The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the CLE Committee present
Masters Seminar on Ethics 2011
Audio CD

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Program was recorded on June 24, 2011 at The Florida Bar Annual Convention Gaylord Palms, Orlando.
(includes electronic course material)

Course No. 1259C

Presented by The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee: Hear experienced lawyers and judges discuss a variety of ethics topics including: Hot Topics in Legal Ethics; Current Trends in Florida Bar Ethics and Lawyer Regulation: What You Need to Know; Conflicts of Interest: Lessons Drawn from Recent Cases and a Judicial Roundtable includes judicial insight from a distinguished panel of State and Federal Judges on Legal Ethics. This audio CD set has 4 hours of Ethics credit and includes electronic course material.

Hot Topics in Legal Ethics
Franklin Zemel on issues relating to providing legal representation to distressed homeowners, including issues of fee sharing, assistance with UPL, and the Foreclosure Rescue Act. Steven Teppler will address the question of: What to do with Outdated Media Storage Devices? Mr. Teppler will emphasize newly decided Ethics Opinion 10-2 and the role of confidentiality in disposing of such devices. Selected panelists will also discuss ethics rules as they specifically relate to criminal law issues.

Current Trends in Florida Bar Ethics and Lawyer Regulation: What You Need to Know
Joe Corsmeier will present a fast paced and interactive review and exploration of hot topics and current trends in lawyer ethics and regulation. Topics will include the new judicial administration rules requiring lawyers to insure the sealing of confidential documents in court files, ethical tips and traps in social networking and other electronic communication, increased sanctions imposed by the Florida Supreme Court for violations of the Bar Rules, and other current ethics topics and trends.

Conflicts of Interest: Lessons Drawn from Recent Cases
Carolyn Bell will moderate a panel including Hon. James M. Hopkins, Federal Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Florida, John W. Little, III, and Ana Maria Martinez. The panel will discuss conflicts of interest that have resulted in Bar disciplinary proceedings, disqualification of attorneys by courts, or malpractice verdicts. The panel will address recognizing clients and conflicting interests. The panel will also discuss conflict waivers.

Judicial Roundtable: Question & Answer:
Judicial insight from a distinguished panel of State and Federal Judges on Legal Ethics. Panelists will include Hon. Peter Webster, Appellate Judge, 1st DCA, Hon. Paul Glenn, Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Fla, Hon. Karla R. Spaulding, Federal Magistrate, Middle District of Florida, and Hon. Julie O’Kane, Circuit Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit.


Effective July 1, 2010, every CLE course will feature an electronic course book in lieu of a printed book for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video DVDs. This searchable, downloadable, printable material will be available via e-mail several days in advance of the live course presentation or thereafter for purchased products. We strongly encourage you to purchase the book separately if you prefer your material printed but do not want to print it yourself.

Print the attached PDF brochure for more detailed information.


Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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