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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
A Prescription for a Successful Employment Discrimination Law Mediation
Learn from a distinguished panel of mediators and attorneys recognized experts in employment law and mediation about how to resolve an employment discrimination matter at mediation. The topics will include basic overview of mediation, the cost of a workplace conflict, the timing of mediation, how to select a mediator, how to prepare for mediation, ground rules, styles and terminology throughout mediation, benefits of going to mediation with/without an offer already on the table and practical tips for effectively mediating an employment matter, including against pro se parties and uncompromising legal counsel or parties.
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Advanced Mediation Practice: Casting Light on the Dark Art of Mediation
This seminar is a thought-provoking mixture of theory and suggested changes in practice-habits which surrounding mediation and, if embraced, will transform the way lawyers and clients prepare for mediation. We will focuses on the types of communication and information needed prior to mediation, identify common missteps that can derail mediation, and discusses the psychological impediments to resolution. In addition, this session will review special considerations in multi-party mediations, as well as the presentation of effective opening statements, and end game scenarios which can bring closure to the case.
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Confidentiality and Privilege in Mediation: Getting Back to the Basics Arbitration A to Z

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Mediation Conflicts of Interest: Ethical Traps for the Unwary

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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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The Oracle Speaks: Appellate Mediation Unveiled
Learn from a distinguished panel of appellate judges, mediators and recognized experts in appellate advocacy about significant ways to improve your appellate mediation experience. This seminar is designed to assist mediators and advocates in the context of mediation at the appellate court level by discussing advanced techniques utilized to resolve cases on appeal. Topics include the essentials of appellate mediation in specific FL DCA’s, the history of appellate mediation in Florida and its effect on today’s mediation programs at the appellate level; how to incorporate mandated mediation into your successful appellate strategy; effective levers to use as a mediator to gain momentum with prevailing parties; and the ethics of appellate mediation.
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Appellate Practice Section
2016 Practicing Before the Supreme Court
The lessons learned from attending this unique CLE program, sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section and the Government Lawyer Section, can be applied to any judicial process. It is a full-day event held at Florida’s Supreme Court building which provides the opportunity for you to interact with the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court. This seminar will begin with an observation of an oral argument, followed by a discussion of the arguing attorneys involved in the case. The Justices will join the seminar for a question and answer discussion concerning the practice before the Court. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration and the seminar will include sessions on oral arguments, ethical responsibilities, jurisdictional briefs, merits briefs and amicus briefs. APPELLATE
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Advanced Appellate Practice & Certification Review

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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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The Hidden Essentials of Appellate Law

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Business Law Section
7th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium

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Bankruptcy Law & Practice: View from the Bench 2015

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Bankruptcy Law & Practice: View from the Bench 2016

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Competency to Practice in a Technology-Driven Legal World: Privacy Security and Electronic Discovery
The proliferation, ubiquity and incorporation of technology for both lawyers and clients has had a major impact on matters relating to privacy, security and litigation. This CLE will address risks and benefits of technology use by attorneys and its impact on both internal practice as well as client directed purposes.
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Electronic Discovery Privacy and Security: Pre-Discovery Through Trial
This CLE will address the convergence of issues surrounding electronically stored information (ESI). The proliferation of existing and newly introduced devices and services that generate and store ESI (computers, laptops, cloud services, social media, the “Internet of Things”) present attorneys with new competency challenges in pre-litigation preservation as well as electronic discovery practice in both state and federal court. These new technologies also introduce enhanced ethical requirements on attorneys. The panels will discuss ethical and practical implications arising from emerging technologies, and provide: A discussion of the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (together with a comparison with Florida’s RCP), an introduction to emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things and Social Media, a Mock ESI Authentication and Admissibility hearing before a federal and state court judge, and a judges roundtable case law discussion and wrap up.
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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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Center for Professionalism
Putting the "Pro" in Professionalism
This symposium will focus on developing professionalism from within through soft skills training. The cost for attendance will include presentations on emotional intelligence, impression management, mindfulness, and DISC facilitation (with a personal 20+ page DISC behavioral assessment). During the DISC facilitation, you will discover your behavioral style, why you think and act the way that you do and learn strategies using your assessment to better lead and work with others who may be different than you. The symposium will include lunch, as well as the presentation of several professionalism awards during an evening cocktail mixer.
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City County and Local Government Law Section
39TH ANNUAL PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LABOR RELATIONS FORUM

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41st Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum
Whether you are a first-time attendee or have been attending for decades, there is something for everybody at PELRF.  Hear the latest on PERC, veterans' preference laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Florida Retirement System, and federal and state case law.  Also learn the ins and outs of financial evidence presentation, internal investigations, privacy rights, severance agreements, and ethics considerations in representing local governments in ADR.
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42nd Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum
This seminar includes public relations commission; title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act; collective bargaining update; employee vs independent contractor; police and firefighter investigations; FRS and pension update; ethics in union formation and collective bargaining; federal 11th circuit and Florida public sector update; arbitration and mediation and special magistrate overview and update.
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City County and Local Government Law Certification Review Course 2016
Seminar to cover public finance; conflicts of interest and financial disclosure; ethics; eminent domain; sunshine law and public records; procurements; sovereign immunity; home rule and allocation of taxing powers; land use/zoning and practice & procedures before local government legislative and quasi-judicial bodies.
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Land Use 2016
Land Use 2016 includes subjects such as code enforcement amnesty programs; sector planning; sustainable land use; affordable housing:a crash course; the intersection of comprehensive plans and land development regulations; marijuana and other health-related zoning; the intersection of comprehensive plans and land development regulations; affordable housing and
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Sunshine Law Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2016
This seminar covers public records law overview; sunshine law overview; media relations and crisis management in the public sector; keep calm and stay ethical; business and employment conflicts and post-public service restrictions; preventing misuse of public position, voting conflicts, and nepotism; a review of ethics laws governing the acceptance of gifts; financial disclosure.
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CLE Committee

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 www.floridabar.org/CLE.

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 www.floridabar.org/cler.


Basic Transactional Law 2016
A one day seminar designed for the new lawyer or the experienced lawyer new to the practice area or as a refresher course. Topics to include contract to closing for real estate transactions, basics of contract drafting, basic employment agreements, buying and selling a business (asset and stock purchase agreements), license agreements and intellectual property, basics of Uniform Commercial Code, and lease agreements.
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[Revised: 06-01-2008]