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International Law Section
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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2014 International Business Transactions Conference
The 2014 International Business Transactions Conference will cover cross-border intrastructure projects and cross-border joint ventures.
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CUBA 2014: WHAT THE U.S. LEGAL AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES NEED TO KNOW
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED!! Save 5% on your registration fee if your registration is received by 5:00 p.m. on October 29. This seminar will discuss 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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Immigration Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples in Light of the Supreme Court Decision in Windsor

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International Business Transactions Conference
The half-day live seminar and live webcast will discuss emerging business opportunities in Latin America and cross-border investment in real estate. You may register for this course and the International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, held the next day, for a reduced fee via fax.
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Labor and Employment Law Section
14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review
The two-day annual update and certification review will cover recent updates concerning constitutional employment claims; Fair Labor Standards Act; National Labor Relations Act; Public Employee Relations Act; drug testing; Family and Medical Leave Act; common law employment claims; unemployment appeals; EEO – substantive; EEO – procedural; Employee Retirement Income Security Act/COBRA; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; statutory and common law protection of business interests; USERRA; whistleblower statutes/WC retaliation; OSHA; and workplace privacy/FCRA.
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15th Labor and Employment Law Annual Updte and Certification Review
At this two-day CLE, topics include Constitutional Employment Claims; Public Employee Relations Act; Family and Medical Leave Act; Whistleblower Statutes/WC Retaliation; Employee Retirement Income Security Act/COBRA; Fair Labor Standards Act; Common Law Employment Claims; Unemployment Appeals; Drug Testing; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act;USERRA; EEO – Substantive; EEO – Procedural; National Labor Relations Act; Statutory and Common Law Protection of Business Interests; OSHA; and Workplace Privacy/FCRA.
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39TH ANNUAL PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LABOR RELATIONS FORUM

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40th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum
The seminar will include 40 years of PERA; ethics; issues and trends in title VII and the FCRA; health care bargaining under PERA; PERC case update; FRS & pension developments; litigating verterns' employment and reemployment rights cases; federal 11th circuit and Florida public sector update; mock arbitration and regulating public employee speech.
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Advanced Labor Topics 2014

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All Aboard! A Primer on the Railway Labor Act Audio Webcast
The second of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss a primer on the Railway Labor Act. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Primer for the Employment Practitioner Audio Webcast
The third of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss ERISA primer for the employment practitioner. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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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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Labor & Employment Law Section Audio Webcast Series 2014 - 2015 - AUDIO CD
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk. You may pay a reduced price for the AUDIO CD of the 2014 - 2015 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series, which will cover effective and ethical use of social media in employment litigation; the ins and outs of employee leave and accommodation under the FMLA, Title VII, and the ADA; what every employment lawyer should know about intellectual property law; working with expert witnesses throughout your employment law case; statistical evidence in employment law cases; and what every lawyer should know about litigating benefit claims.
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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Rights in the Workplace: A Changing Environment Audio Webcast
The first of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss LGBT rights in the workplace. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Litigating Employment Law Claims 50 Years After Title VII
Please plan to join us at the Riverside Hotel, the only hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. It has word-class restaurants and nightclubs and is only two miles from the beach.
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Navigating the World of ADR
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.
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Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS)
ABC’s of Starting and Managing Your Law Practice
This 2-hour program is designed to provide a complete overview of the critical aspects and interrelated issues involved in establishing and managing a new law practice. The Practice Management Advisors (PMAs) of The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) identify and review the necessary resources for starting a law practice and how to find these resources. LOMAS PMAs cover step-by-step instructions and discuss practical tips for starting up the practice, preparing a business plan, and discuss the management skills necessary to manage a successful law practice. CLE Credits: 2.5 hours General credit. (Course No. 1263R)
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Building Business in a Down Economy
In this rapid-fire two and ½ hour program, nationally recognized Master Practice Advisor Dustin Cole draws from his more than 20 years of experience in legal marketing to pinpoint the new economic realities, identify what has changed, and offer both marketing fundamentals, and new, more effective solutions. Attendees will gain an understanding of the tools and specific action plans to increase revenues through more active, focused, and effective marketing.
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Building the Small Firm Marketing Program: From Planning to Ethical, Effective Action CLE Credits: 2.5 hours general credit including 2.5 hours Ethics credit
Small law firms and solo practitioners now comprise more than 62% of the profession. The supply/demand equation for legal services has been shifting dramatically in recent years. The purpose of this program is to help the lawyer market legal services effectively and ethically in a highly competitive legal marketplace. This course will teach how to develop a plan for consistent action and how to weather changes in demographics, in the economy and the value curve in the public’s demand for legal services. CLE Credits: 2.5 hours General credit including 2.5 hours Ethics. (Course No. 1265R)
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Developing a Business Plan for the Start-up Law Firm
This program is presented by the Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) and the University of Miami School of Law's Legal Corps: This 1.5 hour seminar and panel discussion includes topics on how to develop a business plan, including key definitions and terms. Ms. Dasher and Mr. Perry discuss the importance of having a start-up business plan. They review development of pro forma financial statements, including an in-depth discussion of cash requirements, budgeting and revenue projections. The seminar leaders share with you the three crucial marketing and planning skills lawyers need when contemplating starting their own law practice. This seminar also addresses the pros and cons of the virtual law office and offers additional resources for the start-up law firm.
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Electronic Discovery in Florida State Court: Navigating New Rules for New Issues
This intermediate level 150-minute course taught by attorneys who drafted the rules, a former Florida circuit judge, and e-discovery Florida educators and practitioners will thoroughly cover the new electronic discovery rules and provide guidance on how to utilize the rules to meet your professional obligations and to diligently advocate for your clients regardless of your practice area.
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Law Firm Financial Management for the Non-Financial Professional
Law Firm Financial Management for the Non-Financial Professional. This 2-hour introductory-level program helps lawyers, law firm support staff, and non-financial law firm managers raise their awareness of law firm economics and financial management. Law schools and paralegal schools do not teach financial management skills. Consequently, many lawyers and paralegals lack the financial management skills to prepare and manage case budgets, and to understand and analyze clients’ financial information. Lawyers establishing a new law practice need to understand financial reports to manage firm finances and daily operations. As lawyers strive to balance firm management with active caseloads, there is a greater need to understand financial information, particularly the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, owner’s equity statement, and cash flow statement. Decisions made without properly understanding the underlying financial implications may lead to reduced earnings (or even losses), layoffs, dissolutions, and improper client intake procedures. CLE Credits: 2 hours General credit. (Course No. 1266R)
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Lawyer as Employer
Developed by LOMAS (Law Office Management Assistance Service) Lawyer as Employer is a two-part DVD set covering 3 hours of practical, legal, and ethical aspects of law office employee management. Lawyers and law office staff must function as a team. Building an effective team starts with informed team leaders. From recruiting to termination, from FSLA wage & hour compliance to developing your own job descriptions, this DVD set with course material, checklists and forms, is a valuable tool for every partner or law office manager tasked with managing support staff personnel.
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Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account
Are you certain you understand trust accounting rules? This seminar contains a detailed presentation of rules and expectations from The Florida Bar about how to properly manage your trust account. Trust accounting involves more than just keeping money in the bank. Participate in this informative session to review the basic principles of trust accounting. Topics addressed include Florida Bar trust account rules and applicable ethics opinions, key definitions, and best practices.
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Managing Business Risk in the Law Firm
This two-hour audio CD or video DVD set seminar will address the many perils and pitfalls to avoid in law office management. Attendees will learn how to protect the law practice against disruptions and disasters. This presentations main focus is on the importance of strategic planning, marketing efforts, leadership succession planning, and business continuity issues including: Natural disasters, social, government, personnel, and health disasters, technology and data security, work environment security, law firm structure and governance, group and general insurance coverages, marketing and advertising mistakes, and other blind spots that if not handled properly could irreparably harm your the law firm. The audio CD or video DVD set includes course material on CD ROM. 2 Hours General CLE credit includes .5 hours ethics.
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New Rule 2.526:  Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida Courts
The rapid introduction of new technology not only has increased efficiency in the courts, law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, and government agency law offices, it has also reduced costs. Over time, the Florida Supreme Court has amended how e-documents are filed in Florida’s courts. New Rule of Judicial Administration 2.526 took effect January 1, 2012. New Rule 2.526 requires that any document that is or will become a judicial branch record, and that is electronically transmitted, be formatted in a manner that complies with all state and federal laws requiring electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities. These requirements include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as incorporated into Florida law by Section 282.603(1), Florida Statutes (2010). This course will cover: What is an accessible document?; Electronic filing of court documents and digital accessibility of e-filed court documents; Summary explanation of Rule 2.525(g) and Rule 2.526; Necessary software; How to prepare and convert your document; Resources for troubleshooting; Supplemental material is included as a PDF download. Note: The information presented in this seminar, especially about the procedures and current standards for electronically transmitting digitally accessible documents to Florida courts, is current as of January, 2012. In the ensuing months when more information becomes available about transmitting accessible documents with Florida’s courts, The Florida Bar will make that information available.
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[Revised: 06-01-2008]