November 01, 2009
“Taking the Pathway of Discretionary Review Toward Florida's Highest Court,” Florida Bar Journal

By Diana L. Martin and Robin I. Bresky

Your client is on the losing end of an opinion issued by one of Florida's five district courts of appeal and wants to know whether there is hope of having that opinion overturned by the state's highest court. Given that the Florida Supreme Court's jurisdiction to hear cases is limited and primarily discretionary, you will likely have to explain to your client that the Florida Supreme Court can review the lower court's opinion only if it meets certain criteria and only if the court so chooses. Although divining in which cases the court will grant review is an impossible task, the following will rode in advising your client.

The full article can be read here.