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Third District Court of Appeal

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Induction Ceremony
On October 4, 2017, the Third District Court of Appeal hosted the Induction of Candidates for Admission to the Florida Bar.

Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma
AOSC17-56 - Emergency Request to Extend Time Periods under all Florida Rules of Procedure for the Third District Court of Appeal.
Judge Luck

Judge Robert J. Luck Recipient of Dade County Bar Association Presidential Award.
In September 2017, the Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) will host the Enchantment Under the Stars 101st Installation Gala to honor the Presidential Award winners and to install new Officers and Directors of the Dade County Bar & Young Lawyers Section. The Honorable Robert J. Luck, Third District Court of Appeal Judge, has been selected by the DCBA as one of four recipients of the Presidential Award. The Honorable Leslie B. Rothenberg, Chief Judge, Third District Court of Appeal, will be swearing-in the DCBA Directors.
http://www.dadecountybar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=981290&group

Investiture of Judge Norma S. Lindsey
Investiture of Judge Norma S. Lindsey
On Friday, August 25, 2017, the Court held the Investiture of Judge Norma S. Lindsey as the 38th member of the Third District Court of Appeal bench. Judge Wendy Berger of the Fifth District Court of Appeal administered The Oath of Office. The ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the Dade County Bar Association.

Chief Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg

Chief Judge Richard J. Suarez with the unveiling of his portrait

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.
eDCA Update re Hyperlinking for Citations
EMERGENCY REQUEST TO EXTEND TIME PERIODS UNDER ALL FLORIDA RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA, THE FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, THE SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, THE FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, AND THE FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL.
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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.

American Senior High School LogoAmerican High School visited on Oct 03, 2017

Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial High School LogoLaw Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Mar 15, 2017

Our Lady of Lourdes Academy H.S. LogoOur Lady of Lourdes H.S.visited on Mar 13, 2017

Ransom Everglades School LogoRansom Everglades School visited on Mar 06, 2017

Hialeah Educational Academy H.S. LogoHialeah Educational Academy visited on Jan. 10, 2017

South Dade Senior High School LogoSouth Dade Senior H.S. visited on Dec 07, 2016

Palmer Trinity School LogoPalmer Trinity High School visited on Dec. 06, 2016

Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial High School LogoLaw Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Nov 16, 2016

Miami Senior High School LogoMiami Senior High School visited on Oct. 19, 2016

John A. Ferguson Senior High School Logo
John A. Ferguson Senior H.S. visited on Mar 14, 2016

South Dade Senior High School Logo
South Dade Senior H.S. visited on Mar 09, 2016

Ransom Everglades School Logo
Ransom Everglades School visited on Feb 29, 2016

Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial High School LogoLaw Enforcement Ofc. H.S.visited on Feb 10, 2016

American Senior High School LogoAmerican High School visited on Jan 13, 2016


Important Notice To Litigants Regarding Oral Argument.
Administrative Order 3D13-06—Re:  NOTICE OF SIMILAR OR RELATED CASE.
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Administrative Order 3D13-01—Re:  Agreed Extensions of Time for Filing Briefs in Certain Appeals.
Photograph of Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society
was created to continue to commemorate and memorialize the history of the Court.

Mission Statement and New Member/Renewal Enrollment Form
Third District Court of Appeal 50th Anniversary Book