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When: Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00-4:10 PM
Where: St. Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Ave.
Regatta Room
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States
Contact: St. Pete Bar Association

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Know Your Client’s Rights:
Adapting to Legislative Changes
in Criminal Defense

Friday, May 17, 2019 ~ Noon to 4:10 pm
11:45AM Registration ~ 12:00 - 12:30PM Networking & Lunch
12:30 - 4:10PM Program

St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Regatta Room (Downstairs)

Pending 4.0 Hrs. General CLE Credit

Presented by: Criminal Law Section/Chair David E. Little ~ Vice Chair Catherine R. Henry

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12:10 - 12:20 PM         Introductions

12:20 - 1:00 PM           Session I -  “Hell No - RPO!” Representing clients facing weapons
removal and restriction under Risk Protection Orders Speaker: Leslie M. Sammis, Esq.

1:00   - 2:00 PM           Session II - “Risky Business? - Examining the Risk Protection Order”
Panel Discussion on balancing the rights of the individual with risk of future harm 
Speakers: Judge Pat Siracusa, Judge Susan St. John, Shannon K. Lockheart, Esq.,
Bruce H. Denson, Esq., Leslie M. Sammis, Esq. and Michael Schmid, Assistant City Attorney, City of Tampa

2:00   - 2:20 PM Networking Break

2:20   - 3:10 PM Session III  - “Smokable Cannabis is Legal. Now what?” 
Medical marijuana and impact of new legislation 
Speaker: Ryan LaRocca, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Surterra Wellness

3:10   - 4:00 PM Session IV  - “Clearing the Smoke: Understanding the Haze of Medical Marijuana”
Representing clients prescribed medical marijuana and charged with DUI or possession 
Speakers: Luke C. Lirot, Esq. and Jason D. Sammis, Esq.

Registration ~ Lunch Provided; Choose One 

  Herb Roasted Chicken with Red Wine PanSauce     Grilled Vegetable Plate with Basmati Rice & Lemon Butter Sauce

             $85.00 St. Pete, Clw. Bar & PACDL Members & Staff
$75.00 Government Attorneys/Public Defenders/State Attorneys   
             $115.00 Non-Member Attorneys & Staff
$25.00 Law Student Members      

CLICK HERE to download a registration form or register on the link above.

For more information on the Criminal Law Section contact Chair David E. Little 727-299-0099 or Vice Chair Catherine Henry or 727-453-7467.