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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Upcoming Events

3464 Criminal Law Update 2020

November 13 @ 8:55 am - 3:55 pm

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Building & Using a Deposition Notebook Series

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


The FIRST program will help serve adults with a mental illness who cross paths with the criminal justice system in Leon County and who, without aid, could be committed to a state mental health facility or are at a higher risk of being rearrested. https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2020/10/23/new-leon-county-program-intervene-where-mental-health-criminal-justice-meet-program/5990243002/

The 13th Judicial Court welcomes jurors back to the courthouse! Jury selection is underway today with Judge Samantha Ward (r) & Judge Michelle Sisco presiding in our first criminal trials in 7 months. Everyone is socially distanced & wearing masks or face shields.

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