Hon. Fleur J. Lobree is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Judge Fleur J. Lobree from the Florida Third District Court of Appeal!

Judge Lobree will speak at our upcoming Persuasive Appellate Brief Writing and Oral Argument 101 program on June 26 & 27, 2024. During this program appellate judges and seasoned appellate practitioners will walk the beginner appellate practitioner through both areas of appellate practice in state and federal appellate courts.

Judge Fleur J. Lobree was appointed to the Court by Governor Ron DeSantis on April 25, 2019. She previously served as an Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge in the criminal division from February 2013 through January 2015, and as a Miami Dade County Court Judge in the criminal and civil divisions from April 2011 through January 2013. Apart from her work on the bench, Judge Lobree has been an assistant state attorney, an associate with Hicks, Anderson and Kneale, a career law clerk for the Hon. Rodolfo Sorondo, Jr., and an assistant attorney general.

In 2021, Judge Lobree was the recipient of the Miami-Dade Bar Mario P. Goderich Legal Ethics Award. In 2014, she received the Dade County Bar Association Alan R. Schwartz Judicial Excellence Award. In 2016, Judge Lobree received a MADD Prosecution Award of Honor. Judge Lobree was listed among the Top Government Attorneys by the South Florida Legal Guide from 2007 through 2011. The Dade County Bar Association gave her a Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award in 1996 and a Special Public Service Award in 1991. She earned a Davis Productivity Award in 1993 for work in Homestead as an ombudsman in insurance disputes following Hurricane Andrew.

In service to her profession, Judge Lobree is a member of the Appellate Court Rules and Criminal Court Steering Committees. Previously, she spent six years as a member of the Florida Bar Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, including serving as its Chair and liaison to the Appellate Court Rules and Rules of Judicial Administration Committees. She also volunteered on a Florida Bar Grievance committee. Judge Lobree has trained attorneys and law enforcement officers on topics such as Extraordinary Writ Proceedings, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment Law, Ethics and Professionalism, Frye Hearings, Search Warrant Issuance and Execution, and Sunshine Law.

Judge Lobree was born in Evansville, Indiana and raised in Miami, Florida. She is a 1992 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. She devotes free time to mentoring students through the Florida Bar law related education and Miami Dade Bar school programs committees. Since 2007, she has been a member of Save Our Sisters dragon boat racing team, created to raise awareness about breast health and enable breast cancer survivors to discover or regain fitness after treatment.

We are so glad to have her join us!

Faith Pincus

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