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Standing Committee on Professionalism
Putting the "Pro" in Professionalism
This symposium will focus on developing professionalism from within through soft skills training. The cost for attendance will include presentations on emotional intelligence, impression management, mindfulness, and DISC facilitation (with a personal 20+ page DISC behavioral assessment). During the DISC facilitation, you will discover your behavioral style, why you think and act the way that you do and learn strategies using your assessment to better lead and work with others who may be different than you. The symposium will include lunch, as well as the presentation of several professionalism awards during an evening cocktail mixer.
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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 Annual Wealth Protection Program
The Tax Section of The Florida Bar host the Annual Wealth Protection Program, which provides strategies attorneys need to be aware of when protecting the assets and wealth of a client. Topics to be covered include estate planning, tax planning, wealth management products, and much more.
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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 Mediation Practice: Casting Light on the Dark Art of Mediation
This seminar is a thought-provoking mixture of theory and suggested changes in practice-habits which surrounding mediation and, if embraced, will transform the way lawyers and clients prepare for mediation. We will focuses on the types of communication and information needed prior to mediation, identify common missteps that can derail mediation, and discusses the psychological impediments to resolution. In addition, this session will review special considerations in multi-party mediations, as well as the presentation of effective opening statements, and end game scenarios which can bring closure to the case.
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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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Advanced Trial Advocacy 2017
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. If you or someone in your firm needs CLE credit or litigation training, this is the seminar for you. The faculty consists of trial court & appellate judges and experienced 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, based on a first-come, first served basis. When your application is processed, you will receive program materials in advance of the program. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Following lectures, discussion and demonstrations, you will learn primarily through participatory exercises. Following your performances, you will receive suggestions from experienced Florida trial lawyers on how you can be more effective. Your presentations will be video recorded and you will receive a one-on-one video performance review. Advance preparation is critical to the success of the program and your own learning. You are expected to attend all sessions. If you cannot, please do not apply.
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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. 9.25 Hours of Continuing Judicial Education Credits Awarded, Inlcluding 1.75 CJE Ethics Hours.
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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
33rd Annual Workers Compensation Winter Retreat

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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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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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Exclusive Remedy
An overall review of Florida’s exclusive remedy law and discussion of recent case Gil v. Tenet Healthsystems North Shore, Inc.
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