The Florida First District Court of Appeal just issued an Order denying a Motion to Dismiss an appeal for lack of jurisdiction or for relinquishment of jurisdiction to the trial court. The students in the Florida Appellate Skills Lab successfully argued the jurisdiction and relinquishment issue in a thirteen page written Response to the Motion. As a result of this Order, the Appellee is now required to file an Answer Brief to the students’ Initial Brief addressing the merits of the claim.
The students have also just submitted an Initial Brief in a disability case and have another Initial Brief in a modication of alimony and child support case due next week. The students in the Florida Appellate Skills Lab have worked on five appeals this fall semester all currently pending before the First District Court of Appeal.