Attorney Program Agenda

Thursday, July 27, 2017

  8:00 - 4:00  REGISTRATION 
  8:45 - 9:00  WELCOME
  9:00  - 10:20 

Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) - Marsha Levick, Esq.  (Philadelphia, PA.) -A presentation on adolescent brain development and how attorneys can use language from Graham/Miller/Montgomery indirect file cases (or even young adults), such as arguing for juvenile sanctions or raising arguments against mandatory minimums. Along with a discussion on constitutional direct file challenges.


10:30 - 12:00 

Everything You Need to Know to Get Out of Your DUI…Your Client’s DUI, Field Sobriety Tests, DRE and Motions, Etc. - Joe Zwick, Assistant Public Defender, 10th Judicial Circuit, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from the University of Georgia and began his career with the State Attorney's Office and then moved to private practice where he focused on family law.  He currently works in a felony trial division with the 10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office. Chet Palumbo, Assistant Public Defender, 10th Judicial Circuit - Chet Palumbo has been an attorney since 2010 and has taken 25 cases to trial as first chair. He is a member of the national college for DUI Defense and is a Certified NHTSA field sobriety testing Instructor. He has attended over 100 hours of dui related seminars and conferences. 

12:00 - 1:00  LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:15 - 2:45 

The Brady Bunch: How the Hit 70’s TV Show Impacted a 1963 Us Supreme Court Case - 

Alec Karakatsanis, Esq. - is an American civil rights lawyer, social justice advocate, co-founder of Equal Justice Under Law, and founder and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps, a Washington D.C. impact litigation nonprofit.

2:45  - 3:15 

Brady: What’s the Government Hiding? How Can You Get Some?

Pete Mills, A.P.D., 10th Judicial Circuit
3:20 - 4:20

“Extracting information from the Government in the Technical Digital Era”  -Michael Barfield, Paralegal, Law Office of Andrea Flynn Morgensen, P.A. - The session will explore the intersection of technology and Florida's broad public records law in the digital era.

4:30 - 5:00 AWARDS

Friday, July 28, 2017

  8:45- 9:00   OVERVIEW 
  9:00  - 10:00  Keynote Speaker:  The Baker Act – Origins and its Future – FS Chapter 394- Gilbert King – Pulitzer Prize Winning Author “Devil in the Grove”
  10:00  - 11:00

“DUI: Extrapolation, Medical v. Legal Draws, etc.” - Dr. Daniel Buffington, President and Practice Director at Clinical Pharmacology Services is a clinical pharmacology specialist. The practice also includes a forensic pharmacology division that supports medical examiners, law enforcement, state and federal agencies, and courts.

11:00  - 12:00  Presenting Expert Testimony, Working With Psychologists and Psychiatrists - Jeanine Cohen, P.A. Cohen and DePaul, P.A. Tampa, Florida 
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00 - 3:00 

“Bias on the Bench” Emily Le Coz & Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune Reporters

Florida’s Broken Sentencing System – Same Background, Same Crime, Different Race.
3:00 - 4:00  Folie a Deux & Philately (Case Law Update) - Pete Mills, Assistant Public Defender, 10th Judicial Circuit