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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
Appellate Practice Section present
E. Earle Zehmer Appellate Practice Seminar:
Practicing Before the First


Course Classification: Advanced
Live Presentation: Friday, March 2, 2012
First District Court of Appeal Courthouse
2000 Drayton Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850-487-1000

Course No. 1357R


This seminar will focus on practicing in the First District Court of Appeal. It will include a presentation from the clerk that will include in-depth discussions about the court’s use of technology and how it is on the cutting edge of all appellate courts in this regard. The presentation will discuss workers compensation appeals, civil appeals, criminal appeals, family law appeals, and administrative law appeals.



8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Late Registration

8:20 a.m. - 8: 30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Hon. Robert T. Benton, II, Chief Judge

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Electronic Filing and Case Processing
Hon. Jon Wheeler, Clerk

9:20 a.m. - 9:35a.m.
Break

9:35 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Motion Practice and Procedure
Moderator: John S. Mills, The Mills Firm
Panel: Hon. Robert T. Benton, II, Chief Judge
Hon. James R. Wolf, Judge
Hon. Jon Wheeler, Clerk
Ken McLaughlin, Career Attorney, Writs & Motions Division

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Role of Staff Attorneys
Moderator: Jennifer Shoaf Richardson, Law Clerk
Panel: Jessica Poarch, Law Clerk
Geni Keough Rains, Career Attorney
Grayden Schafer, Senior Law Clerk
Tip Tomberlin, Career Attorney

11:00 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
The Decisional Process
Moderator: Katherine E. Giddings, Akerman Senterfitt
Panel: Hon. William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., Judge
Hon. Nikki Ann Clark, Judge
Hon. Simone Marstiller, Judge
Hon. Ronald V. Swanson, Judge
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12:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (Included in registration fee)
An Anecdotal History of the First District Court of Appeal
James E. Joanos, Akerman Senterfitt

1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Practice-Specific Trends and Recurring Issues
Administrative Appeals: Katherine E. Giddings, Akerman Senterfitt
Civil Appeals: Bryan S. Gowdy, Creed & Gowdy
Criminal Appeals:Michael Ufferman, Michael Ufferman Law Firm
Family Law Appeals: JoLen Wolf, The Mills Firm
Workers’ Compensation Appeals: Wendy S. Loquasto, Fox & Loquasto, P.A.

2:05 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Break

2:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Attorney’s Fees
Bryan S. Gowdy, Creed & Gowdy

2:50 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Professionalism and Ethics
Moderator: Peter D. Webster, Carlton Fields
Panel: Hon. James R. Wolf, Judge
Hon. William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., Judge
Hon. Stephanie W. Ray, Judge

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Questions from the Audience
Moderator: John S. Mills, The Mills Firm
Panel: Hon. James R. Wolf, Judge
Hon. William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., Judge
Hon. Bradford L. Thomas, Judge
Hon. Nikki Ann Clark, Judge
Hon. T. Kent Wetherell, II, Judge
Hon. Lori S. Rowe, Judge
Hon. Simone Marstiller, Judge
Hon. Stephanie W. Ray, Judge
Hon. Ronald V. Swanson, Judge

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn


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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).




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