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Practice Resource Institute
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 Practice Resource Institute (PRI) identify and review the necessary resources for starting a law practice and how to find these resources. PRI 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 Practice Resource Institute (PRI) 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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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 (PRI) (Practice Resource Institute) 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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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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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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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
2016 Masters Seminar on Ethics: Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity

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Public Interest Law Section
Public Interest Law Section 2015 Webinar Series
The Public Interest Law section introduces its first three part webinar series providing Florida practitioners a 50 minute in-depth presentation on important topics in public interest law: an exhaustive look at civil indigency affidavits , restoration of civil rights, and hot topics in veterans benefits law
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Relevant Issues for a Consumer Protection Practice Public Interest Law Section Webinar Series
Relevant Issues for a Consumer Protection Practice
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Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
2016 Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course
The RPPTL Section’s Construction Law Certification Review Course provides 21 hours of CLE over 2 1/2 days of comprehensive discussion perfect for experts or those simply wanting to brush up their skills.   The course covers eighteen subjects, including Design Liability, Construction Contracts and Contract Forums, Differences between Private and Public Construction Projects, Theories of Recovery and Causes of Action, Damages and Remedies, Delay Analysis, Licensing and Administrative Procedures Act, Suretyship, Insurance, Lien Law, Construction Lending, Condominium and Homeowners Associations, ADR, and of course, Ethics.  The course is held at the JW Marriott Grande Lake, Orlando, on March 10-12, 2016, concurrent with the Florida Bar’s Annual Construction Law Institute, allowing attendees to share meals and networking time with over 250 Florida construction lawyers.  
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2016 Litigation and Trust Law Symposium
Are you up to date with the recent changes to Florida probate and trust law? Come hear the latest on the hot topics in our T&E world, including the changes to the elder abuse statutes and how they impact your fiduciary clients.
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2016 Wills Trusts and Estates Certification Course and Advanced Practice Update
The 2016 Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Course and Advanced Practice Update is scheduled for April 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport and via webcast. It’s not just for those of you planning to take the Certification Exam. This two-day seminar contains a stacked agenda covering a wide range of trust, estate, and tax related issues and topics. It’s perfect for lawyers at all levels—from those looking for a refresher to young lawyers looking to learn from the top lawyers and experts in their field. The two-day course features detailed presentations on Homestead, the Estate Administration Process, Computation of the Elective Share, Asset Protection Planning, Trust Accountings, Ethics for T&E Attorneys, and Probate and Trust Litigation. It also features our annual Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax review which will be presented this year by University of Florida Professors Dennis Calfee, Lee-Ford Tritt, and Grayson McCouch. Our sponsors for this course, Wells Fargo Private Bank and MPI, will be hosting a Friday night cocktail reception which is included as part of the registration! Reserve your spot today! Senior lawyers-- Be sure to encourage your associates to attend!
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2017 Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course

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34th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference
The 34th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference, slated for August 27th -30th at the Breakers in Palm Beach offers more ACTEC and National Level Speakers than ever, and Must-Know Topics for Trust Officers and Trust Attorneys alike. Here are a few of the highlights: Steve Akers, a Senior Fiduciary Counsel at Bessemer Trust, will discuss legislative and treasury changes and how today’s estate planning should be adjusted accordingly. Joe Curtin, the Head of Portfolio Analytics at US Trust, will discuss investment options and concerns, both to protect fiduciaries and to satisfy beneficiaries in the Post-Recession Environment. Bruce Stone, current president of ACTEC and past chair of the RPPTL Section and Robert Goldman past chair of the RPPTL Section, and Hugh Magill (Northern Trust’s Chief Fiduciary Officer) will debate common planning and trust administration problems and solutions. Additionally, some hefty tax issues will be discussed in a user-friendly way: Funding Income Tax Consequences by Jeremiah Doyle, a Senior Wealth Strategist at BNY Mellon, and a reminder for all of us of the inner-workings of the GST Tax by Sarah Butters, and Lee Ford Tritt. Discounted registration is available until July 10, 2015.
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35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference

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35th Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

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36th Annual RPPTL Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

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8th Annual Construction Law Institute
This two-day advanced course will cover the following topics: ethics issues in the use of social media in litigation, effective discovery techniques in an electronic world, best practices for evaluating and preparing construction liens, building code basics for construction lawyers, insurance coverage for construction defects, practice points when representing clients with coverage issues, mitigating exposure for false claims on cost or pricing issues, expert opinion testimony in Florida, practicing before the DBPR, construction liens in arbitration, surety insolvency implications for claimants and principals and proactive arbitration advocacy techniques.
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9th Annual Construction Law Institute
The Construction Law Institute is an annual gathering of construction lawyers and other industry professionals for a two-day seminar on the issues that affect the construction industry and the surrounding legal environment. This year the Institute offers leading industry speakers providing practical insight on everything from managing data security legal risks, effective mediation strategies and managing large, multi-party cases, to expert hot-tubbing in arbitration and how to effectively attack and defend expert testimony.  This year's luncheon speaker will address the timely topic "3D Printing and its Effect on Construction."  The Institute is approved for certification credit for attorneys Board Certified in Construction Law. This year's Institute will be held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes resort in Orlando and will feature the annual CLI Golf Tournament on Thursday, March 10, 2016 on the hotel's award-winning course followed by the program on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12.
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A RPPTL's Guide to the International Investor Client: Scaling "The Wall" of Cross Border Legal Issues

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Advanced Real Estate and Certification Review Course 2016
This two day course is a survey of 21 different Florida real estate law topics, together with an update of recent real estate related caselaw and statutory changes. Our faculty consists of preeminent lawyers in their respective fields, and the course materials provide a comprehensive, valuable reference source. It is an advanced level course appropriate for all real estate practitioners, and it is also intended to prepare those planning to take the Real Estate Board Certification Examination. We are excited for this year’s new venue at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. Attached please find the course registration form for further information.
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Advanced Real Estate and Certification Review Course 2017

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As the World Turns: Everyone has An Opinion, But Which One is Right?
This course covers the right and wrong legal opinions you should be giving in real estate transactions, including title insurance considerations.
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