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 www.floridabar.org/CLE.
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.
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