The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the CLE Committee and the Consumer Protection Law Committee present
Significant Changes in Consumer Protection Law

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Recorded at 2012 Florida Bar Annual Convention

Course No. 1546R

The last year brought sweeping changes for companies and consumers in a multitude of laws and regulations. This seminar will give important information about current trends and changes in consumer protection laws and how they could affect your practices. Topics will include; New regulations and other statutory dictates under the Dodd-Frank Act and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, New and emerging issues in Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, New and emerging issues in the foreclosure crisis, and Changes to the Bankruptcy Code. Among the special guests are: • Deepak Gupta, senior counsel for enforcement strategy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau • Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver E. Diaz, who served as an inspiration for John Grisham’s novel “The Appeal” • Florida Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey

15 minutes - Overview of program and review of materials by CPLC member Janet Varnell

45 minutes - Presentation by Deepak Gupta, with introduction by CPLC member Victoria Butler, Florida Attorney General’s Office

5 Minute Break

45 minutes - Panel discussion on the changes in foreclosure, bankruptcy, arbitration and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act by CPLC members Lynn Drysdale, Margery Golant and John Yanchunis

30 minutes - Panel will add Sen. Mike Fasano to discuss bills filed in the recent legislative session relating to potential changes to the foreclosure process and how to effectively track and influence legislation

5 Minute Break

35 minutes - Panel headed by Oliver E. Diaz about the changing nature of corporate influence on the judicial process with CPLC member James Young.


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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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