Florida Bar Criminal Law Section2020-08-21T15:21:06-04:00

The Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar is the only organization for state and federal trial and appellate criminal justice lawyers, judges, and academics. Members of the Section are united by their shared goal of providing a fair, just, and efficient criminal justice system for everyone. The purpose of the Section is to assist all criminal law practitioners in this shared goal. The Section provides its members continuing legal education (CLE), federal and state case law updates, up to date information about important criminal law legislation, and opportunities to interact with others who work to assure criminal justice.

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Building & Using a Deposition Notebook Series

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases is accepting applications for membership on the committee. At present, there is one position open for a lawyer who represents the government in criminal cases. https://bit.ly/3q1JmkY

Chief Justice Charles Canady issued two new and two amended administrative orders late on November 23, 2020, addressing court operations during the pandemic. Read more: https://bit.ly/39aY6aV

It took a small army of judges, court administrators, Duval Court Clerk staff, IT managers — and ABOTA Jacksonville and Chester Bedell Inn of Court volunteers — to design Florida’s first fully remote, binding civil jury trial. https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/report-finds-a-hybrid-approach-jury-trials-is-a-realistic-and-feasible-option/

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