The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Family Law Section present
The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live and Webcast Presentation: Friday, October 12, 2012
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607

Course No. 1474R

The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law discusses privacy issues in social media, ethical considerations and duties, electronic data discovrery and avoiding bar grievances and malpractice complaints.

8:15 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

Late Registration

8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
C. Debra Welch, West Palm Beach

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Privacy Issues in the 21st Century: Facebook, Internet and Social Media
Mark O’Mara, Orlando

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Ethics of Dealing with Difficult People
Ronald Reed, Tampa

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Can you keep a secret? Must you?! The Lawyer’s Duty to Protect Confidences/Privilege/Work Product
Evan R. Marks, Miami

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Extortion, Coercion, and other Guerilla Tactics
David L. Hirschberg, Fort Lauderdale

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Surviving the Stress of Practicing Family Law
Dr. Deborah O. Day, Winter Park

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Electronic Data Discovery (E-Discovery)
Mark O’Mara, Orlando

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Avoiding Bar Grievances and Malpractice Complaints
Moderated by David A. Garfinkel, Jacksonville
Honorable Emily Peacock, Tampa
Barry Rigby, Orlando
Jodi Thompson, Bar Counsel, Tampa


To register for the live Webcast, please print and complete the registration form then send with payment by mail or fax. Call The Florida Bar Order Entry Department at (800) 342-8060 ext. 5831 with any questions.

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