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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
Criminal Law Section and the Public Interest Law Section present
Gideon's Golden Truth: Confronting The Justice Gap as Florida's Indigent Right to Counsel Turns 50

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Webcast Only: Thursday, June 27, 2013
2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Course No. 1734R


The seminar is a series of “great discussions,” bringing together some of the country’s best and brightest to examine where we have been, where we stand today, and where, tomorrow, we must go – to close the Gap. As such, our program is modeled loosely after the “Media and Society Seminars” pioneered by Professor Fred W. Friendly of the Columbia University School of Journalism, with our moderators and panelists engaging in “spontaneous conversations” about Gideon’s many facets with the intention of seeing where our “courageous inquiry leads.”



To register for June 27, 2013 live presentation, you must use the Annual Convention registration form in the May 1 Bar Journal or at www.floridabar.org.


Note: ONLY USE THIS BROCHURE TO REGISTER FOR THE REAL TIME LIVE WEBCAST/VIRTUAL SEMINAR OR TO ORDER COURSE BOOKS.

2:00 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Gwynne A. Young, President, The Florida Bar
Hank Coxe, Host, Criminal Defense Lawyer and Past-President, The Florida Bar

2:05 p.m.- 2:50 p.m.
“Indigent Counsel in Criminal Cases on the National Stage”
Moderator:
Hank Coxe
Panelists:
Steven D. Benjamin, President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Stephen F. Hanlon, Founder, Community Services Team at Holland & Knight and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
Bruce R. Jacob, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Stetson Law
Albert J. Krieger, Criminal Defense Attorney
Virginia E. Sloan, Founder and President, The Constitution Project
Jo-Ann Wallace, President, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Topics to Include:
- Reflections on Gideon (what it meant “then,” what it has come to mean today, and what it must mean tomorrow)
- Effective assistance of counsel in an increasingly punitive criminal justice age – including a discussion of: Excessive caseloads, The implications of the Court’s recent decisions regarding plea negotiation communications in Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye
- Plea waivers
- Adequate funding of the criminal justice system

2:50 p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Indigent Counsel in Criminal Cases in Florida
Moderator:
Hon. Carlos J. Martinez, Public Defender, Miami-Dade County
Panelists:
Hon. Michael Caruso, Federal Defender, Southern District of Florida
Hon. Howard Finkelstein, Public Defender, Broward County
Hon. Carey Haughwout, Public Defender, Palm Beach County
Jeffrey Lewis, Regional Counsel, First District
Hon. Kathleen M. Williams, Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Topics to Include:
- A wiser right to counsel in misdemeanor cases? (revisiting Argersinger v. Hamlin, Scott v. Illinois, and the “actual imprisonment” rule)
- Low-bid contracting and its impact on quality representation of the indigent
- Managing counsel competencies (in capital cases in particular)
- Questioning who is to govern ethical rules for government paid counsel
- Adequate funding of the criminal justice system

3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Break

4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Civil Gideon
Moderator:
H. Scott Fingerhut, Chair, Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar
Panelists:
Hon. Rosemary Barkett, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Sharon Langer, Executive Director, Dade Legal Aid
Cheryl Little, Founder and Executive Director, Americans for Immigrant Justice
Marilyn Milian, The People’s Court
Anthony C. Musto, Chair-elect, Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar
Lisa C. Wood, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants

Topics to Include:
- The wisdom and feasibility of the right to counsel in cases involving:
Children (e.g., aging out of foster care, termination of parental rights)
Families (including child support and divorce)
Housing (including landlord-tenant disputes and foreclosure)
Immigration
Bankruptcy
Employment
Voting rights
Government benefits (for the sick and elderly)
- Consideration of government pilot projects
- Changes in legal education

4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conclusions
Eugene Pettis, President-elect, The Florida Bar
Hank Coxe

1734 Brochure FINAL Gideon - May 2.pdf1734 Brochure FINAL Gideon - May 2.pdf



















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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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