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Improving Individual Trial Ability

Welcome to the Trial Lawyers Section. Formed in 1967, The Trial Lawyers Section is the oldest of bar sections. Our mission is to promote access to courts and to help maintain the independence of the judiciary, two fundamental cornerstones of our system of justice. This year’s focus will be on exploring options to improve the efficiency of our legal system. The term “proportionality” is often used on this topic.
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Welcome to the Trial Lawyers Section

The Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar was established in 1967. The Section has over 5,800 members with membership open to any attorney in good standing with The Florida Bar who shares a common interest in trial advocacy before the courts. Affiliate memberships are also available.
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November 27, 2019

Jurors Needed for 2020 Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition

The Trial Lawyer’s Section is conducting its prestigious 38th annual Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition in Tampa this year. Ten law schools with 2 teams each are expected to be competing at the Tampa Convention Center from January 22rd to the 24th, 2020. The trials are presided over by state and federal court judges, but+ Read More

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