Melanie E. Damian has been appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee by incoming President of The Florida Bar, Gwynne A. Young. Ms. Damian currently holds the position of Vice Chair and will serve as Chair July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.
The Federal Court Practice Committee serves as the Bar’s liaison to the federal courts, federal bar organizations in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, and others interested in federal practice. The Committee distributes to Bar members proposed changes to the federal rules, including local rules for federal courts in Florida, and publishes the Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida’s Federal Courts, which describes the practices of individual federal judges in all three Districts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.