The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Trial Lawyers Section present
Civil Trial Certification Review 2012

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation and Webcast: January 26-27, 2012
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes * 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837 * 407/206-2300

Course No. 1310R

This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil trial practice. The course has been approved for 17 hours of CLE certification credit for both civil trial and business litigation, including 3.5 hours of ethics credit.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Late Registration

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Edward K. Cheffy, Naples

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Civil Procedure
Matthew J. Conigliaro, St. Petersburg

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Trial Skills: Opening and Closing
F. Gregory Barnhart, West Palm Beach

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (included in registration fee)
Raising the Bar on Ethics and Professionalism
Stephen N. Zack, Miami

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Trial Skills: Preserving the Record for Appeal
Jack J. Aiello, West Palm Beach

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Recent Developments in Business Litigation
Maxine M. Long, Miami

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Trial Skills: Voir Dire
William E. Hahn, Tampa

Friday, January 27, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Ethics
Edward K. Cheffy, Naples

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Recent Developments in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Gary D. Fox, Miami

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (included in registration fee)
Remarks about the Certification Exam
Civil Trial Certification Committee Member

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Trial Skills: Examination of Witnesses (including Experts, Frye Motions and Motions in Limine)
Patricia Lowry, West Palm Beach

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Evidence
Professor Charles Ehrhardt, Tallahassee


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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