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The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section is proud to present Safer at Home with the Judges, a CLE series featuring the spectacular Judges Harris — the Honorable Jenifer Harris, currently a circuit judge in Orange County, and her husband, the Honorable Patrick Harris, now retired from the Ohio state court bench. Sharing their wit and wisdom with us on a range of important and interesting topics each month, the Harris’ depth of legal insight, superior teaching skills, and practical approach to complex problem solving are just some of what makes them such popular and effective CLE presenters nationwide.

This, FREE, one-hour CLE will provide practitioners with an overview on how to effectively handle virtual hearings and trials. The presentation will also cover legal issues arising because of the pandemic,including speedy trial, the right to confrontation, identity issues, the right to a fair trial, the right to an open and public trial.


Thursday, August 20, 2020
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Presented By:
Honorable Jenifer Harris, Orlando
Honorable Patrick Harris (Retired), Orlando


Judge Jenifer Harris is a Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida. She is currently assigned to the Juvenile Division, having previously served in the Criminal, Domestic, Probate, and Unified Family Divisions. She is a current adjunct law professor at Barry and previously at UF and UNF. She is faculty at Courtroom College, offering CLEs for Florida Criminal Lawyers. Judge Harris is also a faculty member at the National Judicial College, where she has taught advanced evidence, conducting a trial, case management, handling capital cases, and trying a sex case. She is a Coauthor, of Florida Criminal Practice and Procedure, Lexis (2019).

Judge Patrick Harris retired from the Ohio state court bench in 2015 after 13 years of service presiding over criminal and civil cases and creating the first adult Mental Health Court in his county. He is faculty and president of Courtroom College, providing CLEs for Florida criminal Lawyers. As a faculty member of the National Judicial College and an adjunct professor of law at Barry, Judge Harris teaches case management, handling constitutional issues, advanced evidence, electronic evidence, and trial advocacy. He coauthors Florida Criminal Practice and Procedure, Lexis (2019). He is currently in private practice in Central Florida.

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