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Monthly Audio Webcast 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.

Technology was all the buzz at this year's Florida Bar Annual Convention. The Section will be implementing it in several areas. And, of course, the CLE Committee wanted to join the fun! The Committee has revamped its monthly telephonic CLEs and will begin using a webinar format. What does this mean for you?

First, under the new webinar format, the speaker has the option of recording the presentation. If you have an oral argument or hearing during the presentation, don't fret! You now have the ability to hear the presentation at a later time. If you purchase the bundle or the individual CLE in advance, you will have access to the presentation for up to 90 days. The CLEs are available for advance individual purchase for $30 for section members and $45 for non-section members. Section members can also purchase all ten presentations in a bundle at a discounted rate of $240. If you do not purchase the presentations in advance, the recorded CLEs will be available for individual purchase on the Florida Bar's Website for an increased price. However, there is always the possibility that a CLE will not be recorded, so it's best to purchase them in advance.

Second, the webinar format allows the speakers to use outlines and PowerPoints to assist in their presentations. So, no more chasing down the materials the speaker references during his or her presentation; they will be available to you.

The Committee is so excited about this change that we have already planned the entire 2017-2018 season. This season covers a broad range of topics from a wide array of speakers. We have included two programs which we hope will qualify for the new technology credit required by the Bar.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Discussion with the Solicitor General, Amit Agarwal
Presenter: Amit Agarwal, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee
Originally scheduled for September 19, 2017

Course No. 2716R
General CLE Credit: 1 hr.
Appellate Practice Certification Credit: 1 hr.

Click here to register for this month's presentation.

Amit Agarwal, appointed as Florida's Solicitor General in June 2016, discusses the role of solicitor general, including evaluating a case for appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court, or the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal; determining whether the State should file or join an amicus brief in state or federal court; and assessing whether the State should intervene in Florida Supreme Court cases. He will also address the office's current cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE RECORDED. As a result, it is important to tune into the live Audio Webcast.

If you have any questions for Mr. Agarwal, please submit your questions in advance of the presentation to Kansas Gooden at kgooden@boydjen.com or Amanda Neff at Amanda.Neff@raac.myflorida.com.

Your Appellate Practice Section's 2017-2018 CLE Schedule

Feb. 20, 2018

Discussion with the Solicitor General, Amit Agarwal
Presenter: Amit Agarwal, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee
Originally scheduled for September 19, 2017
Updated registration information coming soon
Click here for more info.

Mar. 20, 2018

How to Prepare for Oral Argument
Panel of Experienced Appellate Practitioners, including:
Elliot Kula, Kula & Associates, Miami
Peter Webster, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tallahassee
Kristen Davenport, Office of the Attorney General, Daytona Beach
Click here for more info.

Apr. 17, 2018

Proposals for Settlement on Appeal
Presenter: Katie Ender, Cole Scott Kissane, PA, Miami
Click here for more info.

May 15, 2018

Quo Warranto: By What Warrant
Presenter: Michael Davis, Kuehne Davis Law, P.A., Miami
Click here for more info.

Past Webcasts for the Section's Monthly CLEs for the 2017-18 Season

As many of you know, the Section recently switched from a telephonic format for its monthly CLEs to a webcast format. Among other benefits for this new format is the ability to record certain CLEs, which allows those who missed the CLE to purchase them later on the Florida Bar's onDemand. While not all monthly CLEs are recorded, here's the ones that have been recorded and are presently available for aftermarket purchase:

  • Ellie Neiberger on Using Technology to Makes Judge-Friendly Briefs
  • Bryan Gowdy on U.S. Supreme Court: Petitions for Writ of Certiorari and Responses to Petitions for Writ of Certiorari
  • Kristin Norse on Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure Update

Each is good for at least 1 hours of appellate practice certification.