Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady speaks to Barry law students and faculty

Orlando, Fla. – Charles Canady, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, spoke to Barry University School of Law students, faculty, alumni and invited guests at a dinner on the law school’s campus on April 19, 2012. Chief Justice Canady’s visit to Barry was organized by the school’s Federalist Society chapter. 

Justice Canady spoke about the role of the Florida Supreme Court, his service in all three branches of government, and the keys to success in the legal profession. He also answered questions from students and guests.

“Being able to hear from the Chief Justice was an amazing opportunity,” said Nicholas Primrose, a second-year law student and president of the Barry chapter of the Federalist Society. “Hearing his advice on excelling in the legal field was something we’ll all be able to take with us in our careers.”

Justice Canady was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 2008 and will complete his term as Chief Justice in July. Prior to joining the Florida Supreme Court, he served as a judge in the Second District Court of Appeal, was General Counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush, and served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We were truly honored to have Chief Justice Canady visit our school,” said Leticia M. Diaz, dean of the Barry Law School. “His insight on the legal profession and the role of the courts was invaluable to our students as they prepare to enter legal practice.”