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Appellate Continuing Legal Education

2018-2019 CLE Schedule   |   2017-2018 Webinar on Demand

Last year, the Section moved into the technological age and revamped the monthly CLEs. It moved from a telephonic to a webinar format. This change was a huge success. It allowed the speakers to use a PowerPoint or other handouts to aid their presentations and to poll the audience. The program also allowed the listeners to pose real-time questions in a chat function. Our attendance numbers were larger than ever!

The Section will continue the webinar format for the 2018-2019 season. However, there will be a few additional changes. For instance, last year there were several presentations that were not recorded. Listeners had to tune in live to receive CLE credit. This year, however, every presentation will be recorded to some extent. Speakers will have the option of having their presentation available for after-market sales or for a period of 90 days only for those who preregister. In any event, if you have an oral argument or hearing during the presentation, don't fret! You now have the ability to hear all the presentations at a later time when you preregister.

The pricing will remain the same. The CLEs are available for advance individual purchase at $30 for section members and $45 for nonsection members. Section members can also purchase them in a bundle at a discounted rate of $240. By purchasing the entire season, you receive 2 months for free. When available, after-market sales may be at an increased price.

Click here to purchase the entire 2018-2019 CLE Webinar season.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cheri Wright of The Florida Bar at cwright@floridabar.org. For any questions or suggestions about the content of the upcoming seminars or serving as a presenter, please contact Kansas Gooden at KGooden@boydjen.com.


The 2018-2019 Monthly Webinar CLE Seminar Schedule

January 15, 2019

Appellate Law Update: 2018 Year in ReviewSelect this CLE
Matthew Conigliaro, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa

Matthew Conigliaro, a Board Certified Appellate Specialist at Carlton Fields, will review Florida appellate decisions and events from 2018 that impact appellate rules and procedures. The review will focus upon changes in the law that are of interest to appellate practitioners and will help participants stay current on new case law and trends in appellate law.

NOTE:This program is only available for the live audio webcast and for 90 days access to those who purchased the live audio webcast. It is NOT being recorded for aftermarket sales.

February 19, 2019

Appellate Practitioners in the Trial CourtSelect this CLE
Alina Alonso Rodriguez, Bowman and Brooke LLP, Miami
Wendy Lumish, Bowman and Brooke LLP, Miami

March 19, 2019

Clerk of Courts Panel**Select this CLE
Kristina Samuels, First District, Tallahassee
Mary Beth Kuenzel, Second District, Lakeland
Mary Cay Blanks, Third District, Miami
Lonn Weissblum, Fourth District, West Palm Beach
Joanne P. Simmons, Fifth District, Daytona Beach

April 16, 2019

Recurring Issues in Constitutional Challenge Litigation**Select this CLE
Rachel Nordby, Shutts & Bowen LLP, Tallahassee

Florida's Office of the Solicitor General is a specialized unit within the Attorney General's Office that handles many cases involving constitutional challenges. Rachel Nordby, a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is Vice-Chair of the Appellate Practice Group, is a former Senior Deputy Solicitor General. She will address recurring issues in constitutional litigation, including an overview of declaratory judgment actions, standing of plaintiffs, proper defendants, facial vs. as-applied challenges, and the role of the Attorney General with regard to constitutional challenges. You will exit this webinar with a primer of the case law on some of the matters that frequently arise in the litigation of constitutional claims.

May 21, 2019

Professionalism and Ethics on AppealSelect this CLE
Judge Kevin Emas, Third District, Miami
Chief Judge Jonathan Gerber, Fourth District, West Palm Beach
Judge James Edwards, Fifth District, Daytona Beach

**These presentations must be purchased in advance and will not be available for purchase after the date of the presentation. If you purchase these in advance, you will have 90 days to listen to the presentation and earn your CLE credit.

Click here to purchase the entire 2018-2019 CLE Webinar season.


The 2017-18 Webinar Season is available On-Demand

The CLE Committee would like to give a big thanks to all the speakers and everyone who attended the Appellate Practice 2017-18 Webinar CLE Season.If you missed this past season, many of the webinars are still available for purchase at the Florida Bar's website, here.

Here's what is available from this past season:

Using Technology to Make Judge-Friendly Briefs
Speaker: Ellie Neiberger
1 CLE; 1 Appellate Practice; 1 Technology

US Supreme Court: Petitions for Writ of Certiorari & Responses to Petitions for Writ of Certiorari
Speaker: Bryan Gowdy
1CLE; 1 Appellate Practice

Social Media & the Appellate Practitioner
Speaker: Dineen Wasylik
1 CLE; 1 Appellate Practice

Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure Update
Speaker: Kristin Norse
1 CLE; 1 Appellate Practice

Proposals for Settlements on Appeal
Speaker: Katie Ender
1 CLE; 1 Appellate Practice

How to Prepare for Oral Argument
Panel: Elliot Kula, Peter Webster, & Kristen Davenport
1 CLE; 1 Appellate Practice

Evaluating Your Appeal
Speakers: Michael Korn and Gray Thomas
1 CLE; 1 Appellate Practice

Quo Warranto: By What Warrant
Speaker: Michael T. Davis
1 CLE; 1 Appellate Practice

We hope that you will consider purchasing these one-hour webcasts or one of the Section's other longer CLEs that are available on the Florida Bar's website