Appeals for the Pro Bono Practitioner

The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, in partnership with the Pro Bono Committee of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section (APS), is proud to offer “Appeals for the Pro Bono Practitioner,” a free 6 credit CLE training designed to provide resources and information for all attorneys interested in appeals.

The live session of this program will take place on February 5, 2020, from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819, in conjunction with the Florida Bar Winter Meeting.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The program will feature the following topics, presented by an all-star cast that includes some of Florida’s finest appellate practitioners:

  • Taking and Perfecting Appeals: An Overview of the Appellate Process presented by Carrie Ann Wozniak of Orlando.
  • Preserving the Record for Appeal presented by Joe Eagleton of Tampa.
  • Finality Concerns & The Different Types of Appellate Proceedings co-presented by Nancy Gregoire of Fort Lauderdale and Jamie Moses of Orlando.
  • The Basics of Brief-Writing presented by Bryan Gowdy of Jacksonville.
  • Appellate Motions Practice co-presented by Jared Krukar of Tampa and Eric Netcher of Orlando.
  • Oral Argument presented by Sarah Lahlou-Amine of Tampa.
  • Principles of Statutory Construction co-presented by Alexis Fields and Morgan Weinstein, both of Fort Lauderdale.
  • Appellate Workflows co-presented by Duane Daiker of Tampa and Chris Donovan of Naples.

The live session will also include Ethical Pitfalls in Appeals and How to Avoid Them. Nicholas A. Shannin of Orlando will moderate a judicial panel who will share their knowledge, experience and best practices.

CLE credit is available for each individual segment of the program. Come for one topic, come for all topics, or come and go at your leisure to gain insight into the appellate process and learn how you can get involved in pro bono appeals.

Register now for this free CLE opportunity.