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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Kicking off The Florida Bar 2021 Annual Convention with CONNECT: A Conversation on Implicit Bias and the Criminal System. Thank you to our amazing panel of speakers for leading such an important conversation.

The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for more senior judges to preside over criminal cases as the courts prepare to address the backlog of cases wrought by the pandemic. https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/court-clears-the-way-for-senior-judges-to-handle-more-cases/#:~:text=The%20Florida%20Supreme%20Court%20has,cases%20wrought%20by%20the%20pandemic.

Miami attorney Ben Kuehne, dubbed the “Iron Lawyer” for his courtroom and Iron Man triathlon prowess, is the latest recipient of the Criminal Law Section’s highest honor, the Selig I. Goldin Award. https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/kuehne-to-receive-criminal-law-sections-selig-i-goldin-award/

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