This course provides an overview of Practice Before the Division of Administrative Hearings. Topics presentations will include an introduction to DOAH eALJ; evidentiary issues in administrative proceedings; expert witnesses: selection, preparation, and examination; preserving issues for appeal, and a mock administrative hearing on a license discipline issue. DOAH ALJs will provide a Q&A session on practice pointers and ethical considerations.
8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.
8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Francine M. Ffolkes, Department of Environmental Protection
8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Welcome to DOAH eALJ!
Susan T. Brown, Chief Information Officer, Division of Administrative Hearings
Claudia Llado, Clerk, Division of Administrative Hearings
9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Evidentiary Issues in Administrative Proceedings
Amy W. Schrader, GrayRobinson, P.A.
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Expert Witnesses: Selection, Preparation, and Examination
Stephanie A. Daniel, Office of the Attorney General
11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Preserving Issues for Appeal
Garnett W. Chisenhall, Jr., Department of Business and Professional Regulation
11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mock Administrative Hearing: License Discipline Issue
ALJ: Hon. John D.C. Newton, II, Division of Administrative Hearings
Moderator: Francine M. Ffolkes, Department of Environmental Protection
Agency Attorney: Edwin A. Bayo, Grossman Furlow and Bayo, LLC
Agency’s Witness: Warren J. Pearson, Tallahassee
Applicant’s/Licensee’s Attorney: Mary Ellen Clark, Office of the Attorney General
Applicant’s Witness: Daniel E. Nordby, Department of State
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Practice Pointers and Ethical Considerations Q&A with the DOAH ALJs
Hon. John D.C. Newton, II
Hon. Bram D.E. Canter
Hon. June C. McKinney