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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
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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Appellate Practice Section
Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review 2013
An overview of appellate practice for the advanced practitioner as well as a review in preparation for the certification exam. Those who have developed the program, however, have no information regarding the examination content other than the information contained in the exam specifications which are also provided to each examinee. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination or that the examination will cover all topics in this course.
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Advanced Appellate Practice and Certification Review 2014
An overview of appellate practice for the advanced practitioner as well as a review in preparation for the certification exam. Those who have developed the program, however, have no information regarding the examination content other than the information contained in the exam specifications which are also provided to each examinee. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination or that the examination will cover all topics in this course.
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Advanced Appellate Practice & Certification Review

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Practicing Before the Second District Court of Appeal
This program is designed to introduce you to the Second District Court of Appeal, including judges, the clerk of court, and the court’s staff. Due to the program’s unique nature, there will not be a substantive course book.
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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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The Art of Objecting: A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Preserving Error for Appeal
This course is designed to assist trial and appellate counsel in determining when and how to make sufficient objections to preserve error for appeal. The course will cover every phase of the trial, beginning with pleadings and ending with post-trial motions. The course will primarily be taught by judges from Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, who will provide practitioners with unique insights into common preservation pitfalls and traps for the unwary.
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Business Law Section
5th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium
This event is the must-attend event of the year for intellectual property practitioners throughout the state.  The Symposium combines a full day of top-notch intellectual property continuing legal education credit with the opportunity to network with colleagues from throughout the state.  On Thursday, the Intellectual Property Committee holds a committee meeting, followed by a dinner speaker that is not to be missed.  There’s something for everyone — speakers will cover copyright, trademark, patent, and cross-disciplinary topics at an advanced level — a huge help to anyone seeking or maintaining board certification in Intellectual Property law.
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Bankruptcy Law & Practice: View from the Bench 2013
This course is designed to provide the practitioner with a look from the judicial perspective. Subjects covered will be: Consumer & BAPCPA Issues, Professional Fees & Chapter 11 Issues and Practice Pointers: A Judicial Perspective.
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Bankruptcy Law & Practice: View from the Bench 2014
This course is designed to provide the practitioner with a look from the judicial perspective. Subjects covered will be: Consumer Issues, Chapter 11 Issues and Practice Pointers: A Judicial Perspective.
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E-Discovery Seminar
The Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section proposes a ½ day CLE session on emerging electronic discovery and information governance issues. This CLE will focus on similarities and differences in Federal and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, including latest state and federal decisional authority addressing preservation, privilege, privacy and electronic discovery ethical issues. We will invite at least one Florida circuit judge, and one U.S. Magistrate Judge to participate. In-house and retained attorneys who need to acquire or sharpen their skills in electronic discovery will hear the current thought on the handling of electronically stored information (ESI), including descriptions and interpretations of judicial decisions. They will learn approaches they can take back and immediately apply in their practice. Attendees will also gain invaluable insights on how best to prepare their technical staff and information systems to respond to requests for ESI. To register for the June 27, 2013 live presentation, you must use the Annual Convention registration form in the May 1 Bar Journal or at www.floridabar.org. Note: Only use this brochure to register for the realtime or to order the course book.
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Get Ready for the LL"Sea" Change- Navigating the New Florida Revised LLC Act
For the first time since originally enacted, Florida has a completely new and thoroughly revised LLC Act. The New Act was enacted by the Florida Legislature on May 3, 2013, and signed into law by the Governor on June 14, 2013. The new LLC Act becomes effective January 1, 2014 for all limited liability companies formed on or after that date, and any previously existing LLCs which elect to be governed by the new Act. All LLCs doing business in Florida become subject to the New Act on January 1, 2015. The New Act was created by a Drafting Committee of The Florida Bar, based principally on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of 2006 as amended 2011 ("RULLCA"), but with many deviations from RULLCA. The New Act creates entirely new chapter 605 effective January 1, 2014, and repeals existing chapter 608 effective January 1, 2015 . There are numerous modernization changes in the New Act which should make Florida LLCs more attractive and user-friendly. This Program will examine the most significant aspects of the New Act, including the major changes from Existing Law. All of the speakers were instrumental members of the Drafting Committee which created the New Act. The Program will be moderated by the Chairman of the Drafting Committee, and the panel includes the Reporter for the Drafting Committee, the Bureau Chief of the Corporations Division of the Department of State who worked extensively as part of the Drafting Committee, the Recording Secretary for the Drafting Committee, and members of the Executive Committee which prepared the White Paper explaining the Act for the Florida Legislature.
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Professional Fiduciary: Responsibilities and Duties
“Professional Fiduciary: Responsibilities and Duties” is an intermediate level all day seminar intended to immerse the participant in the developing case law faced by receivers. There will be separate panels exploring the challenges faced by receivers in each of the three basic types of receiverships: real estate receivership, operating receivership and statutory receivership. Two judicial panels focusing on “How does one get a receivership appointment” and “How does a receiver close a case and get paid” will round out the program. A highlight of the program includes a luncheon speaker: David J. Sheehan, chief counsel for the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. The co-sponsors of this seminar are the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, the Caribbean Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers—Miami Dade Chapter, the Florida Fiduciary Forum, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation the Florida Network, the Miami Dade Justice Association, and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association.
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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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City County and Local Government Law Section
37th Annual Local Government Law in Florida
This seminar will include topics such as, defending a local invocation policy in federal court; the Koontz impact on local government practice; sunshine law and public records law update; avoiding traps for the unwary: practical tips for respoinding to public records requests; let's be "friends" - use of sicial media by local government; red light camera law update; building a successful local government ethics program; legislative update and legislative lobbying tips.
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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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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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City County and Local Government Law Section Certification Review Course 2014
This certification reveiew course will include topics such as; public finance; conflicts of interest/financial disclosure; ethics; public sector employment liability; eminent doman; sunshine law and public records law; home rule and allocation of taxing powers; procurements; land use/zoning and practice & procedures before local government legislative and quasi-judicial bodies.
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Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2014
This seminar will not only fulfil fours hours of ethics training for the Public Officers and Public Employees, but also provides eithics credit for the attorneys. The course will cover both public records and sunshine law; a guide to gifts; business and employment conflicts; and how to handle a voting conflict.
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Land Use 2014
This seminar will include subjects such as, recent developments in RLUIPA law; the Harris act; code enforcement of land use orders; land use law case update; land use issues on interest; tips to keep quasi-judicial hearings professional & safe and ethics for land use practitioners.
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Sunshine Law Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2014
This seminar will cover public records law overview; sunshine law overview; a guide to gifts; business and employment conflicts; how to handle a voting conflict; nepotism, misuse and disclosure; know the ropes for smooth sailing after public service and sane advice about crazy topics.
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Sunshine Law Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2015
This seminar will cover following topics: public records; sunshine law; 110 degrees in the shade: how to stay cool in the shade meeting process; bad boys (bad girls), whatcha gonna do? gift laws; business and employment conflicts & post public service restrictions; charting your course through the ethics laws: voting conflicts, anti-nepotism and misuse of position, and financial disclosure.
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CLE 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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2014 Survey of Florida Law
This is a collection of audio recordings from various seminars that took place during the 2013-2014 Florida Bar fiscal year.
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