Council Meetings & Programs

CLE Events

2019 Florida Bar Annual Convention @ Boca Raton Resort and Club
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

Join your colleagues and friends at the 69th Annual Florida Bar Annual Convention June 26-29 at Boca Raton Resort and Club. The ADR Section is hosting two, live CLE seminars and is hosting its annual award ceremony. Annual Convention provides the ultimate environment to network with colleagues, judges and friends. There are many CLE opportunities, luncheons and special events including the Judicial Luncheon, All-Member Reception, alumni receptions and more. Register for the convention and reserve your spot at the CLE events at this link.

2019 Florida Bar Annual Convention

Drafting Commercial Arbitration Clauses: Beware the Law of Unintended Consequences @ Boca Raton Resort & Club
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Grand Ballroom J. Adele Stone, Esq., Moderator. Jesse Diner, Esq. and A.J. Horowitz, Esq., Panelists

Panelists will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration, compare and contrast the Federal Arbitration Act and Florida Arbitration Code and considerations when drafting arbitration provisions, explain how the scope of an arbitration provision affects arbitrability of disputes, explore the potential for being compelled to separate arbitrations relating to multiple arbitration agreements, and will address equitable/emergency relief in arbitration, delegation clauses, governing law, choice of venue and procedural rules for arbitration, contracts that are appropriate for arbitration provisions, and the impact on class actions. Register for this event through The Florida Bar Annual Convention. 2 General CLE credits.


Florida Bar ADR Section

Executive Council Meeting @ Boca Raton Resort & Club
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Royal Palm Ballroom VIII. Please plan to join us for our Executive Council meeting on June 27 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. during The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. We welcome the chance to meet with you and personally invite you to join a section committee.

Florida Bar ADR Section

Networking & Cocktails During The Florida Bar Annual Convention @ Boca Raton Resort & Club
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mizner’s Monkey Bar in the Boca Raton Resort main building. Please join your ADR Section colleagues and friends for cocktails and networking.

Mediation And Arbitration Issues In Employment Matters: Thinking Outside The Box @ Boca Raton Resort & Club
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Estate Ballroom III. A joint program sponsored by The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment Law Sections. Facilitator, Lori Adelson, Esq. Registration limited to 50. 2 General CLE credits. 1.5 CME self-reporting.

This program will be a roundtable discussion format with a moderator at each of five tables. Our esteemed moderators are The Honorable Dave Lee Brannon, United States District Court Judge; Marlene Quintana, Esq., B.C.S, Gray Robinson; Karen Evans, Esq., Litigation Resolution, Inc.; Kimberly Gilmour, Esq. Gilmour Law; and Robyn Hankins, Esq., Law Office of Robyn S. Hankins.

Discussion topics:

  1. Not just because you have to … Why mediation during litigation?
  2. Mediation before litigation: Does it work or is it just a tactic for free discovery?
  3. Viewpoints on arbitration post-SCOTUS decision affirming the enforceability of arbitration clauses.

Florida Bar ADR Section

ADR Tech CLE Series: QuickBooks
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Live audio webcast presented by  CPA and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Trina W. Downey. Whether you are interested in learning bookkeeping as a job or starting a new business, learning to use QuickBooks is a great first step to understanding your business better. Learn how sales and purchase transactions affect your financial statements, how to connect QuickBooks to your bank, reporting and budgeting, payroll and more! ADR Section members register for only $40. Non-section members $50. Registration details coming soon.

Tech CLE Series: QuickBooks





Annual DRC Conference @ JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Aug 15 – Aug 17 all-day

The Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s Annual DRC Conference ADR: Options and Opportunities takes place August 15-17 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Traditionally, more than 900 ADR professionals attend the two-day event to enhance their knowledge, sharpen their skills and network with colleagues from across the state.  The conference registration, agenda and workshop schedule will be available soon.

Hotel Group Rate: $121 per night
Complimentary Parking
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(850) 523-4200

2019 DRC Conference

ADR Tech CLE Series: Adobe PDF
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Live audio webcast. Learn how to unlock the editing features available in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Use Fill & Sign; Add Text; add elements like X, check or circles; add a digital signature; and more. Presented by attorney Sarah E. Kay ADR Section members register for only $40. Non-section members $50. Registration details coming soon.

Tech CLE Series: Adobe PDF