The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Workers' Compensation Section present
Workers' Compensation Trial Advocacy Workshop

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live Presentation: June 14-15, 2013
OJCC--Rhode Building * 401 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33128

Course No. 1587R

Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, the Trial Advocacy Workshop will change the way you approach trials, improving your performance exponentially. The trial conducted by participants will include issues involving the "fraud defense," subsequent intervening events, the applicability of major contributing cause, and the use or exclusion of surveillance evidence. This is a hands-on program limited to 24 attorney participants. The focus of the program includes practical application of the Rules of Evidence, direct and cross examination of expert and lay witnesses and trial strategy. Over 300 lawyers have experienced this program which was recently endorsed by Deputy Chief Judge David W. Langham, OJCC. "The fact that this program exists is a tribute to you and the rest of the faculty. I regret that this program was not available when I was beginning my life as a young litigator. However, it appears to me that there is significant value in this program even for experienced litigators. I concluded that, with the possible exception of a Board Certification Review Course years ago, I have never been to a more practical, effective continuing education opportunity"

Friday, June 14, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Check-In (Continental Breakfast)

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Registration and Introductory Remarks

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Professionalism and Civility in day-today
Jim Fee, Miami
Richard Thompson, Sarasota

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Rules of Evidence and Proper
Richard Sicking, Miami, and other faculty

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 noon
Faculty Presentation
Demonstration of Direct and Cross
Examination of Lay and Expert

12:15 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration)

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Preparation for Video Conference Trial
Honorable Stephen L. Rosen, Jacksonville

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Continuance of Trial Preparation

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Preparation of Pre-Trial Stipulation

Saturday, June 15, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Check-In/Court Assignments

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Commencement of Final Hearing
Conducted by Participants before
Judges of Compensation Claims

3:30 p.m.
Conclusion of Program, Comments &

Faculty & Attorneys Will Include:
Karen Cullen, Orlando
Frederick J. Daniels, Winter Park
Jim Fee, Miami
Karen Gilmartin, Miami Lakes
Jeffery I. Jacobs, Miami
Ramon Malca, Miami
Christopher Petrocelli, Tampa
Robert Rodriguez, Miami
Gerald Rosenthal, West Palm Beach
Richard Sicking, Miami
Richard Thompson, Sarasota
Dawn Traverso, Aventura
Glen Wieland, Orlando
Mark Zientz, Miami

Participating Judges:
Honorable W. James Condry, Orlando
Honorable Geraldine Brown Hogan,
Lauderdale Lakes
Honorable William R. Holley, Jacksonville
Honorable Alan Kuker, Miami
Honorable Robert D. McAliley, Port St. Lucie
Honorable Stephen L. Rosen, Jacksonville
Honorable E. Douglas Spangler, Ft. Myers


Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.



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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