A SUPREME EVENING 2024 - January 18th
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales
Join us for A Supreme Evening 2024 on Thursday, January 18, in Tallahassee, as we continue our proud tradition of hosting the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society's annual fundraising event. Our keynote speaker is former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, who served under President George W. Bush. The program will also feature a "State of the Court" presentation by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz.
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024
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.
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.
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 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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A SUPREME EVENING 2023 - Our Annual Dinner Event
A Supreme Evening 2023 lived up to its well-earned reputation as the “must-attend event" in the state’s legal community. The evening featured Wall Street Journal veteran journalists Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz. The co-authors of Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal, the riveting truth behind the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal. During their presentation, they masterfully shared the eye-opening accounts of corruption in America’s most exclusive institutions, the fleecing of status-hungry parents, coddled teens, and the man who thought he couldn’t be caught.