Litigation Skills Program - CLE Programming

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

Upcoming CLE

Ensuring Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls in Today's Virtual Court
October 19, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm
Presented by Judge Jason Dimitris
REGISTER

Past CLE Programs

When the SEC Comes Calling, What To Expect
Florida Bar Course Number 2205039N – approval through 01/31/2024
1.5 Credits General/Business Litigation
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
Florida Bar Course number 2202623N - approval through 10/31/23
2.0 Credits General
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)
Florida Bar Course number 2110577N – Approval through 07/31/2023
1 Credit General/Civil Trial
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 - litskill@law.miami.edu; 305-284-2303