Joe Eagleton Presents At Florida Bar Winter Meeting

Brannock & Humphries attorney Joe Eagleton was part of an all-star collection of appellate attorneys who spoke at a special continuing legal education program, “Appeals for the Pro Bono Practitioner,” that headlined the first day of the Florida Bar’s winter meeting in Orlando.

The six-hour seminar was jointly presented by the Pro Bono Committee of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section, which Mr. Eagleton chairs, and the statewide Guardian ad Litem Program.  It featured presentations from lawyers around the state spanning the gamut of appellate topics, from brief-writing tips and oral argument pointers to principles of statutory construction.  The free program, which also included a panel of judges from Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal, was attended by more than sixty attorneys and will be made available for online viewing in the near future.

Mr. Eagleton’s portion of the event focused on preserving the record for appeal.  He addressed the purpose of preservation rules, explained the legal requirements for preserving errors for appellate review, and offered practice advice for teeing up issues at the trial level for reversal on appeal.