||Passing the Gavel Ceremony
On July 7, 2017, at the Florida International University College of Law, the Court held the Passing the Gavel Ceremony to honor outgoing Chief Judge Richard J. Suarez and new Chief Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg.
During the ceremony, the Court honored former Chief Judge Richard J. Suarez with the unveiling of his portrait. Family, friends, and colleagues applauded as the artist, Jeffrey Bass, revealed the portrait. Judge Suarez's portrait, like those of other former Chief Judges of the Court, will be displayed in the courtroom at the Third District Court of Appeal.
||Oral Arguments at the 16th Judicial Circuit.
On June 9, 2017, two panels heard Oral Arguments at the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in Key West, Florida. Chief Judge Richard J. Suarez presided the first panel along with Judges Ivan Fernandez and Edwin Scales, and the second panel with Judges Barbara Lagoa and Ivan Fernandez.
||Judge Norma Lindsey Appointed to the Third DCA Bench
On May 26, 2017, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Norma S. Lindsey to the Third District Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Linda Ann Wells.
Since 2011, Judge Lindsey has been serving as a Circuit Judge at the 11th Judicial Circuit and previously served as a County Judge for Miami-Dade County.
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.
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