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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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