The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Administrative Law Section and the Environmental & Land Use Law Section and the Government Lawyer Section present
State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice (SFGAP) Certification
Review Course I: The Sunshine State

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live and Webcast Presentation: Friday, April 8, 2011
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center * 505 West Pensacola Street * Tallahassee, FL 32301 * 850-222-0400

Course No. 1184R

Those who have applied to take the certification exam may find this course a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination.

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Late Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Francine M. Ffolkes, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Kelly A. Martinson, Hankin, Persson, Davis, McClenathen & Darnell

8:10 a.m – 9:00 a.m.
Administrative Hearings: From Selecting Your Forum to
Winning Your Case

David L. Jordan, Department of Community Affairs

9:00 a.m – 9:50 a.m.
Rulemaking Update: How to Keep Your SERC from Getting SBRACed and More!
Reginald L. Bouthillier, Jr., Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
How to Break the Rules Legally: Challenges to Proposed, Existing, and Unadopted Rules
Hon. John G. Van Laningham, Division of Administrative Hearings

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Professional Licensing & Discipline – It’s More Than Just a Hand Slap
William M. Furlow III, Grossman, Furlow & Bayo, LLC

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Navigating the Taj Mahal: Administrative Appeals
Francine M. Ffolkes, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up: State Tort Litigation
Stephen M. Fernandez, Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh

2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Crying Foul: Bid Protests Under the Florida APA
Michael P. Donaldson, Carlton Fields, P.A.

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
The Doors are Open, Come on In: Public Records and Sunshine Law Update
Seann M. Frazier, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Florida Ethics Overview: The Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Public Officers and Employees
Virlindia A. Doss, Florida Commission on Ethics


To register for the live Webcast, please print and complete the registration form then send with payment by mail or fax. Call The Florida Bar Order Entry Department at (800) 342-8060 ext. 5831 with any questions.

WEBCAST / WEBINAR - Registrants who participate in a live webcast will receive an email with a link and log-in credentials 2 days prior to the seminar to include access to the course materials. If The Florida Bar does not have your e-mail address, contact Order Entry Department at 850-561-5831.

Effective July 1, 2010, every CLE course will feature an electronic course book in lieu of a printed book for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video DVDs. This searchable, downloadable, printable material will be available via e-mail several days in advance of the live course presentation or thereafter for purchased products. We strongly encourage you to purchase the book separately if you prefer your material printed but do not want to print it yourself.

Print the attached PDF brochure for more detailed information.



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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