It was all the buzz at this year’s Florida Bar Annual Convention. The Section will be implementing it in several areas. And, of course, the CLE Committee wanted to join the fun! The Committee has revamped its monthly telephonic CLEs and will begin using a webinar format. What does this mean for you?

First, under the new webinar format, the speaker has the option of recording the presentation. If you have an oral argument or hearing during the presentation, don’t fret! You now have the ability to hear the presentation at a later time. If you purchase the bundle or the individual CLE in advance, you will have access to the presentation for up to 90 days. The CLEs are available for advance individual purchase for $30 for section members and $45 for non-section members. Section members can also purchase all ten presentations in a bundle at a discounted rate of $240. If you do not purchase the presentations in advance, the recorded CLEs will be available for individual purchase on the Florida Bar’s Website for an increased price.  However, there is always the possibility that a CLE will not be recorded, so it’s best to purchase them in advance.

Second, the webinar format allows the speakers to use outlines and PowerPoints to assist in their presentations. So, no more chasing down the materials the speaker references during his or her presentation; they will be available to you.

The Committee is so excited about this change that we have already planned the entire 2017-2018 season. This season covers a broad range of topics from a wide array of speakers. We have included two programs which we hope will qualify for the new technology credit required by the Bar. The schedule is:

July 18, 2017

Using Technology to Make Judge-Friendly Brief
Presenter: Ellie Neiberger, Bryant Miller Olive P.A, Miami

Aug. 15, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court: Petitions for Writ of Certiorari and Responses to Petitions for Writ of Certiorari
Presenter: Bryan Gowdy, Creed & Gowdy, PA, Jacksonville

Sept. 19, 2017

Discussion with the Solicitor General, Amit Agarwal
Presenter: Amit Agarwal, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee

Oct. 17, 2017

Social Media and the Appellate Practitioner
Presenter: Dineen Wasylik, DPW Legal, Tampa

Nov. 21, 2017

Evaluating Your Appeal
Presenter: Anthony Russo, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, Tampa

Jan. 16, 2018

Appellate Law Update: 2017 Year in Review
Presenter: Matthew Conigliaro, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa

Feb. 20, 2018

Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure Update
Presenter: Kristin Nors, Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A., Tampa

Mar. 20, 2018

How to Prepare for Oral Argument
Panel of Experienced Appellate Practitioners, including:
Elliot Kula, Kula & Associates, Miami
Peter Webster, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tallahassee
Kristen Davenport, Office of the Attorney General, Daytona Beach

Apr. 17, 2018

Proposals for Settlement on Appeal
Presenter: Katie Ender, Cole Scott Kissane, PA, Miami

May 15, 2018

Quo Warranto: By What Warrant
Presenter: Michael Davis, Kuehne Davis Law, P.A., Miami


Please make plans to join us for an exciting and hi-tech CLE season!

Kansas R. Gooden

Co-Chair Monthly Webinar CLEs