The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Labor and Employment Law Section present
Navigating the World of ADR

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
(800) 937-0010

Course No. 1619R

This two-day program at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood will include the following topics: conflicts inherent in the mediation process; a roundtable discussion on the mediator's toolbox; pitfalls of the mediation process; being an effective advocate in mediation; crafting an arbitration clause; challenges to mandatory ADR programs; the boundaries of the arbitrator's jurisdiction; proving and defending against damage claims in arbitration; issues affecting attorneys fees in arbitration; and Florida's revised arbitration code.

Please see attachment for schedule. Second attachment is CLE schedule with times marked on it for CLE Credit.

March 13, 2014

“The World of Mediation”

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Late Registration

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Leslie W. Langbein, Esq., Langbein & Langbein P.A., Miami Lakes

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Conflicts Inherent in the Mediation Process (Ethics)
Luis A. “Tony” Cabassa, Esq., Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, Tampa

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Mediator’s Toolbox - A Round Table Discussion
Moderator: Marlene Quintana, Esq., GrayRobinson P.A., Miami
Karen Evans, Esq., Litigation Resolution Inc., Miami
Israel U. Reyes, Esq., The Reyes Law Firm, P.A., Coral Gables
Jennifer J. Ator, Esq., Hankins & Ator, P.L., Miami Springs

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Pitfalls in the Mediation Process: The Importance of Knowing the Rules
Jerome R. Tabas, Tabas Mediation Service, Miami

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Being an Effective Advocate In Mediation
Catalina M. Avalos, Esq., Tripp Scott, Fort Lauderdale
Adam S. Chotiner, Esq., Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Gora P.A., Boca Raton

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Executive Council Section Meeting
Reception to follow co-sponsored by Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

March 14, 2014

“The World of Arbitration”

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Robert S. Turk, Esq., Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff, Miami

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Crafting An Arbitration Clause: The Importance of a Word
Leslie W. Langbein, Esq., Langbein & Langbein P.A., Miami Lakes

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Challenges to Mandatory ADR Programs
Stanley Kiszkiel, Esq., Stanley Kiszkiel P.A., Pembroke Pines

10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Boundaries of the Arbitrator’s Jurisdiction
Glenn Jerrold Waldman, Esq., Broward Financial Center, Fort Lauderdale

12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)
Dr. Rebecca Storrow, Vice President, Miami Office AAA, Miami

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Proving and Defending Against Damage Claims in Arbitration
Eric A. Gordon, Esq., Akerman L.L.P., West Palm Beach

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
How to Get to, and through, Arbitration
Martin A. Soll, Esq., Miami
Cary R. Singletary, Esq., Cary R. Singletary P.A., Tampa

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Issues Affecting Attorneys Fees in Arbitration
Kenneth R. Starr, Arbitrator, Sarasota

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Florida’s Revised Arbitration Code
Gary S. Salzman, GrayRobinson, P.A., Orlando


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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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