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13th Annual Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
The Abbott Law Group trial lawyer Fred Catfish Abbott will be speaking at the seminar between 3:15– 4:15 p.m. in Jury Focus Groups.
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: A reminder on who Raymond J. Ehrlich was.
Speaker: Bob Spohrer, Esq.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Top Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make at Trial
Speakers: Melissa Nelson, Esq. Chris Hazelip, Esq. Rick Block, Esq. Rutledge Liles, Esq.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Taking and Defending Depositions/ Using Depositions at Trial
Speakers: Joe Camerlengo, Esq. Alan Wachs, Esq.
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Bet the Company Litigation Panel
Panelists: David Wells, Esq. Tim Volpe, Esq., John DeVault, III Esq., Moderator: Charles Jimerson, Esq.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with The Jacksonville Bar Association – Carl Smallwood (Diversity)
Presentation of Raymond J. Ehrlich Award by Charles Jimerson
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Judges Panel – Trial Judges and Appellate Judges ask each other questions they’ve always wanted to.
Trial Judges: Judge Virgina Norton Judge Karen Cole
Judge Hugh Carithers Judge Waddell Wallace
Judge Marianne Aho
Appellate Judges: Judge Scott Makar Judge Nikki Clark
Judge William Van Nortwick (Ret.)
Moderators: Cristy Russell, Esq. Mike Tanner, Esq.
3:15– 4:15 p.m. Jury Focus Groups: The Who, What, When, Where, How and Why
Speaker: F. Catfish Abbott, Esq.
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Media Relations in Courtroom Proceedings Panel
Panelists: Judge Debra Nelson (State v. George Zimmerman)
Michelle Kennedy, 18th Judicial Circuit Officer
George Gabel, Esq.
Florida Bar Counsel Carlos Leon, Esq. (Ethics)