2545 Practicing with Professionalism, Tampa, August 4, 2017

9th August 2017  05:30 PM - 05:30 PM (GMT-04:00) America/New_York

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A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. 

The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988.

Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar.

Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption


Tampa Airport Marriott, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, FL 33607


Practicing with Professionalism
August 4, 2017
Tampa Airport Marriott


8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Opening Remarks 
Joseph H. Varner, III, Holland & Knight

8:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Professionalism/Ethics Presentation 
Lisa Hurley, The Florida Bar

10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. 

11:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 
Young Lawyer Professionalism Panel 
Moderator: Lisa Hurley, The Florida Bar 
Panel:         Carly Cohen, CaseGlide 
                    Jason Whittemore, Wagner McLaughlin 
                   Thomas Palermo, US Attorney's Office 

11:40 a.m. –12:15 p.m. 
Overview of the Disciplinary System 
Lisa Hurley, The Florida Bar 

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch (on your own)                                                                                                

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Chemical Dependency/Stress Management 
Michael Cohen, Florida Lawyers Assistance (video presentation)

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
The Florida Bar YLD/Local Bar Associations 
Melissa Mora, President Hillsborough County Bar Association 

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Pro Bono/One Video

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Judicial Panel Discussion on Professionalism 
Moderator: Joseph H. Varner, III, Holland & Knight
Panel:        Hon. Charles R. Wilson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 
                  Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida 
                 Hon. John L. Badalamenti, Florida Second District Court of Appeal 

4:30 p.m. 

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