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2022 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute

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We take our members’ safety very seriously and that is why individuals attending our in-person event should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Click here to see FJA’s COVID-19 policy.

Anticipated CLE Credits: 29 General; 29 Civil Trial Certification

Significant savings when you register for the Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute and the Christian D. Searcy Voir Dire Institute. See details below.

Immerse yourself in 3½ days of engaging presentations and interactive workshops where you’ll go through the entire trial process from the defense and plaintiff perspective using a case fact pattern and receive immediate feedback from Florida’s most successful trial lawyers in this intensive trial prep seminar. Plus, you get credit towards Civil Trial Board Certification!

Lectures, Demonstrations and Workshops Include:

  • Voir Dire
  • Opening Statement
  • Direct and Cross Examination of a Lay Witness
  • Direct and Cross Examination of an Expert Witness
  • Closing Argument

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022

  • Chris Searcy on Jury Selection
    Christian D. Searcy, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., West Palm Beach
  • Demonstration: Voir Dire
    Plaintiff: Michael A. Haggard & Todd J. Michaels, The Haggard Law Firm, Coral Gables
    Panelists: Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute Registrants
  • Workshop: Voir Dire
    Lead by Workshop Faculty Leaders
  • Fireside Chat and Round Table with Faculty
    Be sure to take part in this informal sit down with Chris Searcy and other leaders as past cases and strategies are discussed by those with long and successful careers in the practice of law. Attendee participation is encouraged.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2022

  • Lecture: Opening Statement
    Tiffany M. Faddis, Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys, Orlando
  • Demonstration: Opening Statement
    Plaintiff: Julie A. Fine, Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., Gainesville
    Defense: Rachael R. Gilmer, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola
  • Workshop: Opening Statement
    Lead by Workshop Faculty
  • Lecture: Direct Examination of a Lay Witness
    James R. Holland, II, Holland Law, Jacksonville
  • Lecture: Cross Examination of a Lay Witness
    Karl W. Labertew, Rubenstein Law, P.A., Orlando
  • Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examination of a Lay Witness
    Direct Examiner: Maryann Furman, The Nurse Lawyer, P.A., Palm Harbor
    Cross Examiner: Stephanie Miles, Cathey & Miles, P.A., St. Petersburg
    Witness: Brandon Cathey, Cathey & Miles, P.A., St. Petersburg
  • Networking Reception
    Relax after a day of learning and enjoy an afternoon beverage with your colleagues

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2022

  • Workshop: Direct and Cross Examination of a Lay Witness
    Lead by Workshop Faculty
  • Lecture: Direct Examination of an Expert Witness
    Stephen Watrel, Coker Law, Jacksonville
  • Lecture: Cross Examination of an Expert Witness
    Barry M. Snyder, The Law Office of Barry Snyder, P.A., North Miami Beach
  • Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examination of an Expert Witness
    Plaintiff Direct: Todd E. Copeland, Todd E. Copeland & Associates, P.A., Orlando
    Plaintiff Cross: James W. Guarnieri, Jr., Wagner McLaughlin, P.A., Tampa
    Expert Witness: Dr. Sean Mahan
  • Workshop: Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witness
    Lead by Workshop Faculty

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022

  • Lecture: Closing Argument
    Dale M. Swope, Swope, Rodante P.A., Tampa
  • Demonstration: Closing Argument
    Plaintiff: Dale M. Swope, Swope, Rodante P.A., Tampa
    Defense: Elizete D. Velado, Mallard Perez, PLLC, Sarasota
  • Workshop: Closing Argument
    Lead by Workshop Faculty
  • David v Goliath, A Lawyers Tale
    Jed Kurzban, Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., Coral Gables

PRICING
$399 – FJA Member
$299 – FJA Young Lawyer Member
$599 – Non-Member

GREAT SAVINGS WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR BOTH SEMINARS! 
FJA Member: Save $100 on your registration when you attend both the Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute plus the Christian D. Searcy Voir Dire Institute. FJA Members – $598 | FJA Young Lawyer Members – $398  >> Contact the FJA CLE Department for details and assistance in order to take advantage of the savings.

HOTEL
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive | Orlando, FL 32821

FJA Group Rate: $189/night* | Reservations: (407) 351-5555 | Make an Online Reservation
Room Block: Check-in Sunday, October 23, 2022; Check-out Friday, October 28, 2022
*Reservations Subject to Availability Under FJA Room Block ~ Contact the FJA CLE Department for Assistance

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Date

Oct 25 - 28 2022
Expired!

Pricing

Pricing Varies ~ See Details Below

Location

Renaissance SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
FJA CLE Department

Organizer

FJA CLE Department
Phone
(850) 521-1097
Email
cle@mariettadoran.com
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