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General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section
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Labor and Employment Law Section
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Practice Resource Institute
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Professional Ethics Committee
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Public Interest Law Section
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Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
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Tax Section
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Trial Lawyers Section
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Workers' Compensation Section
33rd Annual Workers Compensation Winter Retreat

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440.205 Claims- Coercion of Employees
Florida Statute 440.205 states that no employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any employee by reason of such employee's valid claim for compensation or attempt to claim compensation under the Workers' Compensation Law. What does it take for an Employee to support a 440.205 claim? What can an Employer do to defend against a possible 440.205 claim? The basics of 440.205 are explained and suggestions for the Employee and the Employer are given.
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Apportionment Under Chapter 440 and Impact of the Daubert Standard

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Assessing Credibility

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Castellanos and Miles-Impact of 2016 Attorney Fee Cases

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Course & Scope/Arising Out Of and the 120 Day Rule
The course will discuss recent cases involving course and scope, arising out of, idiopathic injuries and the 120 Day Rule.
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Ethics and Professionalism-A View from the Bench
This one hour seminar will address several issues of great interest to workers compensation practitioners from around the state. Topics will include the handling of attorneys' fees from the perspective of both claimant and defense attorney's pursuant to the Castellanos decision, practice under the 60 - Q Rules, and other trending issues of importance to attorney's in this ever - changing field of practice.
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Exclusive Remedy
An overall review of Florida’s exclusive remedy law and discussion of recent case Gil v. Tenet Healthsystems North Shore, Inc.
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Florida Workers' Compensation: Privacy Rights as to Claimant's and Social Media
As technology evolves and social media becomes a primary way to communicate and chart our everyday lives, the ability to access an individual’s posts, tweets, comments, etc. through discovery versus the assumed privacy continues to be a hotly litigated issue. This seminar focuses on recent case law, as well as the arguments and defenses commonly used in order to address the relevancy and applicability of social media in Florida workers’ compensation claims.
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From the JCC's Point of View
The panel will be discussing current issues facing the practitioners and JCCs from around the state. The issues will include such topics as the application of the Daubert evidentiary standard, cost reimbursement to the prevailing party, discovery of social media, telephonic appearances by parties and attorneys, the onset of permanent total disability indemnity benefits, 60 Q rules of procedure, ex parte attorneys fee request requirements, imposition of sanctions and other significant current issues in the application of the Worker's Compensation law and rules of procedure.
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Negotiating The Minefield Between The Parties Agreeing To Settle And The Claimant Cashing The Checks In A Workers' Compensation Case
Motions to Enforce Settlements are one of the most frequent issues heard by judges of compensation claims. Somewhere between the parties believing they have a settlement, and the Claimant cashing the settlement check, things go awry. This webcast will examine the numerous legal and ethical issues that relate to this litigation, whether the Claimant is unrepresented, previously represented, or currently represented.
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Occupational Exposure and Repetitive Trauma

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One JCC's Perspective on Things That Annoy
A Judge of Compensation Claims provides his perspective on those things attorneys do, or fail to do, that annoy him and his colleagues. Judge Ralph Humphries offers a view from the bench on conduct that is sure to make the "pet peeves" list of the judge assigned to your case. He also offers his suggestions on improving your practice to avoid inclusion on such a list.
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Playing by the Rules of Workers' Compensation Procedure
A panel will be discussing the practical application of the workers’ compensation procedural rules. Members of the Workers’ Compensation Section’s Rules Advisory Committee will be providing views from the claimant, defense, mediator and JCC perspective. Subject areas will include but not limited to mediation, motion practice pretrial procedure, prosecution of claims and sanctions.
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Private Causes of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act ("MSPA")

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Procedural Application of Miles
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Using An Economist To Maximize Your Care
Whether you represent injured workers or employer/carriers, using an economist as an expert can potentially increase your settlement or mitigate exposure on your case. This seminar will include need-to-know information from Brian Wells of Raffa Consulting Economists who will address topics to include present value determinations which will be particularly useful given the recent economic changes affecting present value. Other topics of interest will include effectively using an expert at attorney fee hearings and potential “Daubert” objections to economic evidence pertaining to attorney fees. Insightful tips and tactics will be provided in terms of valuing catastrophic cases as well. In the workers’ compensation arena, the use of an expert economist is often overlooked. Don’t pass up the opportunity to learn how using an economist can further your case
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Where's the Friction? Ethical Concerns and Compatibility Dealing with Florida Workers' Compensation Litigation
This program is about the way we interact in litigation in Florida workers’ compensation. There are a multitude of points where there is friction and miscommunication. How can we identify those points, develop and incubate professionalism? How can all participants build better relationships? Practice better and understand each other and workers’ compensation better.
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Workers' Compensation Law Survey: Misrepresentation
A comprehensive examination of the statutes dealing with misrepresentation and the appellate decisions interpreting those sections of the law. The discussion includes the requisite elements of intent, provides insight into specific procedural and substantive requirements for attorneys litigating these matters, and discusses how Judges of Compensation Claims view and rule on this affirmative defense.
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Young Lawyers Division

Effective March 6, 2010, new lawyers or members that have not yet completed their three Basic CLE course component of the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), Rule 6-12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, will be able to fulfill this requirement either by attending a live Basic CLE presentation or participating in the 24/7 online CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This online CLE option will replace the previously offered video replays. Live webcasts/virtual seminars, audio-CD and video-DVD programs will not satisfy this requirement. You can register for upcoming live seminars or participate in the 24/7 On-line CLE at your convenience and any time, 24 hours a day, by accessing The Florida Bar CLE website at

The in-person attendance requirement for Practicing with Professionalism has not changed.

The expanded delivery method option for satisfying the BSCR only affects those attorneys who have not yet completed the BSCR. To verify your compliance and reporting dates, please check our website at

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