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Women's Day Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and CLE Program

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., University Club of Tampa

The Appellate Practice Section is cohosting a Diversity and Inclusion CLE Program with the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and the George Edgecomb Bar Association. Come celebrate International Women's Day with an afternoon of inspiring discussions about diversity and advancement at the workplace.

Event Schedule

11:45 a.m.
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and a Conversation about Inclusion
Monica Williams Harris, Jackson Lewis, Tampa
Mandi Ballard Clay, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Tampa

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Keynote Presentation and Book Signing from Deanna Singh, Purposeful Hustle
Deanna Singh, Flying Elephant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A Panel Discussion on Bias in the Profession — Overcoming Challenges to Advancement While Being Who You Are

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Break-Out Session — How to Make a Difference Going Forward


This program is free for current members of APS with the Promo Code APP313 and $30.00 for guests. The first 100 attendees to arrive at the program will receive a FREE copy of Purposeful Hustle.

Click HERE for the Women's Day Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and CLE PDF.

Click HERE to register for the Women's Day Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and CLE Program..


Administrative Appeals: Process, Practice, Preservation, and Points to Consider After Amendment 6

May 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

This program will provide an in-depth look into the administrative appeal process, including the nuts and bolts of general administrative appellate rules, the key differences between general civil appeals and APA appeals, petitions for writ of certiorari as a matter of right, preserving error for the appeal, and practice considerations in Administrative Law following Amendment 6.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Administrative Appeal Essentials: General Overview and Rules
Hon. Gar W. Chisenhall, Tallahassee

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Distinctions Between General Civil Appeals and APA Appeals
Katherine E. Giddings, Tallahassee

2:35 PM - 3:20 PM
The Role of Certiorari in Administrative Appeals
Kristen M. Fiore, Tallahassee

3:20 PM - 4:05 PM
Preserving Error in APA Proceedings
Hon. Andrew D. Manko, Tallahassee

4:10 PM - 4:55 PM
Considerations After Amendment 6: The Death of Deference
Diane G. DeWolf, Tallahassee

Click here to register for this CLE


Art of Objecting

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — Hillsborough Bar Association Building, Tampa, Florida

Join the Section for an all-day CLE focusing on trial and litigation support and preservation of error. Each part of the lawsuit, including pretrial motions, jury selection, evidentiary issues, jury instructions, closing arguments, and post-trial motions, will be analyzed to help you master these skills. We have an all-star lineup featuring: Judge Samuel Salario, Judge Christopher Nash, Chief Judge Edward LaRose, Judge Susan Rothstein-Youakim, Judge Matthew Lucus, Judge Andrea Smith, Judge John Badalamenti, Ceci Berman, Matt Conigliaro, and Tom Seider.

Registration will open soon.


Do you need CLE Credit?

Are you thinking about applying for the Advance Appellate Practice Certification? Or maybe you are up for renewal soon? Or maybe you're just an appellate geek with an insatiable appetite for appellate tips, tricks, and insight?

If any of this applies to you, then we highly recommend you purchasing and watching the Appellate Section's most recent CLEs, which can be obtained online HERE.

Here's a glimpse of what you will find:

Advanced Appellate Practice & Certification Review 2018
  -  7 Appellate Certification Credits
  -  7 General Credits
Three primary practice areas are addressed at length — civil, criminal and administrative. Shorter segments are dedicated to tips for taking the board certification review exam and significant recent changes in appellate practice.

Family Law Appeals — How Could They Possibly Be Any Different than Other Appeals?
  -  5 Appellate Certification Credits
  -  5 Criminal Appellate Certification Credits
  -  1 Ethics
Given the unique nature of family law matters, appeals in the area of family law require special knowledge as well. This course is a must for all practitioners who practice family law or want to handle family law appeals. This course will explore substantive and procedural appellate issues unique to family law appeals including appeals relating to the LGBTQ+ community.

Gideon Denied: Appealing Post-Conviction Motions
  -  4.5 Appellate Certification Credits
  -  4.5 Criminal Appellate Certification Credits
  -  4.5 General Credits
This program is devoted to the appeal of postconviction motions for ineffective assistance of counsel pursuant to Rule 3.850, and will distinguish appeals of postconviction motions from direct appeals, identify appellate issues arising from the disposition of postconviction motions, examine the present state of Strickland and the Sixth Amendment's obligations, and look at the state of ineffectiveness as to pleas, including immigration issues.

Modern Appellate Practice
  -  5 Technology Credits
  -  5 Appellate Certification Credits
  -  5 Criminal Appellate Certification Credits
  -  1 Ethics Credit
This program is devoted entirely to technology for appellate practice and trial support in Florida. As new technology becomes available, all aspects of the practice of law are changing – and this is equally true for appeals and trial support provided by appellate practitioners.

Practicing Before the Second DCA
  -  2 Technology Credits
  -  7 Appellate Certification Credits
  -  1 Ethics
A can’t-miss full-day seminar for those who practice before the Second DCA. Hear from the Judges, the Clerk, the Marshal, and staff on how the court operates, how your cases are handled and decided, and what you should do to give your case the best chance on appeal. Presentations by local practicing attorneys will provide practical technology tips and tricks and updates on ethical considerations on appeal. Special guest Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince will be the keynote speaker.

Practicing Before the Supreme Court 2018
  -  7.5 Appellate Certification Credits
  -  7.5 Criminal Appellate Certification Credits
  -  4.5 State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice Certification Credits
  -  1 Ethics
Learn about practicing before the Florida Supreme Court. Topics include, oral argument, merits briefs, discretionary review, motion practice, and amicus briefs.