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YLD’s second Virtual Summit ‘Mastering the Practice of Law’ set for April 25

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The 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. event is a free half-day conference where attendees may select from 11 different CLE options to attend throughout the day

Chief Justice Carlos Muniz

Justice Muniz

Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz and Justice John Couriel will discuss professionalism April 25 at the Young Lawyers Division’s second Virtual Summit — “Mastering the Practice of Law.”

The 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. event is a free half-day conference where attendees may select from 11 different CLE options to attend throughout the day.

Florida Supreme Court Justice John D. Couriel

Justice John Couriel

The YLD’s first Virtual Summit in November drew almost 1,000 lawyers.

YLD President Anisha Patel said the CLE topics cover a range of practice areas and issues, with almost all CLEs being presented by a Section of The Florida Bar.

Anisha Patel

Anisha Patel

“This year, to coincide with the YLD’s theme of ‘Professionalism in Practice,’ we have created programs and initiatives to ensure young lawyers are given the tools, education, and resources they need to exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and excel in their legal careers,” Patel said. “It is also important for the YLD to continue its efforts to collaborate with the many sections of The Florida Bar, so that young lawyers have the opportunity to get involved and take advantage of the many benefits that section membership offers. The YLD is grateful for the support of so many Florida Bar sections this year, including at the last Virtual Summit.”

Tiffany Simone Hilton

Tiffany Simone Hilton

“It is incredibly exciting to see the enthusiasm that surrounded the first virtual summit as it was unprecedented that the YLD was able to provide over 30 free CLEs for lawyers of all ages and experience levels (and law students),” Co-Chair Tiffany Simone Hilton said. “I am equally as excited for the second virtual summit because we are continuing to bring exciting content and resources to our membership, all for free.”

“Hilton said lawyers will be able to walk away from this summit more knowledgeable in several practice areas than they were when they registered.

“Additionally, it is exciting to partner with our Florida Bar sections more this summit as we value the collaboration and knowledge that will be gained,” she said.

Co-Chair Warren Chin said the topics covered provide something for every type of young lawyer and “will help enhance their real-world practical skills.”

The breakout sessions include:

Warren H. Chin

Warren H. Chin

Session 1 — breakout rooms

  • ADR Section — Mediator’s Roadmap: Skills for Any Practice of Law
  • Business Law Section — The Corporate Transparency Act
  • Government Law Section — AI and Ethics

Session 2 — breakout rooms

  • Animal Law Section — Animal Law and How it Affects All Life
  • Elder Law Section — Estate and Special Needs Planning for Aging and Disability
  • Environmental and Land Use Law Section — Real Estate Development — Land Use and Environmental Issues
  • Labor and Employment Law Section — Hot topics in Employment Law: Cannabis and Non-Competes

Session 3 — breakout rooms

  • Administrative Law Section — Emergency Suspension and Restriction Orders in Administrative Licensure Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Family Law Section — The Nuts and Bolts of Family Law
  • Tax Law Section — Entity Choice

Session 4: General Session — A Discussion on the State of Professionalism

  • Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz and Justice John Couriel



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