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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, September 16, 2014
Call-in Time: 12:10pm
Preparing for Oral Arguments - Both in front of, and behind, the bench.

This call will feature an in-depth panel discussion on oral argument preparation. Panel members will provide insight on how best to prepare yourself for oral argument, as well as, insights on how judges' staff attorneys prepare. The panel includes Angela Flowers, who is a board certified appellate lawyer, a former Third DCA law clerk, and a shareholder at Kubicki Draper; Kimberly Jones, who is an associate with Phelps Dunbar and a former Florida Supreme Court and Second DCA law clerk; and Courtney Fernald, who is an appellate attorney and partner at Englander Fischer.

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, September 16, 2014 — (8020090)
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.