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 (email@example.com) and Jason Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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.