Florida Appellate Practice


By The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education

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The Twelfth Edition is the go-to source that addresses practical issues about appellate practice in Florida. Turn to this manual for guidance on filing a notice of appeal, determining which orders are appealable, preparing motions, and many other essential practice concerns. The manual covers civil, criminal, administrative, and juvenile delinquency appeals.

The latest edition includes:

  • Appellate briefs and updated format and content requirements.
  • Updated discussion of the Florida Supreme Court's procedures and practices, including the Florida Supreme Court's Manual of Internal Operating Procedures (rev. Feb. 18, 2021).
  • Current judicial conflict over administrative appeals and judicial stays, and whether the withdrawal of a license has the effect of suspending or revoking a license under Fla. R. App. P. 9.190, entitling a licensee to a presumptive stay.
  • Updated discussion regarding the abolishment of judicial deference to an agency's interpretation of statutes or rules that it implements and Article V, § 21, of the Florida Constitution.
  • New discussion of administrative appeals and the issue of mootness.
  • Florida Legislature's recent removal from circuit courts of appellate jurisdiction.
  • Current judicial conflict over whether an order granting a Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.800(a) motion before resentencing constitutes a final, appealable order, and whether the postconviction court retains jurisdiction to reconsider its ruling granting the motion before resentencing.
  • The record on appeal and the availability of unredacted records upon request, without a court order, under Fla. R. App. P. 9.200.
  • The record on appeal and a new discussion regarding exceptions to the general rule that an appellate court may consider only those matters filed in the trial court.
  • Motion practice and a new discussion of notice of termination and limited appearance.
  • Motion practice and a new discussion regarding confidentiality of court records and Marsy's Law.
  • New discussion regarding oral argument and argument by video conference.
  • Florida Appellate Practice