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What's the Word From the Third?

Pandemic and Non-Pandemic Happenings at the Florida Third DCA
Free Zoom Webinar for APS Members Presented by APS

Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2:00pm-3:30pm

We can't go to the Florida Third District Court of Appeal for our usual Practicing Before the Florida Third District Court of Appeal program right now, so the Appellate Practice Section is bringing the Court to you! Register for this free Zoom CLE to see what's new in the Third DCA. Meet the most recently appointed judges - Judge Monica Gordo, Judge Fleur Lobree, and Judge Alexander Bokor. We will also present a question and answer session with Chief Judge Kevin Emas and Chief Judge-Elect Ivan Fernandez. Topics will range from how the Court is presently hearing oral argument and how it intends to do so in the future to how the Court is handling the influx of appeals due to the change in circuit appellate jurisdiction.

Meet the Speakers:

  • Hon. Kevin Emas (Chief Judge)
  • Hon. Ivan F. Fernandez (Chief Judge-Elect)
  • Hon. Monica Gordo
  • Hon. Fleur J. Lobree
  • Hon. Alexander Bokor
  • Veronica Antonoff (Marshal)
  • Mercedes M. Prieto (Clerk of Court)

CLE Approval:
CLER Program:
General - 2.0
CERT Program: 2.0
(Appellate Practice, Criminal Appellate Law, State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice)

Course Level: Intermediate
Course No: 4656

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This complimentary CLE will take place via the Zoom Webinar platform. If you are new to Zoom, it is recommended that you watch the video tutorials, linked above, prior to the CLE to familiarize yourself with the software. If you do not currently have the free Zoom software downloaded onto your device, please do so prior to the program date.

Registration for this CLE is required. A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants directly from Zoom with instructions on how to join the program after you have completed the registration process.

If you are unable to attend the live program, a recording will be posted on the Appellate Practice Section's website following the live event. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the date of the live event for the recording to be posted.


Staying in the Game: Resilient Leadership

The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section is pleased to sponsor Part Two of Staying in the Game: Resilient Leadership, a program coordinated by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and offered to our members free of charge. In this part, Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli of the Middle District of Florida will moderate a diverse panel of esteemed speakers. This part will focus on the importance of resilient leadership in sponsoring diversity within the legal profession.

Panelists include:

  • The Honorable Anuraag Singhal, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida
  • Kevin D. Johnson, Shareholder, Johnson Jackson PLLC
  • Michele Alexandre, Dean, Stetson University College of Law
  • Stephen Liverpool, Senior VP & General Counsel, Raymond James Bank

CLE APPROVAL: Both parts of the program combined are approved for 3.5 general credits, including 2.0 bias elimination credits. This second part will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (1.5 hours) on October 21, 2020. Please adjust your submission for credit accordingly if you plan to only attend part 2.

Register for this CLE

Again, registration is free for all APS members. If you registered for Part I with Hilarie Bass, there is no need to register again.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section is proud to support and develop initiatives like this throughout Florida through its Diversity & Inclusion Committee. To find out more about the committee, suggest an idea, or learn how you can get involved, please contact Committee Co-Chair Jared M. Krukar at jkrukar@kmf-law.com. All input is welcome!


When Your Client Needs More Than Their Word: Appellate Bonds From the Agency and Practitioner Perspective

Originally aired on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm EDT

Your client wants to appeal the money judgment against them ... now what? In this informative CLE, you'll hear the details on how to post a bond to prevent proceedings to execute on the judgment. Appeal Bond Specialist Dan Huckabay from Court Surety Bond Agency will provide insight from the surety's perspective. Board Certified Appellate Specialist Julissa Rodriguez will provide a practitioner's perspective to calculating and securing a bond, including pitfalls to avoid.

Dan Huckabay, Court Surety Bond Agency, Orange, CA
Julissa Rodriguez, Shutts & Bowen, Miami

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Post-Seminar Q&A

CLE Credits:

  • CLER Program:
    • 1.0 General
  • Certification Program:
    • 1.0 Appellate Practice
    • 1.0 Criminal Appellate Law

Course Level: Intermediate

Course No: 4137

*The accreditation period for this course expires on 03/31/22. CLE credit cannot be obtained for this course following the expiration date.


Judicial Panel: Ethical Pitfalls in Appeals and How to Avoid Them

Want to learn more about our newest Florida Supreme Court Justice, Jamie Grosshans? Earlier this year, as part of a joint APS/Guardian ad Litem training, Judge Grosshans shared her knowledge and experience with pro bono attorneys interested in taking appeals by providing best practice tips on how to avoid ethical pitfalls when handling appeals. Participants got an inside perspective, helping them be more effective practitioners.

The presentation provides insight into ethical issues in appeals based on the experience of the judicial panelists. The judges share tools to identify possible ethical issues and best practices for how to avoid them.

You can watch and listen to Justice Grosshans's advice by watching Judicial Panel: Ethical Pitfalls in Appeals and How to Avoid Them.

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Moderator:

  • Nicholas Shannin, Shannin Law Firm, P.A.

Judicial Panel:

  • Justice Jamie R. Grosshans, Florida Supreme Court
  • Judge Meredith L. Sasso, Fifth District Court of Appeal
  • Judge Dan Traver, Fifth District Court of Appeal

Check out the Guardian ad Litem's YouTube channel:
Free Florida CLE: LeGAL Support for Your Pro Bono Practice.

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Preservation of Error in the Zoom Era

Originally aired on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm EDT

Sarah Lahlou-Amine and Nick Shannin are both Board Certified Appellate Attorneys and Past-Chairs of The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section. This one-hour Zoom CLE focuses on the "new normal" and how trial attorneys can best preserve error via Zoom and other socially-distanced hearings. Objections, getting your evidence before the Court, and best practices are just a few of the subjects that will be covered.

Sarah Lahlou-Amine, Banker Lopez Gassler, Tampa
Nicholas Shannin, Shannin Law Firm, P.A., Orlando

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CLE Credits:

  • CLER Program:
    • 1.0 General
    • 1.0 Technology
  • Certification Program:
    • 1.0 Appellate Practice
    • 1.0 Criminal Appellate Law
    • 1.0 Criminal Trial Law
    • 1.0 Civil Trial
    • 1.0 Juvenile Law

Course Level: Intermediate

Course No: 4087

*The accreditation period for this course expires on 02/27/22. CLE credit cannot be obtained for this course following the expiration date.