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Criminal Law Review & Board Certification

Tips Seminar for State and Federal Law

April 12 - 13, 2018

Tampa Hilton Airport Westshore, Tampa, Florida

Attendance Policy : All FACDL seminars, apart from the "Booster Shot" Criminal Law Review & Board Certification Tips Seminar, are intended to: promote the excellence of, disseminate knowledge to, and provide education to, the criminal defense community. In that regard, attendance at all seminars (apart from the certification review seminar) is limited to criminal defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, defense investigators and other staff involved in providing criminal defense. Any attempt to violate this attendance policy will be addressed vigorously.

Registration Rates

Want to come but cannot attend both days? Consider the single day registration option. We would love to have you join us! Online registration will close on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Two Day Registration Rates

FACDL Members ....... $300

Public Defenders ...... $200

Non-Members ........... $375

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Single Day Registration Rates

FACDL Members ............. $180

Public Defenders ............ $105

Non-FACDL Members ... $255

Hotel Accommodations

Price: $ 139.00 (plus taxes per single/double)   Parking: Parking: Complimentary 

Tampa Hilton Airport Westshore, 2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Room reservations must be made by  March 23, 2018  After that date, rooms are on a space available basis at the prevailing hotel rate. To make hotel reservations online   CLICK HERE  or call (800) 445-8667 for a hotel representative. 

Seminar Agenda

Thursday, April 12, 2018

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Opening remarks Jude Faccidomo and Sabrina Puglisi 

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Ethics-Brian Tannebaum

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 4th Amendment – Judge Richard Hersch

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. State Criminal Appeals - Valerie Linnen 

12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Florida Case Law Update – Denis DeVlaming

1:50 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   5th & 6th Amend.– Judge Jennifer Harris and Judge Patrick Harris 

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 5th & 6th Amend. Continued

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Florida Sentencing –Julia Seifer Smith, APD 11th Circuit 

4:30 p.m.- 530 p.m. Florida Law Update Pete Mills, APD 10th Circuit

Friday, April 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Continental breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks – Jude Faccidomo and Sabrina Puglisi

9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. Testing Tips –Jessica Travis, Chair Fla. Bar Crim. Law Cert. Committee 

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Federal Procedure – Lisa Call, AFPD Middle District

10:45 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.  Networking Break

11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Federal Appeals – Tracy Dreispul, AFPD Southern District 

12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. State and Federal Evidence - Professor Spottswood

2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.Federal Sentencing part 1 – Jim Skuthan, AFPD Middle District 

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.  Networking Break

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Federal Sentencing part 2 – Jim Skuthan, AFPD Middle District

To read speaker biographies click here

Refund Policy

Tuition refund less a $35 administrative fee will be made for cancellation received in writing/email by March 21 4:00 p.m.

No refunds will be made after that time. After March 21st any cancellations can be transferred to the Materials Only option.

Unable to attend? The Full 2 Day Course Materials & Audio will be available for CLE Credit

FACDL Members ..... $324.63 | Non-Members ..... $ 384.63


Course material prices include, handling, course materials, audio recording of seminar and information for you to post Continuing Legal Education Credit online with The Florida Bar.

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