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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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