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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 Solo & Small Firm Conference Wild, Wild Tech: Getting Down and Dirty with Technology
This seminar will address why solo and small firm practitioners need practice management systems; time and billing; how to use Microsoft Office and PowerPeruasion with PowerPoints; courtroom technology; latest PDF techniques; e-discovery; ethics in social media and the courtroom.
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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 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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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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Assessing Credibility

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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Sunshine Law Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2015
This seminar will cover following topics: public records; sunshine law; 110 degrees in the shade: how to stay cool in the shade meeting process; bad boys (bad girls), whatcha gonna do? gift laws; business and employment conflicts & post public service restrictions; charting your course through the ethics laws: voting conflicts, anti-nepotism and misuse of position, and financial disclosure.
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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 Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2016

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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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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.



[Revised: 06-01-2008]