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Former Chief Justice Leander J. Shaw, Jr. Honored

 – The Supreme Court of Florida formally convened a ceremonial session in its courtroom to honor the memory of Justice Shaw. Speakers  included current and former Justices, colleagues, and others. The event was open to the general public and is available to view as a webcast at wfsu.org/gavel2gavel/ 

Message from the President, Kelly O'Keefe

Dear Members and Friends of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society,


The Supreme Court Historical Society has moved in leaps and bounds over the last few years in furtherance of its mission to preserve and honor the rich history of the Florida Supreme Court.  We are very excited about our achievements and we are planting the seeds for many more to come.

          This year the Society is focused on two primary goals.  The first is increasing awareness of the Society and its mission and the second is building active and enthusiastic core committees equipped with the tools each needs to achieve its specific goals.  

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The 2016 Issues of the FSCHS Magazine and Newsletter are Now Available Online

Current and past issues of our two outstanding publications are now available online thanks to the Historical Society's continued dedication to educating the public about the Florida Supreme Court's role and and preserving its history.


The Historical Society's Nominating committee has opened nominations to all Florida Supreme Court Historical Society (FSCHS) Proud Trustee MemberMembers that would like to express their interest in serving as a Trustee on the Society's Board for a three-year term starting July 1, 2016, The deadline for completing and returning the Expression of Interest Application to the Society's office is May 15, 2016.

Serving as a Historical Society Trustee

As a Trustee, you would govern and support FSCHS and its activities through the development and monitoring of the strategic plan, committee work, finances and other related activities. The time commitment includes attendance at Board meetings, active participation on FSCHS Committees, volunteering and a willingness to contribute and make a difference.

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Justices' Portraits Debuted

The Supreme Court portrait gallery is housed in the Courtroom, adjoining hallway and the Lawyers' Lounge. At the Annual Dinner, the FSCHS commissioned portraits of Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Justice Charles T. Canady, Justice Ricky Polston, and Justice James E.C. Perry were revealed. 

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