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Hall named NCACC President.

Thomas D. Hall, clerk of the Florida Supreme Court, took the helm of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks at the organization's annual meeting August 7 in Pittsburg.

"Tom is intelligent, hardworking, and innovative," said Bill Suter, clerk of the United States Supreme Court. "He is truly the go-to person when other clerks need advice. His skills were tested when he shepherded the presidential voting cases through his court in 2000. I was in frequent contact with Tom during the processing of those cases and I can attest that Tom was a superb professional in every respect."

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The NCACC is focused on education, providing appellate court clerks and administrators with training and knowledge to continually improve the appellate court system.

A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Hall left private practice in 1990 to serve as chief staff attorney for Florida's First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. He was named clerk of the Supreme Court in May of 2000.

"Tom Hall has served the people of the State of Florida in an exemplary fashion and NCACC has chosen wisely in naming him president of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks," said Florida Chief Justice Peggy Quince. "He brings to that position a wealth of knowledge about the appellate process, and he will work tirelessly on behalf of the organization."

Hall shares NCACC's strong commitment to education and training. He has taught at the University of Miami School of Law, St. Thomas University Law School, the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, the Justice Teaching Institute, the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute, numerous Florida Bar continuing legal education programs, and in the Barry University Legal Assistant's Program. Hall initiated the Appellate Practice Workshop while an officer in the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar. He was also instrumental in developing the section's Pro Se Appellate Practice Handbook. He is a recipient of the James C. Adkins Award. The section presents this award to a member of The Florida Bar who has significantly contributed to the field of appellate practice in Florida.

Since joining the NCACC in 2000, Hall has been very active in the organization and has served on the executive committee, as host of an annual meeting, chair of the vendor show committee, and chair of the program committee.

Hall also is a charter member of First District Appellate American Inn of Court.

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Date:Sep 1, 2008
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