The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Labor and Employment Law Section present
Litigating Employment Law Claims 2012

Course Classification: Intermediate Level

Hyatt Pier 66
2301 SE 17th Street Causeway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Friday, November 2, 2012

Course No. 1432R

This one-day seminar will dicuss opening and closing strategies / a view from the bench by the Honorable Mark Klingensmith of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida; effectively using motions for summary judgement in FLSA cases; how to prove and defend damages; case intake and evaluation; case law update in employment law; ten most common limine issues in employment cases; effective use of cross examination in federal court practice; and privilege and objection issues: relying on the advice of defense counsel and crossing the line from lawyer to witness.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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

Friday, November 2, 2012

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 L. Kilbride, Fox, Fox Wackeen Dungey, LLC, Stuart, Program Co-Chair

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Tying Your Case Together: Opening and Closing Strategies – A View from the Bench
Honorable Mark Klingensmith, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Fort Pierce

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Effectively Using Motions for Summary Judgment in FLSA Cases
David H. Spalter, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Damages: How to Prove and How to Defend
Cathleen A. Scott, Cathleen Scott, P.A., Jupiter
Merry E. Lindberg, Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., West Palm Beach

12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)
Case Intake and Evaluation
Arthur T. Schofield, Arthur T. Schofield, P.A., West Palm Beach

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Case Law Update: What’s New and Improved in the Evolving World of Employment Law
Leslie W. Langbein, Langbein & Langbein, P.A., Miami Lakes

2:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

2:25 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Ten Most Common Limine Issues in Employment Cases
David E. Block, Jackson Lewis LLP, Miami
Gina M. Cadogan, Gina M. Cadogan, P.A., Plantation

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Effective Use of Cross Examination in Federal Court Practice
Richard C McCrea, Jr., Greenberg Traurig, Tampa

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Privilege & Objection Issues: Relying on “Advice of Counsel Defense” and Crossing the Line from Lawyer to Witness
Ena Diaz, Ena T. Diaz, P.A., Coral Gables

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

1432R - CLE Credit:

8 hours of CLE Credit / 6 hours of certification
1 hour of ethics credit
6 hours of labor and employment law certification


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