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Public Interest Law Section
Public Interest Law Section 2015 Webinar Series
The Public Interest Law section introduces its first three part webinar series providing Florida practitioners a 50 minute in-depth presentation on important topics in public interest law: an exhaustive look at civil indigency affidavits , restoration of civil rights, and hot topics in veterans benefits law
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Relevant Issues for a Consumer Protection Practice Public Interest Law Section Webinar Series
Relevant Issues for a Consumer Protection Practice
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Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
2016 Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course
The RPPTL Section’s Construction Law Certification Review Course provides 21 hours of CLE over 2 1/2 days of comprehensive discussion perfect for experts or those simply wanting to brush up their skills.   The course covers eighteen subjects, including Design Liability, Construction Contracts and Contract Forums, Differences between Private and Public Construction Projects, Theories of Recovery and Causes of Action, Damages and Remedies, Delay Analysis, Licensing and Administrative Procedures Act, Suretyship, Insurance, Lien Law, Construction Lending, Condominium and Homeowners Associations, ADR, and of course, Ethics.  The course is held at the JW Marriott Grande Lake, Orlando, on March 10-12, 2016, concurrent with the Florida Bar’s Annual Construction Law Institute, allowing attendees to share meals and networking time with over 250 Florida construction lawyers.  
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2016 Litigation and Trust Law Symposium
Are you up to date with the recent changes to Florida probate and trust law? Come hear the latest on the hot topics in our T&E world, including the changes to the elder abuse statutes and how they impact your fiduciary clients.
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2016 Wills Trusts and Estates Certification Course and Advanced Practice Update
The 2016 Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Course and Advanced Practice Update is scheduled for April 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport and via webcast. It’s not just for those of you planning to take the Certification Exam. This two-day seminar contains a stacked agenda covering a wide range of trust, estate, and tax related issues and topics. It’s perfect for lawyers at all levels—from those looking for a refresher to young lawyers looking to learn from the top lawyers and experts in their field. The two-day course features detailed presentations on Homestead, the Estate Administration Process, Computation of the Elective Share, Asset Protection Planning, Trust Accountings, Ethics for T&E Attorneys, and Probate and Trust Litigation. It also features our annual Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax review which will be presented this year by University of Florida Professors Dennis Calfee, Lee-Ford Tritt, and Grayson McCouch. Our sponsors for this course, Wells Fargo Private Bank and MPI, will be hosting a Friday night cocktail reception which is included as part of the registration! Reserve your spot today! Senior lawyers-- Be sure to encourage your associates to attend!
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34th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference
The 34th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference, slated for August 27th -30th at the Breakers in Palm Beach offers more ACTEC and National Level Speakers than ever, and Must-Know Topics for Trust Officers and Trust Attorneys alike. Here are a few of the highlights: Steve Akers, a Senior Fiduciary Counsel at Bessemer Trust, will discuss legislative and treasury changes and how today’s estate planning should be adjusted accordingly. Joe Curtin, the Head of Portfolio Analytics at US Trust, will discuss investment options and concerns, both to protect fiduciaries and to satisfy beneficiaries in the Post-Recession Environment. Bruce Stone, current president of ACTEC and past chair of the RPPTL Section and Robert Goldman past chair of the RPPTL Section, and Hugh Magill (Northern Trust’s Chief Fiduciary Officer) will debate common planning and trust administration problems and solutions. Additionally, some hefty tax issues will be discussed in a user-friendly way: Funding Income Tax Consequences by Jeremiah Doyle, a Senior Wealth Strategist at BNY Mellon, and a reminder for all of us of the inner-workings of the GST Tax by Sarah Butters, and Lee Ford Tritt. Discounted registration is available until July 10, 2015.
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35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference

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35th Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

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36th Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

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8th Annual Construction Law Institute
This two-day advanced course will cover the following topics: ethics issues in the use of social media in litigation, effective discovery techniques in an electronic world, best practices for evaluating and preparing construction liens, building code basics for construction lawyers, insurance coverage for construction defects, practice points when representing clients with coverage issues, mitigating exposure for false claims on cost or pricing issues, expert opinion testimony in Florida, practicing before the DBPR, construction liens in arbitration, surety insolvency implications for claimants and principals and proactive arbitration advocacy techniques.
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9th Annual Construction Law Institute
The Construction Law Institute is an annual gathering of construction lawyers and other industry professionals for a two-day seminar on the issues that affect the construction industry and the surrounding legal environment. This year the Institute offers leading industry speakers providing practical insight on everything from managing data security legal risks, effective mediation strategies and managing large, multi-party cases, to expert hot-tubbing in arbitration and how to effectively attack and defend expert testimony.  This year's luncheon speaker will address the timely topic "3D Printing and its Effect on Construction."  The Institute is approved for certification credit for attorneys Board Certified in Construction Law. This year's Institute will be held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes resort in Orlando and will feature the annual CLI Golf Tournament on Thursday, March 10, 2016 on the hotel's award-winning course followed by the program on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12.
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A RPPTL's Guide to the International Investor Client: Scaling "The Wall" of Cross Border Legal Issues

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Advanced Real Estate and Certification Review Course 2016
This two day course is a survey of 21 different Florida real estate law topics, together with an update of recent real estate related caselaw and statutory changes. Our faculty consists of preeminent lawyers in their respective fields, and the course materials provide a comprehensive, valuable reference source. It is an advanced level course appropriate for all real estate practictioners, and it is also intended to prepare those planning to take the Real Estate Board Certification Examination. We are excited for this year’s new venue at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. Attached please find the course registration form for further information.
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As the World Turns: Everyone has An Opinion, But Which One is Right?
This course covers the right and wrong legal opinions you should be giving in real estate transactions, including title insurance considerations.
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Audio Webcast: Cyber and Data Risks Breaches and Insurance What You and Your Clients Don’t Know Will Hurt You!
Do you not know the difference between a cyber and a data breach, or the differences between an “incident” and a “reported breach”? Do you not know that Florida has one of the nation’s most stringent incident reporting laws, or what that law’s requirements are and how they WILL affect you, your law firm, and your clients? Or think your average E&O or CGL insurance policies will protect you or your clients? Then, YOU NEED TO ATTEND the RPPTL’s “Cyber and Data Risks, Breaches, and Insurance” Presentation. Since the number of cyber and data security incidents and the number of reported data breaches have swelled in recent years, it is only a matter of when, not if, a data breach will happen to you, your client, or your firm, whether you be large or small and no matter the industry sector. This CLE Presentation will cover the latest breach trends that are occurring in several industries; some of the best practices and strategies for preparing for, and responding to, cyber and data breaches; the latest Florida breach and incident reporting and response laws; the growing insurance policies that are recommended and often necessary to protect your clients and your practice from excessive liability of cyber and data breaches; and the ethical duties and responsibilities an attorney has to his clients to protect and advise them of the emerging risks of cyber and data breaches and their resulting liability.
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CD ONLY - Easements: Variations Scope and Insurability
A practical discussion on the creation and use of easements in the different situations your clients find themselves in.
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CD ONLY: 9th Annual Construction Law Institute

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Chronology of a Failed Project

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Court Appointed Receivers Over Real Property Planning for and Navigating the Worst Case Scenario

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Don't Let Someone take a Byte Out of Your Digital Assets

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Emotional Support Animals
The speakers will discuss State, Federal, and local laws and recent cases relating to the accommodation of emotional support animals. Specific topics will include the rights and obligations of housing providers, including condominiums and homeowners associations and the insurance carriers of these entities, as well as the rights and obligations of persons asserting the right to have an emotional support animal.
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Estate & Trust Tax Planning/Asset Protection: Tricks, Treats and Really Scary Things

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FAR/BAR changes resulting from the new CFPB Rules. What you need to know if your real estate deal MAY close after October 3, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has instituted a number of rules that take effect August 1, 2015. These rules will change how real estate transactions occur in Florida so the Florida Bar Realtor/Attorney Joint Committee has revised the FAR/BAR contract to comply with the new rules.
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FLORIDA ESTATE AND REAL ESTATE LAW FOR THE OUT-OF-STATE PRACTITIONER

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FLORIDA, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, RPPTL AND THE U.S. SUPREME COURT FINALITY, FUTILITY OR BOTH?

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Guardianship Power of Attorney and Advance Directives Legislative Update
Over the last two sessions, the Florida Legislature has significantly overhauled our statutes in the areas of guardianship administration and litigation, powers of attorney, and advance directives. The new legislation impacts virtually every area of guardianship and elder law practice. Are you up to date on these legislative changes? This hour-long webinar, presented by the current chair of the Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives Committee of the RPPTL Section, will cover all of the significant legislative changes to Florida law governing guardianships, powers of attorney and advance directives.
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Guardianships in Florida: Adventures in Wonderland
Don’t miss the (First) Annual Guardianship Symposium, on March 11, 2016, at Barry University in Orlando, Florida. This seminar will provide a unique opportunity for guardianship and elder law lawyers, as well as Professional Guardians and paralegals, to review and discuss the recent overhaul to the guardianship statutes in 2014 and 2015 including the effect of the new laws from both a litigation and administration perspective. There will also be speakers and panel discussions covering important topics such as new guardianship reporting requirements, enhanced liabilities, ethics, best practices, and examining committees. Register now… Don’t Be Late (for this Very Important Date!)
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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 1 of 4: Prelease Issues

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 2 of 4: Key Lease Issues

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 3 of 4: Key Lease Issues Part 2

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 4 of 4: Key Lease Issues Part 3

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 3 of 4: Key Lease Issues Part 2

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Probate Law 2015 Seminar

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Probate Law 2016 Seminar

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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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Representing A Buyer of a Unit in a Vertical Mixed Use Project: Is Your Client Just Buying Air? Part I

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Representing A Buyer of a Unit in a Vertical Mixed Use Project: Is Your Client Just Buying Air? Part II

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Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Planning: Nope It's Not Over Yet!

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Sea Level Rise: A Big Deal for Real Estate Transactions
Sea level rise and the legal problems arising from its effects are no longer just the realm of environmental attorneys. Today, your clients are buying property and constructing projects in locations that will be affected by sea level rise for years to come, and the economic impact on them could be significant. This webinar provides an introduction to the concerns related to sea level rise and how to spot the issues that may affect your client, the implications of increasing local government regulations on properties subject to sea level rise, and a practical primer on risk assessment, due diligence, insurance requirements, association responsibilities, contractual provisions, trust/estate issues and various tools to reduce potential legal problems in the future.
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Show Me the Money: A Review of Attorney's Fee Under s. 736.0802 (10) And 733.106

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The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2016

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Tax Section
2016 Ullman Year in Review
Every year the Tax Section holds a CLE in honor of Samuel Ullman, Past Chair of the Section. This year's topics include international tax (in and outbound), civil tax procedures, state and local taxation, tax exempt organizations, estate and gift tax, criminal tax, phising, basis reporting rules, employee benefits and deferred compenstation, and ethics and professionalism.
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34th International Tax Conference
At the 2016 International Tax Conference you will receive updates on current developments regarding taxation; discuss planning U.S. transfer tax treaties; review tips for advising foreign clients; and hear a panel discussion on civil and criminal procedural issues. You’ll leave this two-day conference with take-a-way’s you can put into motion right away to help you and your clients succeed. For the first time the Tax Section and FICPA are offering an International Boot Camp Day prior to the Conference. The International Tax Boot Camp will take place on January 6, 2016. The International Tax Boot Camp will be a beginner level summary of international inbound and outbound taxation and provide an introduction to the topics that will be discussed during our two-day International Tax Conference.
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35th Annual International Tax Conference

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A Deep Dive into Wealth Protection/Tax and Advanced Planning
The Florida Bar Tax Section Annual Wealth Protection Conference for 2016. An intense course in building a successful wealth protection practice. This is an Advanced course with full planning materials.
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Advanced Asset Protection
"This is a first time 2 day program, and attendees can choose to attend one or both days. Day one is a comprehensive Fundamentals Day designed to provide a well balanced introduction/refresher and Day Two will be advanced and well suited for experienced practitioners, and also beginners who have attended the first day.
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Advanced Income Tax Planning for Family Business: The In's Out's and All About's
This program discusses tax planning issues of business organizations, individuals, partnerships, and families.
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Asset Protection - Fundamentals
"This is a first time 2 day program, and attendees can choose to attend one or both days. Day one is a comprehensive Fundamentals Day designed to provide a well balanced introduction/refresher and Day Two will be advanced and well suited for experienced practitioners, and also beginners who have attended the first day.
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Essential Updates and Wealth Protection Building Blocks'
The Florida Bar Tax Section Annual Wealth Protection Conference for 2016. An intense course in building a successful wealth protection practice. This is an Intermediate course with full planning materials.
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How to Be an Estate Planning Wizard
This seminar will concentrate on estate planning traps with a practical discussion designed to alert attorneys to traps in estate planning which can lead to unexpected and undesirable results, including tax apportionment issues, generation skipping tax traps and funding dilemmas. It will also cover overlooked issues in relation to common gift and succession planning opportunities for international clients. If you are going to work in this field you need to hear this information.
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International Tax Boot Camp
Looking for a beginner level summary of international inbound and outbound taxation? We are pleased to announce the International Tax Boot Camp, which will take place on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The International Tax Boot Camp will also provide an introduction to the topics that will be discussed during our two-day International Tax Conference.
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Representing the Physician: The Only Constant is Change

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Tax Planning with Substance: A Multi-Area Survey of the Economic Substance Doctrine
This presentation is meant to set the stage for the application of economic substance and related doctrines in federal tax law to various substantive tax areas. The program will briefly trace the history of the tension between structuring transactions in a tax efficient manner and building structures which only promote tax savings. The Taxman’s version of “Tom and Jerry".
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Trial Lawyers Section
Advanced Medical Malpractice 2016
This advanced seminar will address recent changes in the law of medical malpractice. The format will be interactive with an attempt to present the plaintiff and defense perspectives in dealing with current legal issues that confront the attorney handling medical negligence cases.
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Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review - 2016
This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil trial practice. Continuing Judicial Education credit awarded - 9.25 hours including 1.75 ethics hours. Printed course books will be provided to all in-person attendees upon check-in. **Please note effective Jan. 28, 2016 the live seminar has been sold-out, and at this time only live webcast registrations are being accepted.
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Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review - 2017
This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil litigation and trial practice. Printed course books will be provided to all in-person attendees upon check-in. Continuing Judicial Education credit pending.
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Hot Topics in Evidence 2016
This one day seminar has been designed to appeal to civil, criminal, and appellate practitioners. Those in attendance will benefit from a thorough discussion of the latest developments in Florida evidence law, and an exploration of difficult, recurring evidentiary issues.
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Workers' Compensation Section
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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Enforcing Settlements
This webinar presentation provides an overview of Workers' Compensation settlement issues, case law and insight into avoiding situations where the validity of a settlement can be challenged in court.
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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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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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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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Procedural Application of Miles
MILES V. CITY OF EDGEWATER- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT THE ETHICAL AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATONS ARE.
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What You Need to Know about Daubert in the World of Workers' Compensation
The Daubert standard – What it is, how it works, and how it impacts workers’ compensation in Florida - Learn about how and when to properly make a Daubert objection and how to overcome one.
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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 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 Appellate Practice 2016
A basic ovverview of appellate law intended for the new lawyer or lawyer new to the practice area. This is a full-day seminar with topics to include an introduction to appellate practice, what is appealable, federal appeals, criminal appeals, briefwriting, and oral argument.
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Basic Business Law 2016
A basic overview of business laws intended for the new lawyer or the lawyer new to the practice area. Topics to include discovery, summary judgements, employment law, business practices, consumber protection law, intellectual property and legal remedies.
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Basic Discovery 2013
A basic overview of discovery intended for the new lawyer or as a refresher for the established lawyer. Topics to include Discovery Nuances, Discovery and Criminal Law, Requests for Production and Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, Depositions and Subpoenas.
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Basic Estate Planning & Probate 2016
A one day seminar designed for the new lawyer or the experienced lawyer new to the practice area. Topics to include basic probate, powers of attorney, trust code basics, homestead, basic guardianship, Mediacare/Medicaid/Social Security, and basic elder law.
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Basic Evidence 2015
This course is intended as an introduction to or as a refresher course on case evidence. Topics to include Florida evidence refresher, expert testimony, witness examination and impeachment, the business of records and opinion testimony, criminal evidence & social media implications, electronic evidence, preserving error for appellate review, and a judicial panel discussion on practical evidence.
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Basic Family Law 2015
A basic overview of Family Law intended for the new lawyer or for lawyers new to the practice area. This is a full day seminar with topics to include alimony, child support, paternity, attorney's fees, children's issues, equitable distribution, practice and procedure, alternative dispute resolution, ethics and professionalism.
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Basic Insurance Law 2015
A basic overview of Insurance Law intended for the new attorney or attorneys new to the practice.
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Basic Personal Injury 2015
A basic introduction to Personal Injury law intended for the new lawyer or for lawyers new to the practice. Topics to include causes and action, case evaluations, initial investigation, discovery, trial preparation, trial of personal injury case, and post-trial motions and appeals.
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Basic Real Property 2015
A basic overview of Real Property intended for the new lawyer or lawyers new to the practice area with topics to include contract to closing; real estate litigation-foreclosures and title defects; construction litigation-defects; environmental law-compliance; landlord/tenant; and zoning and land use.
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Basic Technology Law 2016
A basic overview of technology law designed for both the new and seasoned lawyer. Topics to include social media and the law; intellectual property law and how to protect technology; hot topics in technology litigation; cyber threats to lawyers and law firms; technology transactions; electronic discovery and evidence and legel ethics in a connected world: portable devices, social media and the Cloud.
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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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Basic Trial Practice 2013
This is a one day seminar designed for new lawyers or as a refresher course for established lawyers. Topics to include Litigation, Discovery, Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Witness Examination, Closing Arguments. The seminar will also include a judicial panel discussion.
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2014
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2015 (Non-Mandatory)
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2015
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2016
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Spring 2015 (Non-Mandatory)
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Spring 2015
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professsionalism Spring 2016
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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