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GILBERT A. SCHAFFNIT – LEGAL EDUCATION SEMINARS (2000-PRESENT)

  1. Florida Bar CLE Committee – Hot Issues in DUI and Traffic Law (Miami, FL, January 14th, 2000)
  2. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Fifth National Panel Attorney Conference (Albuquerque, NM, March 3rd – 5th, 2000)
  3. Florida Bar Continuing CLE – 2000 Advanced Evidence Seminar (Tampa, FL March 29th, 2000)
  4. United States Sentencing Commission – Ninth Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Clearwater, FL May 3rd – 5th, 2000)
  5. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Sixth National Panel Attorney Conference (Los Angeles, CA, February 23rd – 25th, 2001)
  6. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Approaches for the New Millennium (San Francisco, CA, September 13th – 15th, 2001)
  7. WestLaw Training Seminar – UF Levin College of Law (December 18th, 2001)
  8. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Regional Training Program for CJA Panel Attorneys (San Francisco, CA January 14th-15th, 2002)
  9. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Seventh National Panel Attorney Conference (Los Angeles, CA February 2002)
  10. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Criminal Law Certification Review (Orlando, FL April 5th, 2002)
  11. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – The Practice: Everything Else You Need to Know (Tampa, FL August 16th, 2002)
  12. Northern District of Florida Federal Public Defender CJA Panel Training – Evidence: The Federal Rules (Gainesville, FL January 22nd, 2003)
  13. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Eighth National Panel Attorney Conference (Coconut Grove, FL February 10th-11th, 2003)
  14. Northern District of Florida Federal Public Defender CJA Panel Training – Representation in Multi-Defendant Cases (Gainesville, FL June 25th, 2003)
  15. Northern District of Florida Federal Public Defender CJA Panel Training – Revocation of Probation and Supervised Release (Gainesville, FL October 22nd, 2003)
  16. Northern District of Florida Federal Public Defender CJA Panel Training – Defending Federal Firearms Cases (Gainesville, FL November 19th, 2003)
  17. The Lawyers’ Guide to Summation Software (Jacksonville, FL February 17th, 2004)
  18. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Ninth National Panel Attorney Conference (New Orleans, LA February 29th – March 1st, 2004)
  19. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Winning Strategies Seminar (Boston, MA May 20th – 22nd, 2004)
  20. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 17th Annual Meeting (St. Augustine, FL June 3rd – 6th, 2004)
  21. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Tenth National Panel Attorney Conference (San Antonio, TX February 12th – 14th, 2005)
  22. 11th Annual Investigation for Identification Forensics Conference (Pensacola, FL September 30th – October 1st, 2005)
  23. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Showcase on Sentencing in Florida IV (Orlando, FL November 4th, 2005)
  24. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 18th Annual Meeting (Boca Raton, FL June 9th – 12th, 2005)
  25. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Eleventh National Panel Attorney Conference (San Diego, CA March 2nd – 6th, 2006)
  26. Florida Bar CLE – Masters Seminar on Ethics (Boca Raton, FL June 23rd, 2006)
  27. Northern District of Florida Federal Public Defender CJA Panel Training – Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity (Gainesville, FL February 21st, 2007)
  28. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Twelfth National Panel Attorney Conference (New Orleans, LA February 9th – 11th, 2007)
  29. 11th Circuit Judicial Conference (Atlanta, GA May 3rd – 5th, 2007)
  30. 12th Annual Investigation for Identification Forensics Conference: Child Abuse, Child Deaths, etc. (Pensacola, FL October 19th- 20th, 2007)
  31. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Showcase on Sentencing in Florida V (Tampa, FL November 16th, 2007)
  32. Florida Bar CLE – Advanced Federal Practice Seminar (Miami, FL January 17th, 2008) Florida Bar CLE – Masters of DUI Seminar (Miami, FL January 18th, 2008)
  33. 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association – Internet Crimes Against Children Seminar (Gainesville, FL February 8th, 2008)
  34. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Winning Strategies Seminar (New Orleans, LA February 14th – 16th, 2008)
  35. North Central Florida Chapter Federal Bar Association – A View From The Bench (Gainesville, FL March 6th, 2008)
  36. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Thirteenth National Panel Attorney Conference (New Orleans, LA March 7th – 9th, 2008)
  37. Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers – Preventing Sex Abuse Seminar (Tampa, FL March 27 – 28th, 2008)
  38. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Ethical Issues in Criminal Law (Gainesville, FL April 11th, 2008)
  39. United States Sentencing Commission – 17th Annual National Seminar on The Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Orlando, FL May 21st – 23rd, 2008)
  40. Florida Bar Convention – Federal Court Practice Committee – Federal Judicial Roundtable (Miami, FL June 19th, 2008)
  41. Administrative Office of United States Courts Law and Technology Workshop (Portland, OR July 24th – 26th, 2008)
  42. Administrative Office of United States Courts Fourteenth National Panel Attorney Conference (Seattle, WA January 31st – February 1st, 2009)
  43. NAPN – 24th Annual Conference for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect (Tampa, FL May 17th – 19th, 2009)
  44. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Criminal Law Certification Review Seminar (Orlando, FL April 23rd – 24th, 2009)
  45. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 22nd Annual Meeting (St. Petersburg, FL June 4th – 7th, 2009)
  46. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Blood, Breath, and Tears XVI – DUI Seminar (Orlando, FL September 24th – 25th, 2009)
  47. Florida Bar CLE – Advanced Federal Practice (Miami, FL January 28th, 2010)
  48. Administrative Office of United States Courts Fifteenth National Panel Attorney Conference (Miami, FL February 26th – 27th, 2010)
  49. 2010 Federal Practice Seminar; Middle District of Florida (Orlando, FL March 12, 2010)
  50. Administrative Office of the United States Courts; Law and Technology Workshop – Electronic Courtroom Presentation (Sunny Isles Beach, FL July 22-24, 2010)
  51. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida “Incredible Shrinking Criminal” (Gainesville, FL August 25, 2010) (Panel Training Seminar)
  52. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “The Practice III” (Miami Beach, FL October 15, 2010)
  53. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida “Handling an Appeal in Federal Court” (Gainesville, FL October 27, 2010) (Panel Training Seminar)
  54. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Defending Sexual Assault Cases” (Savannah, GA Nov. 3-5, 2010)
  55. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers – 29th Annual Research and Treatment Conference (Phoenix, AZ Oct. 20-23, 2010)
  56. Florida Bar CLE – “Advanced Federal Practice” (Miami, FL Jan. 21, 2011)
  57. Administrative Office of the United States Courts – Sixteenth Annual CJA Panel Attorney District Representatives Conference (San Antonio, TX Feb. 26-27, 2011)
  58. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 24th Annual Meeting and Seminar (Palm Beach, FL June 6-9, 2011)
  59. Florida Bar – Impact of Criminal Pleas on Licensure of Health Care Practitioner (Webinar July 22, 2011)
  60. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Confronting the Mob Mentality II – Challenging Charges of Sexual Assault” (FT. Lauderdale FL Feb. 16-19, 2012)
  61. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Seventeenth Annual CJA Panel Attorney District Representatives Conference (Albuquerque, NM March 3-4, 2102)
  62. Federal Public Defender, Middle District of Florida – Federal Criminal Practice Seminar (Orlando FL April 20, 2012)
  63. Advanced Federal Practice – 2013; Florida Bar / Criminal Law Section (Miami FL January 18, 2013)
  64. Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association – 2013 Professionalism Symposium (Gainesville, FL April 5, 2013) Professional Ethics
  65. Association of Federal Defense Lawyers – Sentencing Commission’s Recommendations to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Child Pornography – 2G2.2 (Webinar May 1, 2013)
  66. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference (Savannah, GA May 2-4, 2013)
  67. Twenty-Second Annual National Seminar – Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Orlando, FL May 22-24, 2013) Child Pornography, Firearms Offenses, Health Care Fraud, and Drug Offenses
  68. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting – Breakers, Palm Beach, FL (June 3-5, 2013)
  69. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida “Federal Sentencing and the Sentencing Memorandum” (Gainesville, FL June 19, 2013) (Panel Training Seminar)
  70. Federal Bar Association – National Board and Orlando Chapter – “Landmark Shifts and Local Concerns in the Federal Court System” (Orlando, FL January 24, 2014)
  71. Eighteenth Annual Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Representatives Conference (Alexandria, VA – March 1-2, 2014)
  72. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida “Criminal History in Sentencing – Descamps, Its Changes, and Where the Supreme Court My Go Next” (Gainesville, FL – April 24, 2014) (Panel Training Seminar)
  73. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting – St. Petersburg Beach, FL (June 5-8, 2014)
  74. Twenty-Third Annual National Seminar – Federal Sentencing Guidelines – St. Petersburg, FL June 11-13, 2014) Child Pornography, Firearms Offenses, Healthcare Fraud, and Drug Offenses
  75. Florida Bar Annual Convention – 2014 Federal Judicial Roundtable – Federal Court Practice Committee (Orlando, FL – June 26, 2014)
  76. Administrative Office of United States Courts, Defender Services Office, Training Division – Law and Technology Series: Techniques in Electronic Case Management Workshop – (Tampa, FL September 18-20, 2014)
  77. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “Representing Veterans in Federal Cases” (Gainesville, FL, September 24, 2014) (Panel Training Seminar)
  78. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “Pursuing an Appeal in Federal Court” (Gainesville, FL, October 29, 2014) (Panel Training Seminar)
  79. Florida Bar CLE- Advanced Federal Practice (Miami, FL January 16, 2015)
  80. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “Advanced Criminal Procedure Update” (Gainesville, FL. January 28, 2015) (Panel Training Seminar)
  81. Federal Bar Association: Digital Forensics in Child Pornography Cases (Webinar, February 4, 2015)
  82. Administrative Office of United States Courts – Winning Strategies and Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Case (Hilton Head SC – February 19 -21, 2015)
  83. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Defender Services Office – Twentieth Annual National Conference of CJA Panel Attorney District Representatives “Opportunity Knocks” (National Harbor, Maryland February 28 – March 1, 2015)
  84. Association of Federal Defense Attorneys “Federal Sentencing Updates with Professor Doug Berman” (Webinar March 2, 2015)
  85. Annual Combined Seminar for the Federal Defenders of Montana and the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Becoming Finer: How to Fight for Freedom Everyday” (Chico-Hot Springs, Montana March 12-13, 2015)
  86. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “Computer Crimes” Child Pornography, Travel to meet a Minor, Identity Theft, Fraud
  87. (Gainesville, FL – March 25, 2015) (Panel Training Seminar)
  88. Twenty-Fourth Annual Seminar – Federal Sentencing Guidelines – Fed Bar and U.S. Sentencing Commission – St. Petersburg, FL (May 27-29, 2015) –
  89. Healthcare Fraud, Child Pornography, Firearms Offenses, Narcotics Twenty- Eighth Annual Meeting – Florida Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers –
  90. (Key Biscayne FL June 11-14, 2015) Voir Dire, Discovery, Appellate Practice
  91. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida- “Understanding New
  92. Surveillance Tools – Cell Phone Tracking, Stingrays, Hemisphere and More” (Gainesville FL July 29, 2015 – Panel Training Seminar)
  93. Administrative Office of U.S. Courts “Litigating Sex Trafficking Cases” (Webinar – August 18, 2015)
  94. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Defender Services Office – Biannual Defender Services Advisory Group Meeting (Washington D.C., October 7-8, 2015)
  95. Association of Federal Defense Attorneys “Federal Sentencing of Sex Offenders: Key Issues and Strategies” (Webinar, December 10, 2015)
  96. Ad Hoc Committee for the Review of the Criminal Justice Act Public Hearings (Miami, FL, January 11-13, 2016)
  97. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “Court-Ordered Electronic Surveillance” (Gainesville, FL., January 27, 2016) (Panel Training Seminar)
  98. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Defender Services Office – 2016 Federal Defender and Administrative Officer Conference (Portland, Oregon, February 2-3, 2016)
  99. Federal Public Defender – Northern District of Florida, “Crime of Violence/Guideline Amendments” (Gainesville, FL, February 24, 2016) (Panel Training Seminar)
  100. 2016 CJA Panel Conference – Administrative Office of the United States (San Francisco, CA, March 3-5, 2016)
  101. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Defender Services Office – Biannual Defender Services Advisory Group Meeting (Washington D.C., April 14-15, 2016)
  102. 2016 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference – Administrative Office of the United States Courts – Defender Services Office (Point Clear, AL, May 4-6, 2016)
  103. Administrative Office of the United States Courts – Defender Services Office – 2016 Wining Strategies and Fundamentals Seminar – (Denver, CO, May 19-20, 2016) (Guest Speaker)
  104. Twenty Ninth Annual Meeting – Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Daytona Beach, FL, June 2-5, 2016)
  105. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “The Residual Clause and Crimes of Violence” (Gainesville, FL., June 29, 2016) (Panel Training Seminar)
  106. Eighth Annual Rational Sexual Offense Laws (ROSL) Conference – “Ending the Fear, Restoring the Constitution” (Atlanta, GA, September 16 –18, 2016)
  107. Administrative Office of the United States Courts – Defender Services Office – Biannual Defender Services Advisory Group Meeting (Washington D.C., October 6-7, 2016 (appeared telephonically due to Hurricane Matthew)
  108. Administrative Office of the United States Courts – Defender Services Office – Criminal Justice Act Seminar in and for the Southern District of Alabama – “Octoberfest Seminar” (Mobile, AL, October 13-14, 2016)
  109. Administrative Office of the United States Courts – Defender Services Office – “Train the Trainers Workshop” – (Atlanta, GA, November 2-4, 2016)
  110. Federal Bar Association- “Admissibility of Digital Evidence” – (Webinar) (November 10, 2016)
  111. Guardian Digital Forensics- “Cell Phone Location and Tracking Forensics” – (Webinar) (November 30, 2016)
  112. Administrative Office of the United States Courts – Defender Services Office – 2017 Winning Strategies and Fundamentals Seminar – (Long Beach, CA, January 12-14, 2017)
  113. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2017 Law and Technology Seminar – (Orlando, FL, January 27, 2017)
  114. Eighth Judicial Bar Association – 2017 Professionalism Seminar – (Gainesville, FL, February 10, 2017)
  115. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “Winning the Evidentiary Battles” (Gainesville, FL., February 22, 2017) (Panel Training Seminar)
  116. Florida Education Association Lawyers Conference (Orlando, FL., March 3, 2017) Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference Planning Committee (Pensacola, FL., March 8, 2017)
  117. Twenty-Second Annual National Conference of CJA Panel Attorney District Representatives-Back From the Future: Leading from Lessons Learned-(Houston, TX., March 10th, 2017)
  118. Defender Services Office Training Division- Defending Noncitizens Against Federal Prosecution and Executive Orders-(Webinar March 16, 2017)
  119. Florida Bar CLE- Advanced Federal Practice Seminar- (Miami, FL., March 17, 2017)
  120. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference Planning Committee Meeting (Pensacola, FL May 3, 2017)
  121. National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws- Building a Foundation for Effective Advocacy- (Atlanta, GA., June 2-4, 2017)
  122. Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention (Atlanta, GA., September 14-19, 2017)
  123. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference Planning Committee Meeting (Video Appearance, September 20, 2017)
  124. Defender Services Advisory Group (“DSAG”) Meeting (Washington, D.C., September 27- 28, 2017)
  125. Defender Services Advisory Group and Defender Services Committee Meeting (San Diego, CA., December 4, 2017)
  126. Administrative Office of the United States Courts – 2018 Annual CJA Panel Attorney District Representatives Conference (Atlanta, GA February 9-10, 2018)
  127. Defender Services Office-Training Expert Panel Conference- (Phone, March 20, 2018)
  128. Gainesville Police Department Panel Training- DNA- (Gainesville, FL., April 18, 2018)
  129. Eighth Circuit Judicial Circuit Bar Association- Professionalism Seminar – (Gainesville, FL., April 20, 2018)
  130. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference (Ponte Vedra, FL., May 3-4, 2018)
  131. CJA Gainesville Division Panel Training- Firearms Offenses- (Gainesville, FL., May 23, 2018)
  132. National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws Conference- The Road to Independence: Reclaiming Full Liberties- (Cleveland, OH., June 8, 2018)
  133. National Seminar of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines-Federal Rules of Ethics-U.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines – (San Antonio, TX., June 1, 2018)
  134. Federal Judicial Roundtable Florida Bar Convention- (Orlando, FL., June 14, 2018)
  135. CJA Federal Public Defender Panel Training (Gainesville, FL., June 20, 2018)
  136. CJA Gainesville Division Panel Training-Advanced Investigating, Preparing, and Executing Cross Examination of a Cooperating Witness- (Gainesville, FL., July 18, 2018)
  137. Mid-Florida CJA Seminar- The Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Year in Review- (Ocala, Fl., July 19, 2018)
  138. Non-Capital Habeas Conference (New Orleans, LA., Sept. 27-28, 2018)
  139. Federal Bar Association, North Central Florida Chapter-Ocala “Chambers Luncheon” Series (Ocala, FL., January 17, 2019) (“First Step Act- mid-day seminar)
  140. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “Game of Phones-Fourth Amendment Defenses” (Gainesville, FL. October 25, 2019) (Panel Training)
  141. 2019 National Conference of Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Representatives Conference (San Diego, CA – March 1-3, 2019)
  142. Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Professionalism Seminar (Gainesville, FL., March 29, 2019)
  143. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Criminal Law Certification Seminar (Lake Mary, FL., April 4-5, 2019)
  144. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “First Step Act” (Gainesville, FL., April 24, 2019) (Panel Training) (Part 2)
  145. 2019 Annual CJA Federal Practice Seminar-Mid-Florida Public Defender Conference (Orlando, FL., April 26, 2019)
  146. Federal Public Defender-Recent Developments in Federal Sentencing- (Webinar, May 23, 2019)
  147. 2019 Annual NARSOL Conference (Houston, TX., June 6-9, 2019)
  148. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, Supreme Court Case Review (Gainesville, FL., June 5, 2019) (Panel Training)
  149. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida-Supreme Court Update (Ocala, Florida July 26, 2019)
  150. Pro Law CLE- “Sexual Risk Assessments”-Dr. Sarah Demarco (Webinar) (December 6, 2019)
  151. Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Florida, “The Nuts and Bolts of Working Up A Fraud Case For Trial” (Gainesville, FL., February 26, 2020) (Panel Training)
  152. Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Professionalism Seminar (Gainesville, FL., February 14, 2020)
  153. Twenty-Fifth Annual National Conference of Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Representatives Conference (Austin, TX. – February 27-29, 2020)
  154. Federal Judicial Center-New Developments in Federal Criminal Law and Procedure (Webinar March 31, 2020)
  155. The Florida Bar-Eighth Judicial Circuit Virtual Town Hall-(Webinar) (August 17, 2020)
  156. Digital Evidence Made Easy (Mobile Devices) (Webinar October 27, 2020)
  157. Defender’s Services Offices, #illegal images, The Psychology of Child Pornography Offenses, (Webinar November 4, 2020)
  158. The Florida Bar, Modern Trends in Federal and State Health Care Prosecutions (Webinar November 5, 2020)
  159. Defender’s Services Office, #onlinesexcrimes, Understanding the Child Online Solicitation Offender (Webinar November 12, 2020)
  160. Middle District of Florida, Local Rules Changes (Webinar December 18, 2020) Federal Criminal Practice-a View from the Bench 2021 (Webinar May 14, 2021)
  161. Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, “Look out below: Landmines, and the Consequences of Poor Attorney Performance in the Preservation of Record Error” Featuring Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga (Orlando, FL- June 11 2021)
  162. Thirtieth Annual National Seminar of Federal Sentencing (Online-August 31, 2021)
  163. Federal Sentencing Guidelines National Conference- (St. Petersburg, FL) (September 1-2, 2021)
  164. Florida Bench and Bar Conference (Miami, FL) (February 2022)
  165. Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Professionalism Seminar (Gainesville, FL., April 1, 2022).
  166. Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association-Leadership Roundtable- (Gainesville, Florida, April 22, 2022)
  167. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference-(Atlanta, GA May 5-6, 2022)
  168. Federal Defender-A View from the Appellate Bench: An Interactive Discussion (webinar May 25, 2022)

(Updated May 30, 2022)

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