Entries by Amanda Sampaio

February 28th Luncheon: Best Practices in Federal Court

Practicing With Professionalism A Discussion of Federal Best Practices with the Honorable John Antoon, United States District Judge and the Honorable Daniel Irick, United States Magistrate Judge. Judges Antoon and Irick will discuss the criminal practice in federal court and will answer general questions about federal court practice in the Orlando courthouse.  We have applied […]

November 15th Luncheon: Bill Ponall on Writs and Post Conviction Relief

Our speaker this month will be Board Certified Criminal Appellate Lawyer William “Bill” Ponall.  Bill has over 13 years of experience arguing State and Federal criminal appeals and post-conviction matters throughout the State of Florida. He has a proven record of success in cases involving homicides, sexual offenses, DUI Manslaughter, and other serious offenses. In […]

October 25 th Luncheon – Do’s and Don’ts of Voir Dire

This luncheon will be a panel discussion on the Do’s and don’ts of Voir Dire.  Our panel will consist of local judges and attorneys experienced in criminal trials.  They will take questions from the membership and offer insight into what works and what doesn’t for criminal attorneys conducting voir dire. Cost is $10 for Members who […]

September 27th Luncheon: Cross Examination Techniques

Our luncheon topic this month will be Techniques on Cross Examination with speaker Jo Ann Palchak.  Don’t miss this dynamic “Hamilton- style” presentation by top rated Tampa criminal defense attorney Jo Ann Palchak. Cost is $10 for Members who RSVP via Eventbrite, $15 for non-members and member walk-ins. Location: Sorosis club of Orlando,  501 E. […]

August 30th Luncheon with Dr. Kimberly Spence of UCF

Our next luncheon will be held August 30th at the Sososis Club.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Kimberly Spence, Coordinator of Education and Training Programs at UCF.  She will be discussing representation of clients on the Austism spectrum.  Dr. Spence received her undergraduate degree in Secondary English Language Arts Education, her Master’s in Varying […]

CLE Event July 24 & 25: Nitty Gritty Mitigation Sentencing Strategies

13 hours of CLE Credit for $75 This intensive one-and-a-half-day program with nationally recognized legal and mental health experts is designed to provide an advanced familiarity with mitigation and sentencing strategies and their use in the practice of law for criminal defense attorneys who litigate capital adult and juvenile cases.  It’s called “nitty gritty” because […]

Life over Death: September 7-9, 2017

The 20th Judicial Circuit, The Honorable Kathleen Smith is proud to host this year’s Life Over Death training program. This year’s program is being held at The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida on September 7-9, 2017. The cost to attend for Private Attorney offices is $425.00. Registration and hotel […]