The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the CLE Committee and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section present
9th Annual Construction Law Institute

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation: Friday, March 11-12, 2016
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

Course No. 2039R

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.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

11:00 a.m.
Golf Tournament Check In/Lunch

12:00 p.m.
Golf Tournament Start

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Friday, March 11, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Check In and Late Registration

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
PLENARY I: Why Lawyers Get Sued: Perspectives From the Plaintiff's Bar and Defense Bar
Frederick R. Dudley, Tallahassee
William F. Fink, Coral Gables
Warren R. Trazenfeld, Miami

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
WORKSHOP A: Data Security Legal Risks and Ways to Minimize Them
Alfred J. Saikali, Miami

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
WORKSHOP B: Construction Defects 101: Common Reasons Why Buildings Fail and Who May be to Blame
Patrick Rhoads, PE, GHD

10:40 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
PLENARY II: Practical Suggestions for Litigating Large Multi-Party Cases
Perry M. Adair, Coral Gables
Hon. Jennifer D. Bailey, Miami
Luis Prats, Tampa
Bruce D. Partington, Pensacola

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lifetime Achievement Award/Rising Star Award
3D Printing and It's Effect on Construction
Presented by: Kimberly A. Hurtado, Wavwotosa, WI

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
WORKSHOP C: Case Management for Complex Construction Cases
Barry B. Ansbacher, Esq., Jacksonville
Ian P. Gillan, Orlando

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
WORKSHOP D: Arbitration Practicum: A Mock Presentation with Practice Tips and Rules Updates
Giselle Leonardo, Fort Lauderdale
Larry R. Leiby, Fort Lauderdale
Frederick R. Dudley, Tallahassee
Robert E. Ferencik, Jr., Fort Lauderdale

2:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Networking Break

3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
WORKSHOP E: Drafting Your Defect Complaint to Maximize Recovery
Sanjay Kurian, Fort Myers
Bryan R. Rendzio, Jacksonville

3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
WORKSHOP F: Using Technology to Better Manage Complex Litigation: Advantages of Mind Mapping Software
Hardy L. Roberts, III, Tampa

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PLENARY III: Mediation: Managing Expectations to Success
Bruce G. Alexander, West Palm Beach
James L. Nulman, Fort Myers

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday Evening Reception

Saturday, March 14, 2016
7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
PLENARY IV: How to Effectively Attack and Defend Expert Testimony
William Zetterlund, P.E., Gibraltar Construction Services
Jeffrey C. Regan, Jacksonville

9:55 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
PLENARY V: Expert Hot-Tubbing in Arbitration
Amanda Jo Amadon, Navigant Consulting
Melinda S. Gentile, Miami
Michael F. D'Onofrio, Capital Projects Management, Inc.
J. Benjamin Patrick, Miami
Larry R. Leiby, Fort Lauderdale
Giselle Leonardo, Fort Lauderdale
William G. Christopher, Sarasota
Deborah B. Mastin, Miami

10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Networking Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
PLENARY VI: Fixing What's Wrong with the Lien Law: an Open Mic Discussion
Fredrick R. Dudley, Tallahassee
Lee A. Weintraub, Coral Gables
Bradley R. Weiss, Coral Springs
Larry R. Leiby, Fort Lauderdale

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Grab ‘n Go Box Lunch

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
PLENARY VII: Legislative & Case Law Update
Harry Malka, Fort Lauderdale
Steve Sellers, Tallahassee

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