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.