Justice Joseph Hatchett

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Joseph W. Hatchett will lie in state in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court building on Friday, May 7, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Chief Justice Charles Canady will open this ceremonial event, which also will feature a formal honor guard of the Florida Highway Patrol. Judge Robert Luck of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals also will speak on behalf of the federal court where Hatchett worked for much of his career as a judge.