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Family Law Section
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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2014 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., Ralph T. White, Esq., and Bonnie Sockel-Stone, Esq. as they provide an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2014. This two hour presentation will include a discussion of recent case law tackling a wide-range of topics, including, but not limited to, alimony, parenting, relocation, equitable distribution, child support, paternity, enforcement, modification, attorney’s fees, contempt, procedure, and ethics.
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2015 Trial Advocacy Workshop
Join us at the 2015 Trial Advocacy Workshop! Improve your trial skills while preparing and presenting a family law case from beginning to end. The Program offers a two-track option (choose between a child-related issues case or a financial issues case – all effort will be made to accommodate your selection, but register early for the best selection!). The Trial Advocacy Workshop provides you with individualized attention within your small group; ALL workshop leaders are Florida Bar Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorneys. Those attendees in the child-related issues track will receive the expert viewpoints of licensed psychologists, and the financial issues track attendees will get on-the-spot guidance from licensed accountants. Change the way you approach trials and improve your performance exponentially. Completion of the Trial Advocacy Workshop fulfills one of the trials required for application to become board certified in marital and family law.
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Affairs of State: His State, Her State, Home State - Dealing with UCCJEA & UIFSA Issues In Family Law Cases
This program provides an overview of the UCCJEA & UIFSA, conflicts between the Acts, relevant and pertinent case law, practice tips and pointers from the knowledgeable speakers, and an opportunity to engage in a Question and Answer session with the speakers. This program’s focus relates to issues every family attorney needs to know and will provide a comprehensive overview and discussion for participants. Don't miss your opportunity to learn about these often complex and difficult issues in your family law practice!
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Building Your Law Practice
This program focuses on the fundamental considerations for starting, developing, or growing a family law practice. It is applicable both to attorneys interested in hanging their own shingle and to those attorneys who wish to develop their practice while working in an established firm. The program will provide an opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the most successful and distinguished family law attorneys throughout the State of Florida. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about these critical issues facing every family lawyer’s career.
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Collaborative Practice: Staying out of the Briar Patch-Identifying and Dealing with Expected and Unexpected Issues in the Collaborative Process
In this program, Attorney Nancy Harris will be dealing with the issues of difficult clients and obstacles that attorneys may confront during a collaborative divorce process. Lana Stern, Ph.D., will provide and demonstrate insight as to how the neutral mental health professional can be used to assist the parties and attorneys in communicating, keeping the parties engaged in the collaborative process when matters get heated, and understanding the psychological dynamics that may assist or detract from reaching settlement in the case. Finally, Adam T. Magill, MBA, CBA, CVA, MAFF will provide insights as to how to best use a neutral financial professional to deal with contradictory financial claims between the parties and in proposing creative options for people whose goals may be rather unrealistic or far apart. Regardless of your experience or training in collaborative law, this course will provide insights and tools that can be used in both collaborative and non-collaborative divorce cases.
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Consultants in Family Law Cases? Did You Even Know To Use Them?
This program focuses on the use of different types of consultants in family law cases, including but not limited to, financial planners, professional recruiters and real estate attorneys. We have all probably utilized forensic accountants, but this program is designed to help you think outside of the box and consider the use of other types of consultants.
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Divorce Over 60
This seminar will provide family law attorneys with the information they need to be aware of when handling cases involving elderly clients. The topics to be addressed are public benefits, alimony and its relationship with public benefits, support unconnected with dissolution, Social Security issues, Veteran's benefits, mental capacity, guardianship and other relevant topics.
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Evidence: A Family Law Practitioner’s Winning Game Plan
This seminar will provide a practical and focused approach to dealing with evidentiary issues in a family law case. The discussion will include how to choose the most effective evidence, how to organize your evidence, how to present your evidence, and how to effectively object to your opponent’s evidence in a family law matter. This seminar will also include what evidence can be utilized in rehearings and new trials. Additionally, this seminar will cover the latest changes in the Daubert standard with expert opinions, and the shifting landscape of digital evidence.
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Guardian Ad Litem or Attorney Ad Litem: Making Informed Decisions About the Lives of Children
A guardian ad litem has a unique relationship with a child or children that is created by a court order only for the duration of a legal action. A guardian ad litem acts in the child’s best interests as next friend of the child, investigator or evaluator, but not as an attorney or advocate for the child. Guardians ad litem can be appointed in divorces, child neglect and abuse cases and paternity suits. Attorneys at litem represent children is the same proceedings, but are advocates and therefore, legal representatives arguing the children's wishes. Learn the differences and how these court appointed experts can assist in difficult cases.
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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
This program focuses on drafting prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and the fundamental considerations and applicable law regarding these agreements in the family law context. This program's focus relates to issues every family attorney needs to know and will provide a comprehensive overview and discussion for participants. Don't miss your opportunity to learn about these often complex and difficult issues in your family law practice!
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Real Estate: What all Family Lawyers Need to Know But Most Don't
This program focuses on key real estate issues every family law attorney must address when dealing with what may be your client’s only marital asset, most valuable asset, or an asset of highly emotional value to your client. The program will explore some of the most common scenarios faced by family law attorneys in the real estate context which are often overlooked or not addressed by family law practitioners.
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Representing the Military Service Member in Marital and Family Law Matters
This two-hour live presentation will provide an overview of key issues that every practitioner should be aware of when representing military members, or their spouses, in divorce actions and other family law matters.
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The Family Law Practitioner's Guide To Successful Planning, Taking, and Using Depositions
Featuring Ervin Gonzalez. Come listen to this distinguished panel of speakers speak on their tactical and strategic approaches to the planning, taking, and using depositions in a family law setting. This broad and useful seminar is designed to assist the family law practitioner in taking a successful deposition from start to finish. Topics include understanding the rules, ethical minefields, depositions of financial and mental health experts, and special practice tips from our outstanding seasoned professionals.
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To Tax Effect or Not: Does the Imminent Sale Doctrine Still Exist?
This one-hour presentation will examine and consider the issue of the tax consequences when formulating an equitable distribution award and whether assets awarded to a party as part of the court’s equitable distribution scheme should be discounted by potential tax consequences. Questions and issues to be addressed include whether a trial court is mandated to reduce the value of assets for potential tax consequences, no matter how certain or uncertain they may be, whether the Imminent Sale Doctrine still exists, the lawyer’s responsibility to present tax consequences, and possible alternatives, including unequal distribution, to immediately tax effecting assets.
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Understanding Corporate Returns, Trust Returns and the Related Financial Issues Impacting a Family Law Case
This presentation will provide a general understanding of C-Corp, S-Corp, Partnership and Trust tax returns and tips for effectively addressing the related issues in a family law case.74
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Who's Who? And Why You Need To Know: Closely Held Corporations & Other Third Parties In Divorce
This program focuses on key issues every family law attorney must address when dealing with closely held corporations, trusts and other entities or third-parties in the context of a divorce or post-dissolution matter. It will explore the who, what, when and how of joining a third-party, as well as arguments against and defenses to joinder. Learn how to identify, analyze and flush out issues such as phantom income, retained earnings, and legitimate business expenses. This will be your opportunity to have questions answered by well known and distinguished attorneys who are Board Certified in Marital and Family Law.
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General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section
2015 Solo & Small Firm Conference Wild, Wild Tech: Getting Down and Dirty with Technology
This seminar will address why solo and small firm practitioners need practice management systems; time and billing; how to use Microsoft Office and PowerPeruasion with PowerPoints; courtroom technology; latest PDF techniques; e-discovery; ethics in socal media and the courtroom.
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Annual Ethics Update 2014
This seminar includes what's new in legal ethics; navigating the Bar grievance process; the relation between Bar grievances and legal malpractice claims.
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Conquering The Technology Curve
This seminar will include topics such as tech purchasing 101; mobile devices & remote computing; the ethics of cloud computing; generating documents in a paperless office; efficient technology; marketing with technology; effective billing to minimize lost time 7 revenue; hiring help 101; and client & case management.
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Ethics Update
This program is a 50 minute Ethics Update presentation by Tim Chinaris.
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Florida Law Update 2014
This seminar will cover updates in ethics; employment law; real estate; family law; community association; estate planning probate; and criminal law update.
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Out-of-State CLE The Legal Challenges of Defending Alaska's Environment Cruising Alaska
This seminar will cover the nonprofit public interest law firm; unique legal issues for protecting Alaska's environment; case studies and barriers to litigation.
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Real Estate Law & Community Association Law
This program contains a Real Estate Law Update presentation by Eugene Shuey (45 minutes) and a Community Association Law Update by William Sklar (50 minutes) for a total presentation time of 95 minutes.
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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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Top 10 things You Need to Know About Florida's New LLC Act
This seminar will include reasons for changes to the act; an overview of history; and 10 essentials to your practice.
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Government Lawyer Section
Advanced Administrative and Government Practice Seminar 2014
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