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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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Procedural Application of Miles
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What You Need to Know about Daubert in the World of Workers' Compensation
The Daubert standard – What it is, how it works, and how it impacts workers’ compensation in Florida - Learn about how and when to properly make a Daubert objection and how to overcome one.
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Where's the Friction? Ethical Concerns and Compatibility Dealing with Florida Workers' Compensation Litigation
This program is about the way we interact in litigation in Florida workers’ compensation. There are a multitude of points where there is friction and miscommunication. How can we identify those points, develop and incubate professionalism? How can all participants build better relationships? Practice better and understand each other and workers’ compensation better.
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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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Young Lawyers Division

Effective March 6, 2010, new lawyers or members that have not yet completed their three Basic CLE course component of the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), Rule 6-12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, will be able to fulfill this requirement either by attending a live Basic CLE presentation or participating in the 24/7 online CLE version of the Basic program and obtaining a certificate of completion. This online CLE option will replace the previously offered video replays. Live webcasts/virtual seminars, audio-CD and video-DVD programs will not satisfy this requirement. You can register for upcoming live seminars or participate in the 24/7 On-line CLE at your convenience and any time, 24 hours a day, by accessing The Florida Bar CLE website at

The in-person attendance requirement for Practicing with Professionalism has not changed.

The expanded delivery method option for satisfying the BSCR only affects those attorneys who have not yet completed the BSCR. To verify your compliance and reporting dates, please check our website at

Basic Appellate Practice 2016
A basic overview of appellate law intended for the new lawyer or lawyer new to the practice area. This is a full-day seminar with topics to include an introduction to appellate practice, what is appealable, federal appeals, criminal appeals, brief writing, and oral argument.
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Basic Business Law 2016
A basic overview of business laws intended for the new lawyer or the lawyer new to the practice area. Topics to include discovery, summary judgements, employment law, business practices, consumer protection law, intellectual property and legal remedies.
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Basic Discovery 2013
A basic overview of discovery intended for the new lawyer or as a refresher for the established lawyer. Topics to include Discovery Nuances, Discovery and Criminal Law, Requests for Production and Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, Depositions and Subpoenas.
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Basic Estate Planning & Probate 2016
A one day seminar designed for the new lawyer or the experienced lawyer new to the practice area. Topics to include basic probate, powers of attorney, trust code basics, homestead, basic guardianship, Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security, and basic elder law.
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Basic Evidence 2015
This course is intended as an introduction to or as a refresher course on case evidence. Topics to include Florida evidence refresher, expert testimony, witness examination and impeachment, the business of records and opinion testimony, criminal evidence & social media implications, electronic evidence, preserving error for appellate review, and a judicial panel discussion on practical evidence.
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Basic Family Law 2015
A basic overview of Family Law intended for the new lawyer or for lawyers new to the practice area. This is a full day seminar with topics to include alimony, child support, paternity, attorney's fees, children's issues, equitable distribution, practice and procedure, alternative dispute resolution, ethics and professionalism.
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Basic Personal Injury 2015
A basic introduction to Personal Injury law intended for the new lawyer or for lawyers new to the practice. Topics to include causes and action, case evaluations, initial investigation, discovery, trial preparation, trial of personal injury case, and post-trial motions and appeals.
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Basic Technology Law 2016
A basic overview of technology law designed for both the new and seasoned lawyer. Topics to include social media and the law; intellectual property law and how to protect technology; hot topics in technology litigation; cyber threats to lawyers and law firms; technology transactions; electronic discovery and evidence and legal ethics in a connected world: portable devices, social media and the Cloud.
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Basic Transactional Law 2016
A one day seminar designed for the new lawyer or the experienced lawyer new to the practice area or as a refresher course. Topics to include contract to closing for real estate transactions, basics of contract drafting, basic employment agreements, buying and selling a business (asset and stock purchase agreements), license agreements and intellectual property, basics of Uniform Commercial Code, and lease agreements.
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