Litigation Skills Program - CLE Programming

About Lit Skills CLE Programs

The Litigation Skills Program at the University of Miami Law School has launched a sponsored Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programming. The programs offer legal education courses on various topics and are aimed at providing a resource for students and lawyers while connecting the law school to the local legal community. Registration for many courses is free and lawyers can obtain CLE credits approved by the Florida Bar. 

Past CLE Programs

Florida's Legends of the Courtroom, Mock Trial, and Judicial Reception
Friday, October 13, 2023

Working with a Forensic Expert
2.0 Credits; Florida Bar Course Number 2303169N through 9/30/2024
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | WATCH VIDEO

Presenter: Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs
This seminar provides an overview of how to work with a Forensic Expert, including practical advice on getting the most out of your Forensic Expert. Key topics include Forensic Accounting Standards, Getting the Right Documents and Deposing the Expert. Learn trial examination strategies for both direct examination and cross examination, how to use your case theme and causation with the damages expert, as well as tips on cross examining the opposing accounting/damages expert.

Ensuring Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls in Today's Virtual Court
1.0 Credit; Florida Bar Course Number 2207879N
October 19, 2022 | WATCH VIDEO

PresenterJudge Jason Dimitris, Circuit Court Judge presiding over the “Complex Trial Division” of Unified Family Court, which includes Family, Dependency, Delinquency and Domestic violence cases and has been appointed by the Chief Judge as Chair of the 11th Judicial Circuit Technology Committee.
This seminar reviews some of the best practices, tips and features you can use in your virtual hearing - - waiting rooms, breakout rooms, backgrounds, sharing documents and screens, controlling the screen of another - - and includes a discussion of ethical considerations in this new zooming venue while addressing the pitfalls to avoid.

When the SEC Comes Calling, What To Expect
1.5 Credits General/Business Litigation; Florida Bar Course Number 2205039N – approval through 01/31/2024
July 12, 2022 | WATCH VIDEO

Presenter: Eric I. Bustillo, Director of the Miami Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) 
This seminar explains the structure of the SEC, key statutory provisions, and the SEC’s subject matter jurisdiction. It also provides insight into the investigative process by the SEC, as well as common enforcement actions and remedies, including practical advice concerning what companies may expect – and how to react – when the SEC “comes calling.”

Powerful Witness Preparation
2.0 Credits General; Florida Bar Course number 2202623N - approval through 10/31/23
April 13, 2022 | WATCH VIDEO

Presenter: Dan Small, Esq., sponsored by Holland & Knight
This seminar covers that your witnesses are NOT ready to testify, and they are not ready until you make them ready! It also discusses how ethical and effective witness preparation will not change the facts of the case, but it absolutely defines the way those facts are delivered to the judge or jury. This CLE reminds attorneys that even if you’ve prepared hundreds of witnesses, you know you can always do it better, and it will make a real difference in the effect your witnesses have on the proceedings.

The Order of Proof (Driving Directions for Litigators)
1 Credit General/Civil Trial; Florida Bar Course number 2110577N – Approval through 07/31/2023
January 26, 2022 | WATCH VIDEO

Presenter: Benjamin Woodlanski, Esq., Chair of the Class Action Practice Group at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton; sponsored by Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
This program focuses on jury instructions and order of proof. This is an important skill for lawyers that is often overlooked and one of the best the initial steps to building an effective case. this program assists lawyers and law students by providing a practical and cohesive overview of jury instructions and order of proof

For Information

Contact the Litigation Skills Program -; 305-284-2303