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Tax Section
32nd Annual International Tax Conference
The 32st Annual International Tax Conference, presented by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is designed as an intermediate to advanced level conference. This conference will update practitioners in the accounting, legal, business and other financial sectors on current and relevant international tax topics. Prominent tax practitioners (both attorneys and CPAs), as well as government speakers, will discuss new developments, tax planning ideas, current issues, and changes in the laws applying to international ta planning and how it impacts your clients. For those no located in South Florida, in addition to all of the technical knowledge, add the fact that this is located in Miami ... in January! This is the "DO NOT MISS" international tax conference of the year!
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33rd Annual International Tax Conference
The International Tax Conference sessions include inbound and outbound developments in international taxation, residence vs. domicile, tax planning with inversions and more. We are proud to bring some of the best instructors and experts from all over the globe to share their worldly inspiration and insight with you.
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Advanced Asset Protection
"This is a first time 2 day program, and attendees can choose to attend one or both days. Day one is a comprehensive Fundamentals Day designed to provide a well balanced introduction/refresher and Day Two will be advanced and well suited for experienced practitioners, and also beginners who have attended the first day.
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Asset Protection - Fundamentals
"This is a first time 2 day program, and attendees can choose to attend one or both days. Day one is a comprehensive Fundamentals Day designed to provide a well balanced introduction/refresher and Day Two will be advanced and well suited for experienced practitioners, and also beginners who have attended the first day.
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Asset Protection Industry Leaders Present Key Tools, Technologies and Insights to Create a Successful Wealth Protection Plan
This seminar will provide instruction on how to ask questions and obtain the right documents, how to structure an integrated income, how to use cutting edge tools to protect wealth and how to decide whether to use domestic or foreign in creating a protective plan. A hardcopy of the materials will be provided by the Tax Section to all attendees of the live program.
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IRS: We Got What it Takes to Take What You Got (Round 2)
This seminar will include tips from former IRS and Department of Justice attorneys and employees what they couldn't say when they were with the Government - from things not to do, pet peeves, ethical issues and tactical considerations. Don't miss this behind the scenes look at the IRS from past employees of the IRS including keynote speaker, former Commissioner, Lawrence B. Gibbs.
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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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The ABC's and XYZ's of LLC's
Example-based discussions of; taxation of LLCs; pass-through entities in various jurisdictions; significant changes to the Florida LLC Act before Section 608 is repealed on 1/1/15, as well as the recent legislative updates to the Act; practical drafting tips; and the use of LLCs.
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Trial Lawyers Section
Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2014
The Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar is a hands-on, learning-by-doing trial skills training. It is intended for attorneys who have practiced a minimum of five years and are involved in a full time litigation practice. Jury experience is preferable but not required. This advanced seminar is a NITA Style interactive format with judges and lawyers from around the state. It provides all the required CLE and Ethics credits for the three year cycle. The faculty consists of trial court judges and board certified trial lawyers from around the state. This is an intense interactive program for both the novice and the experienced litigator. Fifty-six (56) attorneys will be selected. Selection is based on a first-come, first served basis. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Participants hear lectures, and join in discussion and demonstrations. Participants also receive suggestions from experienced Florida trial lawyers on making for more effective presentations. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in one-on-one sessions.
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Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2015
The Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar is hands-on, learning-by-doing trial skills training. It is intended for attorneys who have practiced a minimum of five years and are involved in a full time litigation practice. Jury experience is preferable but not required. This advanced seminar is a NITA Style interactive format with judges and lawyers from around the state. It provides all the required CLE and Ethics credits for the three year cycle. The faculty consists of trial court judges and board certified trial lawyers from around the state. This is an intense interactive program for both the novice and the experienced litigator. Fifty-six (56) attorneys will be selected. Selection is based on a first-come, first served basis. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Participants hear lectures, and join in discussion and demonstrations. Participants also receive suggestions from experienced Florida trial lawyers on making for more effective presentations. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in one-on-one sessions.
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Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review Seminar
This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil trial practice. The course has been approved for 15 hours of CLE certification credit for civil trial and 11.5 business litigation, including 2 hours of ethics credit.
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Annual Civil Trial Update and Certification Review - 2015
This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil trial practice. The course has been approved for 15 hours of CLE certification credit for civil trial and 11.5 business litigation, including 2 hours of ethics credit. Also accredited are 14.25 Continuing Judicial Education hours, of which 1.75 are CJE Ethics hours in Fairness and Diversity Education.
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Hot Topics in Evidence - 2014
This one day seminar has been designed to appeal to civil, criminal, and appellate practitioners. Those in attendance will benefit from a thorough discussion of the latest developments in Florida evidence law, and an exploration of difficult, recurring evidentiary issues.
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Hot Topics in Evidence - 2015
This one day seminar has been designed to appeal to civil, criminal, and appellate practitioners. Those in attendance will benefit from a thorough discussion of the latest developments in Florida evidence law, and an exploration of difficult, recurring evidentiary issues.
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Medical Malpractice Seminar
This advanced seminar will address recent changes in the law of medical malpractice. The format will be interactive with an attempt to present the plaintiff and defense perspectives in dealing with current legal issues that confront the attorney handling medical negligence cases.
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Workers' Compensation Section
The Affordable Care Act and Worker's Compensation
Part 1 covers the requirements and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Part 2 covers its expected impacts on Florida workers' compensation.
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440.205 Claims- Coercion of Employees
Florida Statute 440.205 states that no employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any employee by reason of such employee's valid claim for compensation or attempt to claim compensation under the Workers' Compensation Law. What does it take for an Employee to support a 440.205 claim? What can an Employer do to defend against a possible 440.205 claim? The basics of 440.205 are explained and suggestions for the Employee and the Employer are given.
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Apportionment Under Chapter 440 and Impact of the Daubert Standard

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Enforcing Settlements
This webinar presentation provides an overview of Workers' Compensation settlement issues, case law and insight into avoiding situations where the validity of a settlement can be challenged in court.
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Getting the Most from your Vocational Expert
Many permanent total disability trials are won or lost based upon the strength of vocational evidence so lining up your expert is key. Attend this seminar to gain the insight of an experienced vocational expert in the areas of preparing a credible vocational assessment, establishing legitimate job searches and presenting testimony at trial. Effective pre-trial strategies, voir dire and cross examination tactics with your opponent’s expert will be discussed as well. This is a must-attend for any practitioner who takes a permanent total disability claim to final hearing
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How To Practice More Effectively: Rules Procedure and Perfecting the Daubert Challenge
The primary focus of this presentation is to provide a “roadmap” for practitioners to effectively perfect the Daubert challenge, and to discuss the procedural steps Judges take to address the challenge after it has been perfected.
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Rise and Phall and Rise Again of Westphal
This seminar will cover the background of the Westphal Case; the first 1st DCA decision; the second en banc 1st DCA decision, and ther certiication to the Supreme Court.
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Use and Admissibility of Surveillance
Surveillance is an important resource for defending workers’ compensation claims, but like any power tool, you need to know how to use it correctly. Join this seminar for both a “Surveillance 101” overview and best practices.
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Whatever Happened to Major Contributing Cause
This seminar will take a brief look at the evolution of the causation standard governing Florida Workers’ Compensation claims since 1994.
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Workers' Compensation Law Survey: Misrepresentation
A comprehensive examination of the statutes dealing with misrepresentation and the appellate decisions interpreting those sections of the law. The discussion includes the requisite elements of intent, provides insight into specific procedural and substantive requirements for attorneys litigating these matters, and discusses how Judges of Compensation Claims view and rule on this affirmative defense.
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