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Third District Court of Appeal

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Judge Rothenberg

Leslie B. Rothenberg Elected to Succeed Judge Richard J. Suarez as Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal in 2017

The judges of the Third District Court of Appeal have unanimously elected Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg as Chief Judge Elect. Judge Rothenberg will succeed Chief Judge Richard J. Suarez on July 1, 2017.

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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.

American Senior High School LogoAmerican High School visited on Jan 13, 2016

Miami Carol City Senior High School LogoMiami Carol City Senior H.S. visited on Dec 09, 2015

Palmer Trinity High School LogoPalmer Trinity High School visited on Dec 08, 2015

Miami Killian High School Logo Miami Killian High School visited on Nov 18, 2015

Miami Palmetto High School LogoMiami Palmetto High School visited on Oct 21, 2015

Miami Senior High School LogoMiami Senior High School visited on Sep 30, 2015


Judge Edwin A. Scales, III

Judge Edwin A. Scales III appointed to board of The Florida Bar Foundation

Judge Edwin A. Scales, III has been appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.

The Florida Bar Foundation, a philanthropic organization established in 1956 by The Florida Bar Board of Governors under the authority of the Florida Supreme Court, provides greater access to justice, primarily through funding of programs that:

 

• expand and improve representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons in civil legal matters;

 

• improve the fair and effective administration of justice; and

 

• promote service to the public by members of the legal profession by making public service an integral component of the law school experience.

 

More Information

 Chief Judge Richard J. Suarez


Richard J. Suarez Named Chief Judge

Judge Richard J. Suarez became the sixteenth chief judge of the Third District Court of Appeal since the court opened in 1957. His term is for two years and, as chief judge, he will be responsible for all administrative matters in the court.

Passing of the Gavel Ceremony

On July 9, 2015, the Court held its Passing of the Gavel Ceremony to honor new Chief Judge Richard J. Suarez and outgoing Chief Judge Frank A. Shepherd.

Portrait Unveiling Ceremony

On July 9, 2015 the Court honored former Chief Judge Frank A. Shepherd with the unveiling of his portrait. Family, friends, and colleagues applauded as the artist, Chris Saper, revealed the portrait. Judge Shepherd’s portrait, like those of other former Chief Judges of the Court, will be displayed in the courtroom at the Third District Court of Appeal.
Important Notice To Litigants Regarding Oral Argument.
Administrative Order 3D13-06—Re:  NOTICE OF SIMILAR OR RELATED CASE.
eDCA

eDCA User Guide

Administrative Order 3D13-01—Re:  Agreed Extensions of Time for Filing Briefs in Certain Appeals.

Important Notice to Counsel

Procedure for filing motions for extension of time.

Photograph of Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society
was created to continue to commemorate and memorialize the history of the court.

Mission Statement and New Member/Renewal Enrollment Form
Third District Court of Appeal 50th Anniversary Book