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©2016 By Cristina Alonso, P.L.L.C. 

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

"Becoming an LGBTQ Ally," LGBTQ Life and Times (Oct. 11, 2016) Very G TV Blog, http://verygtv.com/becoming-lgbtq-ally/ (last visited Mar. 25, 2017).

"Obergefell: Synergy of Due Process and Equal Protection," Casetext.com blog (June 26, 2015).

"Jury Instructions, Verdict Forms, and the Young Lawyer," The Woman Advocate Newsletter, ABA Section of Litigation (Dec. 16, 2014).

 

"Practical Guidelines for Jury Instructions, Verdict Forms, the Charge Conference, and Preserving Error," Product Liability Committee Newsletter, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (Summer 2014).

Young Lawyer's Corner: Advice on Jury Instructions and Verdict Forms,” Appellate Practice Newsletter, ABA Section of Litigation (Sept. 24, 2012).

Co-Author, “
Florida’s Gay Adoption Ban Ruled Unconstitutional: Anita Bryant’s Shameful Anti-Gay Legacy Finally Goes Down in Flames,” Opportunities, Vol. VIII, No. 1, Spring 2011, the Newsletter of The Equal Opportunities Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Co-Author, "
Time For A Legislative Overhaul Of The Sunshine In Litigation Act," The Florida Bar Journal (May 2011).

Senior Editor, “Circuit Variations,” Chapter 17,
A Practitioner's Guide To Appellate Advocacy, ABA Section of Litigation (2010).

 

Co-Author, "Courts Split Over Imposter Defense When Contestable Period Has Expired," Life, Health and Disability News, DRI Newsletter (Spring 2006).

Imposter Fraud and Incontestability Clauses in Life Insurance Policies,” The Florida Bar Journal (June 2006).

Contributing Chapter Author, “Getting Out of Dodge: A Defendant’s Guide to Removal: When is Removal Effective” and “Notice of Removal,” Product Liability Advisory Council (May 13, 2004).

Jury Instructions: A Road Map for Trial Counsel,Litigation, The Journal of the ABA Litigation Section, Vol. 30, No.2 (2004). Reprinted in GP Solo Magazine (Sept. 2004). Reprinted in The Litigation Manual: Jury Trials, Chpt. 9, 3rd Edition (2008).

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Handling Exhibits and Resolving Issues Relating to Jury Instructions," Presenter, Carlton Fields's Third Annual Appellate Forum for Trial Lawyers, Miami, FL (Oct. 23, 2015)

"Representing the LGBT Client Workshop," Panel Speaker, Sarasota County Bar Association, Sarasota, FL (Oct. 8, 2014)

 "Leveraging Your Success Through Mentors, Networks and Sponsors," Panel Speaker, 
National Diversity Council's Sixth Annual Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference (2012)

“How to Initiate an Appeal,” Mentoring with the Masters Online Program, The Florida Bar (2011) 


"Basic Appellate Practice Seminar," Faculty and Steering Committee, The Florida Bar (Mar. 30-31, 2006; Sept. 7-8, 2006; Oct. 2010)

"Real World: Lobbying," Program Co-Chair, Young Lawyer's Governmental Affairs Symposium (Jan. 19, 2007)

“The Appropriate Role of the Three Co-Equal Branches of Government,” Steering Committee, Young Lawyer’s Division Governmental Affairs Symposium, The Florida Bar (Mar. 24, 2006)

“Getting Involved in The Florida Bar,” Panel Speaker, University of Miami (2005) and University of Florida (2006)

"Practicing with Professionalism Seminar," Program Chair, The Florida Bar (Sept. 2005; Aug. 2008; Jan. 2011)