Historical Society is Seeking Nominations for Board of Trustees


The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for individuals with leadership and management experience to serve on the Board of Trustees. The History Society will elect the nominated Trustees during our Annual Membership Meeting on June 20, 2024, during The Florida Bar Annual Convention in Orlando..


The deadline for completing and returning the Expression of Interest Application to the Society's office is Friday, May 3, 2024.


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A SUPREME EVENING 2024 - Our Annual Dinner Event

More than 450 attendees – including Florida Supreme Court justices, judges, lawyers, and public officials – gathered for A Supreme Evening 2024 on Jan. 18 in Tallahassee. As part of the event’s headlining program, Florida Supreme Court Justice John Couriel moderated a fireside chat with former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served from 2005-2007 during the George W. Bush administration. Gonzales, the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general, discussed his extensive career in public service, including his time as a Texas Supreme Court justice and as White House counsel to President Bush.






Our "Amici Curiae" Appeal for Your Support


We invite you to become an “Amicus Curiae” by joining a unique organization – the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society while paying your Florida Bar annual fees.


Why should you become a friend of the Court? Your membership in the Historical Society allows you a unique opportunity to learn more about the Court and its rich history. Equally important, your tax-deductible membership contribution helps expand public awareness and understanding of the Florida Supreme Court and its role in our system of government.


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Society's Exe. Director Receives Marshall Cassedy Service Award From Florida Bar President


Mark A. Miller, Executive Director of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society in Tallahassee, received the 2023 Marshall R, Cassedy, Sr. Award for exemplary service and extraordinary support of the legal profession from Florida Bar President Gary Lesser during the Bar’s annual convention.


The award honors and recognizes the legacy and attributes of Cassedy, who served as Executive Director of The Florida Bar from 1961-1980.


President Lesser said that Miller’s more than 35 years in association management have contributed to the Historical Society’s many accomplishments over the past decade.

 

“He’s put both hands on the steering wheel and led the Historical Society’s mission to make sure people understand the importance of a strong judiciary and saving for future generations the records and events that shaped the evolution of Florida’s courts,” Lesser said.


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Colorful History of The Florida Supreme Court Being Restored

An essential part of the colorful history of the Florida Supreme Court is being restored thanks to advances in digitizing and correcting color photographs and the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.


In keeping with the historical society’s mission to celebrate, honor, and preserve the rich history of the Florida Supreme Court and its Justices, a project to begin restoration of the publicly displayed color en banc photos of our Court was initiated in early 2022. The first 10 are now completed.


The Gallery

The public display of the Gallery of the Supreme Court with en banc photographs of Florida’s Supreme Court Justices, which document the members of the Court from 1949 to the present, was initiated and made possible with a gift from Justice Ben F. and Marilyn Overton.


The South hallway outside the courtroom has been the gallery’s location since the Overtons initiated the idea before he retired from the Court in 1999.



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Florida Supreme Court Gift Shop

FlCourtGifts.org is the official online store for Florida Supreme Court items and collectibles and a great place to shop for the perfect gift for the legal professionals in your life. 


The online gift store features a limited number of carefully curated premium items that are imprinted with the official seal of the Florida Supreme Court, and exclusively available at FlCourtGifts.org.


Sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, proceeds from the sales benefit and enhance the Court's educational and public outreach programs.




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