Commission on Capital Cases slates October 14-15 seminar Commission on Capital Cases slates October 14-15 seminar October 1, 2005 Regular News Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Pariente and Supreme Court Clerk Tom Hall will be among the speakers at the Sixth Annual Advanced Capital Cases Seminar, sponsored by the Florida Legislature’s Commission on Capital Cases.The seminar is set for October 14-15 and will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The seminar educates trial and appellate capital lawyers who handle capital cases and is open to judges, court staff attorneys, private attorneys, attorneys on the state’s registry to handle capital cases, capital collateral regional counsel office attorneys, investigators, assistant public defenders, and assistant state attorneys.Chief Justice Pariente will discuss her judicial perspective on professionalism, while Hall will present the unwritten rules of the Florida Supreme Court. Other topics include trial litigation, federal timelines, state and federal case law updates, records litigation and preservation, appellate brief writing and oral argument techniques, issue preservation, trial attorney as witness situations, and mental health and the law.On-site registration begins on October 13 from 4-6 p.m. and continues on October 14 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The seminar ends at 1 p.m. on October 15.Attorneys can earn 12.50 advanced CLE credits, including two professionalism and one mental illness awareness credit.The registration form is available online at www.floridacapitalcases.state.fl.us or by calling the Commission on Capital Cases at (850) 921-4704. The cost is $125.Reservations can be made at the Swan and Dolphin Resort by calling 1-800-227-1500. Ask for the Capital Cases Seminar rate of $120.