YLD State Court Trial Summer Seminar


June 28, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


George E. Edgecomb Courthouse

800 E Twiggs St.
6th Floor, Courtroom 1

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On Friday, June 28th, the Hillsborough County Bar Association will host the YLD State Court Trial Summer Seminar. The event will provide new lawyers, summer interns and law students with a detailed overview and analysis of the state court trial process and the role that technology now plays in trial preparation and presentation.

CLE Credits: 5.0 including .5 Professionalism, .5 Ethics and 1.5 Technology


• Professionalism & Ethics Workshop: Marjorie Hensel (Bush Ross, P.A.), Jason Whittemore (Wagner McLaughlin Whittemore, P.A.) and Chardean M. Hill (CMH Law & Dispute Resolution, LLC)
• Jury Selection: Kevin McLaughlin (Wagner McLaughlin, P.A.) and Phil Campbell (Shumaker)
• Opening Statement: Judge Christine Marlewski and John Schifino (Gunster)
• Direct and Cross: Julianne Holt (Public Defender 13th Judicial Circuit) and Alexis Deveaux (Gunster)
• Closing Argument: Lisa McLean (McLeanMitchell, LLC) and Scott Harmon (State Attorney’s Office)
• Judicial Panel: Judge Samantha Ward, Judge Logan Murphy, Judge Lyann Goudie, Judge Gregory Green and Judge Jeff Rich

Gunster attorney John Schifino

John Schifino serves as Gunster’s Tampa Office Managing Shareholder. He is a trial and appellate lawyer experienced in handling diverse cases in the areas of business litigation and labor and employment law. John is also a certified state court mediator and has experience mediating a variety of business disputes.

Gunster Attorney Alexis Deveaux

Alexis Deveaux focuses her practice on business litigation, complex commercial litigation and professional liability defense. Whether litigating multimillion-dollar claims or pro bono cases, Alexis is dedicated to gaining a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and leveraging her interpersonal skills to persuasively advocate on their behalf.


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