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The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program's mission is to assist the members of The Florida Bar in their continuing legal education and to facilitate the production and delivery of quality CLE programs and publications.

 

 

CLE Calendar 2014

 

September 23, 2014

To Tax Effect or Not:  Does the Imminent Sale Doctrine Still Exist?
Course No. C1781
Live Audio Webcast

 

This one-hour presentation will examine and consider the issue of the tax consequences when formulating an equitable distribution award and whether assets awarded to a party as part of the court's equitable distribution scheme should be discounted by potential tax consequences. Questions and issues to be addressed include whether a trial court is mandated to reduce the value of assets for potential tax consequences, no matter how certain or uncertain they may be, whether the Imminent Sale Doctrine still exists, the lawyer's responsibility to present tax consequences, and possible alternatives, including unequal distribution, to immediately tax effecting assets.

 


 

October 2, 2014

The Family Law Practitioner's Guide to Successful Planning, Taking, and Using Depositions
Course No. C1787
Live and Webcast Presentation

 

Featuring Ervin Gonzalez. Come listen to this distinguished panel of speakers speak on their tactical and strategic approaches to the planning, taking, and using depositions in a family law setting. This broad and useful seminar is designed to assist the family law practitioner in taking a successful deposition from start to finish. Topics include understanding the rules, ethical minefields, depositions of financial and mental health experts, and special practice tips from our outstanding seasoned professionals.

 




October 22, 2014

2014 Case Law Update: Stay Up to Date and Learn about Recent Developments and Notable Decisions in Family Law That Will Impact Your Practice
Course No. 1795R
Audio Webcast

 

Join Eddie Stephens, Esq., Ralph T. White, Esq., and Bonnie Sockel-Stone, Esq. as they provide an update of published Florida family law since January 1, 2014. This two hour presentation will include a discussion of recent case law tackling a wide-range of topics, including, but not limited to, alimony, parenting, relocation, equitable distribution, child support, paternity, enforcement, modification, attorney's fees, contempt, procedure, and ethics.

 


November 5, 2014

Building Your Law Practice
Course No. C1799
Audio Webcast

 

This program focuses on the fundamental considerations for starting, developing, or growing a family law practice. It is applicable both to attorneys interested in hanging their own shingle and to those attorneys who wish to develop their practice while working in an established firm. The program will provide an opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the most successful and distinguished family law attorneys throughout the State of Florida. Don't miss your opportunity to learn about these critical issues facing every family lawyer's career.

November 12, 2014

Mechanics of the Marital and
Family Law Certification Exam
Course No. C1910R
Live Audio Webcast

 

This seminar is intended to assist both those who have applied to take the certification exam and those who are thinking about taking the exam in the future. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Furthermore, those who have developed the program have had no communication with the certification committee that prepares and grades the examination and they have no information regarding the examination content or format other than the information contained in the exam specifications which are also provided to each examinee. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination or that the examination will cover all topics in the course material.

This seminar is not eligible for CLE credit.


 

January 30-31, 2015

THE 2015 MARITAL & FAMILY LAW REVIEW COURSE

The Hilton Bonnet Creek

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  • Hotel Information:

    Secure your room reservation at The Hilton Bonnet Creek now at the low special seminar rate of $199.00 per night. Limited number of rooms available at the Waldorf Astoria for $269 per night (single/double occupancy).  There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the guest rooms and free access to the fitness center.

    To reserve your room online, please click here.  To reserve your room by phone, please call The Hilton Bonnet Creek at 1-888-353-2013 or the Waldorf Astoria at 1-888-353-2009. Please reference Marital and Family Law Review Course.

    The deadline for reservations is January 5, 2015.

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