The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Young Lawyers Division present
Basic Administrative Law 2012

Course Classification: Basic Level
Live Presentation: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center * 505 W. Pensacola Street * Tallahassee, FL 32301

Course No. 1322R

A basic overview of Administrative Law designed for the new attorney or attorneys new to the practice area. Topics to include the APA, Petitions for Administrative Hearing, Formal vs. Informal Hearings, Uniform Rules and Rules of Civil Procedure, Evidentiary Considerations, Rulemaking, Rule Challenges, Bid Protests, and Post Hearing Submissions and Exceptions.

Effective March 6, 2010, new lawyers or members that have not yet completed their three Basic CLE course component of the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), Rule 6-12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, will be able to fulfill this requirement either by attending a live Basic CLE presentation or participating in the 24/7 online CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This online CLE option will replace the previously offered video replays. Live webcasts/virtual seminars, audio-CD and video-DVD programs will not satisfy this requirement. You can register for upcoming live seminars or participate in the 24/7 On-line CLE at your convenience and any time, 24 hours a day, by accessing The Florida Bar CLE website at

The in-person attendance requirement for Practicing with Professionalism has not changed.

This expanded delivery method option for satisfying the BSCR only affects those attorneys who have not yet completed the BSCR. To verify your compliance and reporting dates, please check our website at

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

8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Gregory Noonan, Tallahassee

8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
What is the APA and Why Should I Care?-
Bobby Downie, Tallahassee

8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Getting in the Door: Point of Entry Window, Waiver
Paul Amundsen, Tallahassee

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Filing Your Petition for Administrative Hearing, Standing
Amy Schrader, Tallahassee

10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Understanding Your Alternatives: Formal v. Informal Hearings
Chris Bryant, Tallahassee

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Understanding the Rules: When to Use Uniform Rules and Rules of Civil Procedure
Michael Donaldson, Tallahassee

11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Evidentiary Considerations in Administrative Practice
The Honorable John Van Laningham, Tallahassee

1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Daniel Nordby, Tallahassee

2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Rule Challenges: Proposed, Existing and Unadopted Rules
The Honarable Cathy Sellers, Tallahassee

2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bid Protests
Seann M. Frazier, Tallahassee

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Post Hearing Submissions and Exceptions
The Honorable Charlie Stampelos, Tallahassee


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. Effective July 1, 2010.

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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