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.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run driver killed a 20-year-old man following a crash in the victim’s hometown of East Northport early Thursday morning, Suffolk County police said.Alexander Zydel was driving a Ford Explorer westbound on Soundview Avenue when his SUV struck a tree, ejecting him into the roadway, where he was run over by a driver the fled the scene shortly before 1 a.m., police said.Zydel was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The hit-and-run driver’s vehicle was described as a westbound light-colored sedan that fled in the same direction on Soundview Avenue.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash or who may have been driving on Soundview Avenue at the time of the crash to contact them at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.