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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, November 18, 2014
Call-in Time: 12:10pm
A Peek Behind the Curtain:
How does the Second District Court of Appeal Really Operate?

Chief Judge Charles A. Davis and his long-time staff attorneys explain how the judges, their staff attorneys, the clerk's office, and the court's central staff work together to handle the enormous volume of appeals, writs, and motions that are presented to the Court each year. After a brief introduction by Chief Judge Davis, Staff Attorney Sarah Corbett will explain how the clerk's office and the Court's Central Staff processes writs, appeals, and motions before they are assigned to panel. Then Staff Attorney Karen Jones Rossi will discuss how a judge's suite operates after an appeal is assigned to panel. Finally, Judge Davis will discuss oral arguments and the decision-making process.

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

Course No. 1408849N
General CLE Credit: 1
Appellate Practice Certification Credit: 1

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, 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.