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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.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Call-in Time: 12:10pm
Federal Appellate Traps for State Appellate Practitioners

While the basic advocacy and persuasion is similar, there are many important differences between the procedures followed by the Eleventh Circuit and other federal appeals courts and Florida's state appellate courts. This call will go over both procedural and substantive differences between federal and state appeals, including both differences in the rules and variations in the tests applied for appellate review. Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, who is the only attorney in Florida board certified in both appellate practice and intellectual property law, will lead the discussion. Ms. Wasylik currently heads her own firm focusing on intellectual property and appeals, DPW Legal, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan H. Black of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Participants may submit questions in advance or during the presentation to the CLE's moderator, Chris Donnovan at: cdonovan@ralaw.com or Tyler Pitchford at: tpitchford@bhappeals.com.

Course No. TBA
General CLE Credit: TBA
Appellate Practice Certification Credit: TBA

REGISTER NOW: click HERE for the 2014-2015 CLE registration form.


Telephonic CLE - Instructions to Participate

  1. Register with the bar — Please click HERE for the 2014-2015 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. 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 operator, Tyler Pitchford, at tpitchford@bhappeals.com.

Your Appellate Practice Section's 2014/2015 Telephone CLE Schedule:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — (8020091)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — (8020092)
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 — (8020093)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 — (8020094)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — (8020095)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — (8020096)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — (8020097)

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 Tyler Pitchford at tpitchford@bhappeals.com if you are interested in participating.