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UFFERMAN FILES Series Webisode 1:  A Lunch Conversation with Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Free Zoom CLE for Criminal Law Section members; non-members register for only $30, which includes section membership. Course number 6766 is approved for 1.0 General CLE credit. REGISTER

The Criminal Law Section of  The Florida Bar is proud to present UFFERMAN FILES, a series of important conversations and presentations on all things criminal justice, featuring host Michael Ufferman of the Michael Ufferman Law Firm in Tallahassee.

On this inaugural webisode of UFFERMAN FILES, host Michael Ufferman is joined for a very special conversation by Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Batchelder, who was considered by President George W. Bush as a potential nominee for Justice Sandra Day O’connor’s seat, has served on the federal bench for almost 40 years. She was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in 1983, elevated to the federal District Court in 1985, and then to the federal Court of Appeals in 1992, serving as Chief Judge for the Sixth Circuit from 2009 to 2014. Their conversation promises to explore a wide range of topics, including Judge Batchelder’s perspectives on our criminal justice system — and our courts in general — the process for selecting and confirming federal judges, and the importance of an independent judiciary. Join Michael and the judge on Dec. 9 as we launch UFFERMAN FILES. Don’t miss it!

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Each live Zoom webinar is free for Criminal Law Section members; non-members register for only $30, which includes section membership.

Michael is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Appellate Lawyer and author of Thomson Reuters’ Florida Criminal Practice and Procedure, a comprehensive guide to pretrial criminal procedure, investigation of criminal offenses, and stages of trial. Before private practice, Michael clerked for Justice Major B. Harding at the Supreme Court of Florida. He is a past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a former board member of the Innocence Project of Florida, a current member of The Florida Bar’s Criminal Law Certification Committee, and a member of the Criminal Law Section Executive Council.

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