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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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2015 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. and Ralph T. White, Esq. as they provide an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2015. 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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2015 Trial Advocacy Workshop
Join us at the 2015 Trial Advocacy Workshop! Improve your trial skills while preparing and presenting a family law case from beginning to end. The Program offers a two-track option (choose between a child-related issues case or a financial issues case – all effort will be made to accommodate your selection, but register early for the best selection!). The Trial Advocacy Workshop provides you with individualized attention within your small group; ALL workshop leaders are Florida Bar Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorneys. Those attendees in the child-related issues track will receive the expert viewpoints of licensed psychologists, and the financial issues track attendees will get on-the-spot guidance from licensed accountants. Change the way you approach trials and improve your performance exponentially. Completion of the Trial Advocacy Workshop fulfills one of the trials required for application to become board certified in marital and family law.
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2016 Family Law Section Legislative Update
Don’t miss this year’s Family Law Section Legislative Update. Learn about significant 2016 statutory changes that will impact your family law practice. Get up to speed on the status of alimony and other hot issues from family law attorneys involved in the legislative process.
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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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Consultants in Family Law Cases? Did You Even Know To Use Them?
This program focuses on the use of different types of consultants in family law cases, including but not limited to, financial planners, professional recruiters and real estate attorneys. We have all probably utilized forensic accountants, but this program is designed to help you think outside of the box and consider the use of other types of consultants.
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Criminal Issues in Family Law Cases
This course provides a detailed examination of the intersection between criminal, quasi-criminal and family law proceedings. First addressed are domestic violence actions including those under Chapter 741 and those based upon repeat, dating and sexual violence. Next addressed is the role and repercussion of the use of the Fifth Amendment in Family Law proceedings and the numerous criminal activities which may be encountered in Family Law proceedings, including but not limited to, tax evasion, abuse, perjury, the interception of electronic communications and other cutting edge issues. Last addressed are civil and criminal contempt proceedings. Presenting and analyzing these criminal and quasi-criminal issues often encountered by family law practitioners is Mark O’Mara of the O’Mara Law Group, a CNN special correspondent and Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in both Criminal Trial and in Marital and Family Law.
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Real Estate: What all Family Lawyers Need to Know But Most Don't
This program focuses on key real estate issues every family law attorney must address when dealing with what may be your client’s only marital asset, most valuable asset, or an asset of highly emotional value to your client. The program will explore some of the most common scenarios faced by family law attorneys in the real estate context which are often overlooked or not addressed by family law practitioners.
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Technology to Advance Your Family Law Practice

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The Income Estate and Gift Tax Consequences of Divorce
This program focuses on the tax consequences that often accompany divorce proceedings. The goal is to assist family law attorneys in recognizing the impact a divorce may have on their clients, specifically in the areas of: spousal support; child support; property transfers between spouses before and after divorce; the disposition of the marital home; the ability to deduct housing costs; dependency exemptions and credits; gift taxes; and estate taxes. The program will conclude with a discussion of the tax treatment of counsel fees.
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Times They Are A Changing: Family Law Trends and Hot Topics in the Area of Children's Issues
Come listen to this distinguished lineup of presenters speak on the hottest family law topics in the area of children’s issues. This broad and useful seminar is designed to assist the family law practitioner by discussing the latest trends in the law. Topics include understanding the power of parenting relationships in divorce, child support guidelines for split-parenting timesharing schedules, parentage issues for same sex couples, expert testimony and the impact of the Daubert decision, and ethical considerations when dealing with children in contested family law matters. The seminar will then conclude with a distinguished panel of judges from different geographical areas to discuss how they approach and decide contested timesharing cases.
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Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Law

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Who's Who? And Why You Need To Know: Closely Held Corporations & Other Third Parties In Divorce
This program focuses on key issues every family law attorney must address when dealing with closely held corporations, trusts and other entities or third-parties in the context of a divorce or post-dissolution matter. It will explore the who, what, when and how of joining a third-party, as well as arguments against and defenses to joinder. Learn how to identify, analyze and flush out issues such as phantom income, retained earnings, and legitimate business expenses. This will be your opportunity to have questions answered by well known and distinguished attorneys who are Board Certified in Marital and Family Law.
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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 social media and the courtroom.
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Agricultural Law Update 2015
This seminar will include topics such as tax and succession planning for agricultural businesses; employment laws affecting farm operations; ethics of real estate practice in farm land sales; amendment 1: the water & land conservation initiative and agricultural legislative update.
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Annual Ethics Update 2015
This seminar will include an ethics update; professionalism, professionalism in the electronic age; avoiding trust accounting pitfalls and perspectives on the Bar grievance and disciplinary process by Bar Counsel.
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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 2015
This seminar will cover 2015 updates on criminal law; employment law; bankruptcy law; estate planning/elder law; family law; real property law and business law.
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International Protection of Intellectual Property
This seminar will cover; patents; trademarks; copyrights and cyber security.
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Navigating Technology in 2015 and Beyond: What Every Practitioner Must Know About Technology's Impact on the Legal Profession

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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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The Florida Bar SOLO & SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE Wild Wild Tech: Taming The Technology Beast
This conference will cover the following subjects: Keeping Your Sanity - Why Practice Management Software M atters More than Ever; Managing Your Online Reputation Ethically & Professionally; Automating Your Brief Writing & Memo Creation; Requests and Forms as Moderan as the Evidence You Seek; Evidence Everywhere: Changes and Challenges of Mobile, Could and the Internet of Things; Metadata Showdown; Demystify Encryption; How to Develop A Successful Online Advertising Campaign While Complying With Advertising; Privacy and Data Security; and Fifty Tech Tips.
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Government Lawyer Section
2016 Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Jowanna N. Oates, Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Ralph Demeo, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams Russell Kent, Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office 8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. State and Federal Constitutional Claims Sidney Ansbacher Partner, Upchurch Bailey and Upchurch 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Bid Protests Brian A. Newman Shareholder, Pennigton, P.A. 10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break 10:35 a.m. -11:25 a.m. Hot topics in State APA/Rulemaking Kenneth J. Plante Executive Director, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Jowanna N. Oates Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Federal Administrative Rulemaking Mark Seidenfeld Patricia A, Dore Professor, Florida State University Law School 12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Appellate Review Hon. Kent Wetherell Judge, First District Court of Appeal 2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. §1983 Ralph DeMeo Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams 3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break 3:25p.m. – 4:15 Agency Rule Challenges Hon. John Van Laningham Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Communications with Represented Persons (Tobin and Bar Rule 4-4.2) Russell Kent Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office Dan Gelber Partner, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg Fred R. Dudley (Moderator) Partner, Dudley, Sellers and Healey, P.L.
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2016 Practicing Before the Supreme Court
The lessons learned from attending this unique CLE program, sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section and the Government Lawyer Section, can be applied to any judicial process. It is a full-day event held at Florida’s Supreme Court building which provides the opportunity for you to interact with the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court. This seminar will begin with an observation of an oral argument, followed by a discussion of the arguing attorneys involved in the case. The Justices will join the seminar for a question and answer discussion concerning the practice before the Court. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration and the seminar will include sessions on oral arguments, ethical responsibilites, jurisdictional briefs, merits briefs and amicus briefs. APPELLATE
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Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law Seminar

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