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Solo & Small Firm Section
The Florida Bar Tech Show: Riding the Technology Wave

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Tax Section
2016 Ullman Year in Review
Every year the Tax Section holds a CLE in honor of Samuel Ullman, Past Chair of the Section. This year's topics include international tax (in and outbound), civil tax procedures, state and local taxation, tax exempt organizations, estate and gift tax, criminal tax, phising, basis reporting rules, employee benefits and deferred compenstation, and ethics and professionalism.
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2017 International Tax Bootcamp
The International Tax Boot Camp will provide young CPAs and attorneys a beginner-level summary of internationalinbound and outbound taxation
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34th International Tax Conference
At the 2016 International Tax Conference you will receive updates on current developments regarding taxation; discuss planning U.S. transfer tax treaties; review tips for advising foreign clients; and hear a panel discussion on civil and criminal procedural issues. You’ll leave this two-day conference with take-a-way’s you can put into motion right away to help you and your clients succeed. For the first time the Tax Section and FICPA are offering an International Boot Camp Day prior to the Conference. The International Tax Boot Camp will take place on January 6, 2016. The International Tax Boot Camp will be a beginner level summary of international inbound and outbound taxation and provide an introduction to the topics that will be discussed during our two-day International Tax Conference.
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35th Annual International Tax Conference

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A Deep Dive into Wealth Protection/Tax and Advanced Planning
The Florida Bar Tax Section Annual Wealth Protection Conference for 2016. An intense course in building a successful wealth protection practice. This is an Advanced course with full planning materials.
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Essential Updates and Wealth Protection Building Blocks'
The Florida Bar Tax Section Annual Wealth Protection Conference for 2016. An intense course in building a successful wealth protection practice. This is an Intermediate course with full planning materials.
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How to Be an Estate Planning Wizard
This seminar will concentrate on estate planning traps with a practical discussion designed to alert attorneys to traps in estate planning which can lead to unexpected and undesirable results, including tax apportionment issues, generation skipping tax traps and funding dilemmas. It will also cover overlooked issues in relation to common gift and succession planning opportunities for international clients. If you are going to work in this field you need to hear this information.
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International Tax Boot Camp
Looking for a beginner level summary of international inbound and outbound taxation? We are pleased to announce the International Tax Boot Camp, which will take place on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The International Tax Boot Camp will also provide an introduction to the topics that will be discussed during our two-day International Tax Conference.
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Representing the Physician: It is Harder Than It Looks

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Representing the Physician: The Only Constant is Change

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Tax Planning with Substance: A Multi-Area Survey of the Economic Substance Doctrine
This presentation is meant to set the stage for the application of economic substance and related doctrines in federal tax law to various substantive tax areas. The program will briefly trace the history of the tension between structuring transactions in a tax efficient manner and building structures which only promote tax savings. The Taxman’s version of “Tom and Jerry".
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Trial Lawyers Section
Advanced Medical Malpractice 2016
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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Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review - 2016
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. Continuing Judicial Education credit awarded - 9.25 hours including 1.75 ethics hours. Printed course books will be provided to all in-person attendees upon check-in. **Please note effective Jan. 28, 2016 the live seminar has been sold-out, and at this time only live webcast registrations are being accepted.
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Annual Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review - 2017
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 litigation and trial practice. Printed course books will be provided to all in-person attendees upon check-in. Continuing Judicial Education credit pending.
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Hot Topics in Evidence 2016
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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Workers' Compensation Section
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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Assessing Credibility

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Castellanos and Miles-Impact of 2016 Attorney Fee Cases

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Ethics and Professionalism-A View from the Bench
This one hour seminar will address several issues of great interest to workers compensation practitioners from around the state. Topics will include the handling of attorneys' fees from the perspective of both claimant and defense attorney's pursuant to the Castellanos decision, practice under the 60 - Q Rules, and other trending issues of importance to attorney's in this ever - changing field of practice.
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Florida Workers' Compensation: Privacy Rights as to Claimant's and Social Media
As technology evolves and social media becomes a primary way to communicate and chart our everyday lives, the ability to access an individual’s posts, tweets, comments, etc. through discovery versus the assumed privacy continues to be a hotly litigated issue. This seminar focuses on recent case law, as well as the arguments and defenses commonly used in order to address the relevancy and applicability of social media in Florida workers’ compensation claims.
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From the JCC's Point of View
The panel will be discussing current issues facing the practitioners and JCCs from around the state. The issues will include such topics as the application of the Daubert evidentiary standard, cost reimbursement to the prevailing party, discovery of social media, telephonic appearances by parties and attorneys, the onset of permanent total disability indemnity benefits, 60 Q rules of procedure, ex parte attorneys fee request requirements, imposition of sanctions and other significant current issues in the application of the Worker's Compensation law and rules of procedure.
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Negotiating The Minefield Between The Parties Agreeing To Settle And The Claimant Cashing The Checks In A Workers' Compensation Case
Motions to Enforce Settlements are one of the most frequent issues heard by judges of compensation claims. Somewhere between the parties believing they have a settlement, and the Claimant cashing the settlement check, things go awry. This webcast will examine the numerous legal and ethical issues that relate to this litigation, whether the Claimant is unrepresented, previously represented, or currently represented.
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One JCC's Perspective on Things That Annoy
A Judge of Compensation Claims provides his perspective on those things attorneys do, or fail to do, that annoy him and his colleagues. Judge Ralph Humphries offers a view from the bench on conduct that is sure to make the "pet peeves" list of the judge assigned to your case. He also offers his suggestions on improving your practice to avoid inclusion on such a list.
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Playing by the Rules of Workers' Compensation Procedure
A panel will be discussing the practical application of the workers’ compensation procedural rules. Members of the Workers’ Compensation Section’s Rules Advisory Committee will be providing views from the claimant, defense, mediator and JCC perspective. Subject areas will include but not limited to mediation, motion practice pretrial procedure, prosecution of claims and sanctions.
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