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Appellate Continuing Legal Education

Monthly Telephonic CLE Seminar

The third Tuesday of every month, except June and December, the Appellate Practice Section puts on a one-hour CLE telephone conference call as a service to its members. These seminars typically provide one-hour of appellate certification credit and deal with advances issues of appellate practice, often focusing on hot, substantive issues.


July 19, 2016
Call-in Time: 12:10pm

On What Grounds? Challenging an Arbitration Award Under Federal and Florida Law

Under the Federal Arbitration Act and its Florida counterpart, the Florida Arbitration Code, the grounds for challenging an arbitrator"s decisions are narrow and, by design, are far more limited than the scope of appellate review typically available in a trial court. Appellate courts have also become increasingly vigilant in refusing to overturn arbitration awards for reasons beyond the limited statutory grounds, which — courts have repeatedly emphasized — do not include "mere" errors of law or fact. With arbitration becoming an increasingly common alternative to litigation, it is more important than ever for attorneys to know how to protect themselves and their clients from the possibility of an erroneous arbitration decision. Jonathan Tannen, an appellate attorney with Greenberg Traurig and author of the Florida Bar Journal article, "On What Grounds? Challenging an Arbitration Award Under Federal and Florida Law," will discuss the mechanisms for challenging arbitration awards, the statutory grounds for review of such awards, and the steps attorneys can take both pre- and post-arbitration to ensure that any award will receive the appropriate level of appellate oversight.

Any questions may be submitted in advance to Kansas Gooden at kgooden@boydjen.com or Jared Krukar at jkrukar@butler.legal. Please register for this informative seminar.

REGISTER NOW: click HERE for the 2016-2017 CLE registration form.

Course No. 2379
General CLE Credit: 1 hr
Appellate Practice Credit: 1 hr


Telephonic CLE - Call-In Instructions to Participate

  1. Register with the bar — Please click HERE for the 2016-2017 CLE registration form. **Completed registration forms should be faxed to The Florida Bar FAX number 850-561-9413. Any questions regarding registration should be directed to JoAnn Shearer at jshearer@flabar.org or (850) 561-5630**
  2. Call in at the appointed time. US / Canada Dial-in #: (866) 383-5534. All international callers dial 832-553-1655. The operator will ask you for the Conference ID number. You should tell the operator that you were given a password, which is "Appellate". You will then be asked to provide your full name and Florida Bar number in order to receive CLE credit.
  3. You will be asked to provide your full name and Florida Bar number in order to receive CLE credit. You will be put on hold until the seminar begins. Credit may be verified based on the attendance report provided to The Florida Bar by the company hosting the call. Please click HERE to post your CLE credit.
  4. Questions. If you have questions during the seminar, please alert the operators, Kansas Gooden at kgooden@boydjen.com or Jared Krukar at jkrukar@butler.legal.

Click here for information about how to claim CLE credit.


Your Appellate Practice Section's 2016/2017 Telephone CLE Schedule:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (2379)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 (2380)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (2381)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (2382)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (2383)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (2384)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (2385)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (2386)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (2387)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (2388)

The Section encourages participation in these one-hour lunch time CLEs that generally take place on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of December and June. Each year attendance has increased for these informative seminars. Traditionally, these seminars allow attendees to receive Appellate Certificate credits as well as general CLE credits. The moderators and panelists do an exceptional job. The Section also encourages section members to participate in serving as moderators and panelists. Please contact Kansas Gooden at kgooden@boydjen.com or Jared Krukar at jkrukar@butler.legal if you are interested in participating.