The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Labor and Employment Law Section present
Litigating Employment Law Claims 2011

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live Presentation: Friday, October 21, 2011

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino • 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314 • 1-800-937-0010

Course No. 1300R

This one-day seminar will address recent employment discrimination cases including class action litigation update; pleading standards: the impact of Twombly and more; federal court removal and remand procedures and substantive Issues; effective use of opening statements: a view from the bench; summary judgment, including comparison of state and federal standards; effective presentation of testimony: cross, direct and use of depositions at trial; and closing arguments: the art of persuasion in sealing the deal.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Labor & Employment Law Executive Council Meeting (all invited)

Friday, October 21, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Late Registration

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Robyn S. Hankins, Hankins & Ator, P.L., Jupiter,
Program Co-Chair

Robert Kilbride, Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, L.L.P., Stuart, Program Co-Chair

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Effective Use of Summary Judgment, Including Comparison of State and Federal Standards
Manuel Farach, Richman Greer, P.A., West Palm Beach

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Effective Use of Opening Statements: A View From
the Bench

Honorable Mark Klingensmith, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Fort Pierce

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Federal Court Removal and Remand Procedures and Substantive Issues
Sacha Dyson, Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A., Tampa

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration)

Employment Discrimination Alphabet Soup Update: Recent Employment Discrimination Cases Including Class Action Litigation Update
George Bush, Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, L.L.P., Stuart
Cathleen Scott, Cathleen Scott & Associates, P.A., Jupiter

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Pleading Standards: What You Say May Be Used Against You: The Impact of Twombly and More
David Spalter, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
When Summary Judgment Fails: Evidentiary Issues for Trial
Robert Eschenfelder, Manatee County Attorney's Office, Bradenton

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Effective Presentation of Testimony: Cross, Direct and Use of Depositions at Trial
David W. Adams, Sponsler, Bennett, Jacobs & Adams, P.A., Tampa

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Arguments: The Art of Persuasion in Sealing the Deal
Arthur Schofield, Arthur T. Schofield, P.A., West Palm Beach

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reception (included in registration fee)


Effective July 1, 2010, every CLE course will feature an electronic course book in lieu of a printed book for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video DVDs. This searchable, downloadable, printable material will be available via e-mail several days in advance of the live course presentation or thereafter for purchased products. We strongly encourage you to purchase the book separately if you prefer your material printed but do not want to print it yourself.

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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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