Superstars in Trial – Mock Trial

MSP Forum and the American Inns of Court (Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter)

Proudly invites you to
Superstars in Trial – Mock Trial
featuring a real jury
Friday, September 28th, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Biltmore Hotel Grand Ballroom
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

 13 Florida Bar CLE credits all before Lunch including 1 Technology Credit

Regular price $150

(JOIN OVER 1,100 JUDGES & LAWYERS. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.)

Program Chairs
Jordan Dresnick, Inns of Court President
Judge Ronald Dresnick (Ret.)
John H. Ruiz, MSP Recovery Law Firm
Diana Diaz, WSVN- Fox TV/MSP Forum

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Registration includes continental breakfast.

Attend the mock trial of the year to see South Florida’s top attorneys try a case to a real jury. The program includes discussion from dozens of judges and attorneys on strategies involving depositions, direct & cross examinations, opening & closing arguments, voir dire, and feedback from jurors.

 

Earn up to 13 CLE credits all before lunch.

For sponsorship and speaking opportunities,
please contact:
Catherine Corrigan-Perez at
catherinecorriganperez@mspforum.net

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I would recommend Business Casual mainly for networking opportunities since all attendees are Judges and Attorneys.
There is handicapped parking right next to the entrance to the ballroom on the west side of the hotel. The ballroom is the 2 story building next to the big hotel. As you approach, registration is located 1st floor center by fountain and on the left side is the elevator to the 2nd floor ballroom. You may be seated immediately. The event starts at 8am but I highly recommend you get there at 7am because the line at registration will be longer closer to 8am. Breakfast will be served at 7am and entertainment starts at 7:20 in the ballroom. For more information view the hotel link below. https://www.biltmorehotel.com/info/guest-with-disabilities/
Complimentary self-parking is available on a first-come, first serve basis in the parking lot on the property of the hotel. Once the complimentary self-parking lot is full, guests must pay to valet at the front door of the hotel. To take advantage of the complimentary self-parking, we encourage you to arrive at 7 AM.
Yes, refund request deadline is Friday September 21, 2018 at 5pm. There will be no refunds granted during the week of the event because of venue commitment requirements.
SuperStars in Trial will take place at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134. The program will take place in the Country Club Ballroom Building.
The program is sold-out. Please plan to arrive before 7:30 AM to allow time for parking & check-in.
13 CLE credits. In order to provide guests with 13 Approved Florida Bar CLER credits all before lunch, the program will being PROMPTLY at 8:00 AM. Please plan to arrive before 7:30 AM to allow time for parking & check-in.
Complimentary, continental breakfast will be available from 7 AM to 7:40 AM on the terrace of the theatre.
We can check you in quickly by scanning your printed ticket or viewing your ticket on your cell phone and then we scan the QR code. We encourage you to arrive at 7 AM to skip the long check-in lines and take advantage of the express check-in. This will give you extra time to get complimentary breakfast and mingle with the judges & attorneys in attendance.
Due to judicial security requests and space restrictions, kindly refrain from bringing any oversized or large bags, packages, computers, recording devices or luggage into the theatre.
By popular request, there will be a designated, standing room section for those wishing to stand in the rear of the theatre. This space is available on first-come, first-serve basis. Guests not in the limited standing-room section must be seated. Ushers will assist will locating a seat in the theatre.
Kindly wait outside the theatre for any colleagues or friends with whom you would like to sit. Groups will be seated together when they timely enter the theatre. As the event is sold out, all unoccupied seats will be filled by ushers.
Mobile electronic devices, including cell phones, can interfere with the production equipment in the theatre, including the wireless audio & projection systems. We kindly request that you refrain from using cellular phones in the theatre. Recording devices & photography are prohibited inside the theatre for security reasons.
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