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.


Message from the Society's President, Edward G. Guedes

The 2018-19 calendar of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is well underway, and to describe the coming 10 months as merely exciting (and somewhat overwhelming) would do a disservice to the events and individuals involved. The most evident and consequential of events occurring over the next several months involves the Supreme Court’s transition as three of its sitting justices – Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince – retire in January 2019 after decades of remarkable service to the Court, the judiciary and the citizens of Florida. The Society is already well underway planning the retirement celebrations



Save the Dates for these Upcoming Retirement Celebrations






April 18, 2019

Justice R. Fred Lewis Retirement Celebration Dinner

Coral Gables Country Club, Coral Gables

Reception 5:30 pm    Dinner 7:00 pm

Details, registration and sponsorship opportunities at Flcourthistory.org/JusticeLewis


May 17, 2019

Justice Peggy Quince Retirement Celebration Reception

Floridan Palace Hotel, Downtown Tampa

Reception only 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Web page coming soon at Flcourthistory.org/JusticeQuince  


June 8, 2019

Justice Barbara Pariente Retirement Celebration

Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach

The sit-down dinner event will be held in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the Palm Beach Legal Aid Society at legalaidpbc.org/probono_rec.php


Notice of Accepting Nominations


FLORIDA SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS TRUSTEES


The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is seeking judges, lawyers, law teachers or other eminently qualified citizens to serve on its Board of Trustees. Trustees will be elected by the members of the Society at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Bar in Boca Raton June 27th, 2019.


The Board meets twice a year, including once at the Florida Bar Annual Meeting. Its members are invited to participate each year in the Society’s “centerpiece event,” A Supreme Evening, the annual reception and dinner in Tallahassee which is attended by governmental leaders, judges, attorneys, educators, and special guests. The event has attracted large, enthusiastic audiences and has featured prominent keynote speakers, including former Governors and Supreme Court Justices.


The Society is a working Board and has many active committees, potential Trustees are asked to consider...


Learn more about Nominations to become a Historical Society Trustee 








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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


Read this and earlier editions of the Historical Review  


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