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June 26, 2017 | News

2017 Florida Bar Annual Convention Podcast Episodes


Catch up on all the episodes recorded at this year’s Annual Convention:

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention

Hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Melanie Griffin, chair of the Annual Convention Committee, about what this year’s convention will look like including technology CLEs, president showcase seminars, and networking opportunities in the form of nightly receptions.

E-Discovery Resources and Digital Evidence

Hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Suzanne Clark and Park McManis about electronic discovery and digital evidence.

Criminal Law Update

Host Laurence Colletti reviews updates in the field of criminal law with Denis deVlaming, including listing a couple specific cases and their effect on the law.

Employment Law Updates

Host Laurence Colletti reviews updates in the field of employment with Kevin Johnson, including a couple specific cases and how they’ve affected the law.

Bankruptcy Law Updates

Host Liz McCausland reviews updates in the field of bankruptcy with Barbara Leach. They dive into topics like exemptions, debt payment using credit cards, and student loan dischargeability.

The Constitution Revision Showcase

Host Michael Higer talks to Judge Michelle Sisco, Richard Levenstein, Stephen Ware, Dean Cannon, and Brian Fitzpatrick about the Constitution Revision Commission and its potential proposals. They cover the selection process for judges and term limits.

Social Media Ethics

Host Jonathon Israel talks to Joe Corsmeier about social media and the ethical considerations lawyers need to make when using it.

Being The Florida Bar President

Guest host and future president-elect of The Florida Bar Michelle Suskauer interviews current president and president-elect Bill Schifino and Michael Higer. In their discussion they share experiences, advice, and priorities for this coming year, including a focus on health and wellness.

The First Amendment and the US Supreme Court

Host Barbara Leach talks to Tom Julin, Dana McElroy, Rick Ovelmen, and Howard Wasserman about the First Amendment, including a couple relevant cases and the potential impact of the Trump administration.

Insuring Against Cybersecurity Risks and Privacy Perils

Host Christine Bilbrey talks to Jacey Kaps, Chip Trefry, and Scott Reid about how having cyber and data protection can be just as important as locking your door.

Every Firm is a Target for Cyber Security Breaches

Hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Lawrence Kunin and Serge Jorgensen about data security breaches and the legal implications of such a breach.

Technology for Today’s Lawyers

Host Jonathon Israel talks to Richard Granat about having a secure client portal as part of your law firm website.

Apps for Practicing Law in the 21st Century

Hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Christine Falcicchio, Ian O’Flaherty, and Tara Cheever about their new apps created specifically for lawyers.

Leveraging Your Homepage

Hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel talk to Wayne Bell about the advantages of making a website homepage more relatable.

Internal Government Communication with KeyNote Speaker Justice Labarga

Host Christine Bilbrey talking to keynote speaker Chief Justice Jorge Labarga about what’s included in his speech.



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