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Register now for free Winter CLE and Networking Reception

The free 2020 Winter CLE — What Paralegals Need to Know About Trial Preparation, Psychology of Jury selection, and Cyber Security — and FRP Networking Reception will take place Friday, February 7, 2020 in conjunction with The Florida Bar’s Winter meeting in Orlando at the Hyatt Regency.

To attend both events you must register as soon as possible; seats are limited.

Register for CLE and Networking Reception

The CLE will begin at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m., followed by the FRP Jazz Networking Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jazzy Hors D’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

If you need to make a hotel reservation, please do so before January 14, 2020, to take advantage of the reduced room rate.

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Course Description

What Paralegals Need to Know About Trial Preparation, Psychology of Jury

  1. What You Need to Know about Trial – Aside From the Facts: This seminar will describe the ins and outs of trial preparation, variables important for the evaluation of a case before going to trial, selection of experts, jury selection, and all other aspects of the events which can occur during and after a trial.  This will include the point of view of the paralegal who assists the attorney in all aspects of pre-trial and trial. Presenters: Scott A. Shelton, Esq., partner, and DeAnne Martin, paralegal, both with Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., Orlando
  2. Jury De-Selection – Psychology of Jury Selection: Discussion as to the analysis of a jury, including how to deselect the wrong jury for your case using strategy for peremptory challenges vs cause challenges. Using social media and research in developing valid/reliable juror profiles and how to conduct background intel on jurors even after the verdict is read (or if it’s even advisable). Presenter: Amy Singer, Ph.D., president & CEO of Trial Consultants Inc., Gainesville, Fla.            
  3. Cyber Security – Corporate Risks and Challenges: Several topics will be discussed, to include: Security in the New World (current threats, management of physical security, risk assessments and employee training); The ‘Cyber Problem’ Data Breach Landscape; Cyber Breach Trending – Outside vs. Inside Threat; Derivative Litigation Issues; Transactional Risks; Law Department Involvement in Cyber Program and Case Studies. Presenter: Michael McCartney, president, Avalon Cyber


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Florida Registered Paralegals looking to “connect” on a local level can reach out to paralegal associations that are a little closer to home:

Central Florida Paralegal Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1107
Orlando, FL 32802
Association website:

Dade County Bar Association
123 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33128
Association website:

Northeast Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. (NEFPA)
221 N. Hogan Street, Box 164
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Association website:

Northwest Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. (NWFPA)
P.O. Box 1333
Pensacola, FL 32591-1333
Association website:

Orange County Bar Association, Paralegal Section
880 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-422-4551
Fax: 407-843-3470
Association website:

Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 14051
Clearwater, FL 33766
Phone: (727) 245-0072
Association website:

South Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. (SFPA)
123 S.E. 3rd Avenue, #367
Miami, FL 33131
Association website:

Southwest Florida Paralegal Assn., Inc. (SWFPA)
P.O. Box 2094
Sarasota, FL 34230-2094
Association website:

Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2840
Tampa, FL 33601
Association website:

Continuing Legal Education Resources

The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education page provides links to an extensive library of live courses, on demand courses, audio CDs and video DVDs.  Don’t forget to look under the FRP Continuing Education link to find out how to post your credits.

2020 FRP Winter Networking Reception Sponsors

Milestone Reporting
315 E. Robinson St. S-510
Orlando, Florida 32801

Keen Investigations and Process Serving

Keen Investigations and Process Serving
12973 SW 112th Street, Suite 137
Miami, Florida 33186

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Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
9150 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400
Miami, Florida 33156

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Phipps Reporting
1551 Forum Place, Suite 200E
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401