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Ocala: The Fifth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee is pleased to announce the upcoming 2024 Professionalism Conference. The 2024 conference will focus on the “First Principles of Professionalism”.

Judges from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit, the Fourth District Court of Appeals, the Florida Bar President, and a Former Justice of the Florida Supreme Court will speak on topics designed to help legal professionals navigate professionalism issues and the impact of artificial intelligence on the legal profession.

CLE credits available: General 5.0 | Professionalism 3.0 | Technology 1.5

 

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INTENT OF CONFERENCE

Ocala: The Fifth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee is pleased to announce the upcoming 2024 Professionalism Conference. The 2024 conference will focus on the “First Principles of Professionalism.”

Judges from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit, the Fourth District Court of Appeals, the Florida Bar President, and a Former Justice of the Florida Supreme Court will speak on topics designed to help legal professionals navigate professionalism issues and the impact of artificial intelligence on the legal profession.

CLE credits available: General 5.0 | Professionalism 3.0 | Technology 1.5

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AGENDA

The agenda can be found here

2024 PROFESSIONALISM CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30-8:00 Sign In. Breakfast.
8:00-8:10 Welcome, by Professionalism Committee Chair, Judge Jennifer Bass, Fifth Judicial Circuit
8:10-8:15 Welcome, Chief Judge Daniel Merritt, Jr.
8:15-8:25 Invocation by Judge S. Sue Robbins (Ret.)
8:25-8:30 Introduction of Justice Alan Lawson (Ret.), Florida Supreme Court
8:30-9:30 Justice Alan Lawson (Ret.), Florida Supreme Court, “Professionalism and the Pursuit of Happiness: An Unexpected Connection Our Founders Understood”
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-9:50 Introduction of Scott Westheimer, President of the Florida Bar
9:50-10:40 Scott Westheimer, Esq. “How to Avoid Florida’s Lawyer Discipline System”
10:40-10:50 Break
10:50-11:00 Circuit Judge Ann Melinda Craggs, Professionalism Practice Division Chair- Introduction of Fifth Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel
11:00- 11:05 Introduction of Chief Judge Nushin Sayfie, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
11:05-12:00 Chief Judge Nushin Sayfie, “Professionalism and Uncivil Behavior”
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-1:35 Introduction of Chief Judge Mark Klingensmith, Fourth District Court of Appeals
1:35-2:45 Chief Judge Mark Klingensmith ChatGPT: What Will the Judiciary’s Future Look Like? (This is a technology component.)
2:45-3:15 Gordon Glover, Esq. Florida Bar’s Special Committee on AI Tools & Resources
3:15-3:30
Professionalism Awards and Adjournment 
REGISTRATION

Click here to register for the 2024 Professionalism Conference

Please email rrobles@circuit5.org if you have any questions.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for Payment – 2024 Professionalism Conference

$ 129.00 for Private Attorneys | $ 78.00 for Government (PayPal Fee Included)

If paying via PayPal

  1. Click the PayPal Button
  2. Send Money to the Marion County Bar Association

$ 129.00 for Private Attorneys (Fee Included)
$ 78.00 for Government (Fee Included)

NOTE: We are now accepting checks at the venue.

If paying via Check

  1. Send check to:

Marion County Bar Association
PO Box 6075 Ocala, FL 34478
($125.00 for Private Attorneys | $ 75.00 for Government)
*Please list “2024 Professionalism Conference” on the memo line and the name/s of the attendees.

If you have any questions, please email Rhaiza Robles at rrobles@circuit5.org

MAP

Circle Square Cultural Center

8395 SW 80th St, Ocala, FL 34481

*Parking is located immediately behind the building*

CONFERENCE MATERIALS

2024 Professionalism Conference Materials- Coming Soon

2022 Professionalism Conference- Materials

CREDITS
  • CLE Credit information for the 2024 Professionalism Conference: General 5.0 | Professionalism 3.0 | Technology 1.5
  • Click here to view information about CLE credits if you attended the 2022 Professionalism Conference.

Please email rrobles@circuit5.org if you have any questions.