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Tax Section
33rd Annual International Tax Conference
The International Tax Conference sessions include inbound and outbound developments in international taxation, residence vs. domicile, tax planning with inversions and more. We are proud to bring some of the best instructors and experts from all over the globe to share their worldly inspiration and insight with you.
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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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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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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 2015: Protecting Physicians and Medical Practices from Liability and Other Diseases
Representing the Physician" is the 10th annual session of this highly successful program. "Representing the Physician" focuses on an array of practical topics for experienced practitioners who represent physicians in transactional and other matters. It is designed so that the attendee takes away advanced ideas and knowledge that can be used in daily practice and to help spot and resolve issues that may not always be apparent.
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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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Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2016
The Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar is hands-on, learning-by-doing trial skills training. It is intended for attorneys who have practiced a minimum of five years and are involved in a full time litigation practice. Jury experience is preferable but not required. This advanced seminar is a NITA Style interactive format with judges and lawyers from around the state. It provides all the required CLE and Ethics credits for the three year cycle. The faculty consists of trial court judges and board certified trial lawyers from around the state. This is an intense interactive program for both the novice and the experienced litigator. Fifty-six (56) attorneys will be selected. Selection is based on a first-come, first served basis. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Participants hear lectures, and join in discussion and demonstrations. Participants also receive suggestions from experienced Florida trial lawyers on making for more effective presentations. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in one-on-one sessions.
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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 Certification Review - 2015
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. The course has been approved for 15 hours of CLE certification credit for civil trial and 11.5 business litigation, including 2 hours of ethics credit. Also accredited are 14.25 Continuing Judicial Education hours, of which 1.75 are CJE Ethics hours in Fairness and Diversity Education.
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Hot Topics in Evidence - 2015
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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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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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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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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How To Practice More Effectively: Rules Procedure and Perfecting the Daubert Challenge
The primary focus of this presentation is to provide a “roadmap” for practitioners to effectively perfect the Daubert challenge, and to discuss the procedural steps Judges take to address the challenge after it has been perfected.
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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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Use and Admissibility of Surveillance
Surveillance is an important resource for defending workers’ compensation claims, but like any power tool, you need to know how to use it correctly. Join this seminar for both a “Surveillance 101” overview and best practices.
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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 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 Discovery 2015
A basic overview of Discovery intended for the new lawyer or as a refresher for the established lawyer. Topics to include Discovery in Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation. Topics also include E Discovery and Discovery in Malpractice Cases.
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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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Basic Trial Practice 2015
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 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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