The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Young Lawyers Division present
Basic Federal Practice 2014

Course Classification: Basic Level
Live Location: Friday, April 18, 2014

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel * 4200 Jim Walter Boulevard * Tampa, FL 33607 * (813) 877-9200

Course No. 1692R

A basic overview of Federal Practice intended for the new attorney or for attorneys new to the practice area. Topics to include Trial Advocay and Cross-Examination, Discovery and E-Discovery, Motions for Summary Judgment, Role of the U.S. Magistrate, Practical Aspects of the Federal Rules, Trial Preparation and Strategies and Ethics. NOTICE TO ALL BAR MEMBERS WITHIN THEIR FIRST THREE (3) YEARS OF ADMISSION: Pursuant to Rule 6-12.1(b), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, you are required to complete three (3) “Basic” level substantive CLE courses presented by the Young Lawyers Division within your initial 3 year cycle after admission to The Florida Bar. (This is in addition to your attendance at the Practicing With Professionalism Seminar). This seminar satisfies one (1) of the course requirements. 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 on-line CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This on-line 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.

8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Late Registration

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Trial Advocacy and Cross-Examination in Federal Court
Ervin A. Gonzalez, Coral Gables

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Discovery and E-Discovery in Federal Court
John M. Barkett, Miami

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Motions for Summary Judgment
Jason P. Stearns, Tampa

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
The Role of the U.S. Magistrate in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
Judge Thomas B. McCoun III, Tampa

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
The Rules of the Road: Practical Aspects of the Federal Rules for Young Lawyers
Barbara A. Junge, Miami – Tampa location

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trial Preparation / Trial Strategies
Robert Vaughan, Ft. Lauderdale

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Professionalism and Ethics of Practicing in Federal Court
Nicole Deese Newlon, Tampa

5:00 p.m.


Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.


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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