The Appellate Practice Section wants to help practitioners with appellate
problems and will provide match-ups for telephone or email consultations with
experienced appellate lawyers. The goal of the project is to assist young lawyers,
occasional practitioners, and experienced appellate lawyers venturing in new areas,
as well as promote interaction among Section Members.
The section is actively recruiting
mentors in the following appellate areas: Administrative, Civil, Criminal, Family,
Juvenile, Worker's Comp, or Federal. We need volunteers to serve as mentors in each
subject matter area.
To be listed as a panel attorney, the following statement must be signed and
sent to: Austin Newberry, Professional Development, The Florida Bar,
650 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee FL 32399-5600 Fax: 850-561-5825
"I hereby certify that I currently practice and have at least five years
experience in the areas indicated. I further certify that I am a member in good
standing of The Florida Bar.
I hereby consent to a waiver of confidentiality, therefore allowing
The Florida Bar to investigate my grievance record and otherwise conduct that
investigation deemed necessary to determine my qualifications for service
on the panel. I understand that referrals to my office may be suspended upon the
finding of probable cause by The Florida Bar in a grievance matter. Upon the conclusion
of the grievance matter, I may apply for readmission of the panel, and be readmitted
at the discretion of the Appellate Practice Section."
Panel members serve on a volunteer basis; an inquiring attorney should refrain from
involving a panel member in a prolonged dialogue.
The Appellate Practice Section make no representationsas to the knowledge or
experience of any panel attorney and disclaims any liability or responsibility
regarding any inquiry made pursuant to the program.
The program does not contemplate and is not intended to create a formal association
between the inquiring attorney and the panel attorney, or any attorney-client relationship
between the panel member and the ultimate client, and care should be taken not to reveal
confidences or key strategic information.
The inquiring attorney must ultimately exercise his or her own independent judgment
on behalf of the client.