The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Appellate Practice Section present
Practicing Before the Second District Court of Appeal

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live Presentation: Friday, May 16, 2014
Hillsborough County Bar Association
 1610 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Course No. 1695R

This program is designed to introduce you to the Second District Court of Appeal, including judges, the clerk of court, and the court’s staff. Due to the program’s unique nature, there will not be a substantive course book.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Late Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Introductions
Duane A. Daiker, Program Chair
Tyler Pitchford, Program Chair

9:05 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Current State of the Second District
Chief Judge Charles A. Davis, Jr.

9:25 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
History of the Second District
Judge Chris W. Altenbernd
Valeria Hendricks, Second District Court of Appeal Historical Society

9:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Meet the Clerk
James Birkhold, Clerk of the Court

10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
Morning Break

10:35 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Overview of Second District Practice
Judge Morris Silberman
Judge Nelly N. Khouzam

11:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Meet the Staff Attorneys
Chris McAdams, Director of Central Staff
Sarah Corbett, Staff Attorney

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tailoring Your Brief for the Second District (Panel Discussion over Lunch) – (Included in registration fee)
Judge Morris Silberman
Judge Edward C. LaRose
Judge Nelly N. Khouzam
Nick Brown, Staff Attorney
Moderator: Duane A. Daiker

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Tips for Effective Oral Argument in the Second District (Panel Discussion)
Judge Chris W. Altenbernd
Judge Marva Crenshaw
Judge Anthony K. Black
Moderator: Matthew J. Conigliaro

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
En Banc Review in the Second District
Judge Douglas A. Wallace

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Professionalism in the Second District (Panel Discussion)
Chief Judge Charles A. Davis, Jr.
Judge Douglas A. Wallace
Judge Daniel H. Sleet
Moderator: Tyler Pitchford

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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