Boyd & Jenerette Shareholder Kansas Gooden recently served as a panelist on “Oral Argument Before the Florida Supreme Court.” Kansas discussed her experiences at the Court and provided tips and advice on how to successfully argue before the Court. She also discussed her pre-argument and post-argument routines.
The presentation was in conjunction with the seminar Practicing Before the Florida Supreme Court on June 9, 2022, in Tallahassee. The program was jointly sponsored by The Florida Bar’s Government Lawyers Section, and the Appellate Practice Section. The seminar began with an observation of an oral argument, followed by a discussion of the arguing attorneys involved in the case. Sessions included panels and presentations on oral arguments, briefs, and discretionary review, as well as a tour of the Florida Supreme Court Building. The Justices joined the seminar for a question-and-answer discussion.
About Kansas R. Gooden
Kansas Gooden is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar and is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She serves as the firm’s Appellate Practice Group Leader. Kansas is an expert in handling all types of civil appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals, in state and federal courts.
Ms. Gooden is active in the Florida Bar’s Appellate Section. Over the past decade, she has served on the Executive Council and has chaired the CLE Committee. As chair, Ms. Gooden is responsible for creating and organizing the CLE programing for the section.
Ms. Gooden is on the board of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association as the President and serves as the chair of the organization’s Amicus Committee. On behalf of the organization, she authors and co-authors amicus briefs in important cases impacting tort, litigation, and insurance issues. She also serves on the board of directors of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society.
Ms. Gooden is a frequent speaker on appellate topics, including preservation of error, for both attorneys and adjusters. She is licensed in Florida (2008).