||Judge Robert J. Luck Appointed to the Third DCA Bench
On February 8, 2017, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Robert J. Luck to the Third District Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Frank A. Shepherd.
Judge Luck has served as a Circuit Judge at the 11th Judicial Circuit since 2013 and previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief at the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida.
||Judge Linda Ann Wells retires from the Third DCA
On January 27, 2017, the Court celebrated the retirement of Judge Linda Ann Wells, who will effectively retire on March 31, 2017. Judge Wells served the Court for 14 years and the State of Florida for a total of 18 years. The Dade County Bar Association and the Third DCA Historical Society hosted a reception in her honor after the ceremony.
||Judge Frank A. Shepherd retires from the Third DCA
On December 13, 2016, the Court celebrated the retirement of Judge Frank A. Shepherd, who, after 14 years of judicial service, retired on January 3, 2017. The retirement ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the Dade County Bar Association and the Third DCA Historical Society.
ABOTA's program with the Third District Court of Appeal
ABOTA strives to educate and inspire students to have knowledge of and respect for the United States Constitution, our system of justice and the value of an independent judiciary. To promote interest in law and civics education, ABOTA provides students and teachers with court visits, presentations, roundtables and workshops, such as the current programs with the Third District Court of Appeal, James Otis Lecture presentation for high school students, and the Teachers Law School for public school teachers. Through these efforts, ABOTA aims to provide teachers and students with a better understanding and appreciation of the Seventh Amendment right to a civil jury trial.
Hialeah Educational Academy visited on Jan. 10, 2017
South Dade Senior H.S. visited on Dec 07, 2016
Palmer Trinity High School visited on Dec. 06, 2016
Law Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Nov 16, 2016
Miami Senior High School visited on Oct. 19, 2016
John A. Ferguson Senior H.S. visited on Mar 14, 2016
South Dade Senior H.S. visited on Mar 09, 2016
Ransom Everglades School visited on Feb 29, 2016
Law Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Feb 10, 2016
American High School visited on Jan 13, 2016