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  • OCBA Members-Only Webinar: How to Become Board Certified – April 13, 2021

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    OCBA Members-Only Webinar: How to Become Board Certified – April 13, 2021

    OCBA Members-Only Webinar: How to Become Board Certified

    April 13, 2021 | Noon to 1:00 p.m. | Live on Zoom

    OCBA members are invited to join us for a live webinar overview of the Florida Bar’s lawyer certification program, what it means to be board certified, advantages to participating tips for success in exam preparation and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Board Certification process including the Florida Supreme Court’s recent administrative order.

    Speakers: David Willis & Jessica Travis

    Moderator: Lisa Gong Guererro

    Bios:

    David Willis is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Business Litigation, Construction Law and Real Estate Law, David Willis devotes his practice to construction, real estate and commercial matters. Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar for competency, experience, ethics, and professionalism. David is one of 15 Florida attorneys who are certified in three areas. David currently serves on the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. He is a member of the BLSE Executive Committee and incoming vice chair.  He previously served on The Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Committee from 2010-2016 and has held the vice chair and chair positions. The Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for Board Certification and preparing the certification examination. David also served on The Florida Bar Business Litigation Certification Committee from 2004-2010 including serving as vice chair.

    Jessica Travis is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. She has served on the Florida Bar Criminal Certification Committee from 2014 to 2018, and as chair of the committee from 2017-2018. She has served as Chair of the OCBA Criminal Law Committee, and currently serves as Executive Producer of the OCBA podcast, The Legal Limit. She also serves on the OCBA’s Executive Council, and is past president of the OCBA Foundation.

    Zoom login instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to event.

    If you have questions about registration, please call Stephanie Sadi at 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***Please note this event is for OCBA Members only.  Please make sure you are logged into your OCBA account or you will not be able to register***

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  • Lawyer Networking and Relationship Building 101 – Sponsored by Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A April 15, 2021

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    Lawyer Networking and Relationship Building 101 – Sponsored by Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A April 15, 2021

    The Technology Committee presents:
    Lawyer Networking and Relationship Building 101 

    Sponsored by Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A

    Speaker: Richard B. Schwamm

    Description:

    1.  Introduction
    2.  “Does Networking Really Work to Generate More Clients, As Compared To Advertising?”
    3.  Traditional Networking and “Relationship Building” Amongst Lawyers
      a. Similarities
      b. Differences
      c. Developing Your Strategies – “How Do you Find Your Best Fit?”
    4.  Pre-COVID, COVID and Post-COVID – “Has the Pandemic Really Changed
      Networking/Relationship Building?”
    5.  “How Can Technology Dramatically Improve Your Outreach to Others?”
      a. Hardware
      b. Software
      c. Practical Implications
    6.  “Top Ten” Tips to Immediately Impact Your Law Practice

    Location: This will be a Zoom meeting and log in instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event.

    Program: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    CLE: PENDING

    Registration deadline: April 13, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at Stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

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  • Meet the Honorable Christy C. Collins, the Honorable Barbara J. Leach, and the Honorable Joshua A. Mize- April 16, 2021 – Sponsored by Soberlink

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    Meet the Honorable Christy C. Collins, the Honorable Barbara J. Leach, and the Honorable Joshua A. Mize- April 16, 2021 – Sponsored by Soberlink

    The Family Law Committee presents:
    Meet the Honorable Christy C. Collins, the Honorable Barbara J. Leach, and the Honorable Joshua A. Mize

    Description: This CLE will offer family law attorneys the opportunity to meet Judges Christy C. Collins, Barbara J. Leach, and Joshua A. Mize. The judges will inform the attendees of the courtroom procedures for hearings and trials and the best way to communicate with their respective judicial assistants. This interactive virtual CLE will provide attorneys the essential basics of presenting their family law cases in each judge’s courtroom.

    12:50- 1:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

    Program: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

    CLE: Pending

    Speaker:

    • The Honorable Christy C. Collins 
    • The Honorable Barbara J. Leach
    •  The Honorable Joshua A. Mize

    Sponsored by: Soberlink

    Registration deadline: April 14, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at Stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

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  • Chapter 13 In the Time of COVID-19 – April 23, 2021

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    Chapter 13 In the Time of COVID-19 – April 23, 2021

    The Bankruptcy Law Committee presents:

    Chapter 13 In the Time of COVID-19

    Presentation Description: Cares Act, Plan Modifications to 84 Months, recent Bankruptcy Court Decisions, Bankruptcy Court Changes, and much more….

    Location: This will be a live Zoom Meeting and login instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to event. 

    Program: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

    CLE: Pending

    Speakers:

    • Laurie K. Weatherford
    • Stuart Ferderer
    •  Ana V. De Villiers

    Registration deadline: April 21, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

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  • Arbitration in 2021 – Sponsored by Upchurch Watson White and Max – May 4, 2021

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    Arbitration in 2021 – Sponsored by Upchurch Watson White and Max – May 4, 2021

    The Construction and Business Law Committee presents:
    Arbitration in 2021

    Description: Seven well-qualified panelists from Upchurch Watson White & Max present four credit hours of up-to-date advice for effective advocacy before, during and after arbitration. The program begins with a survey of the rules and statutes governing arbitration in Florida and under the Federal Arbitration code and then walks attendees through the arbitration process.

    Location: This will be a Zoom meeting and login instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to event.

    Program: 9:00 am – 1:00pm

    CLE: 4.0 General Credits
    Certification Credits: Business litigation 4.0; Civil trial 4.0

    Speakers:

    • Lawrence M. Watson, Jr., Founding Partner of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group
    • A. Michelle Jernigan, UWWM Principal, Arbitrator and Mediator
    • Jeffrey M. Fleming, UWWM Shareholder, Arbitrator and Mediator
    • Ana Cristina Maldonado, UWWM Arbitrator and Mediator
    • Brenda J. Newman, Esq., UWWM Arbitrator and Mediator
    • Renée E. Thompson, UWWM Arbitrator and Mediator
    • April Y. Walker, UWWM Arbitrator and Mediator

    Registration deadline: May 2, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

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  • Practicing in Immigration Court in 2021 – May 6, 2021

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    Practicing in Immigration Court in 2021 – May 6, 2021

    The Immigration Law Committee presents:

    Practicing In Immigration Court in 2021

    Description:

    1. INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS, TOPIC AND GAME PLAN
    2. OVERVIEW OF THE ORLANDO IMMIGRATION COURT
       a. JUDGES
       b. STAFF
       c. COURT ADMINISTRATOR
       d. ICE COUNSEL (OPLA-ORLANDO)
       e. LOCATION
       f. DAYS/TIMES
       g. DETAINED/NON-DETAINED
    3. COVID AND IMMIGRATION COURT
       a. What is new and different due to COVID for safety?
       b. What is a master calendar hearing like now?
       c. What is an individual hearing like now?
       d. How do you plan for your cases?
    4. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES IN IMMIGRATION COURT
       a. ECAS
       b. WEBEX
       c. TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES
       d. DETAINED AND NON-DETAINED CASES
    5. HOW IS IMMIGRATION COURT DIFFERENT UNDER PRESIDENT BIDEN?
       a. Enforcement Priorities
       b. Detention and Bond
       c. What should change soon?
    6. PRACTICE MANUAL CHANGES
       a. What is it, where is it, and why does it matter?
       b. Filing deadline changes!
       c. What you don’t know will hurt you
       d. What is a scheduling order and why do I care?
    7. LEGAL UPDATES FOR IMMIGRATION COURT
       a. BIA cases for Immigration Court
         i. Bond cases
         ii. Removal cases
         iii. Relief cases
       b. 11th Circuit Cases for Immigration Court
    8. ASYLUM IN IMMIGRATION COURT
       a. Firm Resettlement
       b. One Year Filing Deadline
       c. Work Permit?
       d. What is a Particular Social Group?
       e. Updates
    9. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

    Location: This will be a live Zoom meeting and login instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to event.

    Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    CLE: 3.5 General

    Speakers:

    • John Gihon 
    • Milena Portillo
    • Rosa Melia-Acevedo

    Registration deadline: May 4, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

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  • Family Sept 20

    The ABCDs of Medicare – May 13, 2021

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    The ABCDs of Medicare – May 13, 2021

    The Social Security and Elder Law Committee presents: The ABCDs of Medicare

    Description:

    12:00 – 12:20 A brief history of Medicare 

    1. Chronology 
    2. Relationship of the different parts 

    12:20 – 12:40 Who is eligible? 

    1. Earnings requirement 
    2. Age or eligibility for certain federal programs 
    3. Eligibility based on certain diseases 

    12:40 – 1:00 Medicare Coverage 

    1. Medicare Part A 
    2. Medicare Part B 
    3. Medicare Part C 
    4. Medicare Part D 

    1:00 – 1:20 Other benefit programs for which Medicare recipients may be eligible 

    1. Medicaid 
    2. Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program 
    3. Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program 

    D. “Extra help” 

    1:20 – 1:40 Appeals 

    1. Time limits 
    2. Process 
    3. Administrative Hearings 
    4. Post Hearing 

    1:40 – 2:00 Questions 

    Location: This will be a Zoom meeting and instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to event.

    Program: 12:00 pm – 2:00pm

    CLE: 2.5 General Credits; Certification Credits: Elder Law 2.5

    Speakers:

    • Richard A. Culbertson
    • Barry C. LaBoda

    Registration deadline: May 11th 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

    $20.00
  • Construction November

    Passive Fire Protection in Residential Wood-Framed Construction – May 18, 2021

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    Passive Fire Protection in Residential Wood-Framed Construction – May 18, 2021

    The Construction Law Committee presents:
    Passive Fire Protection in Residential Wood-Framed Construction 

    Description: This course is designed to teach construction law attorneys, and other interested parties, some of the basic code requirements regarding passive fire protection in wood-framed construction.

    Subject Matter: Understanding basic residential code requirements regarding passive fire protection. Passive fire protection includes the fire-resistant materials and construction intended to compartmentalize fire and limit its spread. This is in contrast with active fire protection systems such as fire sprinklers and smoke detectors. Participants will learn what is required by code in this regard, and how such code requirements are commonly constructed. Examples and case studies of each type of fire protection features will be discussed.

    Course Evaluation:
    This course will conclude with a Question and Answer session involving the entire class to further expand on the topics covered.
    After the Q & A session, every attendee will be given a course evaluation to complete. In order to complete this course an evaluation is to be completed and will be sent via email and must be returned to saki@fiebigarch.com.

    Location: This will be a Zoom meeting and instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event.

    Program: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

    CLE: There will be no CLE for this course, this is a Fire Protection Course and and evaluation must be filled for completion. (Fire Protection Course)

    Speaker:

    • Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP

    Registration deadline: May 16, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at Stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

    $20.00
  • Intellectual Property and Equitable Distribution Issues – May 21, 2021 – Sponsored by Soberlink

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    Intellectual Property and Equitable Distribution Issues – May 21, 2021 – Sponsored by Soberlink

    The Family Law Committee presents:
    Intellectual Property and Equitable Distribution Issues

    Description: This CLE will provide family law attorneys with an overview of intellectual property, including the main types of intellectual property, protections, and ownership interests. This overview will provide a background for the discussion of the intersection of intellectual property and equitable distribution issues such as intellectual property creation and operative dates for marital vs. non-marital determinations; discovery issues; and the valuation of intellectual property. 

    12:50- 1:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

    Program: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

    CLE: Pending

    Speakers:

    • Karen Middlekauf, Esq.
    • Linnea Eberhart, Esq.

    Sponsored by: Soberlink

    Registration deadline: May 19, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at Stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

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  • Candor, Conduct, and Consequences: Best Practices for Professional Conduct. – May 21, 2021

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    Candor, Conduct, and Consequences: Best Practices for Professional Conduct. – May 21, 2021

    The Professionalism Committee presents:

    Candor, Conduct, and Consequences: Best Practices for Professional Conduct.

    Description:

    Section 1: Candor from 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.: The Oath of Admission to the Florida Bar and the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar outline attorneys’ responsibility to show candor and deal with parties in a truthful manner. This section will be a judge’s panel, tentatively consisting of Judge Diana Tennis and Judge Dan Traver.

    Section 2: Conduct from 10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.: This section will include an examination of attorney conduct with examples from The Florida Bar of attorney disciplinary actions. Tentative speaker will be Patti Savitz.

    Section 3: Consequences from 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.: This section will examine violations and attorney sanctions. Tentative speaker Robert Borr.

    Location: This will be a live Zoom meeting and login instructions will be emailed 24 hours prior to the event.

    Program: 9:00 am – 11:50 am

    CLE: 3.0 General Pending

    Speakers:

    • Judge Diana Tennis
    • Judge Dan Traver
    • Patti Savitz
    • Robert Borr

    Registration deadline: May 19, 2021 

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

    $60.00
  • Crypto Currency: How Can You Use it in your Business Cases? – June 2, 2021

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    Crypto Currency: How Can You Use it in your Business Cases? – June 2, 2021

    The Business Law Committee presents: Crypto Currency: How Can You Use it in your Business Cases?

    Description: Tony Tate, a Block Chain Asset Analyst from Currency Cadets is going to present on how cryptocurrency can be found, used and exchanged as it relates to business law litigation and transactions.

    Program: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

    CLE: 1.0 General Credit – PENDING

    Speaker:

    • Tony Tate

    Registration deadline: May 31, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233.

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

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  • Meet the Honorable Keith F. White – June 18, 2021 – Sponsored by Soberlink

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    Meet the Honorable Keith F. White – June 18, 2021 – Sponsored by Soberlink

    The Family Law Committee presents:
    Meet the Honorable Keith F. White

    Description: Meet the Honorable Keith F. White along with his judicial assistant, Lizandra Montero. This will be an informal discussion via Zoom of Judge White’s background and his policies, expectations, likes, dislikes, etc. for his courtroom. Also, family law attorneys will meet Judge White’s judicial assistant and discuss her procedural preferences.. 

    Program: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

    CLE: Pending

    Speakers:

    • Judge Keith F. White 
    • Judicial assistant, Lizandra Montero

    Registration deadline: June 16, 2021

    If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact Stephanie Sadi at Stephanies@ocbanet.org or 407-422-4551 ext. 233

    ***If you are an OCBA Member please make sure you login to your account before registering for any events/seminars to receive your member discount if applicable***

    $20.00
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