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Practicing before the Second DCA

Friday, December 1, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa, Florida

This event is a can't-miss, full-day seminar for anyone who ever practices before the Second DCA. Hear from the Judges, Clerk, 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 identify best practices for ethical, professional, and responsible appellate advocacy. Topics will address civil, criminal, and family appellate proceedings. Special guest Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince will provide a keynote address.

The CLE will be followed by a Judicial Reception at the local riverside hotspot, Ulele Restaurant & Brewery, located just across the street from the CLE location.

Price of admission includes both lunch and, later, cocktails at the Judicial Reception. Don't miss out!

CLE Topics

  • The State of the Second District Court of Appeal
  • The Marshal — Security and More!
  • Suiteworks — A Candid Conversation with the Casanueva Crew
  • Yay or Nay? A Pop Quiz for the Appellate Ages
  • Justice Quince's Keynote Address
  • Court Workflow in Today's Electronic Age
  • The Responsible Lawyer's Guide to Family Law Appeals: Best Practices for Ethical, Professional, and Responsible Appellate Advocacy
  • Appellate Technology — Practical Tips and Tricks for Civil and Criminal Practitioners

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER, please go HERE or call The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5831. NOTE: Before registering online, be sure you are first logged in to The Florida Bar website so that your Section membership discount will be applied.

THE SECTION IS SEEKING SPONSORS — The Section welcomes sponsors for the Practicing Before the Second DCA CLE. Your assistance will help the Section continue to provide the high-quality live CLE events you've come to expect by offsetting the quickly-rising costs of such presentations. For details about the many benefits of sponsorship and to submit an application, please download the sponsorship form HERE or contact JoAnn Shearer at Jshearer@floridabar.org. We hope that you will consider sponsoring this incredibly worthwhile event.


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:

Appellate Practice Board Certification Boot Camp
- 2.5 Appellate Practice
- 2.5 General
The most important appellate rule changes and other appellate trends happening in the last year distilled down into 2.5 hours by two of our section's best and most experienced practitioners.

The Hidden Essentials of Appellate Law
- 8 Appellate Practice
- 8 General
- 1 Ethics
Forget what you think you know about appellate practice! This CLE arms you with the secret unwritten rules of succeeding on appeal. It covers everything from preserving the record to the use and effect of key appellate doctrines, views from the bench, and more. This is a must watch CLE for anyone thinking about handling an appeal on their own.

2016 Practicing Before the Supreme Court
- 9 Appellate Practice
- 9 Criminal
- 9 Criminal Appellate
- 4.5 State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice
- 9 General
- 1 Ethics
If you can successfully practice before the Florida Supreme Court, then you can successfully practice before any Florida court. This seminar gives you the tools for successfully navigating your client's case through Florida's High Court. The CLE is particularly unique because it begins with a live oral argument and is followed by a discussion with the justices and the attorneys who argued the case.


Finally, check back here regularly for more great on-demand CLEs, including the Section's most recent and soon to be available Hot Topics in Appellate Law: Appellate Forces in the New Millennium, which is a fun, Star-Wars-themed CLE that is good for 8.5 hours of Appellate Practice Certification, 2.5 hours of Ethics, 2.0 hours of State & Federal Gov't & Administrative Practice Certification, 1.0 hours of Civil Trial Certification, and 1.0 hours of Technology.