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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 responsibilites, jurisdictional briefs, merits briefs and amicus briefs. APPELLATE
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Advanced Appellate Practice & Certification Review

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Advanced Appellate Practice & Certification Review

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Differences Among the DCAs

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Practicing Before the First District Court of Appeal

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Practicing Before the Third District Court of Appeal

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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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Business Law Section
7th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium

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Bankruptcy Court Evidence Boot Camp: Basics to Advanced

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Bankruptcy Law & Practice: View from the Bench 2015

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Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence: Pre-Discovery Through Trial

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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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City County and Local Government Law Section
38th Annual Local Government Law in Florida
This seminar will cover topics such as, domestic partnerships and human rights model ordinances; evidence: a refresher course; forfeitures; transitioning to a stand-alone self-insurance program; 1st amendment public demonstrations; public records and HIPPA; eminent domain; shade meetings in Florida; ethical considerations representing local governments and local government officials; the Bradenton Times, Inc. v. Manatee County, case no: 2013-CA-2597; Affd., 137 So. 3d 598 (2nd DCA 2014); quirk in Florida state code enforcement statue presents potential issues for investors buying distressed properties and legislative update.
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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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City County and Local Government Law Certification Review Course 2015
This seminar will cover subjects such as public finance; conflicts of interest/financial disclosure; ethics; public sector employment liability; eminent domain; sunshine law and public records law; home rule and allocation of taxing powers; procurements; land use/zoning and practice & procedures before local government legislative and quasi-judicial bodies.
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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-judical 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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Public Finance in Florida 2015
This seminar will include topics such as, public private partnerships under new legislation; new municipal advisor rule-what's in it for local governments? post-issuance compliance: tax and disclosure; SEC enforcement initiatives; Florida ethics update; EB-5 visa programs as an economic development tool; fire services assessment programs and other developments in alternative revenue sources and the great PACE debate.
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Sunshine Law Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2015
This seminar will cover following topics: public records; sunshine law; 110 degrees in the shade: how to stay cool in the shade meeting process; bad boys (bad girls), whatcha gonna do? gift laws; business and employment conflicts & post public service restrictions; charting your course through the ethics laws: voting conflicts, anti-nepotism and misuse of position, and financial disclosure.
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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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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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CLE Committee
16th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update & Certification Review
At this two-day CLE, topics include constitutional employment claims; Public Employees Relations Act; Family and Medial Leave Act; Affordable Care Act, New Requirements and Obligations for 2016; Whistleblower statutes/WC retaliation; common law employment claims; unemployment appeals; drug testing; Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; USERRA; EEO - Substantive; EEO - Procedural; ERISA; statutory and common law protection of business interests; OSHA; and workplace privacy/FCRA.
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2015 Solo & Small Firm Conference Wild, Wild Tech: Getting Down and Dirty with Technology
This seminar will address why solo and small firm practitioners need practice management systems; time and billing; how to use Microsoft Office and PowerPeruasion with PowerPoints; courtroom technology; latest PDF techniques; e-discovery; ethics in social media and the courtroom.
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