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.
3692 Jury Selection: Are You Ready?
Jury selection is an intense part of the trial process. It requires a skill set that is a combination of talking and listening while actively strategizing about the composition of the jury. Developing the skills to maximize the time allowed, while working within the Court’s format for jury selection, is crucial for success as a trial lawyer. This program provides techniques for learning as much as possible from the venire during voir dire.
3753 Lost Profits: Providing Certainty
This presentation will focus on the methods and their components that are needed to provide a Lost Profits analysis that will hold up to cross examination. The presentation will include a review of applicable methods and other accounting criteria along with a review of applicable case law.
3626 Trial Lawyer Professionalism: What’s In It For You?
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.
3289 Ehrardt on Evidence
Professor Charles Ehrhardt, the author of Ehrhardt’s Florida Evidence, gives a dynamic presentation on recent developments in the law of evidence, including the admissibility of electronic evidence and the return (at least for now) of the Frye standard for determining the admissibility of expert testimony.
2835 Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review 2019
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 and trial practice.
3302 eDiscovery for Trial Lawyers 2019
eDiscovery for Trial Lawyers will cover topics involved in the collection, review and production of electronically stored information (ESI) discovery in litigation. ESI will be addressed at a user level, to familiarize trial attorneys with the “language” of ESI; address common ESI discovery functions, motions and pitfalls; review ethical obligations when handling ESI issues; discuss recent ESI opinions; and provide insight into current eDiscovery topics locally and nationally.
3307 Raymond J Ehrlich, Jr. Trial Advocacy Seminar
This year’s Trial Advocacy seminar will focus on four main components of a jury trial, as presented by faculty who are circuit court judges and attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified in either Civil Trial Law, or Business Litigation.
2834 Hot Topics in Evidence
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.