4295 Understanding Implicit Bias
This workshop provides the participant with an increased awareness and understanding of the automatic association people make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups (Implicit Bias). The module shows how implicit bias can have significant influence in the outcomes of interactions between individuals and the justice system.
4579 Trial Lawyer Professionalism 2021
This program addresses professionalism from the perspective of a trial lawyer. It addresses what professionalism is, why it is good for our profession and our clients, and why it is good for the career development and mental health and wellbeing of the trial lawyer. It also identifies some common professionalism challenges and it provides resources that a trial lawyer can use to successfully navigate those challenges.
4524 Litigating Whistleblower Claims: What You Need to Know for 2021 and Beyond
This dynamic and interactive panel conversation will focus on the nuts and bolts of whistleblower litigation, including the importance of vetting a potential False Claims Act case, the interactions between employment law and whistleblower litigation, in-house investigations and defending against fraud claims, and the role of the government in pursuing whistleblower claims. In the wake of the global pandemic, panelists will also address the potential for fraudulent claims on state and federal healthcare and Covid-response programs, red flags for companies and whistleblowers to consider in identifying and combatting fraud, and recommendations for working with the US Attorney’s Office on False Claims Act matters.
4123 Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review 2021
This course is designed for two audiences: those who are preparing to take the Board Certification exam for civil trial or business litigation and those who want a refresher course and update on civil litigation, business litigation, and trial practice.
4119 The Tech-Savvy Litigator: Technology Tips When Working Remotely And In The Office
Every lawyer should know how to use mobile technology in their law practice and right now, that has all new meaning and importance.
Over the past 10 years, lawyers have developed a better understanding about why they need to use smartphones, laptops and tablets to work and access case file materials, prepare small-scale work documents, review files and be more productive as “Road Warriors” for demanding colleagues and clients.
More recently, however, these demands are even greater. The COVID-19 Pandemic has accelerated the learning curve about how to turn the Road Warrior into a “Remote-Working Lawyer NINJA,” that can be just as productive at home as in the “brick and mortar” office. Now, lawyers need to be able to use their mobile technology to also attend a ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS hearing, depositions, CLE presentations, Virtual Happy Hours and still manage their law practices, to create the best working environment and client experience.
This presentation will provide advice and tips on how to improve your skill-set and knowledge-base, to optimize mobile technology hardware (like an iPad, laptop and smartphone), software, and applications in your law practice. This advice will help you and your team be more productive, whether it’s in your current remote-work environment or in the office, and these tips will help your litigation practice, from the beginning of the case through mediation and trial.
3524 Hot Topics in Evidence 2020
This one-day seminar has been designed to appeal to civil, criminal, and appellate practitioners. Those in attendance will benefit from a thorough discussion of the latest developments in Florida evidence law, and an exploration of difficult, recurring evidentiary issues.
3938 Back to the Basics 20+ Writing Tips for the Modern Lawyer
Writing is an integral part of federal practice, and the Honorable Patricia D. Barksdale, United States Magistrate Judge, is a master of the craft. This entertaining session on the do’s and don’ts of legal writing will have us all revising our current drafts.
4050 On-Line Mediation from the Perspective of the Mediator
Fast changing events have forced all of us participate in On-Line Mediations, (OLM). The seminar will give participants an opportunity to “see” OLM from the perspective of the Mediator.
The discussion will cover:
• Brief history of OLM
• Basics of OLM – scheduling, equipment, appearance, background, preparing your client and the mediator
• Zoom 101
• Mediator’s Opening
• Effective communication
• Confidentiality and Privacy Issues
3939 Business As (UN)Usual: Remote Hearings in the COVID Crisis and Beyond
The COVID-19 health crisis is forcing courts across the state to adapt quickly to the unusual business of socially distant hearings and trials. This one-hour webinar, which has been approved for Technology CLE, will feature a discussion about the practical, legal, and procedural issues that arise when court proceedings are conducted through video technology. Participants will learn pro tips for successful client advocacy in remote proceedings, and will receive a “view from the bench” on how judges are meeting the challenges of presiding over videoconference evidentiary hearings and trials in the age of COVID – and how today’s necessary adoption of technology may shape the future of litigation.
3906 The New Normal: Practical and Legal Considerations for Remote Depositions and Mediations
Regardless of a lawyers’ level of tech savviness, the COVID-19 health crisis is forcing trial lawyers across the state to adapt quickly to the new normal of remote connectivity and distance litigation. This one-hour webinar, which has been approved for Technology CLE, will feature a discussion about the practical, legal, and procedural issues that are presented by the sudden need to manage a new set of 21st century client representation tools. Participants will learn pro tips for succeeding in remote advocacy and will have an opportunity to participate in a conversation about likely ways the recent changes will affect pre-trial practices in the future.
3863 Personal Injury Claims: Working with an Economist
In this webinar, Dr. Fred Raffa, Senior Economist with Raffa Consulting Economist, Inc., will outline elements of economic loss analysis in a personal injury claim and some of the factors considered; including background information, earnings and employment history, fringe benefit information, the complaint, and discovery in the context of a personal injury case. This webinar will be of interest to plaintiff and defense attorneys, insurance companies and adjusters, and anyone who has an interest in understanding economic loss claims in personal injury cases.
3493 Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review 2020
The Trial Lawyers Section annually sponsors the Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review. The two-day seminar is intended to assist those who have applied to take the certification exam in Civil Trial or Business Litigation in preparing for the exam or those thinking about taking the exam in the future. It is also a refresher course for anyone practicing Civil or Business Litigation. Each year the course covers relevant topics such as Trial Skills, including Opening & Closing, Voir Dire, and Preserving the Record for Appeal, Electronic Discovery, and recent updates relevant to everyday practice for Civil and Business litigators.
3455 Advanced Medical Malpractice 2020
This advanced seminar will address recent changes in the law of medical malpractice. The format will be interactive with an attempt to present the plaintiff and defense perspectives in dealing with current legal issues that confront the attorney handling medical negligence cases.