32nd Annual Meeting 2019

    June 20-22, 2019
    Hal brings the best of the Keys to Coconut Point.  Music, a lazy river, and the challenge of a green surrounded by water.  What else does an over-worked criminal defense lawyer need?
    All FACDL seminars, apart from the annual Criminal Law Certification Review 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.   
    • Registration for this event grants FACDL permission to use photographs and/or video of the registered attendees in publications, news releases, website pages, social media and in any other FACDL communications related to the mission of FACDL.
    • Those seminar attendees in need of additional services under ADA, please provide notice of your needs to becky@facdl.org no later than June 3, 2019, so arrangements can be made in advance.
    REGISTRATION (Registration must include full payment or purchase order submission)
    Online/Fax/Mail Registration
    open until June 3rd

    Be sure that you are LOGGED IN 
    for the best prices available!

    Join us at Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs June 20-22, 2019 to honor FACDL's outgoing President Richard Greenberg and incoming President Hal Schuhmacher. Network with colleagues while obtaining CLE credits.  

    Meeting Registration Rates prior to June 3, 2019:

    FACDL Members .......$450 Earlybird | $500.00 on/after 4/1/19

    Public Defenders ..... $330 Earlybird | $380.00 on/after 4/1/19

    Non-Members .......... $550 Earlybird | $610.00 on/after 4/1/19

    Seminar Registration Fee:  Includes seminar sessions with applicable reference materials & CLE information; Welcome Reception; Friday social/entertainment; one Saturday Banquet ticket; and, two continental breakfasts. This does not include access for spouse/guest.

    Additional registration options: 

    Social Event Only Registration Rates: (No earlybird rates available)

    Non-registered FACDL Members or spouse/guest of a registered member..... $226.00 | per person (includes welcome reception, Friday social/entertainment & one Saturday night banquet ticket)

    Spouse/Guest Banquet Only......................... $101.00 | Banquet ticket ( Saturday banquet only does not include other social activities)

    Saturday Night Kids' Party ...................................... $65.00 | per child  (Limited to the first 35 to sign up; Ages 3-12 and must be fully bathroom-trained)



    The Annual Meeting provides members an excellent opportunity to get CLE credits, participate in officer elections, recognize award winners, and network. We meet at Florida’s finest resorts, and encourage our members to bring their families. 

    Host Hotel: Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

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    Hotel Reservations:

    To make hotel reservations, you must first register & pay for the annual meeting.  Once you have completed your annual meeting registration you will be emailed passkey link to reserve your room. HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN MAY 19, 2019  TO GET FACDL RATES.  RESERVE EARLY TO GET A ROOM AT THESE EXCELLENT RATE AS OUR ROOM BLOCK MAY FILL UP FAST AND BEFORE MAY 19TH!

    FACDL has reserved a block of hotel rooms for people who have registered and paid to attend the seminar and/or the social only events. These rooms are for attendees ONLY.  All others will be be subject to the hotel's standard room rates.

    • Please note there are a LIMITED number of suites available at the FACDL group rate.  CONTACT FACDL TO RESERVE ONE OF THE LIMITED SUITES.  In order to accommodate each attendee we ask that hotel reservations be limited per family to one Suite and one Run of Resort Guest Room OR two+ Run of  Resort Guest Rooms.

    In summary, if you have not registered or paid for attending either the seminar and/or social only for the 32nd Annual Meeting, the FACDL group code will not be validated for your hotel room reservation. This means you will pay regular hotel room or suite rates.

     ***There are a limited number of rooms in each category, so register NOW to get the room of your choice!***

    Room Rates (not including taxes, hotel fees, gratuities or valet parking):

    Run of Resort Guest Room- $199.00 plus taxes

    Bay One Bedroom Suite- $359.00 plus taxes

    Other FACDL discounts: Resort fee waived; valet parking $25++;  and, complimentary self-parking. 

    Schedule of Events (TBD)

    (All times subject to slight modification while locations will be announced closer to date of event)

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.               Opening Reception (for Seminar and Social Registrations) Full/cash bar, light hors d'œuvre, & may use drink tickets. Registration desk open 6-7pm.

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.               Registration Open

    7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.               Exhibits

    7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast (for Seminar Registrations only)

    8:10 a.m.-8:20 a.m.                 Welcome Hal Schuhmacher, FACDL President Elect

    8:20 a.m.-9:10 a.m.                 Florida Supreme Court Update/Specific Issues Hon. Richard Hersch

    9:10 a.m.-10:00 a.m.               Effective Jury Selection in the Trump era Denis deVlaming

    10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.             How The Florida Bar Can Help You in Your Practice Michelle Suskauer, Florida Bar President

    10:20 a.m.-10:30 a.m.             Networking Break VISIT OUR WONDERFUL EXHIBITORS                                               

    10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m.             Current Ethical Considerations in Criminal Defense Brian Tannebaum 

    11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m.             Marsy’s Law: What’s Right, What’s Wrong, and What Now?  Ron Kozlowski and Larry Turner 

    12:10 p.m.-12:40 p.m.            Making the Most of Your FACDL and NACDL Membership Nellie King  

    1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.               CORNHOLE  Take on your firiends or take on your family.  This highly competitive and highly skilled competition with take place at the Cypress Courtyard.  Giant Jenga and Giant Connect Four will also be available.

    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.                Round Robin Tennis Tournament by Michael Ufferman (must arrive by 12:45pm, The Colony Golf and Country    Club, 4101 Pelican Colony Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.  Space will be limited. RSVP Michael Ufferman ufferman@uffermanlaw.com               

    1:20 p.m.-5:00 p.m.               Well! Well! Well! Thanks to Robert Fisher the Annual FACDL Golf Tournament will be played this year at Raptor Bay Golf Club, minutes from the Hotel.  First tee time starting at 1:20 PM. The rate of $60 will cover Greens Fees, Cart Fee, and Range Balls. There are 5 tee times reserved: 1:20, 1:28, 1:36, 1:44, and 1:52. If you are interested in playing, please contact Beth, at robertfisher@cfl.rr.com. There is only space for 20, and several have already mentioned they want to play, so please make your desire known quickly.

    1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.               Shooting Event (Contest) with Ernie Chang The Alamo by Lotus Gunworks (Indoor Air Conditioned Pistol Range) 2390 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34109. RSVP: Ernie Chang 321-480-7969 or erniechang@brevardlawfirm.com                                         

    6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.               Island Time Reception (for Seminar & Social Registrations) Heavy hors d'œuvre, cash bar & may use drink tickets.

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.             Registration Open 

    7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.             Exhibits 

    7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.               Continental Breakfast (for Seminar Registrations only) 

    8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.             Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bar (cash and drink ticket) 

    8:10 a.m.-8:20 a.m.               Welcome Hal Schuhmacher, FACDL President Elect  

    8:20 a.m.-9:00 a.m.                United State Supreme Court Update Hon. Milt Hirsch  

    9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.                Effective and Ethical Use of Technology and Social Media Don Pumphrey, Tracey Keppel Pumphrey, & Taylor Kurtz  

    9:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m.              Preserving Issues for Appeal and DCA Case Law Update Michael Ufferman  

    10:40 a.m.-11:20 a.m.            Election of Officers  

    11:20 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.           White Collar Cases- Strategies Beginning to End Ramon De La Cabada    

    12:00 p.m.-12:40 p.m.            Follow the M$ney:  Effective Use of Forensic Accountant Barry Wax & Stanley Foodman  

    2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.               Beach Volleyball with Donnie (reserve your boat ride in advance & bring your own drinks/snacks)  

    6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.             Kid’s Party (Advanced Payment & Registration Required) 

    6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.               Saturday Night Banquet Pregame (Seminar, Social & Banquet Registration Required) Cash Bar & may use drink ticket 

    7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.               FACDL Awards & Swearing In Banquet (Seminar, Social & Banquet Registration Required) Full plated dinner, cash bar & may use drink ticket. 

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.              Executive Committee Meeting 

    10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.            Board Meeting

    About the Speakers (TBD)


    Refund Policy

    Tuition refund less a $35.00 administrative fee will be made for cancellation received in writing (or email to facdl@facdl.org) by 4:00pm EST, May 3, 2019.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THIS TIME.

    For More Information Contact the FACDL Office: (850) 385-5080 • E-mail: facdl@facdl.org 
    No telephone registrations, please.

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    FACDL Members or Public Defenders.......$294.63

    Non-FACDL Members .................................. $324.63 

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