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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, July 21, 2015
Call-in Time: 12:10pm

A Special Place: A (Criminal) Appellate Practitioner's Observations
on Harmless Error in Civil Appeals

Florida criminal appellate attorneys have lived with the Florida Supreme Court's DiGuilio decision concerning harmless error since 1986. In Special v. W. Boca Med. Ctr., 106 So. 3d 1251 (Fla. 2014), the Florida Supreme Court essentially adopted DiGuilio's harmless-error standard for civil appeals, thereby potentially making DiGuilio's twenty-nine years of interpretation that is illustrative (if not applicable) to civil cases. Veteran criminal appellate attorney Keith Upson from The Upson Law Group, P.L. will analyze the language and reasoning used in Special. He will also examine some post-DiGuilio criminal cases that seem likely to apply in this new Special world that civil practitioners live in.

Any questions may be submitted in advance to Chris Donovan at cdonovan@ralaw.com. Please register for this informative seminar.

Course No. 1505559N
General CLE Credit: 1 hr.
Criminal Appellate Law Credit: 1 hr.
Criminal Trial Law Credit: 1 hr.

REGISTER NOW: click HERE for the 2015-2016 CLE registration form.

Telephonic CLE - Instructions to Participate

  1. Register with the bar — Please click HERE for the 2015-2016 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. 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, Chris Donovan at cdonovan@ralaw.com.

Click here for information about how to claim CLE credit.

Your Appellate Practice Section's 2015/2016 Telephone CLE Schedule:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (8020103)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 (8020104)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (8020105)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (8020106)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (8020107)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (8020108)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (8020109)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (8020110)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (8020111)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (8020112)

No CLE in June

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 Chris Donovan at cdonovan@ralaw.com if you are interested in participating.