|Honorable Kevin Emas named Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal
On January 10, 2019, Judge Kevin Emas was unanimously elected by his peers as the nineteenth Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal since the Court opened in 1957. Chief Judge Emas will serve in this capacity until June 30, 2021. As Chief Judge, he will be responsible for all administrative matters of the Court.
Also, by unanimous decision, Judge Ivan F. Fernandez was elected to serve as Chief Judge-Elect.
Temporary Entrance to 3DCA:
Effective Monday, 12/18/17, the entrance to the courthouse is relocated to the East side of the property through Tamiami Park. Access this temporary entrance using the road off S.W. 117th Avenue between the batting cages and Coral Way. Signs have been posted along the way.
MAP to Temporary Access
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.
Christopher Columbus High School visit on Dec.4, 2018
Miami Senior High School visited on Sept. 18, 2018
Ransom Everglades School visited on Mar 05, 2018
Miami Senior High School visited on Feb. 06, 2018
American High School visited on Oct 03, 2017
Law Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Mar 15, 2017
Our Lady of Lourdes H.S.visited on Mar 13, 2017
Ransom Everglades School visited on Mar 06, 2017
Hialeah Educational Academy visited on Jan. 10, 2017
South Dade Senior H.S. visited on Dec 07, 2016
Palmer Trinity High School visited on Dec. 06, 2016
Law Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Nov 16, 2016
Miami Senior High School visited on Oct. 19, 2016
John A. Ferguson Senior H.S. visited on Mar 14, 2016
South Dade Senior H.S. visited on Mar 09, 2016
Ransom Everglades School visited on Feb 29, 2016
Law Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Feb 10, 2016
American High School visited on Jan 13, 2016