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Clerk of the Court, Tom Hall, Retires after 13 Years of Service at the Supreme Court

courtesy of Phil Pollock, Florida State Courts News, Oct. 11, 2013


Clerk of the Supreme Court, Tom Hall

A retirement ceremony was held at the Florida Supreme Court for Tom Hall, the 20th Clerk of the Court, on October 9 in the Courtroom. Mr Hall was appointed as Clerk in May, 2000. Together, with past work at the First and Third District Courts of Appeal, he has given 25 years of service to Florida's court system.

Key in his Supreme Court work as Clerk of the Court, Mr. Hall was quickly dealing with crucial issues as Bush v. Gore unfolded in his first year as clerk. Interestingly, he leaves after having worked through the technologically important launch of the mandated e-filing measure that began in early 2013.

Mr. Hall has received the prestigious James Adkins Award in 2009 (Appellate Practice Section, Florida Bar) and the 2012 J.O. Sentell Award (National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks) after having served as the group's president from 2008-09.

In addition, Mr. Hall has taught widely in academic, legal and judicial communities in his career.

Beyond the recognition given Tom Hall on October 11, the Supreme Court thanked him with the presentation of a proclamation earlier in 2013.

The Supreme Court Courtroom was filled to capacity for the ceremony, as family, friends and members of the court community came to honor his service.

Click here to read the Full Court Press (page 21) for more about Tom Hall's retirement.


Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Raoul Cantero, III


Justice Raoul Cantero, III, Tom Hall and another attendee


Section Chair, Caryn Bellus with U.S. Sup Ct. Justice Clarence Thomas