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Environmental & Land Use Law Section
Hot Topics in Environmental Practice
I. Natural Gas Pipelines in Florida (taken from 1616R) 47 minute presentation Timothy Riley, Hopping Green & Sam Al Taylor, Williams Gas Pipeline/Gulfstream Natural Gas at Williams Company II. Air Update: New NAAQS, Boiler MACT, and More (taken from 1616R) 42 minute presentation Robert C. McCann, Jr., Golder Associates, Inc. David S. Dee, Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. III. Swamps & Sinkholes - an ETHICS Update for Land Use and Environmental Lawyers (taken from 1427R) 34 minute presentation Kenneth A. Tinkler, Carlton Fields Total program / presentation time: 123 minutes
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Large Scale Restoration: Opportunities in Florida
I. Large-Scale Restoration I: The Gulf of Mexico (taken from 1616R) 39 minute presentation John Henry Hankinson, Jr., Former Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Janet E. Bowman, The Nature Conservancy II. Large-Scale Restoration II: The Everglades (taken from 1616R) 54 minute presentation Gregory M. Munson, Department of Environmental Protection Shannon A. Estenoz, U.S. Department of the Interior Eric Draper, Audubon Florida Total program / presentation time: 93 minutes
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2013 ELULS Annual Update
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.
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2014 ELULS Annual Update
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.
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2016 Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Jowanna N. Oates, Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Ralph Demeo, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams Russell Kent, Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office 8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. State and Federal Constitutional Claims Sidney Ansbacher Partner, Upchurch Bailey and Upchurch 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Bid Protests Brian A. Newman Shareholder, Pennigton, P.A. 10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break 10:35 a.m. -11:25 a.m. Hot topics in State APA/Rulemaking Kenneth J. Plante Executive Director, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Jowanna N. Oates Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Federal Administrative Rulemaking Mark Seidenfeld Patricia A, Dore Professor, Florida State University Law School 12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Appellate Review Hon. Kent Wetherell Judge, First District Court of Appeal 2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. §1983 Ralph DeMeo Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams 3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break 3:25p.m. – 4:15 Agency Rule Challenges Hon. John Van Laningham Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Communications with Represented Persons (Tobin and Bar Rule 4-4.2) Russell Kent Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office Dan Gelber Partner, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg Fred R. Dudley (Moderator) Partner, Dudley, Sellers and Healey, P.L.
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Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law Seminar

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Agricultural Law Update 2015
This seminar will include topics such as tax and succession planning for agricultural businesses; employment laws affecting farm operations; ethics of real estate practice in farm land sales; amendment 1: the water & land conservation initiative and agricultural legislative update.
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At the Agencies: Key Information for ELULS Practitioners
I. Administrative Law Update (taken from 1427R) 33 minute presentation Mary F. Smallwood, GrayRobinson, P.A. II. General Counsel Roundable (taken from 1427R) 69 minute presentation Moderator: Timothy J. Center, Collins Center Thomas M. Beason, Department of Environmental Protection Harold G. "Bud" Vielhauer, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission David L. Jordan, Department of Economic Opportunity John W. Costigan, Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Timothy A. Smith, St. Johns River Water Management District Total program / presentation time: 102 minutes
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Environmental and Land Use Law Audio Webcast Series 2015
The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section is pleased to announce the 2015 audio webcast series. Over the course of five months, we will provide an easy and affordable manner to earn CLE credits (including ethics credit) and listen to presentations on environmental and land use hot topics by some of the top lawyers in the state, all from the comfort of your home or office.
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Environmental and Land Use Law Audio Webcast Series 2016
The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section is pleased to announce the 2015-16 audio webcast series. Over the course of eight months (November 2015 to June 2016), you will be able to listen to 6 presentations on environmental and land use hot topics by some of the top lawyers in the state and earn up to 6 CLE credits (including an ethics credit), all from the comfort of your home or office.
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Environmental & Land Use Law June Program
The ELULS June Program will be one of the Section’s two main statewide CLE events for the year. Comprised of three of the section’s most consistently popular panels, the June Program will feature an Administrative Law Update, Legislative Update, and General Counsel’s Roundtable. The Administrative Update is a review of major developments through rulemaking and case law for administrative practice in the last year. The Legislative Update analyzes major topics of debate and successful bills from the past legislative session. The General Counsel’s Roundtable provides insight into the foremost issues of concern among agencies that environmental and land use practitioners interact with most often
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Land Use I - Sector Planning: The North Ranch Master Plan & Annexations
This program covers the following informative topics: Sector Planning: The North Ranch Master Plan and Annexations.
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Land Use II - First Amendment Developments in Land Use and Land Use ADRs
This informative program includes the following topics: First Amendment Developments in Land Use and Land Use ADRs.
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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Environmental & Land Use Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Environmental Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Land Use Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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Sea Level Rise and Climate Change/Energy
This informative program includes the following topics: Sea Level Rise Panel and Climate Change/Energy.
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What You Need to Know About Current Environmental and Land Use Law Issues

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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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2015 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. and Ralph T. White, Esq. as they provide an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2015. 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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2016 Family Law Section Legislative Update
Don’t miss this year’s Family Law Section Legislative Update. Learn about significant 2016 statutory changes that will impact your family law practice. Get up to speed on the status of alimony and other hot issues from family law attorneys involved in the legislative process.
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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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Criminal Issues in Family Law Cases
This course provides a detailed examination of the intersection between criminal, quasi-criminal and family law proceedings. First addressed are domestic violence actions including those under Chapter 741 and those based upon repeat, dating and sexual violence. Next addressed is the role and repercussion of the use of the Fifth Amendment in Family Law proceedings and the numerous criminal activities which may be encountered in Family Law proceedings, including but not limited to, tax evasion, abuse, perjury, the interception of electronic communications and other cutting edge issues. Last addressed are civil and criminal contempt proceedings. Presenting and analyzing these criminal and quasi-criminal issues often encountered by family law practitioners is Mark O’Mara of the O’Mara Law Group, a CNN special correspondent and Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in both Criminal Trial and in Marital and Family Law.
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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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Technology to Advance Your Family Law Practice

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The Income Estate and Gift Tax Consequences of Divorce
This program focuses on the tax consequences that often accompany divorce proceedings. The goal is to assist family law attorneys in recognizing the impact a divorce may have on their clients, specifically in the areas of: spousal support; child support; property transfers between spouses before and after divorce; the disposition of the marital home; the ability to deduct housing costs; dependency exemptions and credits; gift taxes; and estate taxes. The program will conclude with a discussion of the tax treatment of counsel fees.
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