At its annual meeting, the Executive Council of the Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar selected Professor H. Scott Fingerhut to serve as chair for 2012-2013.
A former chair of The Bar’s Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, Professor Fingerhut will now lead more than 2,000 prosecutors, public and private defenders, judges, and academics as they strive to improve the manner in which criminal justice is dispensed across the state.
Founded in 1976, the Criminal Law Section provides an open forum to all who share a passion for the fair administration of the law and whose mission focuses on advocating to and for lawyer, law-student, and the public alike on ways in which our court system can improve, including support of the recent recommendations made by the Florida Innocence Commission. Among its many responsibilities, the Criminal Law Section advises the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Legislature on proposed substantive and procedural changes in the law as well as sponsors numerous continuing legal education programs throughout the state.
Professor Fingerhut has been with FIU since 2000. He teaches trial advocacy, pretrial practice, and criminal procedure, coaches the trial team, and this year oversees the criminal law externship program.