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Monthly Audio Webcast 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.

Technology was all the buzz at this year's Florida Bar Annual Convention. The Section will be implementing it in several areas. And, of course, the CLE Committee wanted to join the fun! The Committee has revamped its monthly telephonic CLEs and will begin using a webinar format. What does this mean for you?

First, under the new webinar format, the speaker has the option of recording the presentation. If you have an oral argument or hearing during the presentation, don't fret! You now have the ability to hear the presentation at a later time. If you purchase the bundle or the individual CLE in advance, you will have access to the presentation for up to 90 days. The CLEs are available for advance individual purchase for $30 for section members and $45 for non-section members. Section members can also purchase all ten presentations in a bundle at a discounted rate of $240. If you do not purchase the presentations in advance, the recorded CLEs will be available for individual purchase on the Florida Bar's Website for an increased price. However, there is always the possibility that a CLE will not be recorded, so it's best to purchase them in advance.

Second, the webinar format allows the speakers to use outlines and PowerPoints to assist in their presentations. So, no more chasing down the materials the speaker references during his or her presentation; they will be available to you.

The Committee is so excited about this change that we have already planned the entire 2017-2018 season. This season covers a broad range of topics from a wide array of speakers. We have included two programs which we hope will qualify for the new technology credit required by the Bar.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Proposal for Settlements on Appeal

Course No. 2722R
General CLE Credit: 1 hr.
Appellate Practice Certification Credit: 1 hr.

Click here to register for this month's presentation.

Proposals for settlement are an invaluable strategy for appellate practitioners. Katie Ender, a Board Certified Appellate Specialist with Cole, Scott, and Kissane, P.A., concentrates on issues involving the service and enforcement of proposals for settlement at both the state and federal level and is a frequent presenter on this topic. She will discuss applicable rules, key cases, fee-shifting, minimizing risk, and safeguarding the benefits of proposals for settlement.

Your Appellate Practice Section's 2017-2018 CLE Schedule

Apr. 17, 2018

Proposals for Settlement on Appeal
Presenter: Katie Ender, Cole Scott Kissane, PA, Miami
Click here for more info.

May 15, 2018

Quo Warranto: By What Warrant
Presenter: Michael Davis, Kuehne Davis Law, P.A., Miami
Click here for more info.

Past Webcasts for the Section's Monthly CLEs for the 2017-18 Season

As many of you know, the Section recently switched from a telephonic format for its monthly CLEs to a webcast format. Among other benefits for this new format is the ability to record certain CLEs, which allows those who missed the CLE to purchase them later on the Florida Bar's onDemand. While not all monthly CLEs are recorded, here's the ones that have been recorded and are presently available for aftermarket purchase:

  • Ellie Neiberger on Using Technology to Makes Judge-Friendly Briefs
  • Bryan Gowdy on U.S. Supreme Court: Petitions for Writ of Certiorari and Responses to Petitions for Writ of Certiorari
  • Kristin Norse on Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure Update

Each is good for at least 1 hours of appellate practice certification.