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Third District Court of Appeal

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Court News
Judge Luck Judge Robert J. Luck Appointed to the Third DCA Bench

On February 8, 2017, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Robert J. Luck to the Third District Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Frank A. Shepherd.
Judge Luck has served as a Circuit Judge at the 11th Judicial Circuit since 2013 and previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief at the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida.
Judge Wells
Judge Linda Ann Wells retires from the Third DCA

On January 27, 2017, the Court celebrated the retirement of Judge Linda Ann Wells, who will effectively retire on March 31, 2017. Judge Wells served the Court for 14 years and the State of Florida for a total of 18 years. The Dade County Bar Association and the Third DCA Historical Society hosted a reception in her honor after the ceremony.
Judge Shepherd
Judge Frank A. Shepherd retires from the Third DCA

On December 13, 2016, the Court celebrated the retirement of Judge Frank A. Shepherd, who, after 14 years of judicial service, retired on January 3, 2017. The retirement ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the Dade County Bar Association and the Third DCA Historical Society.
eDCA Update re Hyperlinking for Citations
Administrative Order OASC16-83 IN RE: EMERGENCY REQUEST TO EXTEND TIME PERIODS UNDER ALL FLORIDA RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL.
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.

Miami Senior High School LogoHialeah Educational Academy visited on Jan. 10, 2017

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

Miami Senior High 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.
eDCA

eDCA User Guide

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