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The Criminal Law Section is hosting its first (to be annual) legislative update on October 5 in Fort Lauderdale. Make plans to join your section friends and colleagues for “Inside the Florida Legislature”—an in-person and live-streamed CLE—and a reception. This unique 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 CLE is from 12–4 PM; the reception is from 4–6 PM. REGISTER

The legislative update is in conjunction with the Criminal Law Section’s next Executive Council meeting on October 6 from 9 AM–12 PM, in person at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Dates: October 5–7, 2023. Room Rate: $229/night. Book online or call the hotel directly at 1-800-810-1531 and reference Group Code ZCLSEC. Please note that the cutoff date for reservations is September 14.

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.

  • In-Person registration: Criminal Law Section member $140, non-section member $170, full-time law college faculty/student $85, fee waiver $0 (Requires discount code. Must meet qualifications. For more information, email accounting@floridabar.org.)
  • Live Webcast registration: Criminal Law Section member $190, non-section member $220. Registrants have 90-day, on-demand access.



Smiling woman, arms crossed 12–12:55 PM—Ethics
Caroline Klancke, Esq., Founder and Executive Directorof 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 Comptrollerfor 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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