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FJA Annual Convention Schedule of Events


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 

Women's Caucus Section Retreat | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM



The FJA Women’s Caucus is building on tremendous success and growth as it hosts the Third Annual Retreat at Annual Convention. Caucus leaders aim to provide members with every tool necessary to succeed professionally and personally, and doing it as a group makes it such a positive and motivating event.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Advanced Trial Skills Seminar: Perfecting Your Competitive Edge | 8:30 AM-5:30 PM


  Every FJA attorney needs a brush-up on their trial skills. This seminar does just that, and more. The two-day Advanced Trial Skills Seminar also gives you a glimpse into how to handle certain types of cases, learn new strategies to improve your opening statement, closing arguments, voir dire, cross-examinations, and more.


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• New Approaches to Proving PTSD
• Doctors, Lawyers and LOPs – Combatting Claims of Collusion at Trial
• Fighting for Fees – Effective Strategies for Proposals for Settlement
• Maximizing the Value of Low Impact Crash Cases
• The Art of Closing; Cross Examination; Negotiating
• Mediation Magic – Getting the Adjuster’s Attention
• More topics coming soon!


Young Lawyers Seminar | 9:00 AM-5:30 PM

  The topics selected for this session are to designed to help you improve your cases to achieve better results for your clients.

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  • What’s the Magic Word/Demand Letter/Bad Faith Set-Up
    Gregory M. Yaffa | Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, PLLC | Palm Beach Gardens
  • Negligent Security from an Attorney’s View
    Todd J. Michaels | The Haggard Law Firm | Coral Gables
  • First Party Insurance Litigation
    Olivia D. Liggio | Liggio Law, P.A. | West Palm Beach
  • Tips and Tricks on Negotiation at Mediation from Former Defense Counsel’s
    Perspective

    Matthew Naparstek | DeFelice & Ehlrich | Palm Beach Gardens
  • Rainmaking
    Damian B. Mallard | Mallard Law Firm | Sarasota

Additional Topics Include:
• Human Factors
• Negligent Security from an Expert’s View
• Maximizing Value and Negotiating Pre-suit from Former Adjuster’s Perspective

Program Co-Chairs
• Kimberly Hogan | Fasig Brooks, PLLC | Tallahassee
• Christopher J. Keller and Jason McIntosh | Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, LLP | West Palm Beach
• Alan L. Perez | The Mallard Firm | Sarasota


General Membership Meeting
| 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Meet the Candidates Reception | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


  Come learn more about the FJA members running for leadership positions in preparation of the FJA Elections for the Board of Directors at this complimentary reception.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Advanced Trial Skills Seminar: Perfecting Your Competitive Edge | 8:30 AM - 3:20 PM


  Every FJA attorney needs a brush-up on their trial skills. This seminar does just that, and more. The two-day Advanced Trial Skills Seminar also gives you a glimpse into how to handle certain types of cases, learn new strategies to improve your opening statement, closing arguments, voir dire, cross-examinations, and more. 


Featured Topics:  CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE AGENDA

• New Approaches to Proving PTSD
• Doctors, Lawyers and LOPs – Combatting Claims of Collusion at Trial
• Fighting for Fees – Effective Strategies for Proposals for Settlement
• Maximizing the Value of Low Impact Crash Cases
• The Art of Closing; Cross Examination; Negotiating
• Mediation Magic – Getting the Adjuster’s Attention
• More topics coming soon!


Section Meetings & Elections | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Justice Luncheon | Noon - 1:45 PM


  The Justice Luncheon is an elegant affair where select FJA members are presented with distinguished awards celebrating their achievements from the year. 

FJA Elections: Vote for the 2018 FJA Board of Directors | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
EAGLE/PAC Reception | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


  All members are welcome to this complimentary reception! Network with colleagues and recognize the extraordinary commitment to our mission demonstrated by those who give beyond regular membership dues to ensure FJA's strong position in the legislative and political process. 


Annual Dinner & Dessert Reception | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

 


  President Dale Swope had a big year - it's time to party! Enjoy dinner and dessert with your FJA colleagues and celebrate Dale's year of service and leadership. Those who attend are in for a treat with a special screening of the 2018 Presidents' Video. 


Friday, June 22, 2018

 

Transportation Law Seminar | 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM


   What's new in the law regarding railroads, cruise ships, buses, and trucks? Attend the new Transportation Law seminar to find out.

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Civil Litigation for Paralegals & Legal Assistants Seminar | 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM


   This session meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for Paralegals for CLE credit required to maintain the CP Credential.


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Deep Dive with Doctors into Medical Charts & Diagnostic Tests
Medical Malpractice Refresher – Pulling Back The Sheets
The Trauma of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Legal Investigation – Finding The Dirt On Anyone
Everything You Wanted To Know About Estates, Guardianships & Trusts in PI Cases
Who’s Watching The Road? Defective Products, Driverless Cars and Evidence Preservation


Presidential Luncheon | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 


   Make way for a new legacy! This is the event where the FJA swears in the incoming President. We also take this time to recognize outstanding leaders within the FJA and their commitment to our mission.

 


Saturday, June 23, 2018

 

FJA Board of Directors Meeting | 8:30 AM - Noon