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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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Professional Ethics Committee
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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