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16th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update & Certification Review
At this two-day CLE, topics include constitutional employment claims; Public Employees Relations Act; Family and Medial Leave Act; Affordable Care Act, New Requirements and Obligations for 2016; Whistleblower statutes/WC retaliation; common law employment claims; unemployment appeals; drug testing; Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; USERRA; EEO - Substantive; EEO - Procedural; ERISA; statutory and common law protection of business interests; OSHA; and workplace privacy/FCRA.
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2015 Survey of Florida Law
This is a collection of audio recordings from various seminars that took place during the 2015-2015 Florida Bar fiscal year.
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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 Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Jowanna N. Oates, Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Ralph Demeo, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams Russell Kent, Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office 8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. State and Federal Constitutional Claims Sidney Ansbacher Partner, Upchurch Bailey and Upchurch 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Bid Protests Brian A. Newman Shareholder, Pennigton, P.A. 10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break 10:35 a.m. -11:25 a.m. Hot topics in State APA/Rulemaking Kenneth J. Plante Executive Director, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Jowanna N. Oates Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Federal Administrative Rulemaking Mark Seidenfeld Patricia A, Dore Professor, Florida State University Law School 12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Appellate Review Hon. Kent Wetherell Judge, First District Court of Appeal 2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. §1983 Ralph DeMeo Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams 3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break 3:25p.m. – 4:15 Agency Rule Challenges Hon. John Van Laningham Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Communications with Represented Persons (Tobin and Bar Rule 4-4.2) Russell Kent Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office Dan Gelber Partner, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg Fred R. Dudley (Moderator) Partner, Dudley, Sellers and Healey, P.L.
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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 Masters Seminar on Ethics: Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity

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2016 Practicing Before the Supreme Court
The lessons learned from attending this unique CLE program, sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section and the Government Lawyer Section, can be applied to any judicial process. It is a full-day event held at Florida’s Supreme Court building which provides the opportunity for you to interact with the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court. This seminar will begin with an observation of an oral argument, followed by a discussion of the arguing attorneys involved in the case. The Justices will join the seminar for a question and answer discussion concerning the practice before the Court. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration and the seminar will include sessions on oral arguments, ethical responsibilites, jurisdictional briefs, merits briefs and amicus briefs. APPELLATE
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2016 Survey of Florida Law
This is a collection of audio recordings from various seminars that took place during the 2015-2016 Florida Bar fiscal year.
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8th Annual FUNdamentals: The Legal Implications of the "Internet of Things"
Back by popular demand and certainly to be a sell-out, this annual don’t-miss FUNdamentals of Florida healthcare law CLE program focuses this year on the legal implications of the “Internet of Things”. This lively and fast-paced program features one hour of legal ethics credit and is designed to be immediately useful to attorneys, medical professionals and healthcare consultants needing to better understand the issues and problems created by the ever-expanding use of connected devices in the delivery and documentation of health care services. Morning and afternoon sessions will be followed by interactive panel discussions among faculty and both on-site and internet attendees. Comprehensive program materials will be provided. Questions will be welcome from on-site attendees and those participating by internet.
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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 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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A RPPTL's Guide to the International Investor Client: Scaling "The Wall" of Cross Border Legal Issues

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Advanced Appellate Practice & Certification Review

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Advanced Federal Practice - 2016
This course covers topics of Federal Criminal Practice such as the latest cases on substantive federal criminal law and procedure from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Constitutional issues from the United States Supreme Court. The course will also cover topics such as trial strategies, developments in the federal sentencing guidelines, effective advocacy at sentencing and related ethical issues facing the federal criminal defense attorney, and the issue of restitution imposed at sentencing. The program is specially designed for the attorney practicing in federal criminal court and is taught by a federal district judge and some of the leading defense lawyers in the field.
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Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2016
Those who have applied to take the certification exam may find this course to be a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course materials will cover all topics on the examination.
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Advanced Labor Topics 2016
This two-day advanced seminar on labor and employment law will cover recent developments of Florida's restrictive covenant statute; ADA website accessibility; preserving the record and making your case on appeal; Florida law update (federal and state courts); FLSA Update; What's coming down the L&E road from Washington, D.C. in 2017; and NLRA update.
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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 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 practictioners, 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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Agricultural Law Update 2015
This seminar will include topics such as tax and succession planning for agricultural businesses; employment laws affecting farm operations; ethics of real estate practice in farm land sales; amendment 1: the water & land conservation initiative and agricultural legislative update.
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Animal Law in Florida 2016

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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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Assessing Credibility

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Castellanos and Miles-Impact of 2016 Attorney Fee Cases

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CD ONLY - Easements: Variations Scope and Insurability
A practical discussion on the creation and use of easements in the different situations your clients find themselves in.
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City County and Local Government Law Certification Review Course 2016
Seminar to cover public finance; conflicts of interest and financial disclosure; ethics; eminent domain; sunshine law and public records; procurements; sovereign immunity; home rule and allocation of taxing powers; land use/zoning and practice & procedures before local government legislative and quasi-judical bodies.
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Don't Get Cut by the Cutting Edge: Navigating Legal Ethics in Entertainment and
Join EASL for 2.0 hours of ethics credit in entertainment and sports law at The Florida Bar Winter Meeting
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Don't Let Someone take a Byte Out of Your Digital Assets

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Emotional Support Animals
The speakers will discuss State, Federal, and local laws and recent cases relating to the accommodation of emotional support animals. Specific topics will include the rights and obligations of housing providers, including condominiums and homeowners associations and the insurance carriers of these entities, as well as the rights and obligations of persons asserting the right to have an emotional support animal.
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ENTERTAINMENT ARTS & SPORTS LAW SECTION SPRING 2016 AUDIO WEBCAST SERIES (2152C)
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk. You may pay a reduced price for the AUDIO CD of the 2015 - 2016 Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section Audio Webcast Series, which will cover Hot Topics for the EASL Lawyer:  Litigating a "Revenge Post" Case Immigration Issues and the International Client.
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Environmental and Land Use Section June Program

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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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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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Health Care Regulatory and Compliance
This seminar is meant to provide Florida lawyers and compliance officers a great overview of health care regulatory and compliance issues impacting a range of providers. Health Care Executives, Risk Managers and Privacy Officers will benefit as well. The areas that will be covered range from federal and state fraud and abuse provisions, Ethics, HIPAA, HITECH, and the Florida Information Protection Act. The seminar will also cover Florida facility licensure surveys as well as current trends with physician compensation.
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Hot Topics in Employment Law
Keep abreast of recent developments in labor and employment law by attending this one–day seminar that offers something for every L & E practitioner. Learn what these changes mean for you and for your client—whether that client is a plaintiff or defendant, an employer or employee, a leave giver or taker, a corporation or a whistleblower. Speakers from the private, corporate, and government sectors will cover new trends and hot topics. There will even be a lunch time presentation on using the latest video technology to market your practice.
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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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Land Use 2016
Land Use 2016 includes subjects such as code enforcement amnesty programs; sector planning; sustainable land use; affordable housing:a crash course; the intersection of comprehensive plans and land development regulations; marijuana and other health-related zoning; the intersection of comprehensive plans and land development regulations; affordable housing and
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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 1 of 4: Prelease Issues

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 2 of 4: Key Lease Issues

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 3 of 4: Key Lease Issues Part 2

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 4 of 4: Key Lease Issues Part 3

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Managing Bilingual Mediation
This audio webcast will sensitize listeners to the ways effective mediation may go awry when one or more parties to the mediation primarily uses a language other than English. The session will cover what the mediator can do to render the mediation effective under such circumstances whether the mediator is bilingual, or not. Included will be suggested strategies and best practices to overcome obstacles to linguistic communication in mediation, as well as discussion of legal ethical issues impacting attorneys in the course of communications that may be required in the context of mediation.
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Masters of DUI - 2016
This year the Masters of DUI will include speakers from around the country. One of our guest speakers is James Nesci from Arizona. His talk on breath testing will the best presentation on the subject you will see at any Florida DUI CLE seminar. We have also included, Matthew Malhoit from Georgia. Mr. Malhoit was a Department Inspector for the FDLE for nearly ten years. He will provide unique insider perspectives into the workings of the Alcohol Testing Program. Experts will discuss marijuana testing and synthetic drugs in addition to a case law update, motion practice and trial management presentations. Those looking to collect ethics credits can do so through the ethics panel discussion. In all, this year’s edition will be informative, useful and well worth your time and energy. See you there!
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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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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Environmental & Land Use Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Environmental Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Land Use Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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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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Practicing Before State Labor & Employment Agencies
Join this April 1st conference hosted by The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section involving the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), Florida Ethics Commission, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC), Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission (RAAC), and the First District Court of Appeal.
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Probate Law 2015 Seminar

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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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Representing A Buyer of a Unit in a Vertical Mixed Use Project: Is Your Client Just Buying Air? Part I

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Representing A Buyer of a Unit in a Vertical Mixed Use Project: Is Your Client Just Buying Air? Part II

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Representing the Physician: The Only Constant is Change

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Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Planning: Nope It's Not Over Yet!

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Show Me the Money: A Review of Attorney's Fee Under s. 736.0802 (10) And 733.106

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Special Needs Trusts in Florida
This is a full day, Florida-specific Special Needs Trusts program. This practical, focused CLE is a must for anyone doing SNT’s in Florida. The program will discuss drafting tips, pitfalls, uses of SNT’s and when they aren’t necessary. We will also discuss the Florida ABLE accounts that should become available in June of this year.
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Sunshine Law Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2016
This seminar covers public records law overview; sunshine law overview; media relations and crisis management in the public sector; keep calm and stay ethical; business and employment conflicts and post-public service restrictions; preventing misuse of public position, voting conflicts, and nepotism; a review of ethics laws governing the acceptance of gifts; financial disclosure.
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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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Technology to Advance Your Family Law Practice

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The 50 Years of Miranda
This presidential showcase will present 3 aspects of the Miranda decision. First, a detailed analysis of the decision itself, secondly a detailed analysis of the case law which followed the Miranda decision as well as what the future holds for Miranda, and lastly a glimpse into the real world aspect of how Miranda came into being. The attorney who drafted the writ of certiorari for Ernesto Miranda, Robert A. Jensen Esquire, will provide us with a rare glimpse into how his firm was selected, what his firm thought of the selection, and the background involving the writ, including its drafting and presentation to the Supreme Court. Some of these stories have never been heard before and should educate all lawyers on how the Supreme Court process works in surprising ways. In Addition, we will have insight from the attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, the case of Florida vs Powell, sometimes referred to as the second Miranda. It is our hope that this course will be educational, interesting and worth remembering.
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The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2016

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The Oracle Speaks: Appellate Mediation Unveiled
Learn from a distinguished panel of appellate judges, mediators and recognized experts in appellate advocacy about significant ways to improve your appellate mediation experience. This seminar is designed to assist mediators and advocates in the context of mediation at the appellate court level by discussing advanced techniques utilized to resolve cases on appeal. Topics include the essentials of appellate mediation in specific FL DCA’s, the history of appellate mediation in Florida and its effect on today’s mediation programs at the appellate level; how to incorporate mandated mediation into your successful appellate strategy; effective levers to use as a mediator to gain momentum with prevailing parties; and the ethics of appellate mediation.
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Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Law

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Visa Strategies For The Entrepreneur
This audio webcast will review nonimmigrant visa strategies for the small business owner and/or investor.
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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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Consumer Protection Law Committee
Introduction to the Practice of Consumer Law
The course will introduce basic concepts, ethical considerations and explore consumer law connections to all areas of practice. Participants will learn what is involved in starting a consumer law practice, federal consumer laws and how to analyze potential cases, the basics regarding auto fraud, class actions, debt collection, credit reporting, foreclosure and warranties and hear from top consumer advocates about the practice of consumer law.
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Criminal Law Section
Advanced Federal Practice - 2016
This course covers topics of Federal Criminal Practice such as the latest cases on substantive federal criminal law and procedure from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Constitutional issues from the United States Supreme Court. The course will also cover topics such as trial strategies, developments in the federal sentencing guidelines, effective advocacy at sentencing and related ethical issues facing the federal criminal defense attorney, and the issue of restitution imposed at sentencing. The program is specially designed for the attorney practicing in federal criminal court and is taught by a federal district judge and some of the leading defense lawyers in the field.
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Criminal Law Update 2015
This course covers topics important to the criminal practitioner. The topics include the latest criminal cases in Florida, important constitutional decisions from the Supreme Court, trial tactics and strategies, successful sentencing advocacy, unique sex offense issues, and ethical issues facing the state criminal practitioner, defense lawyer or prosecutor. The program is specially designed for the attorney practicing in state criminal court and is taught by some of the leading defense lawyers in the field as well as a prominent Circuit Court Judge. The program also offers Rule 3.113 (Brady and Giglio) compliance.
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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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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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Masters of DUI - 2015
This year the Masters of DUI offers a wide range of topics intended to help the DUI practitioner overcome  the legal and scientific obstacles posed by the difficult case.  In addition, to the usual case law update and ethics panel, there is a heavy emphasis on trial tactics and navigating breath test evidence.  Presentations from experts in the science of breath testing will highlight the afternoon program along with an experts panel addressing Daubert issues.  Do not miss the opportunity to enhance your expertise!
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Masters of DUI - 2016
This year the Masters of DUI will include speakers from around the country. One of our guest speakers is James Nesci from Arizona. His talk on breath testing will the best presentation on the subject you will see at any Florida DUI CLE seminar. We have also included, Matthew Malhoit from Georgia. Mr. Malhoit was a Department Inspector for the FDLE for nearly ten years. He will provide unique insider perspectives into the workings of the Alcohol Testing Program. Experts will discuss marijuana testing and synthetic drugs in addition to a case law update, motion practice and trial management presentations. Those looking to collect ethics credits can do so through the ethics panel discussion. In all, this year’s edition will be informative, useful and well worth your time and energy. See you there!
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The 50 Years of Miranda
This presidential showcase will present 3 aspects of the Miranda decision. First, a detailed analysis of the decision itself, secondly a detailed analysis of the case law which followed the Miranda decision as well as what the future holds for Miranda, and lastly a glimpse into the real world aspect of how Miranda came into being. The attorney who drafted the writ of certiorari for Ernesto Miranda, Robert A. Jensen Esquire, will provide us with a rare glimpse into how his firm was selected, what his firm thought of the selection, and the background involving the writ, including its drafting and presentation to the Supreme Court. Some of these stories have never been heard before and should educate all lawyers on how the Supreme Court process works in surprising ways. In Addition, we will have insight from the attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, the case of Florida vs Powell, sometimes referred to as the second Miranda. It is our hope that this course will be educational, interesting and worth remembering.
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Elder Law Section
Elder Law Annual Update and Hot Topics
The Elder Law Annual Update and Review Course will cover hot topics within each topic of interest to an advanced Elder Law practitioner. Recent case law and statutory changes will be discussed, as will strategies for dealing with these changes successfully. Attendees will leave with a higher level of expertise and an enhanced ability to meet clients’ needs. For attorneys preparing to take the Elder Law Board Certification exam, the course includes special components designed to provide invaluable tips and assistance in preparing for the exam.
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Essentials of Elder Law
The Elder Law Annual Update and Review Course will cover hot topics within each topic of interest to an advanced Elder Law practitioner. Recent case law and statutory changes will be discussed, as will strategies for dealing with these changes successfully. Attendees will leave with a higher level of expertise and an enhanced ability to meet clients’ needs. For attorneys preparing to take the Elder Law Board Certification exam, the course includes special components designed to provide invaluable tips and assistance in preparing for the exam.
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Guardianship Intensive Program
This advanced program will provide an in-depth understanding of the more complicated, unusual, and intricate components of Florida guardianship law, including the incapacity process and alternatives to guardianship, and best-practices and problem-solving in these areas.
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Social Security Breakout
This course provides information on the latest developments, and practical training for attorneys who represent claimants seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. This training provides an important overview of Social Security Law and an update on the latest developments in this field of law. In addition, it offers practical training from experienced practitioners on the best methods of presenting cases at the administrative hearing in general, and specifically how to handle a fibromyalgia case.
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Social Security Disability - How to Identify A Good Case; Make It the Best Case It Can Be; And Get Paid
A Panel of three attorneys with combined experience of more than 100 years will discuss questions that must be asked prior to accepting a case to make sure you can win the case for the client, and get paid a reasonable fee. There are only eight attorneys in Florida who are board certified in social security disability advocacy. A panel of three of those attorneys along with a vocational expert will discuss how to make your good case better prior to the administrative hearing.
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Special Needs Trusts in Florida
This is a full day, Florida-specific Special Needs Trusts program. This practical, focused CLE is a must for anyone doing SNT’s in Florida. The program will discuss drafting tips, pitfalls, uses of SNT’s and when they aren’t necessary. We will also discuss the Florida ABLE accounts that should become available in June of this year.
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Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section
Best Practices for Avoiding On-Set Shenanigans in Film and Television
The tragic death of a camera operator on the set of the film ‘Midnight Rider’ has shined a spotlight once again on the need for on-set safety for the cast and crew of film and television projects. This program will address contractual, as well as practical, means of preventing on-set shenanigans for film and television clients.
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Don't Get Cut by the Cutting Edge: Navigating Legal Ethics in Entertainment and
Join EASL for 2.0 hours of ethics credit in entertainment and sports law at The Florida Bar Winter Meeting
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Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section Spring 2015 Audio Webcast Series
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk during your lunch hour. The Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section Spring 2015 audio webcast series will take place on March 9 and April 6, 2015. The March 9 program, social media evidence, authentication and admissibility, will discuss use of social media in litigation and best practice to avoid ethical pitfalls. The April 6 program, producer agreements in the new music industry, will discuss the nuts and bolts of the practical music business approach to crafting producer agreements, potential conflicts of interest, and potential ethical pitfalls in representing a producer. You may register for individual audio webcasts or pay a reduced price for the entire series live or on audio CD.
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Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section ANNUAL RETREAT 2016

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ENTERTAINMENT ARTS & SPORTS LAW SECTION SPRING 2016 AUDIO WEBCAST SERIES (2152C)
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk. You may pay a reduced price for the AUDIO CD of the 2015 - 2016 Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section Audio Webcast Series, which will cover Hot Topics for the EASL Lawyer:  Litigating a "Revenge Post" Case Immigration Issues and the International Client.
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Ps and Qs of Marketing an Entertainment and IP Law Practice Online
Marketing a law practice online is a great opportunity to reach out to new clients, but also comes with its own set of rules, especially for an entertainment and intellectual property law practice. This panel will examine advertising rules and ethical requirements of marketing a practice on social networks, and provide attendees with best practices for complying with them while effectively using them for your practice.
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The Care and Feeding of Disparaging and Scandalous Trademarks
From the Washington Redskins to the Slants, recent years have brought some interesting instances of scandalous and disparaging trademarks. While some are able to be registered with the USPTO, others are not. This panel will address strategies for registering scandalous and disparaging marks, as well as provide an update on recent cases involving such marks.
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Environmental & Land Use Law Section
Hot Topics in Environmental Practice
I. Natural Gas Pipelines in Florida (taken from 1616R) 47 minute presentation Timothy Riley, Hopping Green & Sam Al Taylor, Williams Gas Pipeline/Gulfstream Natural Gas at Williams Company II. Air Update: New NAAQS, Boiler MACT, and More (taken from 1616R) 42 minute presentation Robert C. McCann, Jr., Golder Associates, Inc. David S. Dee, Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. III. Swamps & Sinkholes - an ETHICS Update for Land Use and Environmental Lawyers (taken from 1427R) 34 minute presentation Kenneth A. Tinkler, Carlton Fields Total program / presentation time: 123 minutes
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Large Scale Restoration: Opportunities in Florida
I. Large-Scale Restoration I: The Gulf of Mexico (taken from 1616R) 39 minute presentation John Henry Hankinson, Jr., Former Executive Director, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Janet E. Bowman, The Nature Conservancy II. Large-Scale Restoration II: The Everglades (taken from 1616R) 54 minute presentation Gregory M. Munson, Department of Environmental Protection Shannon A. Estenoz, U.S. Department of the Interior Eric Draper, Audubon Florida Total program / presentation time: 93 minutes
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2013 ELULS Annual Update
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.
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2014 ELULS Annual Update
This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.
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2016 Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Jowanna N. Oates, Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Ralph Demeo, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams Russell Kent, Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office 8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. State and Federal Constitutional Claims Sidney Ansbacher Partner, Upchurch Bailey and Upchurch 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Bid Protests Brian A. Newman Shareholder, Pennigton, P.A. 10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break 10:35 a.m. -11:25 a.m. Hot topics in State APA/Rulemaking Kenneth J. Plante Executive Director, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Jowanna N. Oates Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Federal Administrative Rulemaking Mark Seidenfeld Patricia A, Dore Professor, Florida State University Law School 12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Appellate Review Hon. Kent Wetherell Judge, First District Court of Appeal 2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. §1983 Ralph DeMeo Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams 3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break 3:25p.m. – 4:15 Agency Rule Challenges Hon. John Van Laningham Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Communications with Represented Persons (Tobin and Bar Rule 4-4.2) Russell Kent Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office Dan Gelber Partner, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg Fred R. Dudley (Moderator) Partner, Dudley, Sellers and Healey, P.L.
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Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law Seminar

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Agricultural Law Update 2015
This seminar will include topics such as tax and succession planning for agricultural businesses; employment laws affecting farm operations; ethics of real estate practice in farm land sales; amendment 1: the water & land conservation initiative and agricultural legislative update.
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At the Agencies: Key Information for ELULS Practitioners
I. Administrative Law Update (taken from 1427R) 33 minute presentation Mary F. Smallwood, GrayRobinson, P.A. II. General Counsel Roundable (taken from 1427R) 69 minute presentation Moderator: Timothy J. Center, Collins Center Thomas M. Beason, Department of Environmental Protection Harold G. "Bud" Vielhauer, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission David L. Jordan, Department of Economic Opportunity John W. Costigan, Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Timothy A. Smith, St. Johns River Water Management District Total program / presentation time: 102 minutes
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Environmental and Land Use Law Audio Webcast Series 2015
The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section is pleased to announce the 2015 audio webcast series. Over the course of five months, we will provide an easy and affordable manner to earn CLE credits (including ethics credit) and listen to presentations on environmental and land use hot topics by some of the top lawyers in the state, all from the comfort of your home or office.
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Environmental and Land Use Law Audio Webcast Series 2016
The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section is pleased to announce the 2015-16 audio webcast series. Over the course of eight months (November 2015 to June 2016), you will be able to listen to 6 presentations on environmental and land use hot topics by some of the top lawyers in the state and earn up to 6 CLE credits (including an ethics credit), all from the comfort of your home or office.
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Environmental and Land Use Section June Program

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Environmental & Land Use Law June Program
The ELULS June Program will be one of the Section’s two main statewide CLE events for the year. Comprised of three of the section’s most consistently popular panels, the June Program will feature an Administrative Law Update, Legislative Update, and General Counsel’s Roundtable. The Administrative Update is a review of major developments through rulemaking and case law for administrative practice in the last year. The Legislative Update analyzes major topics of debate and successful bills from the past legislative session. The General Counsel’s Roundtable provides insight into the foremost issues of concern among agencies that environmental and land use practitioners interact with most often
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Land Use I - Sector Planning: The North Ranch Master Plan & Annexations
This program covers the following informative topics: Sector Planning: The North Ranch Master Plan and Annexations.
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Land Use II - First Amendment Developments in Land Use and Land Use ADRs
This informative program includes the following topics: First Amendment Developments in Land Use and Land Use ADRs.
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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Environmental & Land Use Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Environmental Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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New, Different, Unusual & Uncertain - Land Use Law Issues Facing All Floridians

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Sea Level Rise and Climate Change/Energy
This informative program includes the following topics: Sea Level Rise Panel and Climate Change/Energy.
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Family Law Section
2013 Case Law Update: Stay Up to Date and Learn About Recent Developments and Notable Decisions in Family Law That Will Impact Your Practice
Join Eddie Stephens, Esq.,as he provides an update of Florida case law published during 2013 on the following topics: Alimony Parenting Relocation Exclusive Use and Possession of Marital Home Equitable Distribution Child Support Paternity Enforcement Modification Attorney’s Fees Procedure Contempt Imputation of Income Ethics
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2015 Case Law Update: Stay up to Date and Learn about Recent Developments and Notable Decisions in Family Law that Will Impact Your Practice
Join Eddie Stephens, Esq. and Ralph T. White, Esq. as they provide an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2015. This two hour presentation will include a discussion of recent case law tackling a wide-range of topics, including, but not limited to, alimony, parenting, relocation, equitable distribution, child support, paternity, enforcement, modification, attorney’s fees, contempt, procedure, and ethics.
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2015 Trial Advocacy Workshop
Join us at the 2015 Trial Advocacy Workshop! Improve your trial skills while preparing and presenting a family law case from beginning to end. The Program offers a two-track option (choose between a child-related issues case or a financial issues case – all effort will be made to accommodate your selection, but register early for the best selection!). The Trial Advocacy Workshop provides you with individualized attention within your small group; ALL workshop leaders are Florida Bar Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorneys. Those attendees in the child-related issues track will receive the expert viewpoints of licensed psychologists, and the financial issues track attendees will get on-the-spot guidance from licensed accountants. Change the way you approach trials and improve your performance exponentially. Completion of the Trial Advocacy Workshop fulfills one of the trials required for application to become board certified in marital and family law.
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2016 Family Law Section Legislative Update
Don’t miss this year’s Family Law Section Legislative Update. Learn about significant 2016 statutory changes that will impact your family law practice. Get up to speed on the status of alimony and other hot issues from family law attorneys involved in the legislative process.
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Consultants in Family Law Cases? Did You Even Know To Use Them?
This program focuses on the use of different types of consultants in family law cases, including but not limited to, financial planners, professional recruiters and real estate attorneys. We have all probably utilized forensic accountants, but this program is designed to help you think outside of the box and consider the use of other types of consultants.
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Criminal Issues in Family Law Cases
This course provides a detailed examination of the intersection between criminal, quasi-criminal and family law proceedings. First addressed are domestic violence actions including those under Chapter 741 and those based upon repeat, dating and sexual violence. Next addressed is the role and repercussion of the use of the Fifth Amendment in Family Law proceedings and the numerous criminal activities which may be encountered in Family Law proceedings, including but not limited to, tax evasion, abuse, perjury, the interception of electronic communications and other cutting edge issues. Last addressed are civil and criminal contempt proceedings. Presenting and analyzing these criminal and quasi-criminal issues often encountered by family law practitioners is Mark O’Mara of the O’Mara Law Group, a CNN special correspondent and Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in both Criminal Trial and in Marital and Family Law.
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Real Estate: What all Family Lawyers Need to Know But Most Don't
This program focuses on key real estate issues every family law attorney must address when dealing with what may be your client’s only marital asset, most valuable asset, or an asset of highly emotional value to your client. The program will explore some of the most common scenarios faced by family law attorneys in the real estate context which are often overlooked or not addressed by family law practitioners.
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Technology to Advance Your Family Law Practice

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The Income Estate and Gift Tax Consequences of Divorce
This program focuses on the tax consequences that often accompany divorce proceedings. The goal is to assist family law attorneys in recognizing the impact a divorce may have on their clients, specifically in the areas of: spousal support; child support; property transfers between spouses before and after divorce; the disposition of the marital home; the ability to deduct housing costs; dependency exemptions and credits; gift taxes; and estate taxes. The program will conclude with a discussion of the tax treatment of counsel fees.
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Times They Are A Changing: Family Law Trends and Hot Topics in the Area of Children's Issues
Come listen to this distinguished lineup of presenters speak on the hottest family law topics in the area of children’s issues. This broad and useful seminar is designed to assist the family law practitioner by discussing the latest trends in the law. Topics include understanding the power of parenting relationships in divorce, child support guidelines for split-parenting timesharing schedules, parentage issues for same sex couples, expert testimony and the impact of the Daubert decision, and ethical considerations when dealing with children in contested family law matters. The seminar will then conclude with a distinguished panel of judges from different geographical areas to discuss how they approach and decide contested timesharing cases.
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Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Law

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General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section
Agricultural Law Update 2015
This seminar will include topics such as tax and succession planning for agricultural businesses; employment laws affecting farm operations; ethics of real estate practice in farm land sales; amendment 1: the water & land conservation initiative and agricultural legislative update.
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Annual Ethics Update 2015
This seminar will include an ethics update; professionalism, professionalism in the electronic age; avoiding trust accounting pitfalls and perspectives on the Bar grievance and disciplinary process by Bar Counsel.
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Ethics Update
This program is a 50 minute Ethics Update presentation by Tim Chinaris.
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Florida Law Update 2015
This seminar will cover 2015 updates on criminal law; employment law; bankruptcy law; estate planning/elder law; family law; real property law and business law.
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Florida Law Update 2016

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International Protection of Intellectual Property
This seminar will cover; patents; trademarks; copyrights and cyber security.
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Navigating Technology in 2015 and Beyond: What Every Practitioner Must Know About Technology's Impact on the Legal Profession

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Out-of-State CLE The Legal Challenges of Defending Alaska's Environment Cruising Alaska
This seminar will cover the nonprofit public interest law firm; unique legal issues for protecting Alaska's environment; case studies and barriers to litigation.
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Real Estate Law & Community Association Law
This program contains a Real Estate Law Update presentation by Eugene Shuey (45 minutes) and a Community Association Law Update by William Sklar (50 minutes) for a total presentation time of 95 minutes.
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San Francisco 2014 Out-of-State CLE Trip Representing Small Businesses with Skill and Creativity
This seminar will include topics such as business formation and tax considerations for small businesses owners; the ABC's of employment law for small businesses; helping a small business deal with a cash crunch and top 10 issues to consider before doing business in California.
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The Florida Bar SOLO & SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE Wild Wild Tech: Taming The Technology Beast
This conference will cover the following subjects: Keeping Your Sanity - Why Practice Management Software M atters More than Ever; Managing Your Online Reputation Ethically & Professionally; Automating Your Brief Writing & Memo Creation; Requests and Forms as Moderan as the Evidence You Seek; Evidence Everywhere: Changes and Challenges of Mobile, Could and the Internet of Things; Metadata Showdown; Demystify Encryption; How to Develop A Successful Online Advertising Campaign While Complying With Advertising; Privacy and Data Security; and Fifty Tech Tips.
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Government Lawyer Section
2016 Advanced Topics in Administrative, Environmental and Government Law
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Jowanna N. Oates, Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Ralph Demeo, Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams Russell Kent, Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office 8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. State and Federal Constitutional Claims Sidney Ansbacher Partner, Upchurch Bailey and Upchurch 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Bid Protests Brian A. Newman Shareholder, Pennigton, P.A. 10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Break 10:35 a.m. -11:25 a.m. Hot topics in State APA/Rulemaking Kenneth J. Plante Executive Director, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Jowanna N. Oates Chief Attorney, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee 11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Federal Administrative Rulemaking Mark Seidenfeld Patricia A, Dore Professor, Florida State University Law School 12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Appellate Review Hon. Kent Wetherell Judge, First District Court of Appeal 2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. §1983 Ralph DeMeo Shareholder, Hopping Green & Sams 3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break 3:25p.m. – 4:15 Agency Rule Challenges Hon. John Van Laningham Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Communications with Represented Persons (Tobin and Bar Rule 4-4.2) Russell Kent Special Counsel for Litigation, Attorney General’s Office Dan Gelber Partner, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg Fred R. Dudley (Moderator) Partner, Dudley, Sellers and Healey, P.L.
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2016 Practicing Before the Supreme Court
The lessons learned from attending this unique CLE program, sponsored by the Appellate Practice Section and the Government Lawyer Section, can be applied to any judicial process. It is a full-day event held at Florida’s Supreme Court building which provides the opportunity for you to interact with the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court. This seminar will begin with an observation of an oral argument, followed by a discussion of the arguing attorneys involved in the case. The Justices will join the seminar for a question and answer discussion concerning the practice before the Court. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration and the seminar will include sessions on oral arguments, ethical responsibilites, jurisdictional briefs, merits briefs and amicus briefs. APPELLATE
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Practicing Before the Legislature
This seminar is open to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. This program is designed to assist anyone who wants to learn about the legislative process and access legislative information. This course will provide information that will be useful to anyone who has ever needed to locate pending legislation, appropriations, and present to committees and other procedures dealing with the legislative process and passage of bills.
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State Agencies and the Legislature A State Attorney's Office and Legislative Perspective
This one credit-hour webinar is designed to cover the relationship between an agency and the Florida Legislature. While specifically from a state attorney’s office perspective, topics pertain to legislative processes and issues that affect all state agencies.
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Health Law Section
7th Annual FUNdamentals: Lawyers at the Bedside:The Intersection of Legal and Medical Ethics
Back by popular demand and certain to be a sell-out, this annual don’t-miss FUNdamentals of Florida healthcare law CLE program focuses this year on lawyers at the bedside - the intersection of legal and medical ethics. This lively and fast-paced program features 4.5 hours of legal ethics credit and is designed to be immediately useful to attorneys, medical professionals and healthcare consultants needing to better understand legal and medical ethics issues that arise when interests of the legal profession, the medical profession, patients and patients’ families collide. Morning and afternoon sessions will be followed by interactive panel discussions among faculty. Questions for panel members from on-site and internet attendees are welcome and encouraged. Comprehensive program materials include Legal and Medical Ethics resources such as Chapter 4, Rules of The Florida Bar, 2008 Professional Guidelines, and Ethics Opinions Subject Index. Because our theme is lawyers at the bedside and the program involves legal and medical ethics issues, speakers and attendees are encouraged to wear “scrubs”.
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8th Annual FUNdamentals: The Legal Implications of the "Internet of Things"
Back by popular demand and certainly to be a sell-out, this annual don’t-miss FUNdamentals of Florida healthcare law CLE program focuses this year on the legal implications of the “Internet of Things”. This lively and fast-paced program features one hour of legal ethics credit and is designed to be immediately useful to attorneys, medical professionals and healthcare consultants needing to better understand the issues and problems created by the ever-expanding use of connected devices in the delivery and documentation of health care services. Morning and afternoon sessions will be followed by interactive panel discussions among faculty and both on-site and internet attendees. Comprehensive program materials will be provided. Questions will be welcome from on-site attendees and those participating by internet.
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Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2016
Those who have applied to take the certification exam may find this course to be a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course materials will cover all topics on the examination.
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Advanced Health Law Topics and Certification Review 2015
Those who have applied to take the certification exam may find this course to be a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course materials will cover all topics on the examination.
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Compliance Plan Development and Implementation
Participants will learn the questions that should be asked to get a pulse on the entity’s method of evaluating compliance with state and federal healthcare laws. They will learn how to take the field with a compliance program to put in place corrective measures. Participants will also learn how to field fly balls and grounders in the challenge of compliance monitoring to collect information that is vital to identifying strengths and weaknesses.
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Florida Information Protection Act of 2014
This presentation will provide a general overview of the new law as well as discuss how this new law will interface with the current consumer information protection requirements found in the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
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Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Issues
This seminar is meant to provide Florida lawyers and compliance officers a great overview of health care regulatory and compliance issues impacting a range of providers, including hospitals, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities. Health Care Executive, Risk Managers and Privacy Officers will benefit as well. The areas that will be covered range from federal and state fraud and abuse provisions and new HIPAA rules, to the role of quality with compliance. The seminar will also cover the qualities of an effective compliance program as well as recent Florida investigations and settlements. A speaker from Safe Guard, the government contractor for CMS for Florida for ZPICs, will provide real life insight about the issues they are handling.
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Health Care Regulatory and Compliance
This seminar is meant to provide Florida lawyers and compliance officers a great overview of health care regulatory and compliance issues impacting a range of providers. Health Care Executives, Risk Managers and Privacy Officers will benefit as well. The areas that will be covered range from federal and state fraud and abuse provisions, Ethics, HIPAA, HITECH, and the Florida Information Protection Act. The seminar will also cover Florida facility licensure surveys as well as current trends with physician compensation.
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Professional Ethics for Lawyers
The speaker will discuss the professional ethics that are required and expected of lawyers. The course will also delve into scenarios and cases.
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Representing the Physician: The Only Constant is Change

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Stark Facts About Physician Self-Referral Issues under Florida Law
The presentation will identify certain physician self-referral compliance issues under Florida law that differ from their federal counterparts (i.e., Stark and the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute) and how compliance with federal law does not guaranty compliance with Florida law. The Florida Patient Self-Referral Act, the Florida Patient Brokering Act, the split fee prohibitions under the various medical practice acts and other Florida laws affecting health care providers will be examined.
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International Law Section
12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference
It is the 12th year for the international litigation and arbitration conference, and topics include: confidentiality with technology: arbitration and ADR in the shadow of big data security; hot topics in international litigation: forum non conveniens, extraterritorial application of U.S. and cross-border cooperation in criminal and civil cases; hot topics in international arbitration: enforcement of annulled awards, applicability of statutes of limitation and arbitral "precedent," role of party-appointed arbitrators, and recent rule changes; cross-border insolvency: recognizing Caribbean liquidations; international trade and customs law 2013; the changing face of international dispute resolution: lessons from the past and predictions for the future; chasing the paper, enforcing the judgment or award: best practices to obtain enforcement and recognition in the U.S.; chasing the paper, securing the witness: discovery best practices in international arbitration; key issues in managing international business controversies; beware of what you don’t know about international arbitration advocacy: cross-cultural issues for common law and civil law practitioners; and recent developments in ethical restrictions on international practice.
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2014 International Business Transactions Conference
The 2014 International Business Transactions Conference will cover cross-border intrastructure projects and cross-border joint ventures.
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International Business Transactions Conference
The half-day live seminar and live webcast will discuss emerging business opportunities in Latin America and cross-border investment in real estate. You may register for this course and the International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, held the next day, for a reduced fee via fax.
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International Litigation Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference (2078R)
This unique one-day seminar has something for every international law practitioner. A variety of issues relating to international litigation, arbitration and transactions will be covered by private attorneys, corporate counsel, government lawyers, university professors, and business executives---all leaders in their field. At break-out sessions with panel discussions, learn about recent trends and hot topics in international law or get a refresher on the nuts and bolts of your practice.
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Managing Bilingual Mediation
This audio webcast will sensitize listeners to the ways effective mediation may go awry when one or more parties to the mediation primarily uses a language other than English. The session will cover what the mediator can do to render the mediation effective under such circumstances whether the mediator is bilingual, or not. Included will be suggested strategies and best practices to overcome obstacles to linguistic communication in mediation, as well as discussion of legal ethical issues impacting attorneys in the course of communications that may be required in the context of mediation.
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NAFTA Symposium - Investment Business Track
The course book for the NAFTA Symposium on Investment and Business is now available.
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Visa Strategies For The Entrepreneur
This audio webcast will review nonimmigrant visa strategies for the small business owner and/or investor.
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Labor and Employment Law Section
16th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update & Certification Review
At this two-day CLE, topics include constitutional employment claims; Public Employees Relations Act; Family and Medial Leave Act; Affordable Care Act, New Requirements and Obligations for 2016; Whistleblower statutes/WC retaliation; common law employment claims; unemployment appeals; drug testing; Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; USERRA; EEO - Substantive; EEO - Procedural; ERISA; statutory and common law protection of business interests; OSHA; and workplace privacy/FCRA.
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39TH ANNUAL PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LABOR RELATIONS FORUM

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41st Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum
Whether you are a first-time attendee or have been attending for decades, there is something for everybody at PELRF.  Hear the latest on PERC, veterans' preference laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Florida Retirement System, and federal and state case law.  Also learn the ins and outs of financial evidence presentation, internal investigations, privacy rights, severance agreements, and ethics considerations in representing local governments in ADR.
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42nd Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum
This seminar includes public relations commission; title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act; collective bargaining update; employee vs independent contractor; police and firefighter investigations; FRS and pension update; ethics in union formation and collective bargaining; federal 11th circuit and Florida public sector update; arbitration and mediation and special magistrate overview and update.
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Advanced Labor Topics 2015
Join us at the beautiful Sarasota Ritz Carlton to enjoy two half days of topics such as, significant developments in NLRB, hot topics in discrimination, harassment and retaliation, recent litigation trends under the FLSA, expectations from the bench on ethical and professional practice, U.S. Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit review in labor and employment law, and social media in the workplace.
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Advanced Labor Topics 2016
This two-day advanced seminar on labor and employment law will cover recent developments of Florida's restrictive covenant statute; ADA website accessibility; preserving the record and making your case on appeal; Florida law update (federal and state courts); FLSA Update; What's coming down the L&E road from Washington, D.C. in 2017; and NLRA update.
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All Aboard! A Primer on the Railway Labor Act Audio Webcast
The second of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss a primer on the Railway Labor Act. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Don't Crash on the Information Highway: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the Impact of Technology on Employment Law Issues Presidential Showcase at Annual Convention

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Effectively Litigating Employment Cases From Inception Through Trial (1987R)
Get a full day of trial tips from bar and bench while earning 9 hours of CLE credit and 1 hour of ethics.  This seminar is designed for the employment law litigator who is looking for practical guidance on handling a case from start to finish.  Reserve your room at the West Palm Beach Marriott by August 27 and get the low group rate of $109/night.
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Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Primer for the Employment Practitioner Audio Webcast
The third of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss ERISA primer for the employment practitioner. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Hot Topics in Employment Law
Keep abreast of recent developments in labor and employment law by attending this one–day seminar that offers something for every L & E practitioner. Learn what these changes mean for you and for your client—whether that client is a plaintiff or defendant, an employer or employee, a leave giver or taker, a corporation or a whistleblower. Speakers from the private, corporate, and government sectors will cover new trends and hot topics. There will even be a lunch time presentation on using the latest video technology to market your practice.
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Labor & Employment Law Section Audio Webcast Series 2014 - 2015 - AUDIO CD
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk. You may pay a reduced price for the AUDIO CD of the 2014 - 2015 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series, which will cover effective and ethical use of social media in employment litigation; the ins and outs of employee leave and accommodation under the FMLA, Title VII, and the ADA; what every employment lawyer should know about intellectual property law; working with expert witnesses throughout your employment law case; statistical evidence in employment law cases; and what every lawyer should know about litigating benefit claims.
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Labor & Employment Law Section Audio Webcast Series 2015-2016 - AUDIO CD
Earn CLE credit while sitting at your desk. You may pay a reduced price for the AUDIO CD of the 2015 - 2016 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series, which will cover effective mediation of employment cases; white collar exemptions update; attorney;s obligations in the techno age; policy and handbook update -- data ownership, phones LinkedIn and Facebook -- practical tips for evolving issue; and when associates leave: ethical and legal considerations.
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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Rights in the Workplace: A Changing Environment Audio Webcast
The first of three audio webcasts fo the 2013-2014 Labor and Employment Law Audio Webcast Series will discuss LGBT rights in the workplace. The entire series is available on audio cd, after March 14, 2014, for a reduced rate.
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Practicing Before State Labor & Employment Agencies
Join this April 1st conference hosted by The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section involving the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), Florida Ethics Commission, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC), Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission (RAAC), and the First District Court of Appeal.
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Out-of-State Division
How to Gain Competitive Advantages & Clients For the Modern Ethical Law Practice

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Managing Your Online Reputation Ethically & Professionally

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The Modern Law Firm & The Power of Automation

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What's New in Florida Legal Ethics

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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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Electronic Discovery in Florida State Court: Navigating New Rules for New Issues
This intermediate level 150-minute course taught by attorneys who drafted the rules, a former Florida circuit judge, and e-discovery Florida educators and practitioners will thoroughly cover the new electronic discovery rules and provide guidance on how to utilize the rules to meet your professional obligations and to diligently advocate for your clients regardless of your practice area.
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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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Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account
Are you certain you understand trust accounting rules? This seminar contains a detailed presentation of rules and expectations from The Florida Bar about how to properly manage your trust account. Trust accounting involves more than just keeping money in the bank. Participate in this informative session to review the basic principles of trust accounting. Topics addressed include Florida Bar trust account rules and applicable ethics opinions, key definitions, and best practices.
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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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New Rule 2.526:  Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida Courts
The rapid introduction of new technology not only has increased efficiency in the courts, law firms, corporate in-house legal departments, and government agency law offices, it has also reduced costs. Over time, the Florida Supreme Court has amended how e-documents are filed in Florida’s courts. New Rule of Judicial Administration 2.526 took effect January 1, 2012. New Rule 2.526 requires that any document that is or will become a judicial branch record, and that is electronically transmitted, be formatted in a manner that complies with all state and federal laws requiring electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities. These requirements include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as incorporated into Florida law by Section 282.603(1), Florida Statutes (2010). This course will cover: What is an accessible document?; Electronic filing of court documents and digital accessibility of e-filed court documents; Summary explanation of Rule 2.525(g) and Rule 2.526; Necessary software; How to prepare and convert your document; Resources for troubleshooting; Supplemental material is included as a PDF download. Note: The information presented in this seminar, especially about the procedures and current standards for electronically transmitting digitally accessible documents to Florida courts, is current as of January, 2012. In the ensuing months when more information becomes available about transmitting accessible documents with Florida’s courts, The Florida Bar will make that information available.
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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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Technology Planning for the New Law Practice
This 2-hour program presented by Jerry Sullenberger, senior Practice Management Advisor of The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute(PRI), explains how to determine the technology requirements for the new solo or small firm law practice. It addresses, “How much technology will I need and how much will it cost?” The program reviews basic terminology you must know to select your computer and software systems. It examines suggested hardware specifications, rotation planning, operating system choices, case and matter management systems, financial management software, document assembly and document management software. Also included is discussion about peripheral devices, such as printers, scanners, and telephone solutions, as well as fundamental office infrastructure including networking, maintenance, training, administration and security. CLE Credits: 2 hours General credit. (Course No. 1264R)
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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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2015 Masters Seminar on Ethics

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2016 Masters Seminar on Ethics: Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity

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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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E- Discovery in the 21st Century
The presentation will examine the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) – a federal statute that governs the discoverability of e-mails and deleted e-mails maintained by public based internet service providers like Gmail, Yahoo and AOL – and one of the most recent court opinions construing that statute; explain how the SCA can be a barrier to discovering information residing on these accounts; and examine ways to potentially break that barrier and assist the practitioner in developing effective cloud based discovery approaches.
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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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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 - CD ONLY
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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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 Construction Law Certification Review Course

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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 practictioners, 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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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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Audio Webcast: Cyber and Data Risks Breaches and Insurance What You and Your Clients Don’t Know Will Hurt You!
Do you not know the difference between a cyber and a data breach, or the differences between an “incident” and a “reported breach”? Do you not know that Florida has one of the nation’s most stringent incident reporting laws, or what that law’s requirements are and how they WILL affect you, your law firm, and your clients? Or think your average E&O or CGL insurance policies will protect you or your clients? Then, YOU NEED TO ATTEND the RPPTL’s “Cyber and Data Risks, Breaches, and Insurance” Presentation. Since the number of cyber and data security incidents and the number of reported data breaches have swelled in recent years, it is only a matter of when, not if, a data breach will happen to you, your client, or your firm, whether you be large or small and no matter the industry sector. This CLE Presentation will cover the latest breach trends that are occurring in several industries; some of the best practices and strategies for preparing for, and responding to, cyber and data breaches; the latest Florida breach and incident reporting and response laws; the growing insurance policies that are recommended and often necessary to protect your clients and your practice from excessive liability of cyber and data breaches; and the ethical duties and responsibilities an attorney has to his clients to protect and advise them of the emerging risks of cyber and data breaches and their resulting liability.
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CD ONLY - Easements: Variations Scope and Insurability
A practical discussion on the creation and use of easements in the different situations your clients find themselves in.
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CD ONLY: 9th Annual Construction Law Institute

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Chronology of a Failed Project

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Don't Let Someone take a Byte Out of Your Digital Assets

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Emotional Support Animals
The speakers will discuss State, Federal, and local laws and recent cases relating to the accommodation of emotional support animals. Specific topics will include the rights and obligations of housing providers, including condominiums and homeowners associations and the insurance carriers of these entities, as well as the rights and obligations of persons asserting the right to have an emotional support animal.
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Estate & Trust Tax Planning/Asset Protection: Tricks, Treats and Really Scary Things

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FAR/BAR changes resulting from the new CFPB Rules. What you need to know if your real estate deal MAY close after October 3, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has instituted a number of rules that take effect August 1, 2015. These rules will change how real estate transactions occur in Florida so the Florida Bar Realtor/Attorney Joint Committee has revised the FAR/BAR contract to comply with the new rules.
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FLORIDA ESTATE AND REAL ESTATE LAW FOR THE OUT-OF-STATE PRACTITIONER

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FLORIDA, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, RPPTL AND THE U.S. SUPREME COURT FINALITY, FUTILITY OR BOTH?

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Guardianship Power of Attorney and Advance Directives Legislative Update
Over the last two sessions, the Florida Legislature has significantly overhauled our statutes in the areas of guardianship administration and litigation, powers of attorney, and advance directives. The new legislation impacts virtually every area of guardianship and elder law practice. Are you up to date on these legislative changes? This hour-long webinar, presented by the current chair of the Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives Committee of the RPPTL Section, will cover all of the significant legislative changes to Florida law governing guardianships, powers of attorney and advance directives.
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Guardianships in Florida: Adventures in Wonderland
Don’t miss the (First) Annual Guardianship Symposium, on March 11, 2016, at Barry University in Orlando, Florida. This seminar will provide a unique opportunity for guardianship and elder law lawyers, as well as Professional Guardians and paralegals, to review and discuss the recent overhaul to the guardianship statutes in 2014 and 2015 including the effect of the new laws from both a litigation and administration perspective. There will also be speakers and panel discussions covering important topics such as new guardianship reporting requirements, enhanced liabilities, ethics, best practices, and examining committees. Register now… Don’t Be Late (for this Very Important Date!)
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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 1 of 4: Prelease Issues

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 2 of 4: Key Lease Issues

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 3 of 4: Key Lease Issues Part 2

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Law for a Lawyer's Own Business Webinar 4 of 4: Key Lease Issues Part 3

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Probate Law 2015 Seminar

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Real Property Litigation: What You Need to Know for 2015
What are the topics on the minds of practitioners now that the economy is beginning to recover? How about ethics in the real estate transactions, those pesky evidentiary issues that lawyers and judges are still struggling with, and the lingering questions of how Tiara has affected our practices? Join us as we present an all-star panel of David R. Brittain (Ethics in Real Estate Transactions), John W. Little (Evidentiary Issues in Real Estate Litigation: The Business Records Exception and Beyond) and Jason M. Ellison (Life After Tiara: What Has Changed and What Hasn’t) on April 1st. This is one seminar you won’t want to miss.
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Recent Developments in Arbitration - the Revised Florida Arbitration Code and Recent Supreme Court Decisions
In 2013, the Florida Legislature amended the Florida Arbitration Code when it enacted the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act approved by the National Commission on Uniform State Laws and the American Bar Association. Now called the Revised Florida Arbitration Code, Florida has substantially rewritten the statutes governing arbitration. During the amendment process, the United States Supreme Court has decided cases dealing with arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act, which would preempt the Revised Florida Arbitration Code. This CLE addresses the substantive changes to Florida statutes dealing with arbitration and the decisional law recently handed down by the high court.
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Representing A Buyer of a Unit in a Vertical Mixed Use Project: Is Your Client Just Buying Air? Part I

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Representing A Buyer of a Unit in a Vertical Mixed Use Project: Is Your Client Just Buying Air? Part II

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Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Planning: Nope It's Not Over Yet!

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Show Me the Money: A Review of Attorney's Fee Under s. 736.0802 (10) And 733.106

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The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2015
Community Associations are no longer in their infancy, and are showing signs of aging – in the infrastructure, in the documents, in the residents, and in the attorneys who represent them. Join us for an in-depth discussion of the realities of community associations today, active adult living in the 21st Century, and emerging approaches to development of communities and building construction.
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The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2016

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Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course and Advanced Practice Update
For 30 years, Professor David Powell has presented the best lecture-style overview of federal gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes to be had at any CLE, anywhere. Time marches on: this is Professor Powell’s farewell tour. For those who learned all about taxes from Professor Powell’s lectures and unparalleled written materials and want to hear from the master one last time, and for those who don’t want to have to explain to their children that they had a chance to hear the legend and missed it, sign up for this seminar today. Taxes not your thing? Already Board Certified? How about two days – uninterrupted and away from the office – of presentations from the experts to keep you current on the hot state and federal issues that affect your practice every day? Wish you were up to date on the latest in homestead, trust modifications, probate and trust litigation and ethics issues particular to wills and trusts attorneys? Attend this seminar and you will be. This seminar is the annual Chautauqua for the Florida trust and estate lawyer….don’t miss it!
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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 Bootcamp

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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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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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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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Advanced Income Tax Planning for Family Business: The In's Out's and All About's
This program discusses tax planning issues of business organizations, individuals, partnerships, and families.
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 www.floridabar.org/CLE.

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 www.floridabar.org/cler.


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, consumber 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 Discovery 2015
A basic overview of Discovery intended for the new lawyer or as a refresher for the established lawyer. Topics to include Discovery in Family Law, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation. Topics also include E Discovery and Discovery in Malpractice Cases.
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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, Mediacare/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 Insurance Law 2015
A basic overview of Insurance Law intended for the new attorney or attorneys new to the practice.
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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 Real Property 2015
A basic overview of Real Property intended for the new lawyer or lawyers new to the practice area with topics to include contract to closing; real estate litigation-foreclosures and title defects; construction litigation-defects; environmental law-compliance; landlord/tenant; and zoning and land use.
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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 legel 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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Basic Trial Practice 2013
This is a one day seminar designed for new lawyers or as a refresher course for established lawyers. Topics to include Litigation, Discovery, Jury Selection, Opening Statements, Witness Examination, Closing Arguments. The seminar will also include a judicial panel discussion.
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2014
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2015 (Non-Mandatory)
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2015
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Fall 2016
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Spring 2015 (Non-Mandatory)
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professionalism Spring 2015
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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Practicing with Professsionalism Spring 2016
A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988. Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar. Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption
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[Revised: 06-01-2008]