The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Environmental & Land Use Law Section and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section present
Greening the Law

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live and Webcast Presentation: Friday, May 6, 2011
Tampa Airport Marriott • 4200 George J. Bean Parkway • Tampa, FL 33607 • 813-879-5151

Course No. 1197R

This course will address legal issues arising out of “green” and sustainable development, leasing, construction and disputes. Speakers will present definitions of “green” and “sustainable” requirements and options including Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design, and will offer practical tips on best practices for managing the information and documenting of green components of a project or sustainable site. Issues surrounding “green” design and construction contracts, “green leases” and “green” project claims avoidance, claims management and claims resolution will be discussed. Cutting edge developments in wind, waves and solar technologies and the legal response to these developments will be addressed. Consequences of false advertising and puffing, ethical considerations of disaster preparedness, and the current state of green mandates in federal, state and local codes will also be discussed.

8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.

Late Registration

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Nicole Kibert – Program Co- Chair, Tampa

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Green Building
Dr. Charles J. Kibert, Director, Powell Center for Construction and Environment & Professor, M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, University of Florida

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Construction Contracts and Disputes in Green Building projects
Deborah Mastin, Miami
Gregory S. Martin, Maitland

10:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

10:25 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Green Leasing
Peyton Lumpkin, Coral Gables
Paul D'Arelli, Ft. Lauderdale

11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Integrating Green Infrastructure into Development: Covenants & Affordable Housing
Nicole Kibert, Tampa
Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Miami

12:05 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Presentation (included in registration fee)
Cutting Edge of Sustainable Construction
Dr. Charles J. Kibert, Director, Powell Center for Construction and Environment & Professor, M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, University of Florida

1:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Renewable Energy & Related Local Land Use Issues
Colleen McCann Kettles- Banner Center for Alternative Energy Florida Solar Energy Center, Longwood
Casey Colburn, Sarasota

2:25 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Michelle Diffenderfer, West Palm Beach
Jeremy Powers - State Attorney, Ocala

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Legal Ethics – Disaster Preparedness
Jeanne Zokovitch Paben, Orlando

4:20 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Green Code: How Green is your Code??
Eileen Ball Mehta, Miami
Joni Armstrong Coffey, Miami


Effective July 1, 2010, every CLE course will feature an electronic course book in lieu of a printed book for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video DVDs. This searchable, downloadable, printable material will be available via e-mail several days in advance of the live course presentation or thereafter for purchased products. We strongly encourage you to purchase the book separately if you prefer your material printed but do not want to print it yourself.

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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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