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Special Masters CLE

A Revolution That Doesn’t Offend Anyone: The New ABA Guidelines on the Appointment and Use of Special Masters

Co-Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
and the
Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

In January 2019, the American Bar Association adopted the first-ever Guidelines for the Appointment and Use of Special Masters in Federal and State Civil Litigation.  These Guidelines reflect the consensus of representatives of the ABA’s Judicial Division, the Standing Committee on the American Judicial System, the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, the National Conference of State Trial Judges, as well as the Litigation, Business Law, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Antitrust and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Sections of the ABA on a new approach to the appointment and use of special masters designed to support (and not to supplant) trial judges and magistrate judges.  This program is your chance to learn about these Guidelines, how courts across the country are considering them, what resources are available for their implementation and how they could affect civil litigation now and going forward.

The price is $45 for FBA or TBBBA members, and $50 for non-members.  $5 of the fee will be donated to B.L.E.S.  Judges and their law clerks are welcome to attend free of charge.  Registration may be completed below.

This program has been approved for 3.0 hours of CLE credit.


Honorable Mary S. Scriven, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Honorable Michael G. Williamson, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
Cary Ichter of Ichter David LLC (Atlanta, GA)
Merril Hirsh of Law Office of Merril Hirsh PLLC (Washington, D.C.)
Thomas Icard, Jr. of Icard Merrill (Sarasota, FL)

January 14, 2020
Noon to 3:00 p.m.

The University Club of Tampa
201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 3800
Tampa, FL 33602

$45 for Members ~ $50 for Non-Members



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