On September 11, 2012, the Miami Lawyers Chapter hosted a debate on "35 Years of Retention Elections of Appellate Court Judges in Florida: Has the System Measured Up?"
- Prof. Brian Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University School of Law
- Mr. Scott G. Hawkins, President of The Florida Bar, 2011-2012
- Moderator: Dean R. Alexander Acosta, Florida International University College of Law
- Introduction: Mr. Jefferson P. Knight, The Knight Law Firm and President, Miami Lawyers Chapter
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