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Joe Eagleton Presents on Practicing Before the Florida Supreme Court

Brannock Berman & Seider shareholder Joe Eagleton was a speaker at a Hillsborough County Bar Association event focusing on practicing before the Florida Supreme Court.

The continuing legal education program, sponsored by the HCBA’s Appellate Practice Section, covered various topics unique to Florida’s highest court, including jurisdiction, stare decisis, death-penalty cases, and the Court’s administrative role as head of the third branch of state government. A former Supreme Court staff attorney who has also argued and won many cases as an appellate practitioner in front of the Supreme Court and in the Florida District Courts of Appeal, Joe spoke from experience about the differences between practicing in the Supreme Court and in Florida’s intermediate appellate courts. He fielded questions on the Supreme Court’s internal processes for handling extraordinary writs, on the Court’s role in rule amendment and bar discipline matters, and on the Court’s workload and case management statistics. 

Joe was joined on the panel by Joseph Lang of Carlton Fields, Melanie Kalmanson of Quarles & Brady, and Chris Baum of the Florida Solicitor General’s Office.