and Jason Lambert (jlambert@zinzowlaw.com) as soon as possible to help ensure the YLD has full panels for each Preliminary Round. There are a limited number of judge openings at this time.

**Sponsorship Opportunity!

Appellate Practice Section Annual Dessert Reception

The Appellate Practice Section's Annual Dessert & Awards Reception will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017, during The Florida Bar's Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The theme is "The Totally Awesome 90's." The event is free for all attendees, and is very well attended. Sponsoring this event provides a great opportunity to show your support for the Section.

Please click here for more details and the Sponsorship Form, which should be returned to JoAnn Shearer, our Section Administrator, who can be contacted at jshearer@floridabar.org or at (850) 561-5630.

Special Notice

Appellate Practice Section Bylaw Amendments

Want another reason to come to our Section Meeting at The Florida Bar Annual Convention, June 22, 2017? In addition to the traditional agenda of an annual meeting, we will have bylaw amendments for your consideration! The amendments may not have the excitement of a press conference, but they will address such issues as officer duties, quorum, additional notice provisions, and even the role of Robert's Rules of Order in future meetings! Not to be missed, a bylaw amendment is an uncommon event and one you are encouraged to come see in person at our June 22nd meeting.

Click here to review the bylaw amendments proposal or contact our Parliamentarian, Nicholas Shannin at nshannin@shanninlaw.com, for additional details.

Photos from the 2016 Appellate Practice Section Annual Meeting

Video from the Executive Council Meeting

Meeting Agendas and Minutes


June 22, 2017: Executive Council Agenda Packet




January 17, 2017: Executive Council Meeting Agenda


September 16, 2016: Executive Council Meeting Agenda

June 16, 2016: Executive Council Meeting Agenda

January 21, 2016: Executive Council Meeting Agenda


September 10, 2015: Executive Council Meeting Agenda

June 24, 2015: Executive Council Meeting Agenda

January 22, 2015: Executive Council Meeting Agenda


October 9, 2014: Executive Council Meeting Agenda  |  Executive Council Meeting Minutes

June 26, 2014: Executive Council Meeting Agenda  |  Executive Council Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2014: Executive Council Meeting Agenda


September 10, 2013: Executive Council Agenda Packet

June 27, 2013: Executive Council Meeting Agenda  |  Executive Council Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2013: Executive Council Meeting Agenda  |  Executive Council Meeting Minutes


November, 2012: November, 2012 Financial Statement

September 11, 2012: Executive Council Meeting Agenda

June 21, 2012: Annual and Executive Council Meeting Agenda Packet

January 26, 2012: Executive Council Meeting Agenda Packet


Setpember 22, 2011: Midyear Meeting Agenda Packet

June 22-23, 2011: Annual Meeting Agenda Packet (revised)

January 20, 2011: Executive Council Agenda  |  December, 2010 Financial Statement  |  SAL Pilot Program


September 23, 2010: Executive Council Agenda Packet | Minutes

June 24, 2010: Agenda

January 21, 2010: Agenda | Mini Retreat Agenda


September 10, 2009: Executive Council Meeting Minutes | Mini Retreat Minutes

June 25, 2009: Agenda | 2009 Report

January 15, 2009: Agenda


January 17, 2008: Agenda | Agenda Materials: (A)


September 6, 2007: Agenda | Agenda Materials: (A) | (B)

June 28, 2007: Agenda | Agenda Materials: (A) | (B.1) | (B.2) | (C) | (D)


September 14, 2006: Agenda | Agenda Materials: (A) | (B) | (C.1) | (C.2) | Minutes

June 22, 2006: Agenda | Agenda Materials: (A) | (B) | (C)

January 19, 2006: Minutes


September 8, 2005: Agenda | Minutes

June 23 2005: Agenda | Minutes

June 23, 2005: Agenda | Agenda Materials: (A) | (B) | (B.1) | (C) | (D) | (E) | (F)

January 20, 2005: Agenda | Minutes


October 13, 2004: Minutes

June 24, 2004: Agenda

January 15, 2004: Agenda | Minutes


September 4, 2003: Agenda

June 26, 2003: Agenda

January 16, 2003: Agenda | Minutes


September 12, 2002: Agenda

June 20, 2002: Agenda | Minutes

January 10, 2002: Minutes