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September 6-8, 2018


1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, FL

CONFIDENTIALITY PLEDGE:  I hereby acknowledge that materials and information provided in this seminar are confidential information and may not be disclosed except to other defense practitioners.  This information reflects thoughts, opinions, impressions and strategies with regard to previous and ongoing cases and, as such, is protected under the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. The information and materials provided at this seminar and on Flash Drive, are provided to participants for use in defense of criminal cases only, and any other use or distribution is a violation of copyright laws and the attorney’s ethical obligation.  I agree to keep all information privileged and confidential.  By registering for this seminar I agree to the above, and affirm that I am involved in the defense of persons accused in criminal cases.  I will not record any presentation in any way.


Welcome to the Life Over Death training program which  gives an opportunity for both experienced litigators and those handling their first capital cases to learn from experts, share ideas, and develop important contacts. 

CLER Credits

The Florida Public Defender Association, Inc. has requested CLER credit hours from The Florida Bar.  CLER credit will be available upon approval.


This training is by invitation only.  

 ON-LINE REGISTRATIONS  WILL CLOSE TUESDAY, August 21, 2018, at 5:00 P.M.  After August 21, 2018, you can register the day of the event at the FPDA registration booth at the hotel.  

There is a $425.00 Registration Fee for Private Attorneys, Private Investigators and part-time ROCCC Staff.  For this program, anyone who is not an employee of a Public Defender, a full time CCRC or Regional Counsel Office is considered a private attorney or private investigator.  

Payment by check should be made to the Florida Public Defender Association, Inc. The registration fee includes the current edition of “Defending A Capital Case in Florida.

Credit cards can be accepted for payment of the registration fee.

If you are paying by check, we must receive the check within 7 days of your on-line registration.  


Private Atttorney Registration Fee  - $425.00 

The deadline to pre-register is: August 21, 2018.


Hotel Rooms are run of house only at $109.00 room block rate.  Hotel rate is available until August 21, 2018 or until room block is filled. 

You must be registered to attend the Life Over Death Training program to get the discounted hotel rate. 

Please contact Sonya Stanley at for the hotel reservation code.   

All room reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.


Refunds must be requested by e-mail to

 No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after Friday, August 24, 2018.

Florida Public Defender Association

103 North Gadsden Street

Tallahassee, Florida  32301

(850) 488-6850