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YLD: 2019 Federal Practice Seminar

The Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association’s Tampa Bay Chapter Invites You to Attend the 2019 Federal Practice Seminar

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

The objective of the seminar is 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.


  • 1:00-2:00: Basics of Federal Procedure – Ted Karatinos, Esq.
  • 2:00-3:00: Removal – Joseline Hardrick, Esq.
  • 3:00-4:00: Discovery and Technology – Judge Mac R. McCoy, United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida
  • 4:00-5:00: Judicial Panel
    • All You Need to Know About Practicing before Magistrate Judges – Judge Sean P. Flynn, United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida
    • Trial Performance Tips for all Practitioners – Judge Anthony Porcelli, United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida
    • Practicing with Professionalism in Federal Court – Judge Christopher Tuite, United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida
    • Pro Bono Service and Opportunities in the Middle District – Judge Catherine Peek McEwen, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida


Location: Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, Third Floor – 801 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida

Date: October 4, 2019

Time: 1:00–5:00 PM


The event is free and open to all attorneys and law students.  Please RSVP to Beatriz Miranda at

CLE credits are expected for this program.

Law Students are encouraged to become Law Student Associate members online at:

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


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801 N. Florida Ave., 3rd Floor
October 4, 2019
1:00PM - 5:00PM
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