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Florida Supreme Court welcomed to UF Law
The University of Florida Levin College of Law welcomed all seven Florida Supreme Court justices for the 27th annual Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom.
The Feb. 25 exhibition allowed moot court team members to receive useful critiques regarding their oral arguments as they prepared for the American Bar
Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition held in April.
“I just want to say that we’ve heard some outstanding advocacy today,” said Chief
Justice Charles T. Canady, following the competition. “It is obvious that the people arguing here before this court today were well prepared and are skillful advocates who have a very promising future as advocates in the law, so we want to congratulate all of you.”
The competition is named after Raymer F. Maguire Jr. (JD 15), son of the founder
of Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A., and managing partner of the firm. In the summer of 1998, Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A. merged with the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, which continued the tradition of sponsoring the competition.