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Navigating With a New Map: Impact of Changes to the District Courts of Appeal Territorial Boundaries

Appellate Practice
On January 1, 2023, Florida’s district court map is changing: A new Sixth District Court of Appeal has been created....

Storytelling, The Sound of Music, and Special Teams: Revisiting Some Basic Legal Writing Techniques with Fresh Eyes

Appellate Practice
I recently returned to teaching legal writing to first-year law students. Having spent the preceding years as an appellate attorney...

Certiorari Review of Orders Denying Discovery in Civil Cases, Part II

Appellate Practice
This is Part II of my column on certiorari review of orders denying discovery in civil cases. In Part I,...

Certiorari Review of Orders Denying Discovery in Civil Cases, Part I

Appellate Practice
The district courts of appeal state that, as a general rule, they rarely have common-law certiorari jurisdiction over orders that...

Remembering RBG: A Look Back at the Life and Legacy of a Legend, a Year After Her Passing

Appellate Practice
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and a pioneer of...

How Not to Lose the Winning Witness: Ethical Considerations in Working with Employee and Former Employee Witnesses

Appellate Practice
Every good trial lawyer knows that the right witness can make or break your case. While having the right expert...

A Practical Guide to the Amendments to the Florida Appellate Rules of Procedure

Appellate Practice
As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, it is clear that the December 2020...

A Primer on Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard

Appellate Practice
The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure are intended to “secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.”[1] The...

Forum Selection in Administrative Appeals and the “Home Venue Privilege”

Appellate Practice
Occasionally, appellate lawyers are confronted with the question of in which district court of appeal (DCA) to initiate an appeal...

En Banc Hearings, By the Numbers

Appellate Practice
In 2019, Florida’s five appellate courts collectively issued 12,208 opinions.[1] In past years, Florida’s appellate courts have collectively issued up...