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 took place on February 5, 2020 in conjunction with the Florida Bar Winter Meeting.

The program featured the following topics, presented by an all-star cast that included 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 also included Ethical Pitfalls in Appeals and How to Avoid Them. Nicholas A. Shannin of Orlando moderated a judicial panel who shared their knowledge, experience and best practices.

CLE credit is available for each individual segment of the program.

Stay tuned as we will post videos of all live sessions soon.