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The Criminal Law Section hosted its first (to be annual) legislative update on October 5 in Fort Lauderdale. “Inside the Florida Legislature” was an in-person and live-streamed CLE and a reception. The program is available to buy online 24/7:

This program will provide the criminal law practitioner with an update on relevant changes to Florida law in 2023 and a preview of what to expect from the 2024 legislative session. Highlighted by a panel discussion featuring ranking members of criminal justice and judiciary committees from the Florida House and Senate, this four-hour CLE will include a presentation on the Florida budget, a recap of the 2023 legislative session by the Criminal Law Section’s lobbyist, and an ethics presentation by the Florida Ethics Institute Director.

The legislative update was in conjunction with the Criminal Law Section’s Executive Council meeting on October 6 from 9 AM–12 PM, in person at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

Course number 8027 is approved for 4.5 CLE credits, 1 of which may be applied toward Ethics, and 4.5 certification credits each in Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Trial Law.



Smiling woman, arms crossed 12–12:55 PM—Ethics
Caroline Klancke, Esq., Founder and Executive Director of the Florida Ethics Institute
Woman with blonde hair; arms crossed 12:55–1:35 PM—2023 Legislative Update
Natalie Kato, Esq., Kato Law
Smiling man in blue shirt 1:35–2:30 PM—The Florida Budget
Juan Fernandez-Barquin, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller for Miami-Dade County
2:30–2:40 PM—Break
Four individual head shots of men wearing business attire 2:40–4 PM—Preview of 2024 Legislative Session
Sen. Jonathan Martin, Rep. Keith Truenow, Rep. Toby Overdorf, Rep. Mike Gottlieb

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