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YLD: 2018 Federal Practice Seminar

The Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association’s Tampa Bay Chapter Invite You to Attend: 2018 Federal Practice Seminar

Made possible in part by a grant from the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

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The objective of the seminar will be to educate young lawyers, law students, and those new to federal practice on the unique aspects of practicing in federal court and provide resources for navigating through a case, whether it is part of pro bono, private practice or public service. The seminar’s primary focus will be civil in nature but will also include a presentation on the benefits of technology both inside and outside the courtroom and a presentation on legal writing in federal court. The legal writing portion of the seminar will include a discussion of legal writing exercises to give attendees the opportunity to apply what they have learned. This seminar will also address the need for young lawyers to gain more exposure to federal courts early in the careers, encourage young lawyers to take pro bono cases in federal court, and provide them with the resources to do so. The Seminar will conclude with a Practice Pointers Panel featuring members of the judiciary. The seminar will conclude with a Practice Pointers Panel featuring members of the Federal Judiciary.

Scheduled Speakers:

  • Bill Sansone, Sansone Law, P.A
  • Judge Catherine Peek McEwen, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Edward J. Comey, Law Clerk to Judge Michael G. Williamson, Chief United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Kevin D. Johnson, Johnson Jackson LLC

Schedule Judicial Panelists:

  • Judge Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe, Thirteenth Circuit Court of Florida (Moderator)
  • Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Judge Charlene Honeywell, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Judge Christopher Tuite, United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida

The event is free.  Please RSVP to Diego_Pestana@flmd.uscourts.gov

Law Students are welcome. Law Students are encouraged to become Law Student Associate members of the FBA.

You can also join the FBA online at:

http://www.fedbar.org/Membership/Membership-Categories.aspx

The Florida Bar has approved this program for 3.5 CLE hours (3.5 General, 0.5 Technology, 2.0 State and Federal Government and Administration Practice.

*Attention Law Students: Cell Phones are not permitted in the Sam M. Gibbons Federal Courthouse

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Location:
Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, Third Floor - 801 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida
Date:
September 27, 2018
Time:
2:00 - 5:00 PM
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