Sat, Apr 09|
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
Understanding the Assignment: A Civil Trial Workshop
CLE Approved | COVID-19 protocols: Registration is limited to allow space for social distancing. Masks are required. (Please note there is a parking fee)
Time & Location
Apr 09, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, 3305 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA
About the Event
The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee awarded The T.J. Reddick Bar Association and the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association a Diversity Leadership Grant to host an all day CLE for minority attorneys that is focused on preparing for civil trials. Thank you to the Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee for this opportunity, as well as the co-sponsors, the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association and the Jamaican-American Bar Association for helping to make this event possible. (Please note there is a parking fee)
Richard Ryles, Esq. | Judge Renatha Francis | Judge Florence Taylor Barner | Administrative Judge Jennifer Bailey | Sidney Calloway, Esq. | Faudlin Pierre, Esq. | Jennito Simon, Esq. | Takisha Richardson, Esq. | Josiah Graham, Esq. | Leona McFarlene, Esq.
Understanding the Assignment: A Civil Trial Workshop Agenda
8:00a.m. - 8:30a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking
8:30a.m. - 9:00a.m.
Welcome/Opening Remarks/Discussion about the importance and state of diversity in civil practice.
Voluntary Bar Association Representatives
9:00a.m. - 10:15a.m.
Mastering Depositions: How to Take a Winning Deposition
Takisha Richardson, Esq., Of Counsel, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Going to Trial: Now What? A “how to” for trial prep, balancing your caseload, and the financial impact of trial.
Richard Ryles, Esq., Founder, The Ryles Firm
Leona McFarlene, Esq., Assistant County Attorney, Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office
Josiah Graham, Esq., Graham Injury Firm, P.A.
Tania Williams, Esq., The Skilled Advocate Company
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Opening and Closing Statements
Faudlin Pierre, Esq. and Jennito Simon, Esq., Pierre Simon LLC.
2:00p.m. - 3:15p.m.
Effective Questioning: Direct and Cross-Examination of a Lay person and an Expert Witness
Sidney Calloway, Esq., Partner, Shutts & Bowen, LLP
Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law
Jodi-Ann Tillman, Esq., Associate, Shutts & Bowen, LLP
3:30p.m. - 4:20p.m.
A View from the Civil Bench: professionalism, civility, and what is expected of attorneys during a civil trial.
Judge Jennifer Bailey, Administrative Judge, Circuit Civil, 11th Judicial Circuit
Judge Florence Taylor Barner, County Court Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit
Judge Renatha Francis, Circuit Court Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit
4:20p.m. - 4:30p.m.
(Please note there is a parking fee)