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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New Case Law Updates have been published on the Members Only Section of the website. Be sure to check them out! https://floridabarcls.org/case-law-update/

The Criminal Law Section is preparing a formal response to the latest proposal to modify the Speedy Trial Rule

"Public defenders and state attorneys are concerned that further budget cuts from the Legislature would leave them unable to handle all their cases, including addressing trial backlogs from the COVID-19 pandemic." https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/prosecutors-pds-losing-staff-struggling-with-budget-cuts/

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