Ocala: The Fifth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee is pleased to announce the topic of the upcoming 2020 Professionalism Conference. This years conference will focus on “Technology and Professionalism in the Digital Age”

Judges from the Fifth Circuit, the Florida Bar President and the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court will present on topics designed to help legal professionals navigate the professionalism issues related to changes in technology.  There will be presentations from  attorneys and technology professionals as well.

Registration for the event will soon begin.

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The agenda can be found here or on the Cvent phone app (found below).


7:30-8:00 Sign In. Breakfast.
8:00-8:15 The Honorable Robert W. Hodges, Chair of Fifth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Education Committee: Welcome and Preliminary Remarks


8:15-8:25 Invocation: Fifth Circuit Judge Sue Robbins
8:25-8:30 Introduction of Chief Justice: The Honorable Robert Hodges


8:30-845 The Honorable Charles C. Canady, Chief Justice, of the Florida Supreme Court
8:45-9:45 John Stewart, President of the Florida Bar: Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Law Firm
9:45-9:55 Break
9:55-10:45 Gordon Glover, Esq.: Securing Mobile Devices
10:50-11:40 Rene Thompson, Esq.: How a Practice Management Program Can Prevent Malpractice Claims in Your Law Office.
11:45-12:35 Adriana Linares: Understanding Metadata and Your Ethical Responsibilities with Your Legal Documents



Break for Lunch (included) – High School Student Award Presentation – Conference Sponsored Essay Contest


1:45-3:15 Robert Brownstone:  Legal Ethics and the Twenty-First Century
3:15– 3:30 The Honorable Robert W. Hodges Professionalism Award and Adjournment

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