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Elder Law Annual Update & Hot Topics
The Elder Law Annual Update and Review Course will cover hot topics within each topic of interest to an advanced Elder Law practitioner. Recent case law and statutory changes will be discussed, as will strategies for dealing with these changes successfully. Attendees will leave with a higher level of expertise and an enhanced ability to meet clients’ needs. For attorneys preparing to take the Elder Law Board Certification exam, the course includes special components designed to provide invaluable tips and assistance in preparing for the exam.”
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Essentials of Elder Law
Due to popular request, this annual event has been extended to three days. An extra day has been added for “Elder Law Essentials for New Attorneys and Paralegals.” The second and third days are for the “Annual Update” which will encompass more advanced topics and issues. A complete list of presentations can be found in this brochure
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Asset Protection Industry Leaders Present Key Tools, Technologies and Insights to Create a Successful Wealth Protection Plan
This seminar will provide instruction on how to ask questions and obtain the right documents, how to structure an integrated income, how to use cutting edge tools to protect wealth and how to decide whether to use domestic or foreign in creating a protective plan. A hardcopy of the materials will be provided by the Tax Section to all attendees of the live program.
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Introduction to the Practice of Consumer Law
The course will introduce basic concepts, ethical considerations and explore consumer law connections to all areas of practice. Participants will learn what is involved in starting a consumer law practice, federal consumer laws and how to analyze potential cases, the basics regarding auto fraud, class actions, debt collection, credit reporting, foreclosure and warranties and hear from top consumer advocates about the practice of consumer law.
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2013 Case Law Update: Stay Up to Date and Learn About Recent Developments and Notable Decisions in Family Law That Will Impact Your Practice
Join Eddie Stephens, Esq.,as he provides an update of Florida case law published during 2013 on the following topics: Alimony Parenting Relocation Exclusive Use and Possession of Marital Home Equitable Distribution Child Support Paternity Enforcement Modification Attorney’s Fees Procedure Contempt Imputation of Income Ethics
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Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Issues
This seminar is meant to provide Florida lawyers and compliance officers a great overview of health care regulatory and compliance issues impacting a range of providers, including hospitals, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilties. Health Care Executive, Risk Managers and Privacy Officers will benefit as well. The areas that will be covered range from federal and state fraud and abuse provisions and new HIPAA rules, to the role of quality with compliance. The seminar will also cover the qualities of an effective compliance program as well as recent Florida investigations and settlements. A speaker from Safe Guard, the government contractor for CMS for Florida for ZPICs, will provide real life insight about the issues they are handling.
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Get Ready for the LL"Sea" Change- Navigating the New Florida Revised LLC Act
For the first time since originally enacted, Florida has a completely new and thoroughly revised LLC Act. The New Act was enacted by the Florida Legislature on May 3, 2013, and signed into law by the Governor on June 14, 2013. The new LLC Act becomes effective January 1, 2014 for all limited liability companies formed on or after that date, and any previously existing LLCs which elect to be governed by the new Act. All LLCs doing business in Florida become subject to the New Act on January 1, 2015. The New Act was created by a Drafting Committee of The Florida Bar, based principally on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of 2006 as amended 2011 ("RULLCA"), but with many deviations from RULLCA. The New Act creates entirely new chapter 605 effective January 1, 2014, and repeals existing chapter 608 effective January 1, 2015 . There are numerous modernization changes in the New Act which should make Florida LLCs more attractive and user-friendly. This Program will examine the most significant aspects of the New Act, including the major changes from Existing Law. All of the speakers were instrumental members of the Drafting Committee which created the New Act. The Program will be moderated by the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, and the panel includes the Reporter for the Drafting Committee, the Bureau Chief of the Corporations Division of the Department of State who worked extensively as part of the Drafting Committee, the Recording Secretary for the Drafting Committee, and members of the Executive Committee which prepared the White Paper explaining the Act for the Florida Legislature.
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Social Security Breakout
This course provides information on the latest developments, and practical training for attorneys who represent claimants seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. This training provides an important overview of Social Security Law and an update on the latest developments in this field of law. In addition, it offers practical training from experienced practitioners on the best methods of presenting cases at the administrative hearing in general, and specifically how to handle a fibromyalgia case.
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Recent Developments in Arbitration - the Revised Florida Arbitration Code and Recent Supreme Court Decisions
In 2013, the Florida Legislature amended the Florida Arbitration Code when it enacted the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act approved by the National Commission on Uniform State Laws and the American Bar Association. Now called the Revised Florida Arbitration Code, Florida has substantially rewritten the statutes governing arbitration. During the amendment process, the United States Supreme Court has decided cases dealing with arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act, which would preempt the Revised Florida Arbitration Code. This CLE addresses the substantive changes to Florida statutes dealing with arbitration and the decisional law recently handed down by the high court.
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Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2014
The Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar is a hands-on, learning-by-doing trial skills training. It is intended for attorneys who have practiced a minimum of five years and are involved in a full time litigation practice. Jury experience is preferable but not required. This advanced seminar is a NITA Style interactive format with judges and lawyers from around the state. It provides all the required CLE and Ethics credits for the three year cycle. The faculty consists of trial court judges and board certified trial lawyers from around the state. This is an intense interactive program for both the novice and the experienced litigator. Fifty-six (56) attorneys will be selected. Selection is based on a first-come, first served basis. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Participants hear lectures, and join in discussion and demonstrations. Participants also receive suggestions from experienced Florida trial lawyers on making for more effective presentations. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in one-on-one sessions.
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San Francisco 2014 Out-of-State CLE Trip Representing Small Businesses with Skill and Creativity
This seminar will include topics such as business formation and tax considerations for small businesses owners; the ABC's of employment law for small businesses; helping a small business deal with a cash crunch and top 10 issues to consider before doing business in California.
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2014 Masters Seminar on Ethics
The 2014 Masters Seminar on Ethics encompasses President Eugene Pettis’ theme “Embracing Connectivity”. In celebration of this year’s theme, the Masters Seminar on Ethics features a diverse and dynamic group of speakers and a highly acclaimed Judicial Panel who will discuss a variety of ethics issues faced by both new and seasoned lawyers. This lively and entertaining seminar will present a discussion of the practice of law from an ethics perspective, highlighting an understanding of the expectations of civility, candor, and ethical behavior in and out of the courtroom, and ethical considerations related to the impact of technology in changing the practice of law, and creating balance in practice and personal life. These esteemed speakers and panelists will provide insight and best-practice tips to assist lawyers in establishing a foundation for practice based in ethics and its impact on dealing with colleagues, clients, the court, and will highlight the integration of technology and the connectivity of these relationships and issues. The 2014 Masters Seminar on Ethics will benefit and appeal to lawyers in all fields, including those practicing transactional, civil, and criminal law, in understanding how to recognize ethical pitfalls and overcome many of the ethical challenges that lawyers face today.
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12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference
It is the 12th year for the international litigation and arbitration conference, and topics include: confidentiality with technology: arbitration and ADR in the shadow of big data security; hot topics in international litigation: forum non conveniens, extraterritorial application of U.S. and cross-border cooperation in criminal and civil cases; hot topics in international arbitration: enforcement of annulled awards, applicability of statutes of limitation and arbitral "precedent," role of party-appointed arbitrators, and recent rule changes; cross-border insolvency: recognizing caribbean liquidations; international trade and customs law 2013; the changing face of international dispute resolution: lessons from the past and predictions for the future; chasing the paper, enforcing the judgment or award: best practices to obtain enforcement and recognition in the U.S.; chasing the paper, securing the witness: discovery best practices in international arbitration; key issues in managing international business controversies; beware of what you don’t know about international arbitration advocacy: cross-cultural issues for common law and civil law practitioners; and recent developments in ethical restrictions on international practice.
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AUDIO CD IS NOW AVAILABLE! Purchase this Audio CD for 14 hours of programming on what the U.S. legal and business communities need to know about Cuba. Topics include: Cuba, an evolving marketplace; legal changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba since 2008; the impact of the Cuban diaspora in Cuba and the U.S.; challenges of the legal framework for economic development; issues key to energy, mining and the environment; issues relating to agriculture and trade; and case studies relating to doing business in Cuba.
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Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series 2013-2014
The 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss LGBT rights in the workplace, the Railway Labor Act and ERISA primer for the employment practitioner. You may register for the individual audio webcasts or pay a reduced amount for the entire series or for the audio CD of the entire series.
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