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"Foreclosure Litigation in Florida" External Link opens in a new window is now available in The Florida Bar 24/7 Online CLE catalog. The 4.5 hour complimentary course covers an overview of foreclosure filings in Florida, managed mediation, verified complaints, securitization and rules of civil procedure.

About this Seminar
  • Introduction and Brief Overview of Foreclosure Filings in Florida: Judge Lee Haworth
  • The Players, the Process, and Securitization: Margery Golant
  • Verified Complaints (the proper & improper use): Margery Golant
  • Managed Mediation in Florida: What it means and how it works: Judge Lee Haworth
  • Pitfalls to Avoid: Ethics and foreclosure filing practice (strict compliance): Judge Burton Conner and Elizabeth Tarbert , chief ethics counsel, The Florida Bar
  • Rules of Civil Procedure: State and local rules related to foreclosure filings: Judge Burton Conner
  • Summary and Closing Comments: Judge Lee Haworth

Residential Foreclosure Cases: Litigation Issues, Strategies and Skills
-- Practical Lessons for both Lenders and Homeowners Counsel
With Florida on the front lines of the foreclosure crisis, this CLE will prove helpful to both plaintiff and defendant attorneys. Recorded June 24, 2010, at the Florida Bar Annual Convention in Boca Raton and moderated by the Honorable Jennifer Bailey, the judge for who chaired the Florida Supreme Court task force on residential foreclosure, the seminar features two practitioners representing homeowners and two practitioners representing lenders.

Seminar overview
-- Foreclosure crisis in Florida and making the initial assessment of your case
-- Answers, Affirmative Defenses and Preliminary motions
-- Effective Discovery
-- Effective advocacy in summary judgment motions
-- Maximizing chances for success in mediation and alternatives to foreclosure


Featured speakers
-- Honorable Jennifer Bailey, Circuit Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami
-- Roy A. Diaz, shareholder of Smith, Hiatt & Diaz P.A., Fort Lauderdale
-- Lynn Drysdale, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Inc., Jacksonville
-- Margery E. Golant, Golant & Golant, P.A., Boca Raton
-- Scott E. Simowitz, Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A., Fort Lauderdale


Credit Information: 4.00 C.L.E.R. /4.00 certification (4.00 Real Estate)

Course Number: 1092R
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Dade County Bar Association CLE External Link opens in a new window

The Dade County Bar Association has a library of tapes/cds from the DCBA, Palm Beach, Orange County, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Bar Associations' seminars on varying topics approved by The Florida Bar.



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[Revised: 02-21-2014]