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  Date Title Price
04/27/2018
Bench Bar Conference 2018 - Around the World
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Pack your bags and prepare for takeoff to your destination - the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel at the International Airport.*

Hear from members of the judiciary from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, as well as judges from the federal bench.


Track 1: PI/Insurance Defense Law
Track 2: Estate, Guardianship & Trust Law
Track 3: Bankruptcy Law
Track 4: Criminal Law
Track 5: Appellate Practice
Track 6: Family Law
Track 7: Business Law
Track 8: Employment Law
Track 9: Immigration Law

Earn up to 6.0 CLE credits.

Join us at lunch for "Ethics Jeopardy" led by OCBA's president, Liz McCausland!

After your "Around the World" flight, enjoy a smooth touch down and meet with our sponsors as an afternoon reception, featuring raffle and drawings for special gifts.

Registration fees:

$200 - Government
$300 - OCBA members
$325 - Non-members

On-site registration:

$200 - Government
$350 - OCBA members
$375 - Non-members


Breakfast, lunch, snacks & reception included.

Register Early!

*This CLE program is not an actual flight.

Reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency at the special room rate of $239. A limited number of rooms have been reserved. Go to: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49162709/owner/8627/home

For advertising, sponsorship, and scholarship information, contact Karen Fast at karenf@ocbanent.org.




Mem.Non-Mem
$300$325

05/01/2018
Member Perks Speaker Series (May 2018)

A Morning of Coffee, Connection, and Conversation. 

Join us for breakfast and meet other OCBA members.

Program: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

OCBA Center
880 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

OCBA MEMBERS ONLY

Registration required

Speakers: Meenakshi & Arti Hirani, Esqs.

Limited seating


Registration Deadline: April 30, 2018

Sponsored by: Orange Legal


If you have questions about registration, please call Karen Fast at 407-422-4551 ext. 225.

Mem.Non-Mem
$0$0

05/07/2018
Alternative Sanctions Program for Violations of Probation
Criminal Law Committee

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

CLE: pending

Speaker:
The Honorable Frederick J. Lauten

Registration deadline: May 4, 2018

Lunch will be provided

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$0$15

05/10/2018
How to Ethically Market, Scale and Automate a Consumer Law Practice
Solo and Small Firm Committee

Registration: 11:30am
Program: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
CLE: pending

Speakers:
David Bitton
Chelsey Lambert
Seth Price

Sponsors: Practice Panther, BluShark Digital, Patlive
Lunch will be provided

Registration deadline: May 8, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$40$50

05/11/2018
A View from the Bench, Recent Trends and Initiatives Within the EEOC, 11th Circuit Update in Labor & Employment Law
Labor and Employment Committee

Registration: 12:30pm
Program: 1:00pm - 4:15pm

CLE: pending

Speakers:
Honorable John Altoon II
Honorable Carlos Mendoza
Honorable Magistrate Daniel Irick
Honorable Patricia Doherty
Michael J. Farrell, Esq.
Daniel P. O’Gorman, Esq.

Sponsors: Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A.
Lunch will be provided

Registration deadline: May 9, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$40$50

05/14/2018
Got Capacity? How to Handle the Impaired Client (or Worse, Impaired Opposing Counsel)
Estate, Guardianship & Trust Committee

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

CLE: pending

Speaker:
Alexander S. Douglas, II, Esq.

Registration deadline: May 12, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$0$15

05/15/2018
Blockchain Basics
Intellectual Property Committee

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

CLE: pending

Location: Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
450 S. Orange Ave., Suite 650, Orlando, FL 32801 

Speakers:
Deborah Townsend, Esq.
Alia Luria, Esq.
David Meek, Esq.
Joshua Brown, Esq.

Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig, P.A. & IST Management Services, Inc
Lunch will be provided

Registration deadline: May 13, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$30$50

05/18/2018
Successful Preparation for Litigation
Family Law Committee

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CLE: pending

Speakers:
Jamie Billotte Moses, Esq.
Magistrate Lisa Bedwell
Lauren Ilvento, Esq.
Julian Perez
Nicholas Shannin, Esq.
Stacey Gambel, Esq.

Registration deadline: May 16, 2018

Sponsored by: First GREEN Bank

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$40$50

05/23/2018
Help Wanted: Navigating Employment Based Categories and the Labor Certification Process
Immigration Law Committee

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

CLE: pending

Speakers:
Deborah Townsend, Esq.
Ramachandran Balaraman, Esq. 
Lisa Khan, Esq. 

Registration deadline: May 21, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$40$50

06/01/2018
HOA's and Condos
Real Property Committee

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

CLE: pending

Speaker:
Karen Wonsetler

Registration deadline: May 31, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$0$15

06/05/2018
The Next to Last Mediation Seminar You Will Ever Need
ADR Committee

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CLE: pending

Speakers:
David W. Henry, Esq.
Anthony F. Sos, Esq.
J. Jeffrey Deery, Esq.

See flyer

Registration deadline: June 3, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$40$50

06/22/2018
Perspectives from the Bench: How to Be a More Effective Attorney at Trial
Worker Comp Committee

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

CLE: pending

Speaker:
The Honorable Wilbur Anderson
The Honorable Rob Arthur
The Honorable Robert Dietz
The Honorable Neal Pitts
The Honorable Margaret E. Sojourner

Sponsor - Cantrell Consulting
Lunch will be provided

Registration deadline: June 21, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$0$15

06/29/2018
How Bankruptcy Proceedings Affect the Real Estate Closing Process: Before and After Discharge
Bankruptcy Committee

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

CLE: Approved: 1.0 General Credit, Certifications: Business Litigation 1.0 & Real Estate 1.0

Speaker:
Barry L. Miller

Registration deadline: June 28, 2018

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Ashley Norris at ashleyn@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233. 
Mem.Non-Mem
$0$15

08/03/2018
2018 New Lawyer Training Program: Jump Start Your Career
OCBA Center
880 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

In this dynamic, two-day training program, designed especially for new lawyers, you'll learn from the experts how to navigate the court system and practice with professionalism - and success - in Orange County.

CLE: 7.0  (pending)

Early Bird Enrollment fee:

Student or Current Member Fee: $150 After May 1, 2018: $175 
Non-member Fee: $175 After May 1, 2018: $195

Payment due in full upon enrollment.

Enrollment deadline: August 1, 2018
(No refunds after July 15, 2018) 


Enrollment includes breakfasts and lunches.
OCBA membership included. (Membership valid August 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019)
Mem.Non-Mem
$150$175



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