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Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section
Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section 2014 Audio Webcast Series - AUDIO CD
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk during your lunch hour. The November 10th program on Adult Film Law - Representing the Client Producing Adult Films in Florida will include a short primer on obscenity laws, 18 U.S.C. 2257 (The Traci Lords Law) and current legal issues facing the adult film producer. The December 1st program on Copyright and Trademark Law Update will include discussions of cases decided this year, including: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2498 (2014); Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, 134 S.Ct. 1962 (2014); and Pom Wonderful LLC v. The Coca–Cola Company, 134 S.Ct 2228 (2014). You may register for individual audio webcasts or pay a reduced price for the entire series live or on audio CD.
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Environmental & Land Use Law Section
Hot Topics in Environmental Practice
I. Natural Gas Pipelines in Florida (taken from 1616R) 47 minute presentation Timothy Riley, Hopping Green & Sam Al Taylor, Williams Gas Pipeline/Gulfstream Natural Gas at Williams Company II. Air Update: New NAAQS, Boiler MACT, and More (taken from 1616R) 42 minute presentation Robert C. McCann, Jr., Golder Associates, Inc. David S. Dee, Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. III. Swamps & Sinkholes - an ETHICS Update for Land Use and Environmental Lawyers (taken from 1427R) 34 minute presentation Kenneth A. Tinkler, Carlton Fields Total program / presentation time: 123 minutes
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Large Scale Restoration: Opportunities in Florida
I. Large-Scale Restoration I: The Gulf of Mexico (taken from 1616R) 39 minute presentation John Henry Hankinson, Jr., Former Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Janet E. Bowman, The Nature Conservancy II. Large-Scale Restoration II: The Everglades (taken from 1616R) 54 minute presentation Gregory M. Munson, Department of Environmental Protection Shannon A. Estenoz, U.S. Department of the Interior Eric Draper, Audubon Florida Total program / presentation time: 93 minutes
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2013 ELULS Annual Update - Audio CD Only
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.
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2013 ELULS Annual Update
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.
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2013 Ethical Challenges for the Environmental Lawyer and Consultant - Audio CD Only (This presentation is also included in 2013 ELULS Annual Update Audio CD - 1617C)
This presentation addresses ethical challenges for the environmental lawyer and consultant: situational ethics - circumstances and ethical responsiblities; ethics, legalities, and implications of data reporting; environmental industry case study evlauations; ethical conundrums with emerging chemicals.
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2014 ELULS Annual Update - Audio CD Only
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law
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2014 ELULS Annual Update
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.
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2014 Ethical Challenges for the Environmental Lawyer & Consultant - Audio CD Sale Only This presentation is also included in the 2014 ELULS Annual Update Audio CD 1905
Ethical challenges for environmental attorneys and consultants including rules governing ethical practices
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7th Annual Ethics Seminar Maintaining Personal and Professional Integrity In An Ethically Challenged World
The program focus is on the importance of ethics in decision-making. Many of the seminar examples are related to ethical challenges
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Agricultural Law Update
This seminar will cover estate planning for landowners post ATRA 2012; employment laws affecting farm operations; ethics of real estate practice in farm land sales; agricultural legislative update and the future of agriculture in Florida.
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At the Agencies: Key Information for ELULS Practitioners
I. Administrative Law Update (taken from 1427R) 33 minute presentation Mary F. Smallwood, GrayRobinson, P.A. II. General Counsel Roundable (taken from 1427R) 69 minute presentation Moderator: Timothy J. Center, Collins Center Thomas M. Beason, Department of Environmental Protection Harold G. "Bud" Vielhauer, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission David L. Jordan, Department of Economic Opportunity John W. Costigan, Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Timothy A. Smith, St. Johns River Water Management District Total program / presentation time: 102 minutes
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Emerging Trends on the Development Front for Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Practitioners

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Environmental and Land Use Law Audio Webcast Series 2014
The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section is pleased to announce the 2014 audio webcast series. Over the course of five months, we will provide an easy and affordable manner to earn CLE credits (including ethics credit) and listen to presentations on environmental and land use hot topics by some of the top lawyers in the state, all from the comfort of your home or office. There is a discount for ordering the entire series.
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Environmental and Land Use Law Audio Webcast Series 2015
The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section is pleased to announce the 2015 audio webcast series. Over the course of five months, we will provide an easy and affordable manner to earn CLE credits (including ethics credit) and listen to presentations on environmental and land use hot topics by some of the top lawyers in the state, all from the comfort of your home or office.
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Secrets of CDDs: Unveiling the Mysteries and Unlocking the Possibilities
The goal of the seminar is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Community Development Districts within Florida. Then seminar will start with a primer on community Development Districts ("CDD"), why and how CDDs are created. The seminar will then move to CDD issues and a practitioner should consider when contemplating a real estate transaction. An underwriter and bond counsel will discuss current and future trends of the bond market and bond market impacts on CDD transactions. A panel presentation will analyze issues of a failing/failed real estate project; when and how projects can be restructured in today's economy. We will close with a future trends presentation and a discussion of ethical considerations a practitioner should address regarding CDDs.
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What You Need to Know About Current Environmental and Land Use Law Issues

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Family Law Section
2013 Case Law Update: Stay Up to Date and Learn About Recent Developments and Notable Decisions in Family Law That Will Impact Your Practice
Join Eddie Stephens, Esq.,as he provides an update of Florida case law published during 2013 on the following topics: Alimony Parenting Relocation Exclusive Use and Possession of Marital Home Equitable Distribution Child Support Paternity Enforcement Modification Attorney’s Fees Procedure Contempt Imputation of Income Ethics
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2014 Case Law Update: Stay up to Date and Learn about Recent Developments and Notable Decisions in Family Law that Will Impact your Practice
Join Eddie Stephens, Esq., Ralph T. White, Esq., and Bonnie Sockel-Stone, Esq. as they provide an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2014. This two hour presentation will include a discussion of recent case law tackling a wide-range of topics, including, but not limited to, alimony, parenting, relocation, equitable distribution, child support, paternity, enforcement, modification, attorney’s fees, contempt, procedure, and ethics.
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Affairs of State: His State, Her State, Home State - Dealing with UCCJEA & UIFSA Issues In Family Law Cases
This program provides an overview of the UCCJEA & UIFSA, conflicts between the Acts, relevant and pertinent case law, practice tips and pointers from the knowledgeable speakers, and an opportunity to engage in a Question and Answer session with the speakers. This program’s focus relates to issues every family attorney needs to know and will provide a comprehensive overview and discussion for participants. Don't miss your opportunity to learn about these often complex and difficult issues in your family law practice!
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Building Your Law Practice
This program focuses on the fundamental considerations for starting, developing, or growing a family law practice. It is applicable both to attorneys interested in hanging their own shingle and to those attorneys who wish to develop their practice while working in an established firm. The program will provide an opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the most successful and distinguished family law attorneys throughout the State of Florida. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about these critical issues facing every family lawyer’s career.
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Collaborative Practice: Staying out of the Briar Patch-Identifying and Dealing with Expected and Unexpected Issues in the Collaborative Process
In this program, Attorney Nancy Harris will be dealing with the issues of difficult clients and obstacles that attorneys may confront during a collaborative divorce process. Lana Stern, Ph.D., will provide and demonstrate insight as to how the neutral mental health professional can be used to assist the parties and attorneys in communicating, keeping the parties engaged in the collaborative process when matters get heated, and understanding the psychological dynamics that may assist or detract from reaching settlement in the case. Finally, Adam T. Magill, MBA, CBA, CVA, MAFF will provide insights as to how to best use a neutral financial professional to deal with contradictory financial claims between the parties and in proposing creative options for people whose goals may be rather unrealistic or far apart. Regardless of your experience or training in collaborative law, this course will provide insights and tools that can be used in both collaborative and non-collaborative divorce cases.
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Divorce Over 60
This seminar will provide family law attorneys with the information they need to be aware of when handling cases involving elderly clients. The topics to be addressed are public benefits, alimony and its relationship with public benefits, support unconnected with dissolution, Social Security issues, Veteran's benefits, mental capacity, guardianship and other relevant topics.
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Evidence: A Family Law Practitioner’s Winning Game Plan
This seminar will provide a practical and focused approach to dealing with evidentiary issues in a family law case. The discussion will include how to choose the most effective evidence, how to organize your evidence, how to present your evidence, and how to effectively object to your opponent’s evidence in a family law matter. This seminar will also include what evidence can be utilized in rehearings and new trials. Additionally, this seminar will cover the latest changes in the Daubert standard with expert opinions, and the shifting landscape of digital evidence.
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Guardian Ad Litem or Attorney Ad Litem: Making Informed Decisions About the Lives of Children
A guardian ad litem has a unique relationship with a child or children that is created by a court order only for the duration of a legal action. A guardian ad litem acts in the child’s best interests as next friend of the child, investigator or evaluator, but not as an attorney or advocate for the child. Guardians ad litem can be appointed in divorces, child neglect and abuse cases and paternity suits. Attorneys at litem represent children is the same proceedings, but are advocates and therefore, legal representatives arguing the children's wishes. Learn the differences and how these court appointed experts can assist in difficult cases.
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HOW NOT TO GET BEATEN UP IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT
This seminar will provide an in-depth discussion of relevant topics in the area of domestic violence law, including the effects and implications of domestic violence cases in other domestic relations, criminal, and immigration law proceedings. This seminar will also cover evidentiary and ethical issues that arise in domestic violence proceedings. In addition, there will be a panel discussion comprised of judges from throughout the State of Florida. Attendees will also be invited to participate in a Q&A session. A portion of the Section's share of the net proceeds from this seminar will be donated to The Honorable Judge Amy Karan Legacy Fund benefitting domestic violence programs as established by The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade.
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Keeping Up with Changing Times: Same-Sex Issues and Beyond in Your Family Law Practice
This seminar will address new and cutting-edge topics, including assisted reproductive technology, second parent adoption, and cohabitation agreements and domestic partnership agreements. It will also provide family law practitioners with a case law update relevant to these areas.
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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
This program focuses on drafting prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and the fundamental considerations and applicable law regarding these agreements in the family law context. This program's focus relates to issues every family attorney needs to know and will provide a comprehensive overview and discussion for participants. Don't miss your opportunity to learn about these often complex and difficult issues in your family law practice!
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Representing the Military Service Member in Marital and Family Law Matters
This two-hour live presentation will provide an overview of key issues that every practitioner should be aware of when representing military members, or their spouses, in divorce actions and other family law matters.
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The Family Law Practitioner's Guide To Successful Planning, Taking, and Using Depositions
Featuring Ervin Gonzalez. Come listen to this distinguished panel of speakers speak on their tactical and strategic approaches to the planning, taking, and using depositions in a family law setting. This broad and useful seminar is designed to assist the family law practitioner in taking a successful deposition from start to finish. Topics include understanding the rules, ethical minefields, depositions of financial and mental health experts, and special practice tips from our outstanding seasoned professionals.
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The Tangled Web of Ethics, Advertising, Websites and Social Media
This program is a must attend for any practitioners who use, or are thinking of using, websites, social media, blogs, referral services, direct e-mail solicitation, and chat rooms in their practices. Andrew Berman Esq. and D. Culver Smith Esq. are seasoned practitioners who devote a major part of their practice to the defense of attorneys from ethical violations. This course explains the new disciplinary rules on advertising that attorneys need to know. Tips and traps will be shown for attorneys who utilize the internet and social media as an advertising tool.
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To Tax Effect or Not: Does the Imminent Sale Doctrine Still Exist?
This one-hour presentation will examine and consider the issue of the tax consequences when formulating an equitable distribution award and whether assets awarded to a party as part of the court’s equitable distribution scheme should be discounted by potential tax consequences. Questions and issues to be addressed include whether a trial court is mandated to reduce the value of assets for potential tax consequences, no matter how certain or uncertain they may be, whether the Imminent Sale Doctrine still exists, the lawyer’s responsibility to present tax consequences, and possible alternatives, including unequal distribution, to immediately tax effecting assets.
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Understanding Corporate Returns, Trust Returns and the Related Financial Issues Impacting a Family Law Case
This presentation will provide a general understanding of C-Corp, S-Corp, Partnership and Trust tax returns and tips for effectively addressing the related issues in a family law case.74
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General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section
2015 Solo & Small Firm Conference Wild, Wild Tech: Getting Down and Dirty with Technology
This seminar will address why solo and small firm practitioners need practice management systems; time and billing; how to use Microsoft Office and PowerPeruasion with PowerPoints; courtroom technology; latest PDF techniques; e-discovery; ethics in socal media and the courtroom.
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Agricultural Law Update
This seminar will cover estate planning for landowners post ATRA 2012; employment laws affecting farm operations; ethics of real estate practice in farm land sales; agricultural legislative update and the future of agriculture in Florida.
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Annual Ethics Update 2013
Seminar will include, ethical practice in the real world; a panel discussion on ethical and malpractice risks created by impaired lawyers and The Florida Bar disciplinary and professionalism rules.
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Annual Ethics Update 2014
This seminar includes what's new in legal ethics; navigating the Bar grievance process; the relation between Bar grievances and legal malpractice claims.
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Conquering The Technology Curve
This seminar will include topics such as tech purchasing 101; mobile devices & remote computing; the ethics of cloud computing; generating documents in a paperless office; efficient technology; marketing with technology; effective billing to minimize lost time 7 revenue; hiring help 101; and client & case management.
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Ethics Update
This program is a 50 minute Ethics Update presentation by Tim Chinaris.
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Florida Law Update 2014
This seminar will cover updates in ethics; employment law; real estate; family law; community association; estate planning probate; and criminal law update.
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Out-of-State CLE The Legal Challenges of Defending Alaska's Environment Cruising Alaska
This seminar will cover the nonprofit public interest law firm; unique legal issues for protecting Alaska's environment; case studies and barriers to litigation.
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Real Estate Law & Community Association Law
This program contains a Real Estate Law Update presentation by Eugene Shuey (45 minutes) and a Community Association Law Update by William Sklar (50 minutes) for a total presentation time of 95 minutes.
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San Francisco 2014 Out-of-State CLE Trip Representing Small Businesses with Skill and Creativity
This seminar will include topics such as business formation and tax considerations for small businesses owners; the ABC's of employment law for small businesses; helping a small business deal with a cash crunch and top 10 issues to consider before doing business in California.
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Top 10 things You Need to Know About Florida's New LLC Act
This seminar will include reasons for changes to the act; an overview of history; and 10 essentials to your practice.
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Government Lawyer Section
Advanced Administrative and Government Practice Seminar 2014
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Appealing Administrative Action Under the Administrative Procedure Act
This presentation will cover appealing agency administrative actions to the courts pursuant to Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Many practitioners are aware that under Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act, proposed agency action must typically be challenged in a quasi-judicial forum before the Division of Administrative Hearings or an agency hearing officer. However, Chapter 120 specifies that a broad appellate review is available once such agency action becomes final. Moreover, in some instances, judicial review may be sought before such agency action is finalized. This CLE program is designed to educate attorneys about the process of seeking such review of agency actions from Florida’s courts of appeal and circuit courts. This session is a moderated panel discussion featuring practitioners with substantial experience in appellate administrative proceedings. The course will begin with approximately an hour of presentations by the panel members, followed by a moderated panel discussion of hypotheticals, and a question-and-answer session with the audience.
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Practicing Before the Legislature
This seminar is open to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. This program is designed to assist anyone who wants to learn about the legislative process and access legislative information, including private practitioners, agency attorneys, agency personnel, agency heads, lobbyists, non-profit personnel, business persons, and citizens. This course will provide information that will be useful to anyone who has ever needed to locate pending legislation, appropriations, and procedures relating to the legislative process and passage of bills.
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Health Law Section
5th Annual FUNdamentals: "Medicaid in a Day"
Back by popular demand, this annual don’t-miss FUNdamentals of Florida Healthcare Law CLE program focuses this year on Florida’s Medicaid Program – we’re going to cover “Medicaid in a Day”. This lively and fast-paced CLE program is designed to be immediately useful to new attorneys, in-house counsel, lawyers needing a Florida Medicaid refresher and for other healthcare professionals such as risk managers, compliance officers and HIPAA personnel who need a fundamental understanding of Florida’s Medicaid Program. Presentations will be followed by interactive panel discussions. Questions are welcome from the live and internet audiences to presenters and panel members. Topics include Medicaid Program overview; Medicaid long-term care from the recipient’s perspective; marketing, restrictions and provider agreements; the impact of health reform, defending against public Medicaid investigations and private fraud and abuse investigations and changing Medicaid policy. Speakers and attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable attire.
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6th Annual FUNdamentals: Moving Day! Moving into 2015 under the Affordable Care Act: Helping healthcare lawyers advise healthcare providers how best to position themselves under the Affordable Care Act
Back by popular demand, this annual don't miss FUNdamentals of Florida healthcare law CLE program focuses this year on "Moving Day!-moving into 2015 under the Affordable Care Act" to help healthcare lawyers advise healthcare providers how best to position themselves under the Affordable Care Act. This lively and fast-paced program is designed to be immediately useful to new attorneys, in-house counsel and to those that need a refresher about the Act to date and how to move forward under the Act come 2015. Most 45-minute presentations will be followed by interactive panel discussions. Questions will be welcome from on-site attendees and those participating by internet. Because our theme is “Moving Day”, speakers and attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable moving-day blue-collar attire such as caps or hats, jeans, work or cowboy boots and denim workshirts.
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Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2014
Those who have applied to take t he certification exam may find this course to be a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certificatio who take this course should not assume that the course materials will cover all topics on the examination.
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Compliance Plan Development and Implementation
Participants will learn the questions that should be asked to get a pulse on the entity’s method of evaluating compliance with state and federal healthcare laws. They will learn how to take the field with a compliance program to put in place corrective measures. Participants will also learn how to field fly balls and grounders in the challenge of compliance monitoring to collect information that is vital to identifying strengths and weaknesses.
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Florida Information Protection Act of 2014
This presentation will provide a general overview of the new law as well as discuss how this new law will interface with the current consumer information protection requirements found in the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
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Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Issues
This seminar is meant to provide Florida lawyers and compliance officers a great overview of health care regulatory and compliance issues impacting a range of providers, including hospitals, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilties. Health Care Executive, Risk Managers and Privacy Officers will benefit as well. The areas that will be covered range from federal and state fraud and abuse provisions and new HIPAA rules, to the role of quality with compliance. The seminar will also cover the qualities of an effective compliance program as well as recent Florida investigations and settlements. A speaker from Safe Guard, the government contractor for CMS for Florida for ZPICs, will provide real life insight about the issues they are handling.
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Health Care Regulatory & Compliance
This seminar is meant to provide Florida lawyers and compliance officers a great overview of health care regulatory and compliance issues impacting a range of providers. Health Care Executives, Risk Managers and Privacy Officers will benefit as well. The areas that will be covered range from federal and state fraud and abuse provisions, quality of care initiatives to HIPAA, HITECH, and the Florida Information Protection Act. The seminar will also cover Florida facility licensure issues as well as current trends with physician compensation methodology. Darlene Higginbotham, Program Integrity Director for First Coast, will provide insight into recent initiatives, such as the two-midnight rule.
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Professional Ethics for Lawyers
The speaker will discuss the professional ethics that are required and expected of lawyers. The course will also delve into scenarios and cases.
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Representing the Physician 2014: Hot Topics
"Representing the Physician" is the 9th annual session of this highly successful program. "Representing the Physician" focuses on an array of practical topics for experienced practitioners who represent physicians in transactional and other matters. It is designed so that the attendee takes away advanced ideas and knowledge that can be used in daily practice and to help spot and resolve issues that may not always be apparent.
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Representing the Physician 2015: Protecting Physicians and Medical Practices from Liability and Other Diseases
Representing the Physician" is the 10th annual session of this highly successful program. "Representing the Physician" focuses on an array of practical topics for experienced practitioners who represent physicians in transactional and other matters. It is designed so that the attendee takes away advanced ideas and knowledge that can be used in daily practice and to help spot and resolve issues that may not always be apparent.
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Stark Facts About Physician Self-Referral Issues under Florida Law
The presentation will identify certain physician self-referral compliance issues under Florida law that differ from their federal counterparts (i.e., Stark and the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute) and how compliance with federal law does not guaranty compliance with Florida law. The Florida Patient Self-Referral Act, the Florida Patient Brokering Act, the split fee prohibitions under the various medical practice acts and other Florida laws affecting health care providers will be examined.
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International Law Section
12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference
It is the 12th year for the international litigation and arbitration conference, and topics include: confidentiality with technology: arbitration and ADR in the shadow of big data security; hot topics in international litigation: forum non conveniens, extraterritorial application of U.S. and cross-border cooperation in criminal and civil cases; hot topics in international arbitration: enforcement of annulled awards, applicability of statutes of limitation and arbitral "precedent," role of party-appointed arbitrators, and recent rule changes; cross-border insolvency: recognizing caribbean liquidations; international trade and customs law 2013; the changing face of international dispute resolution: lessons from the past and predictions for the future; chasing the paper, enforcing the judgment or award: best practices to obtain enforcement and recognition in the U.S.; chasing the paper, securing the witness: discovery best practices in international arbitration; key issues in managing international business controversies; beware of what you don’t know about international arbitration advocacy: cross-cultural issues for common law and civil law practitioners; and recent developments in ethical restrictions on international practice.
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2014 International Business Transactions Conference
The 2014 International Business Transactions Conference will cover cross-border intrastructure projects and cross-border joint ventures.
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CUBA 2014: WHAT THE U.S. LEGAL AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES NEED TO KNOW
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED!! Save 5% on your registration fee if your registration is received by 5:00 p.m. on October 29. This seminar will discuss what the U.S. legal and business communities need to know about Cuba. Topics include: Cuba, an evolving marketplace; legal changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba since 2008; the impact of the Cuban diaspora in Cuba and the U.S.; challenges of the legal framework for economic development; issues key to energy, mining and the environment; issues relating to agriculture and trade; and case studies relating to doing business in Cuba.
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Immigration Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples in Light of the Supreme Court Decision in Windsor

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International Business Transactions Conference
The half-day live seminar and live webcast will discuss emerging business opportunities in Latin America and cross-border investment in real estate. You may register for this course and the International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, held the next day, for a reduced fee via fax.
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Labor and Employment Law Section
14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review
The two-day annual update and certification review will cover recent updates concerning constitutional employment claims; Fair Labor Standards Act; National Labor Relations Act; Public Employee Relations Act; drug testing; Family and Medical Leave Act; common law employment claims; unemployment appeals; EEO – substantive; EEO – procedural; Employee Retirement Income Security Act/COBRA; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; statutory and common law protection of business interests; USERRA; whistleblower statutes/WC retaliation; OSHA; and workplace privacy/FCRA.
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15th Labor and Employment Law Annual Updte and Certification Review
At this two-day CLE, topics include Constitutional Employment Claims; Public Employee Relations Act; Family and Medical Leave Act; Whistleblower Statutes/WC Retaliation; Employee Retirement Income Security Act/COBRA; Fair Labor Standards Act; Common Law Employment Claims; Unemployment Appeals; Drug Testing; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act;USERRA; EEO – Substantive; EEO – Procedural; National Labor Relations Act; Statutory and Common Law Protection of Business Interests; OSHA; and Workplace Privacy/FCRA.
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39TH ANNUAL PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LABOR RELATIONS FORUM

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40th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum
The seminar will include 40 years of PERA; ethics; issues and trends in title VII and the FCRA; health care bargaining under PERA; PERC case update; FRS & pension developments; litigating verterns' employment and reemployment rights cases; federal 11th circuit and Florida public sector update; mock arbitration and regulating public employee speech.
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Advanced Labor Topics 2014

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All Aboard! A Primer on the Railway Labor Act Audio Webcast
The second of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss a primer on the Railway Labor Act. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Primer for the Employment Practitioner Audio Webcast
The third of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss ERISA primer for the employment practitioner. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series 2013-2014
The 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss LGBT rights in the workplace, the Railway Labor Act and ERISA primer for the employment practitioner. You may register for the individual audio webcasts or pay a reduced amount for the entire series or for the audio CD of the entire series.
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Labor & Employment Law Section Audio Webcast Series 2014 - 2015 - AUDIO CD
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk. You may pay a reduced price for the AUDIO CD of the 2014 - 2015 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series, which will cover effective and ethical use of social media in employment litigation; the ins and outs of employee leave and accommodation under the FMLA, Title VII, and the ADA; what every employment lawyer should know about intellectual property law; working with expert witnesses throughout your employment law case; statistical evidence in employment law cases; and what every lawyer should know about litigating benefit claims.
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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Rights in the Workplace: A Changing Environment Audio Webcast
The first of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss LGBT rights in the workplace. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Litigating Employment Law Claims 50 Years After Title VII
Please plan to join us at the Riverside Hotel, the only hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. It has word-class restaurants and nightclubs and is only two miles from the beach.
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Navigating the World of ADR
This two-day program at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood will include the following topics: conflicts inherent in the mediation process; a roundtable discussion on the mediator's toolbox; pitfalls of the mediation process; being an effective advocate in mediation; crafting an arbitration clause; challenges to mandatory ADR programs; the boundaries of the arbitrator's jurisdiction; proving and defending against damage claims in arbitration; issues affecting attorneys fees in arbitration; and Florida's revised arbitration code.
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Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS)
ABC’s of Starting and Managing Your Law Practice
This 2-hour program is designed to provide a complete overview of the critical aspects and interrelated issues involved in establishing and managing a new law practice. The Practice Management Advisors (PMAs) of The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) identify and review the necessary resources for starting a law practice and how to find these resources. LOMAS PMAs cover step-by-step instructions and discuss practical tips for starting up the practice, preparing a business plan, and discuss the management skills necessary to manage a successful law practice. CLE Credits: 2.5 hours General credit. (Course No. 1263R)
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Building Business in a Down Economy
In this rapid-fire two and ½ hour program, nationally recognized Master Practice Advisor Dustin Cole draws from his more than 20 years of experience in legal marketing to pinpoint the new economic realities, identify what has changed, and offer both marketing fundamentals, and new, more effective solutions. Attendees will gain an understanding of the tools and specific action plans to increase revenues through more active, focused, and effective marketing.
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Building the Small Firm Marketing Program: From Planning to Ethical, Effective Action CLE Credits: 2.5 hours general credit including 2.5 hours Ethics credit
Small law firms and solo practitioners now comprise more than 62% of the profession. The supply/demand equation for legal services has been shifting dramatically in recent years. The purpose of this program is to help the lawyer market legal services effectively and ethically in a highly competitive legal marketplace. This course will teach how to develop a plan for consistent action and how to weather changes in demographics, in the economy and the value curve in the public’s demand for legal services. CLE Credits: 2.5 hours General credit including 2.5 hours Ethics. (Course No. 1265R)
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Developing a Business Plan for the Start-up Law Firm
This program is presented by the Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) and the University of Miami School of Law's Legal Corps: This 1.5 hour seminar and panel discussion includes topics on how to develop a business plan, including key definitions and terms. Ms. Dasher and Mr. Perry discuss the importance of having a start-up business plan. They review development of pro forma financial statements, including an in-depth discussion of cash requirements, budgeting and revenue projections. The seminar leaders share with you the three crucial marketing and planning skills lawyers need when contemplating starting their own law practice. This seminar also addresses the pros and cons of the virtual law office and offers additional resources for the start-up law firm.
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Electronic Discovery in Florida State Court: Navigating New Rules for New Issues
This intermediate level 150-minute course taught by attorneys who drafted the rules, a former Florida circuit judge, and e-discovery Florida educators and practitioners will thoroughly cover the new electronic discovery rules and provide guidance on how to utilize the rules to meet your professional obligations and to diligently advocate for your clients regardless of your practice area.
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Law Firm Financial Management for the Non-Financial Professional
Law Firm Financial Management for the Non-Financial Professional. This 2-hour introductory-level program helps lawyers, law firm support staff, and non-financial law firm managers raise their awareness of law firm economics and financial management. Law schools and paralegal schools do not teach financial management skills. Consequently, many lawyers and paralegals lack the financial management skills to prepare and manage case budgets, and to understand and analyze clients’ financial information. Lawyers establishing a new law practice need to understand financial reports to manage firm finances and daily operations. As lawyers strive to balance firm management with active caseloads, there is a greater need to understand financial information, particularly the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, owner’s equity statement, and cash flow statement. Decisions made without properly understanding the underlying financial implications may lead to reduced earnings (or even losses), layoffs, dissolutions, and improper client intake procedures. CLE Credits: 2 hours General credit. (Course No. 1266R)
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Lawyer as Employer
Developed by LOMAS (Law Office Management Assistance Service) Lawyer as Employer is a two-part DVD set covering 3 hours of practical, legal, and ethical aspects of law office employee management. Lawyers and law office staff must function as a team. Building an effective team starts with informed team leaders. From recruiting to termination, from FSLA wage & hour compliance to developing your own job descriptions, this DVD set with course material, checklists and forms, is a valuable tool for every partner or law office manager tasked with managing support staff personnel.
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Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account
Are you certain you understand trust accounting rules? This seminar contains a detailed presentation of rules and expectations from The Florida Bar about how to properly manage your trust account. Trust accounting involves more than just keeping money in the bank. Participate in this informative session to review the basic principles of trust accounting. Topics addressed include Florida Bar trust account rules and applicable ethics opinions, key definitions, and best practices.
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Managing Business Risk in the Law Firm
This two-hour audio CD or video DVD set seminar will address the many perils and pitfalls to avoid in law office management. Attendees will learn how to protect the law practice against disruptions and disasters. This presentations main focus is on the importance of strategic planning, marketing efforts, leadership succession planning, and business continuity issues including: Natural disasters, social, government, personnel, and health disasters, technology and data security, work environment security, law firm structure and governance, group and general insurance coverages, marketing and advertising mistakes, and other blind spots that if not handled properly could irreparably harm your the law firm. The audio CD or video DVD set includes course material on CD ROM. 2 Hours General CLE credit includes .5 hours ethics.
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New Rule 2.526:  Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida Courts
The rapid introduction of new technology not only has increased efficiency in the courts, law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, and government agency law offices, it has also reduced costs. Over time, the Florida Supreme Court has amended how e-documents are filed in Florida’s courts. New Rule of Judicial Administration 2.526 took effect January 1, 2012. New Rule 2.526 requires that any document that is or will become a judicial branch record, and that is electronically transmitted, be formatted in a manner that complies with all state and federal laws requiring electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities. These requirements include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as incorporated into Florida law by Section 282.603(1), Florida Statutes (2010). This course will cover: What is an accessible document?; Electronic filing of court documents and digital accessibility of e-filed court documents; Summary explanation of Rule 2.525(g) and Rule 2.526; Necessary software; How to prepare and convert your document; Resources for troubleshooting; Supplemental material is included as a PDF download. Note: The information presented in this seminar, especially about the procedures and current standards for electronically transmitting digitally accessible documents to Florida courts, is current as of January, 2012. In the ensuing months when more information becomes available about transmitting accessible documents with Florida’s courts, The Florida Bar will make that information available.
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Professional Liability Insurance: Everything You Need to Ask
This Audio CD or Video DVD set includes CD-ROM material provides a discussion of the current trends in professional liability insurance, and what important policies and procedures you need to be aware of that may apply to your law practice. This DVD seminar includes the latest information concerning where claims are generated as tracked by size of firm, areas of practice, and types of errors and omissions. Gain a deeper understanding of risk management best practices that you can take back to your firm and implement. General credit: 2 Hours, including 1 Hour of Ethics
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Technology Planning for the New Law Practice
This 2-hour program presented by Jerry Sullenberger, senior Practice Management Advisor of The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS), explains how to determine the technology requirements for the new solo or small firm law practice. It addresses, “How much technology will I need and how much will it cost?” The program reviews basic terminology you must know to select your computer and software systems. It examines suggested hardware specifications, rotation planning, operating system choices, case and matter management systems, financial management software, document assembly and document management software. Also included is discussion about peripheral devices, such as printers, scanners, and telephone solutions, as well as fundamental office infrastructure including networking, maintenance, training, administration and security. CLE Credits: 2 hours General credit. (Course No. 1264R)
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Working in the Cloud: It's the Latest It's the Greatest or Is It?
Working in the Cloud: It's the Latest, It's the Greatest, or Is It? This seminar is intended as a cloud computing primer for lawyers. This seminar addresses the benefits, disadvantages, and pitfalls of working in the cloud. Internet-based software as a service (SaaS) also will be discussed in detail, including the financial and case management benefits to be gained by working in the cloud, as well as the ethical considerations that should not be ignored. Easy to implement tips and safeguards will be provided to attendees.
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2014 Masters Seminar on Ethics
The 2014 Masters Seminar on Ethics encompasses President Eugene Pettis’ theme “Embracing Connectivity”. In celebration of this year’s theme, the Masters Seminar on Ethics features a diverse and dynamic group of speakers and a highly acclaimed Judicial Panel who will discuss a variety of ethics issues faced by both new and seasoned lawyers. This lively and entertaining seminar will present a discussion of the practice of law from an ethics perspective, highlighting an understanding of the expectations of civility, candor, and ethical behavior in and out of the courtroom, and ethical considerations related to the impact of technology in changing the practice of law, and creating balance in practice and personal life. These esteemed speakers and panelists will provide insight and best-practice tips to assist lawyers in establishing a foundation for practice based in ethics and its impact on dealing with colleagues, clients, the court, and will highlight the integration of technology and the connectivity of these relationships and issues. The 2014 Masters Seminar on Ethics will benefit and appeal to lawyers in all fields, including those practicing transactional, civil, and criminal law, in understanding how to recognize ethical pitfalls and overcome many of the ethical challenges that lawyers face today.
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Masters Seminar on Ethics
The 2013 Masters Seminar on Ethics features dynamic speakers discussing a variety of ethics issues that many lawyers face today. The highly acclaimed presenters include a former Chief District Court of Appeal judge, the Chair of The Florida Bar's annual Board Certification Review Course for Civil Trial Law, the national director of legal training for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and the Director of The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service. Drawing on examples from their years of experience, these knowledgeable speakers will cover current ethics issues that arise in oral argument, litigation, dealing with clients, and maintaining trust accounts. These issues are especially timely given recent disciplinary cases concerning candor toward the tribunal, treatment of opposing counsel and the court, conflicts of interest, and trust accounting violations. The presentations will include lectures as well as highly interactive segments including filmed scenarios and questions and answers.
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Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
33rd Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference
The 2014 ATO Conference features outstanding presenters from Florida and beyond who will present on: a) the effective use of directed trusts, b) the roles of the wealth management team and the estate planner, c) portability, d) business development for professionals, e) homestead, f) special trusts for gun owners, g) recent case analysis of fiduciary liability, h) decision making for discretionary distributions, i) professional ethics for the attorney and trust officer in estate planning and administration, j) international estate planning, k) wealth transfer tax developments, l) governing law and trust situs issues, m) Florida case law and legislative update and n) dealing with the tax on trust capital gains by having the gain taxed to the beneficiary.
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33rd Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update
This seminar is an review and update of the recent legislative session and important real property, probate and trust case law. Topics include: the power of attorney act redu, limitations on design professional liability and abolition of the economic loss rule, the revamp of Florida mortgage foreclosure laws and amendments to chapter 95 and 702 of Florida Statutes, land trust amendments, probate administration, residential landlord/tenant act, community associations, development permitting, jurisdiction over nonresidents in trust litigation, ethics and arbitration.
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34th Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

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7th Annual Construction Law Institute - Audio Recording
This two day advanced course will cover the following topics: analysis of project delivery systems; public private partnerships; current e-discovery trends in litigation and technology; privileges and attorney work product; changes in the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Regarding E-Discovery; controlling general conditions; iPads for construction lawyers; advanced lien law; licensing issues for different delivery systems; drafting considerations and case studies for green building; legislative & case law update; ethical considerations in construction cases.
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7th Annual Construction Law Institute
This two day advanced course will cover the following topics: analysis of project delivery systems; public private partnerships; current e-discovery trends in litigation and technology; privileges and attorney work product; changes in the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Regarding E-Discovery; controlling general conditions; iPads for construction lawyers; advanced lien law; licensing issues for different delivery systems; drafting considerations and case studies for green building; legislative & case law update; ethical considerations in construction cases.
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8th Annual Construction Law Institute - CD ONLY
This two-day advanced course will cover the following topics: ethics issues in the use of social media in litigation, effective discovery techniques in an electronic world, best practices for evaluating and preparing construction liens, building code basics for construction lawyers, insurance coverage for construction defects, practice points when representing clients with coverage issues, mitigating exposure for false claims on cost or pricing issues, expert opinion testimony in Florida, practicing before the DBPR, construction liens in arbitration, surety insolvency implications for claimants and principals and proactive arbitration advocacy techniques.
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8th Annual Construction Law Institute
This two-day advanced course will cover the following topics: ethics issues in the use of social media in litigation, effective discovery techniques in an electronic world, best practices for evaluating and preparing construction liens, building code basics for construction lawyers, insurance coverage for construction defects, practice points when representing clients with coverage issues, mitigating exposure for false claims on cost or pricing issues, expert opinion testimony in Florida, practicing before the DBPR, construction liens in arbitration, surety insolvency implications for claimants and principals and proactive arbitration advocacy techniques.
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Advanced Commercial Real Estate Loan Document Drafting and Negotiation: Lender vs. Borrower - Key Provisions to Close the Loan
This program will present a live negotiation between Lender and Borrower counsel of key provisions necessary to close a commercial real estate loan. These provisions include assignment of rents, defaults and remedies, attorneys¡¯ fees, receiverships, and waiver of tort liability among other major loan document provisions.
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Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course

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Advanced Real Estate and Certification Review Course
This course provides participants with the opportunity to review the most recent issues affecting real estate practitioners from the preeminent attorneys in our state. It is an advanced level course intended to also prepare participants who are studying for the Real Estate Board Certification Examination. Attached please find the course registration form for further information. We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues.
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Advanced Real Estate Law & Certification Review Course

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And You Thought Estate Planning Was Easy?

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Beware Dodd-Frank: Perils with Private Lender or Seller Financing
Do you represent sellers who finance the sale of their residential real property?  Do you represent private lenders or non-traditional lenders whose loans are secured by residential real property? If the response to either question is "yes", then you need to register for this webinar to learn how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has dramatically changed your client's (and your) responsibilities.  Attorneys who are unaware of whether their clients may qualify as “mortgage lenders,” “mortgage loan originators,” or “mortgage servicers” may be unintentionally exposing their clients to adverse regulatory action by leaving them unlicensed, unregistered, and unable to comply with the minimum standards for all individuals and business who engage in mortgage lending.    This webinar will provide a discussion of the base regulatory requirements for non-traditional lenders, and identify pathways toward substantial compliance with a growing set of laws and regulations.
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Bursting Through The Technology Barrier - The RPPTL Edition
This seminar will provide both trust & estate and real property lawyers the latest tools to use technology effectively and ethically to maximize their practices - including safely accessing cloud technology to generate and store confidential client documentation, the ethical use of social media in your practice, and the latest apps, programs and websites to make your life easier. This course provides attendees two (painless) ethics credit hours, and some great resources for your practice.
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Current Developments in Estate Planning Techniques
This new seminar will provide in depth information on cutting-edge issues and planning techniques facing trusts and estates practitioners. Topics will include planning under DOMA after the Windsor and Perry cases, practical planning and analysis for portability of the estate and gift-tax exemptions, drafting pointers when naming trusts and individuals as beneficiaries of IRAs, and asset protection trusts in light of recent developments. The ethics portion of the program will address the new Florida law on gifts to attorneys.
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E-Ethics for E-Discovery: Considerations and Solutions for the E-Practitioner
Discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) implicates a number of ethical issues for the practitioner. E-discovery raises E-ethical considerations going beyond those faced in the physical document world. In this electronic presentation the presenters will examine the seeming tension among the obligations to protect metadata and not to "mine" for metadata in relation to the E-discovery obligation not to delete metadata. The presenters will also discuss additional ethical and professional duties of the practitioner in the E-discovery context.
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Emerging Trends on the Development Front for Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Practitioners

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Ethics in Estate and Trust Administration: The Obvious and the Oblivious
A candid and practical discussion of the ethical issues inherent in estate and trust administration including identifying your client; issues raised by representation of joint fiduciaries; what to do when the personal representative crosses the line; challenges of representing the fiduciary spouse; and identifying and avoiding conflicts and dealing with the conflicts when they arise!
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Hot Topics in Real Property Litigation 2013 Edition
Real property litigation updates on topics such as: Homeowners Associations v. Lenders – The Fight for Priority; Superfund and the Burlington Northern Decision; Real Property and Business Case Law; Foreclosure Defense; the Economic Loss Rule or ‘Basic Common Law Principles’ and Constructive Service by Publication
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Litigation and Trust Law Symposium 2014

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Practical Advice for Clients on Development and Construction
The program will present pointers for advising clients and negotiating contract terms on development and construction insurance issues both from the position of the client (Developer/Design Professional/Construction Manager/Contractor/Subcontractor) and the project delivery method (Traditional Design-Bid-Build/Design-Build/Construction Management). The program also will present pointers for strategy, advising clients, and negotiating with other parties and insurers in the event of a claim.
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Practical Guidance on Platting
Practical Guidance on Platting A panel of speakers including planning professionals experienced in the day-to-day administration and interpretation of plats from the public and private sector perspectives will provide a timely look at the law of platting. Presentations will include a discussion of the substantive and procedural requirements for plats at the municipal and county level, expert planning advice on plat dedications and the intricacies involved in the elimination of platted improvements, including solutions to the issues arising with antiquated subdivisions across the state, the application of common law rules and cases to platting and tips on how to ensure that a conveyance clearly provides for a specific result.
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Probate Law 2014 Seminar
This seminar is intended to provide practitioners with useful insight and information pertinent to handling Florida probate proceedings. Speakers will focus on serving as legal counsel to personal representatives and dealing with unique and complicated issues in a Florida probate, such as bank accounts of nondomiciliaries, lost heirs, community property, bizarre assets, and homestead mistakes. Other topics include deciphering the current rights of same-sex couples in the probate context, a summary of tax issues that practitioners must be mindful of in the probate process, and a primer on dealing with creditor claims under current Florida law. The seminar also includes a session on the murky and often emotionally-charged issue of dealing with a decedent’s remains, followed by a valuable and informative probate case law and legislative update. The seminar will conclude with an ethics presentation focused on avoiding pitfalls during the estate administration process.
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Probate Law: Essential Issues and Development
This seminar is intended to provide practitioners with real life insight in handling challenging issues that arise in the course of a Florida probate proceeding. Speakers will focus on the impact of asset protection planning and estate tas apportionment in a probate administration, the rules governing notice, service and jurisdiction in estates, as well as overcoming common problems and challenges that arise during the probate process. Other topics include an update on Florida's continually evolving homestead laws, along with a session on properly closing out an estate. A Panel will speak on administering "quirky" estate assets, such as artwork, firearms, and the like. Finally, the seminar includes an ethics component focusing on an attorney's duties to the personal representative and other interested persons.
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Recent Developments in Arbitration - the Revised Florida Arbitration Code and Recent Supreme Court Decisions
In 2013, the Florida Legislature amended the Florida Arbitration Code when it enacted the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act approved by the National Commission on Uniform State Laws and the American Bar Association. Now called the Revised Florida Arbitration Code, Florida has substantially rewritten the statutes governing arbitration. During the amendment process, the United States Supreme Court has decided cases dealing with arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act, which would preempt the Revised Florida Arbitration Code. This CLE addresses the substantive changes to Florida statutes dealing with arbitration and the decisional law recently handed down by the high court.
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Roads and Sewers and Drainage Oh My! Implied Warranties Post-Maronda Homes
The webinar will provide a procedural and factual history of the Florida Supreme Court’s decision in Maronda Homes, Inc. of Florida v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Association, Inc. The speakers will review the history of common law implied warranties from Gable v. Silver to Maronda. They will also review the impact of Maronda on Section 553.835, Florida Statutes, which the legislature enacted to abrogate all common law implied warranties for “off site improvements.” Finally, the speakers will discuss the current status of common law implied warranties after Maronda and Section 553.835.
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Secrets of CDDs: Unveiling the Mysteries and Unlocking the Possibilities
The goal of the seminar is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Community Development Districts within Florida. Then seminar will start with a primer on community Development Districts ("CDD"), why and how CDDs are created. The seminar will then move to CDD issues and a practitioner should consider when contemplating a real estate transaction. An underwriter and bond counsel will discuss current and future trends of the bond market and bond market impacts on CDD transactions. A panel presentation will analyze issues of a failing/failed real estate project; when and how projects can be restructured in today's economy. We will close with a future trends presentation and a discussion of ethical considerations a practitioner should address regarding CDDs.
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Thanks But No Thanks! The Ethics of Client Gifts and New Legislation Addressing Gifts to Lawyers
This program will address and discuss ethical considerations involved in soliciting and accepting client gifts with a focus on new legislation which renders gifts to lawyers and their families void under certain circumstances. The program will also discuss the ethical issues associated with assisting a client in making a gift to a charity with which the lawyer has a pre-existing relationship.
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The Ins & Outs of Community Association Law 2014

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The Perils of Boilerplate and Other Common Real Estate Contract Provisions
The speakers will analyze certain often used “boilerplate” provisions in real estate contracts and leases and how such provisions can have unintended consequences. Cases turning on the interpretation of these provisions will be reviewed, and drafting tips for these provisions will be discussed
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Trick or Treat: The Revised Land Trust Act - All Treats No Tricks
The Revised Land Trust Act seminar will take a look at the history and background of Land Trusts; the Revised Land Trust Act - where are we at now and why; the Illinois Land Trusts and the changes in Florida; taxation; financing; timeshares as well as ethical issues.
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TRIM Those Taxes: 2013 Update For Challenging Ad Valorem Taxes
It's that time again! The County Property Appraisers' TRIM Notices are out and clients continue to seek your advice about the values and classifications attributed to their properties. This program is intended to provide an update for real estate practitioners on various methods for evaluating and challenging ad valorem tax assessments and the resulting taxes; a review of the appraisal and appeal process, including proceedings before the Value Adjustment Board (VAB); and discussion of matters regarding Homestead and other exemptions, qualifications and classifications that affect owners and their properties. The speakers for this program have practiced in this arena for many years and have extensive experience in representing property owners both in the courts and in VAB proceedings.
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What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the Fight Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
The legal profession is under considerable pressure from both domestic and international sources to implement effective risk-based measures to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. In October 2008, the world’s leading standard setter for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing policies, the Financial Action Task Force, adopted risk based guidance for the legal profession. The American Bar Association, in consultation with numerous ABA Sections and specialty bar associations, has developed voluntary good practices guidance to implement the 2008 risk based guidance. At the same time, Congress is considering legislation that may impose mandatory, or a “rules based,” approach on the legal profession. This program, which is of interest to all Florida attorneys, will trace the development of the 2008 guidance and the good practices guidance, update outreach efforts with Congress and the Obama Administration and other key stakeholders, and distill the new reality of implementing a voluntary risk-based client due diligence regime within your law firm in light of these developments.
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Wills Trusts & Estates Certification Review Course 2014
Topics include elective share and homestead, will and trust modifications, asset protection, estate administration, trust accountings, Florida Principal and Income Act, probate & trust litigation, and extensive coverage on taxes. Those who have applied to take the certification exam may find this course a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination.
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“Drafting a Better Commercial Real Estate Contract - Standard Provisions and Pitfalls”

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Tax Section
32nd Annual International Tax Conference
The 32st Annual International Tax Conference, presented by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is designed as an intermediate to advanced level conference. This conference will update practitioners in the accounting, legal, business and other financial sectors on current and relevant international tax topics. Prominent tax practitioners (both attorneys and CPAs), as well as government speakers, will discuss new developments, tax planning ideas, current issues, and changes in the laws applying to international ta planning and how it impacts your clients. For those no located in South Florida, in addition to all of the technical knowledge, add the fact that this is located in Miami ... in January! This is the "DO NOT MISS" international tax conference of the year!
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33rd Annual International Tax Conference
The International Tax Conference sessions include inbound and outbound developments in international taxation, residence vs. domicile, tax planning with inversions and more. We are proud to bring some of the best instructors and experts from all over the globe to share their worldly inspiration and insight with you.
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Asset Protection Industry Leaders Present Key Tools, Technologies and Insights to Create a Successful Wealth Protection Plan
This seminar will provide instruction on how to ask questions and obtain the right documents, how to structure an integrated income, how to use cutting edge tools to protect wealth and how to decide whether to use domestic or foreign in creating a protective plan. A hardcopy of the materials will be provided by the Tax Section to all attendees of the live program.
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IRS: We Got What it Takes to Take What You Got (Round 2)
This seminar will include tips from former IRS and Department of Justice attorneys and employees what they couldn't say when they were with the Government - from things not to do, pet peeves, ethical issues and tactical considerations. Don't miss this behind the scenes look at the IRS from past employees of the IRS including keynote speaker, former Commissioner, Lawrence B. Gibbs.
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Representing the Physician 2014: Hot Topics
"Representing the Physician" is the 9th annual session of this highly successful program. "Representing the Physician" focuses on an array of practical topics for experienced practitioners who represent physicians in transactional and other matters. It is designed so that the attendee takes away advanced ideas and knowledge that can be used in daily practice and to help spot and resolve issues that may not always be apparent.
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Representing the Physician 2015: Protecting Physicians and Medical Practices from Liability and Other Diseases
Representing the Physician" is the 10th annual session of this highly successful program. "Representing the Physician" focuses on an array of practical topics for experienced practitioners who represent physicians in transactional and other matters. It is designed so that the attendee takes away advanced ideas and knowledge that can be used in daily practice and to help spot and resolve issues that may not always be apparent.
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Tax Planning for Real Property Developers and Investors
This seminar will include an overview of the tax deferral rules under Code Section 1031, a discussion of how the new Florida LLC Act could impact real estate transactions, a survey of Chapter 201, general overview of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, Code Section 1411, and the key tax rules that govern investments in real estate by REITS and tax-exempts, with a focus on the fractions rule, carried interests and related partnership tax issues.
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The ABC's and XYZ's of LLC's
Example-based discussions of; taxation of LLCs; pass-through entities in various jurisdictions; significant changes to the Florida LLC Act before Section 608 is repealed on 1/1/15, as well as the recent legislative updates to the Act; practical drafting tips; and the use of LLCs.
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Trial Lawyers Section
Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2014
The Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar is a hands-on, learning-by-doing trial skills training. It is intended for attorneys who have practiced a minimum of five years and are involved in a full time litigation practice. Jury experience is preferable but not required. This advanced seminar is a NITA Style interactive format with judges and lawyers from around the state. It provides all the required CLE and Ethics credits for the three year cycle. The faculty consists of trial court judges and board certified trial lawyers from around the state. This is an intense interactive program for both the novice and the experienced litigator. Fifty-six (56) attorneys will be selected. Selection is based on a first-come, first served basis. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Participants hear lectures, and join in discussion and demonstrations. Participants also receive suggestions from experienced Florida trial lawyers on making for more effective presentations. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in one-on-one sessions.
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Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar
This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil trial practice. The course has been approved for 15 hours of CLE certification credit for civil trial and 11.5 business litigation, including 2 hours of ethics credit.
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Annual Civil Trial Update and Certification Review - 2015
This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil trial practice. The course has been approved for 15 hours of CLE certification credit for civil trial and 11.5 business litigation, including 2 hours of ethics credit.
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Hot Topics in Evidence - 2014
This one day seminar has been designed to appeal to civil, criminal, and appellate practitioners. Those in attendance will benefit from a thorough discussion of the latest developments in Florida evidence law, and an exploration of difficult, recurring evidentiary issues.
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Medical Malpractice Seminar
This advanced seminar will address recent changes in the law of medical malpractice. The format will be interactive with an attempt to present the plaintiff and defense perspectives in dealing with current legal issues that confront the attorney handling medical negligence cases.
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The Affordable Care Act and Worker's Compensation
Part 1 covers the requirements and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Part 2 covers its expected impacts on Florida workers' compensation.
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440.205 Claims- Coercion of Employees
Florida Statute 440.205 states that no employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any employee by reason of such employee's valid claim for compensation or attempt to claim compensation under the Workers' Compensation Law. What does it take for an Employee to support a 440.205 claim? What can an Employer do to defend against a possible 440.205 claim? The basics of 440.205 are explained and suggestions for the Employee and the Employer are given.
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Apportionment Under Chapter 440 and Impact of the Daubert Standard

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Getting the Most from your Vocational Expert
Many permanent total disability trials are won or lost based upon the strength of vocational evidence so lining up your expert is key. Attend this seminar to gain the insight of an experienced vocational expert in the areas of preparing a credible vocational assessment, establishing legitimate job searches and presenting testimony at trial. Effective pre-trial strategies, voir dire and cross examination tactics with your opponent’s expert will be discussed as well. This is a must-attend for any practitioner who takes a permanent total disability claim to final hearing
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Rise and Phall and Rise Again of Westphal
This seminar will cover the background of the Westphal Case; the first 1st DCA decision; the second en banc 1st DCA decision, and ther certiication to the Supreme Court.
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Whatever Happened to Major Contributing Cause
This seminar will take a brief look at the evolution of the causation standard governing Florida Workers’ Compensation claims since 1994.
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Workers' Compensation Law Survey: Misrepresentation
A comprehensive examination of the statutes dealing with misrepresentation and the appellate decisions interpreting those sections of the law. The discussion includes the requisite elements of intent, provides insight into specific procedural and substantive requirements for attorneys litigating these matters, and discusses how Judges of Compensation Claims view and rule on this affirmative defense.
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Young Lawyers Division

Effective March 6, 2010, new lawyers or members that have not yet completed their three Basic CLE course component of the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), Rule 6-12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, will be able to fulfill this requirement either by attending a live Basic CLE presentation or participating in the 24/7 online CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This online CLE option will replace the previously offered video replays. Live webcasts/virtual seminars, audio-CD and video-DVD programs will not satisfy this requirement. You can register for upcoming live seminars or participate in the 24/7 On-line CLE at your convenience and any time, 24 hours a day, by accessing The Florida Bar CLE website at www.floridabar.org/CLE.

The in-person attendance requirement for Practicing with Professionalism has not changed.

The expanded delivery method option for satisfying the BSCR only affects those attorneys who have not yet completed the BSCR. To verify your compliance and reporting dates, please check our website at www.floridabar.org/cler.


Basic Appellate Practice 2014
A basic overview of appellate practice in Florida intended for the new attorney or attorneys new to the practice.
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Basic Criminal Law 2014
Intended as a basic overview of criminal law for the new attorney or attorneys new to the practice area with topics to include criminal representation, handling Bar grievances, ethics, DUI cases, federal practice, juvenile representation, and a judicial panel discussion.
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Basic Discovery 2013
A basic overview of discovery intended for the new lawyer or as a refresher for the established lawyer. Topics to include Discovery Nuances, Discovery and Criminal Law, Requests for Production and Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, Depositions and Subpoenas.
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Basic Federal Practice 2014
A basic overview of Federal Practice intended for the new attorney or for attorneys new to the practice area. Topics to include Trial Advocay and Cross-Examination, Discovery and E-Discovery, Motions for Summary Judgment, Role of the U.S. Magistrate, Practical Aspects of the Federal Rules, Trial Preparation and Strategies and Ethics. NOTICE TO ALL BAR MEMBERS WITHIN THEIR FIRST THREE (3) YEARS OF ADMISSION: Pursuant to Rule 6-12.1(b), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, you are required to complete three (3) “Basic” level substantive CLE courses presented by the Young Lawyers Division within your initial 3 year cycle after admission to The Florida Bar. (This is in addition to your attendance at the Practicing With Professionalism Seminar). This seminar satisfies one (1) of the course requirements. Effective March 6, 2010, new lawyers or members that have not yet completed their three Basic CLE course component of the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), Rule 6-12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, will be able to fulfill this requirement either by attend­ing a live Basic CLE presentation or participating in the 24/7 on-line CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This on-line CLE option will replace the previously offered video replays. Live webcasts/virtual seminars, audio-CD and video-DVD programs will not satisfy this requirement. You can register for upcoming live seminars or participate in the 24/7 On-line CLE at your convenience and any time, 24 hours a day, by accessing The Florida Bar CLE website at www.floridabar.org/CLE. The in-person attendance requirement for Practicing with Professionalism has not changed. This expanded delivery method option for satisfying the BSCR only affects those attorneys who have not yet completed the BSCR.
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Basic Labor & Employment 2014
A basic overview of Labor and Employment Law intended for the new lawyer or lawyers new to the practice area. Topics to include Title VII and FCRA Overview, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Laws, Retaliation & Whistleblowing,Fair Labor Standards Act & Overtime, Family & Medical Leave Act, American with Disabilities Act, State Law Claims, Non-Competes and Separations, and National Labor Relations Law Act.
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Basic Probate Guardianship & Elder Law 2014
A basic overview of Probate, Guardianship and Elder Law designed for new attorneys or attorneys new to the practice area. Topics to include Basic Probate, Trust Code Basics, Power of Attorney, Homestead, Basic Guardianship, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security NOTICE TO ALL BAR MEMBERS WITHIN THEIR FIRST THREE (3) YEARS OF ADMISSION: Pursuant to Rule 6-12.1(b), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, you are required to complete three (3) “Basic” level substantive CLE courses presented by the Young Lawyers Division within your initial 3 year cycle after admission to The Florida Bar. (This is in addition to your attendance at the Practicing With Professionalism Seminar). This seminar satisfies one (1) of the course requirements. Effective March 6, 2010, new lawyers or members that have not yet completed their three Basic CLE course component of the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), Rule 6-12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, will be able to fulfill this requirement either by attend­ing a live Basic CLE presentation or participating in the 24/7 on-line CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This on-line CLE option will replace the previously offered video replays. Live webcasts/virtual seminars, audio-CD and video-DVD programs will not satisfy this requirement. You can register for upcoming live seminars or participate in the 24/7 On-line CLE at your convenience and any time, 24 hours a day, by accessing The Florida Bar CLE website at www.floridabar.org/CLE. The in-person attendance requirement for Practicing with Professionalism has not changed. This expanded delivery method option for satisfying the BSCR only affects those attorneys who have not yet completed the BSCR.
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Basic Trial Practice 2013
This is a one day seminar designed for new lawyers or as a refresher course for established lawyers. Topics to include Litigation, Discovery, Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Witness Examination, Closing Arguments. The seminar will also include a judicial panel discussion.
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Basic Trial Practice 2015
This is a one day seminar designed for new lawyers or as a refresher course for established lawyers. Topics to include Litigation, Discovery, Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Witness Examination, Closing Arguments. The seminar will also include a judicial panel discussion
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2014
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Coure Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2014
Notice: All seminars being held in Fall 2014 are now full. Registration for Spring 2015 will open on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:30 am. Open page for more details.
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Practicing with Professionalism Spring 2015
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Coure Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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[Revised: 06-01-2008]