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.
8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Robyn S. Hankins, Hankins & Ator, P.L., Jupiter,
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
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)