Supreme Evening 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020   University Center Club - Tallahassee

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You are cordially invited to a Supreme Evening 2020, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual dinner and Florida’s premier judicial event. This year’s evening will live up to the event’s well-earned reputation in the state’s legal community as the “must-attend event” of the year with the return of Gilbert King, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Groveland Four.  His book shines a spotlight on what has been long been considered one of Florida's most grave injustices and a symbol of racism in thJim Crow South, which led Florida’s Governor and the State’s Clemency Board to grant full pardons for the four innocent men during his first week in office. 

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Dinner reservations and event sponsorship details 

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In a first since the Florida Supreme Court was established in 1846, the Court held a joint investiture for its two newest Supreme Court Justices—Robert Luck and Carlos Muñiz. Guests had “an opportunity to witness a moment in Florida history as it happens,” said Chief Justice Charles Canady.



The event was standing room only and had an impressive cadre of guests, including Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody....




2019 Fall/Winter Edition of The Historical Review 

IN THIS EDITION
  • Chief Justice Canady Provides Insight on Florida’s Judicial Management Council
  • The Historic Joint Investiture of Justices Luck and Muñiz
  • Justice Lawson’s Service in Honduras
  • Supreme Court Receives Photo Collection from Renowned Photographer Donn Dughi

  • Law Students in Florida Supreme Court Internship Program Obtain Real Life Experience

  • FSU Law’s Summer for Undergraduates Visits the Court

  • The Society’s New Judicial Membership Option for Judges


To read this edition and earlier editions of the Historical Review  





The Court Receives Gift of Donn Dughi's Photo Collection 



The Florida Supreme Court recently received an impressive photo collection by renowned photojournalist Donn Dughi. For decades, sitting on the floor in front of them and amidst the flowers, pomp, circumstance, Governor, Cabinet, Senators, and Representatives was Donn Dughi, like a timeless fixture, capturing it all through the lens of his camera. Donn got photos of the Justices on the front row like no one else.


Read more and view Donn Dughi Photo Collection


Investiture of The Honorable Barbara Lagoa 
as the Eighty Seventh Justice of The Supreme Court of Florida
 


On May 10, 2019 Barbara Lagoa's Investiture at the Florida Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee, FL was held. The event had a wonderful reception with hors d'oeuvres and mingling. Florida Governor, Ron Desantis, was in attendance and briefly took the podium to speak a few words on his appointment of Justice Lagoa to the bench. Several of Justice Lagoa's peers shared memories about their time and experiences while knowing her. Justice Barbara Lagoa was surrounded by her family, loved ones, and life long colleagues while her transition onto the court was celebrated. 

View the Photo Gallery of Justice Lagoa's Investiture











Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Pro Bono Awards

Florida Supreme Court Building, Tallahassee

500 S Duval Street, Tallahassee, FL


Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm

A Supreme Evening 2020

University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium

Florida State University Campus

403 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304



2019 Message From the President Jonathan Claussen


Our Florida Supreme Court has undergone a period of great change over the last year

with the retirement of Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente, and Peggy Quince at the

beginning of 2019. The Society worked closely with the Court and the retiring Justices to

ensure that each Justice’s retirement celebration was a success. The Society was happy to

see so many familiar faces at each of these events to honor the retired Justices.


Of course, the retirement ceremonies meant the addition of Justices Barbara Lagoa,

Robert Luck and Carlos Muñiz. The Society worked with each new Justice to assist with

the planning and execution of the investiture of Justice Lagoa, held on May 10, 2019,

and a joint investiture for Justices Luck and Muñiz, held on September 24, 2019.


Read the rest of the President's Message 




Sandy D'Alemberte received the Historical Society's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.    Read more about Sandy at 


Tallahassee.com Article

https://flcourthistory.org/DAlemberte2015/

View his "Celebration of Life" at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall


Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte  1933 - 2019


It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that a pillar of the Legal Community, Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, passed away on the Monday afternoon of May 21, 2019 at the age of 85.  He was a man of great wisdom, warmth, and integrity.  Among his many accomplishments, in academics, law, and politics, he was a long time and active supporter of the Supreme Court Historical Society for decades, serving as president in 1990-1991 and receiving our Historical Society’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2015.

His continued devotion to the law, the Florida judiciary, the legal profession, and to public service, as well as his outstanding character and ethics, are deserving of this Society's greatest appreciation and highest honor. 
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Visitation for family and friends will take place from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, June 4 in the D’Alemberte Rotunda at the FSU College of Law.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, June 5 in the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall located in the Westcott building on Florida State University campus, with a reception to follow.

Both remembrances are open to the public



Justice Barbara J. Pariente’s

Legal and Judicial Career Celebration



The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society invited the legal community on Saturday, June 8th for an evening of reminiscing and celebration of Justice Pariente’s recent retirement from the Florida Supreme Court.  


The event will took place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.  It began at 6:00 PM with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, mingling with Justice Pariente, and a one of a kind auction. Dinner and awards followed at 7:30 PM.




Justice Quince's Legal & Judicial Career Celebration on May 17th

The legal community from all over the state came together on Friday evening May 17, 2019, at the Floridan Palace Hotel in Downtown Tampa for a cocktail reception to celebrate the distinguished career of Justice Peggy Quince after her recent retirement from the Florida Supreme Court.


 Justice Quince requested that her celebration be a cocktail reception, which would allowed  her to mingle, say “hello,” and meet with all the guests at the event. Doors opened at 5:30 PM for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.


In addition to the mingling, the cocktails, and great food, there was a jazz quartet to provide a warm musical background for the evening. Guests also had the opportunity to record a short video of themselves for Justice Quince, in which they were welcome to share their favorite story that involved Justice Quince, thank her for her contribution to Florida's Judiciary and the State of Florida, or just congratulate her on her retirement. 



        View the Photo Gallery from Justice Quince's Celebration




Justice Lewis's Legal & Judicial Career Celebration


The legal community from all over the state came together on April 18, 2019, in Coral Gables, Florida, to celebrate the distinguished career of Justice R. Fred Lewis after his recent retirement from the Florida Supreme Court.


Justice Lewis was able to enjoy this celebration in his honor alongside his family, including his wife, his daughter and son-in-law, and granddaughters. He was also joined by much of Florida's legal and judicial community who admire and appreciate the work he has put into the state of Florida throughout his tenure as a Supreme Court Justice and his prior specialization in civil and appellate litigation.


View the Photo Gallery of Justice Lewis's Retirement Celebration





2019 Summer/Fall Edition of The Historical Review 



IN THIS EDITION
  • Justice Lewis's Retirement Celebration in Miami 
  • Justice Quince's Retirement Celebration in Tampa
  • Justice Pariente's Retirement Celebration in West Palm Beach 
  • Marshal's Office Receives Prestigious Accreditation
  • A Supreme Evening 2019
  • Governor DeSantis Appoints Justice Barbara Lagoa
  • The Leadership of Justice Luck
  • The Addition of Justice Muñiz

  • Remembering Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte

  • In Memoriam: Ruth McDonald


To read this edition and earlier editions of the Historical Review  



2019

Supreme Evening

another Supreme Success

On February 7, 2019 the Historical Society held its annual dinner event, A Supreme Evening with a record breaking attendance of over 500 guests. Barry Richard introduced the Keynote presenter, Ted Olson. We were also honored to have Gov, Ron DeSantis on hand to introduce the three new Florida Supreme Court Justices he had appointed. Chief Justice Charles Canady provided his insights with an update on the state of the Supreme Court.


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The Supreme Court of Florida   - A Journey Toward Justice, 1972 -1987  


Volume III describes the court during its most tumultuous years. Amid he upheaval of the civil rights moment, the Vietnam War, and Watergate, the story begins with reform in the entire Florida court system. It includes the court’s first black justice, Joseph Hatchett; Governor Reubin Askew’s new system for merit selection of justices; and revision of Article V, the section of the state constitution dealing with the judiciary.

Neil Skene moves on to cover landmark court decisions; the introduction of cameras in court; changes to media law, personal injury law, and family ...


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The Supreme Court of Florida

A Journey Toward Justice, 1972 -1987


2018 Summer/Fall Edition of The Historical Review 


IN THIS EDITION
  • Under the Dome
  • Dobson Portrait Acquisition
  • Judge Barkett's Life Following the Supreme Court 
  • Justice Lewis's Roots and Legacy
  • Letter from Hank Coxe on his Service on the CRC
  • Supreme Evening 2018
  • Review of Book on the LIfe and Career of Former Justice Kogan
  • Chief Justice Labarga on His Role in Bush v. Gore

  • Judge Robert Hilliard of Santa Rosa County Shares a Colorful Narrative of a 1948 County Court Judges Conference in Key West and Havana   Once A Year


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