Former Justice Harry Lee Anstead


University of Florida, B.A, 1960; University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1963; University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M. in the judicial process, 1982.

Legal Offices & Positions:

Justice, Florida Supreme Court, 1994-2009; Chief Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1983-85; Judge, Fourth District Court ofAppeal, 1977-94; acting circuit and county court judge during tenure on district court; trial and appellate lawyer, 1964-77.

Honors & Awards:

Four times nominated by Florida Supreme Court Nominating Commission for appointment of Florida Supreme Court; first judge in U.S. to received an academic degree in the judicial process; member and officer, charter class of Master of Laws in the judicial process program at University of Virginia; ex officio, member, American Bar Association Judicial Conference Committee on the Master's Degree Program.

Judicial & Bar Activities:

Chair, Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Professionalism, 1995-present; vice chair, Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions; member, Supreme Court Commission on Structure of Trial and Appellate Courts; member, Florida Bar Commission on Merit Retention Elections; lecturer, The Florida Bar C.L.E. courses on appellate practice; lecturer on appellate practice, Nova Southeastern University Law School; graduate, National College ofState Trial Judges and New York University Program for Appellate Judges; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; American Trial Lawyers Association; active in leadership roles in local and state bar associations; founder and president of American Inns of Court.

Other Civic Activities:

Active in leadership roles in numerous South Florida civic and charitable activities and fundraising prior to service on bench; while fundraising ceased upon becoming a judge, civic and charitable activities continued.