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Monthly Telephonic CLE Seminar

The third Tuesday of every month, except June and December, the Appellate Practice Section puts on a one-hour CLE telephone conference call as a service to its members. These seminars typically provide one-hour of appellate certification credit and deal with advances issues of appellate practice, often focusing on hot, substantive issues.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Call-in Time: 12:10pm

Workers' Compensation — Florida Supreme Court Debates the Grand Bargain

Florida's Workers' Compensation Act was adopted in 1935, and until recently its constitutional validity was seemingly settled. The original Act reflected a tradeoff between industry and labor. Industry received immunity from suit while labor received guaranteed compensation for work-related injuries regardless of fault. Then, major reforms in 1979, 1990, 1994, and 2003 steadily reduced benefits to injured workers and called into question the continued viability of the grand bargain. Industry's immunity from suit was strengthened, but injured workers were entitled to receive far less compensation in return for that immunity waiver. Currently, there are seven important cases pending before the Florida Supreme Court. Each seeks to strike down either an individual statute or the Act as a whole. All have been fully briefed and ready for determination for many months. Learn about these interesting cases and also get a primer on Workers' Compensation appeals from attorney Bill Rogner, Florida Bar Board Certified in both Appellate Practice and Workers' Compensation law.

Any questions may be submitted in advance to Chris Donovan at cdonovan@ralaw.com or Kansas Gooden at kgooden@boyd-jenerette.com. Please register for this informative seminar.

Course No. TBA

REGISTER NOW: click HERE for the 2015-2016 CLE registration form.

Telephonic CLE - Instructions to Participate

  1. Register with the bar — Please click HERE for the 2015-2016 CLE registration form. **Completed registration forms should be faxed to The Florida Bar FAX number 850-561-9413. Any questions regarding registration should be directed to JoAnn Shearer at jshearer@flabar.org or (850) 561-5630**
  2. Call in at the appointed time. US / Canada Dial-in #: (866) 383-5534. All international callers dial 832-553-1655. The operator will ask you for the Conference ID number. You should tell the operator that you were given a password, which is "Appellate". You will then be asked to provide your full name and Florida Bar number in order to receive CLE credit.
  3. You will be asked to provide your full name and Florida Bar number in order to receive CLE credit. You will be put on hold until the seminar begins. Credit may be verified based on the attendance report provided to The Florida Bar by the company hosting the call. Please click HERE to post your CLE credit.
  4. Questions. If you have questions during the seminar, please alert the operator, Chris Donovan at cdonovan@ralaw.com or Kansas Gooden at kgooden@boyd-jenerette.com.

Click here for information about how to claim CLE credit.

The July CLE "A Special Place: A (Criminal) Appellate Practition" has been approved for the following credits:
Course No. 1505559N
General CLE Credit: 1 hr.
Civil Trial Certification Credit: 1 hr.
Criminal Appellate Law Certification Credit: 1 hr.
Criminal Trial Law Certification Credit: 1 hr.

Your Appellate Practice Section's 2015/2016 Telephone CLE Schedule:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (8020106)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (8020107)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (8020108)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (8020109)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (8020110)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (8020111)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (8020112)

No CLE in June

The Section encourages participation in these one-hour lunch time CLEs that generally take place on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of December and June. Each year attendance has increased for these informative seminars. Traditionally, these seminars allow attendees to receive Appellate Certificate credits as well as general CLE credits. The moderators and panelists do an exceptional job. The Section also encourages section members to participate in serving as moderators and panelists. Please contact Chris Donovan at cdonovan@ralaw.com if you are interested in participating.