The Practice

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FACDL's "The Practice," October 15, 2010, Eden Roc, Miami Beach....


The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presents

THE PRACTICE III Featuring Roy Black

Friday, October 15, 2010 Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach It is anticipated that this course will be approved by The Florida Bar for 9 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit, including 1 hour of Ethics.



Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Post Office Box 1528 Tallahasee, Florida 32302

PRSRT. STD. US Postage PAID Tallahassee, FL Permit No. 801










Registration fee includes lunch with Roy Black. Course materials will be provided on CD at the seminar. Bring your laptop!  If you prefer to download the course materials ahead of time, please check here, and a password will be provided one week before the seminar for access to the printable version.

 FACDL Members. . . . . . . . . $245  Non-FACDL Members. . . . . $295  Public Defenders . . . . . . . . . $195  If you’d like to join us for dinner at Taverna Opa, South Beach,

check here to add $75, which includes food, drink and round-trip transportation.

 Check here if you do not want $10 of your registration fee to be contributed to the FACDL Political Action Committee (FAIRLAWS). This contribution does not affect the total amount of your registration and is not tax deductible.

 Enclosed is my check payable to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc., OR please charge as indicated below:

 Billing address is same as above.





F O R T H O S E U N A B L E T O AT T E N D T H E S E M I N A R : Course Materials for CLE Credit . . . . . . . $224.63 Choose Audio Format:  MP3  CD Course material prices include sales tax, shipping and handling, plus course materials, all written materials and information for postinge Continuing Legal Education Credit online with The Florida Bar.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition refund less a $25 administrative fee will be made for cancellation received in writing by September 17, 2010. No refunds will be made after that time.

SEND REGISTRATION AND FEE TO: Mail to: Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, P.O. Box 1528, Tallahassee, FL 32302 OR Fax credit card payment to: 850 / 385-6715 OR Register online at No telephone registrations, please.

Friday, October 15, 2010 • Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach

THE PRACTICE III F E AT U R I N G R OY B L AC K 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

. . . . . . . Welcome Brian Tannebaum, FACDL President

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

. . . . . . . Four Decades of Practice: Retaining the Client from the Interview to the Contract Denis deVlaming, FACDL Past President

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

. . . . . . Convincing the DUI Client They’re in the Right Place: From Interview to Resolution Richard Hersch, FACDL Past President

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

. . . . . Networking Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

. . . . . Online Practice Management in the 21st Century Larry Port, CEO, Rocketmatter

11:10 a.m. – 12 Noon

. . . . . . Making a Great Living and Living a Great Life David Lorenzo, CEO, Rainmaker Lawyer Consulting

12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

. . . . . . . Lunch and Keynote: Rules for an Impractical Career Roy Black

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

. . . . . . Lawyers’ Roundtable: Issues in My Practice A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH TWO FORMER NACDL PRESIDENTS

Bruce Lyons and Jeff Weiner 2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

. . . . . . Building, Growing and Managing a Solo Practice Carolyn Elefant, Attorney and Author of Solo By Choice

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

. . . . . . Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

. . . . . . Essentials for the Practice • Dressing for The Practice

Chris Bohn, Tom James Clothiers

• Financial Planning for the Criminal Defense Lawyer Perry Greenfield, Certified Financial Planner

• Public Relations for the Criminal Defense Lawyer Jennifer Clarin, Boardroom Communications

• Getting Involved Outside The Practice David Rothman, FACDL Past President and Florida Bar Liaison; Member, Florida Bar Board of Governors 4:30 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.

. . . . . . The Ethics of the Practice David Rothman, Moderator •Arlene Sankel, Chief Disciplinary Branch Counsel, The Florida Bar, Miami Office •Carlos Ruga, Staff Auditor, The Florida Bar, Miami Office •The Honorable Patricia A. Seitz, U.S. District Court Judge, Former President, The Florida Bar

5:30 p.m.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reception with FACDL Board of Directors Dinner at Taverna Opa, for those who sign up in advance. See registration form.

ROY BLACK, senior partner of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A., has handled hundreds of cases nationally, representing high-profile clients like Rush Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammar and William Kennedy Smith. He has been a commentator on legal issues for The Today Show and Good Morning America. The author of Black’s Law, he has taught at the University of Miami School of Law for over 30 years. He received the Nelson Poynter Award for voluntary representation of prisoners on Florida’s death row. Prior to his private practice, he served five years as a public defender in Miami-Dade County. He achieved the highest score on The Florida Bar Exam after graduating from the University of Miami School of Law, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree. DENIS M. DEVLAMING earned a B.A. from the Ohio State University and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. As an assistant state attorney, he prosecuted in the Sixth Judicial Circuit from 1972 through 1975. He then started his own law practice in Clearwater and has specialized in criminal defense. He is a Past President of FACDL. He is President of First Step, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy men and women who are on probation. He is an adjunct professor at Stetson College of Law in St. Petersburg, a past adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, and a guest lecturer for St. Petersburg College. He has been inducted into Who’s Who In American Law and included in Best Lawyers In America. CAROLYN ELEFANT is an attorney in Washington D.C. with the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant, focusing on renewable energy, appeals and select federal litigation, including federal eminent domain and Section 1983 matters. She is creator of, the longest running blog on solo and small firm practice and author of Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be, as well as co-author of Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School. RICHARD HERSCH has practiced criminal defense in Miami since 1980. A graduate of University of Florida Law School (and FSU undergrad), he is the sole remaining partner in Hersch & Talisman, P.A. He has lectured extensively for the Bar and FACDL on evidence, traffic and DUI topics since 1985. He produced FACDL’s Blood Breath &Tears seminar for seven years and authored “DUI Notes” for The Defender magazine for six years. He is a licensed pilot, single engine, instrument rated; a scuba enthusiast; a snowboarder; and the father of two daughters, both staunch opponents of capital and corporal punishment. The following endorsements have been received:

“A subscriber”–The Miami Herald …“Current on his dues”– The Florida Bar … “No warrants outstanding”–NCIC. DAVID LORENZO selects only 12 clients a year to help them build lifestyle law firms. He is founder and chairman of the think tank Rainmaker Society of Fellows. His best-selling book Career Intensity: Business Strategy for Workplace Warriors and Entrepreneurs is a cult favorite. A business strategist, he specializes in leading firms through the start-up process and turning around distressed businesses—quickly. He received his MBA from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He earned a Masters of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. BRUCE LYONS is a former President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. His law practice is devoted to all aspects of criminal defense, including application of forensic science, at both state and federal trial levels. During the past 30 years he has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and litigated in both state and federal courts. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Miami. LARRY PORT is the founding partner and chief software architect of Rocket Matter (, the leading web-based legal practice management and timetracking product. A speaker and award-winning writer at the crossroads of the legal profession and cutting edge technology, he has published extensively in legal publications, including Legal Management, Law Technology News, Law Practice Today, ILTA’s Peer to Peer, Lawyerist, FindLaw, Chicago Lawyer and others. He also conducts free monthly webinars on emerging topics for attorneys and speaks at bar association CLEs around the country. DAVID ROTHMAN graduated from the University of Florida School of Law and worked as an assistant state attorney for the next three years. In 1980, he and John Thornton, now a circuit court judge, opened the law firm which now bears the name Rothman & Associates, P.A. The firm, practicing almost exclusively criminal defense in state and federal courts, has two associates, Jeanne T. Melendez and Joaquin E. Padilla. Former partners include the Honorable Federico Moreno, Chief Judge of the Southern District of Florida and Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kevin Emas. He is a Past President of FACDL. Since 1996, he has taught litigation skills as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Legal Elite and Top Lawyers.

CARLOS J. RUGA is a certified public accountant serving as branch auditor with The Florida Bar. He has served as auditor for the Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s offices, which covered Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Monroe Counties and the 20th Circuit. His work with The Florida Bar includes audits of attorney’s trust account for cause, and any financial matter that involves attorneys such as personal injury, probate matters, real estate fraud, mortgage fraud, etc. He has performed at least 1,600 audits has testified at least 300 times in referee hearings and numerous times in grievance committee hearings. ARLENE KALISH SANKEL has been Chief Branch Discipline Counsel for The Florida Bar’s Miami Branch since 1998. Her duties have included management and supervisory responsibilities. She received her B.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from Nova Law School. She has been an adjunct instructor of Advanced Legal Writing at St. Thomas Law School.


riminal Defense Lawyers can always find a CLE seminar about experts, DNA, cross

examination, and jury selection. For the private practitioner, none of these matter without a client to represent. The Practice is a one-day intensive discussion about practice management and rainmaking. From the initial client meeting, to the retainer agreement, to tips and

PATRICIA A. SEITZ hears both criminal and civil cases as a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida. She has been involved in judicial administration and served as Chief Legal Counsel to the Drug Czar in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. For 22 years she was a partner in Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP. She was the first woman elected President of The Florida Bar. Her work promoting the status of women earned her the Judge Mattie Bell Davis Award and the Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award.

strategies for “keeping the doors open” during

JEFF WEINER, a former president of NACDL, has practiced as a criminal defense attorney since 1974. He has argued trials and appeals throughout Florida and 25 other states, including the United States Supreme Court. He is a recipient of NACDL’s highest honor, the Robert C. Heeney Award, for his representation of fellow lawyers on behalf of NACDL. He recently won in a jury trial in the Florida Keys in which his client was charged with boating under the influence resulting in a death. The defendant had confessed to several people that he was driving the boat at the time of the accident. With the expert testimony of Dr. Chris Van Ee and the extensive use of demonstrative evidence, a verdict of not guilty was returned, the jury having been convinced that the defendant was not operating the vessel at the time of the accident.


It is anticipated that this course will be approved by The Florida Bar for 9 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit, including 1 hour of Ethics.

a stormy economy, and organizing your office, The Practice brings together national experts and leaders in the criminal defense bar on topics important to anyone in or contemplating private practice. So join us in beautiful Miami Beach, for a day dedicated to The Practice.

Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach ROOM RATE:

$140 single/double FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS CALL:

305/531-0000 Be sure to tell them you are with FACDL to get the $140 room rate DEADLINE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS:

September 17, 2010

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