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November 15, 2018
CFBLA Monthly Luncheon

Procedure Manual Jeopardy:  An Interactive Presentation
Hosted by the Hon. Karen S. Jennemann
Summer 2018 Florida A&M College of Law
Bankruptcy Book Award Winner Presentation


Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Hon. Karen S. Jennemann will host Procedure Manual Jeopardy!  Join in on the fun and find out who the next Procedure Manual Jeopardy! champion will be. 

We will also be presenting our Summer 2018 Florida A&M College of Law Bankruptcy Book Award to Wilda P. Pomales.

Our lunch will begin at noon at the offices of Gray Robinson, 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.  1 hour of General CLE credit has been approved for this luncheon.  The cost is $15.00 for CFBLA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members.  You can pay on line through our website http://www.cfbla.org  or pay at the door.  Please RSVP to me at cfblabankruptcybar@gmail.com  as soon as possible as seats are limited and please let me know if you have any dietary requirementsPlease remember, if you make a reservation but fail to attend, you will be billed for the reservation.





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Thursday, September 20, 2018
How Experts Lie with Statistics
By Franklind Lea
Thursday, September 20, 2018, Franklind Lea will speak at our luncheon.  What do you do when you opposing counsel’s financial expert is known as the Villain of Wall Street?  Learn how to uncover and expose statistical lies, false logic, trickery and graphical “sleight of hand” during this humorous presentation. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Playing the Blame Game – Fiduciary Duty Litigation in Bankrupty
By Donald R. Kirk  

Thursday, August 16, 2018, Donald R. Kirk of Carlton Fields will be our guest speaker.  He will speak about the interplay of bankruptcy, fiduciary litigation, and D&O insurance policies.  

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Ethics in the Social Media World
By Justin Luna  

Justin Luna will speak at our luncheon about ethics in the social media world  

Thursday, June 21, 2018
After the Bench – Lessons and Observations
Presented By The Hon. K. Rodney May
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Spring 2018 Florida A&M College of Law Bankruptcy Book Award Winner

The Hon. K. Rodney May will speak at our luncheon about his personal experiences from attorney to judge and share some experiences, lessons learned, and commentary on how the bankruptcy court has adapted and changed during his time on the bench.

We will also be presenting our Spring 2018 Florida A&M College of Law Bankruptcy Book Award to Alice Carmen Burgos.  


Thursday, May 17, 2018
CFBLA Annual Seminar and State of the District 

The CFBLA seminar is fast approaching on May 17.  Part of the program will be a Judicial Roundtable with Judges Williamson, Glenn, and Jackson and moderated by Scott Shuker.   Often, this segment includes a discussion of practice pointers from the Judges and questions from attendees.  To facilitate a healthy discussion, Mr. Shuker is soliciting questions ahead of time that he can then discuss with the judges.  If you have a question or concern you would like to be addressed, please send your question/concern to rshuker@lseblaw.com.  Mr. Shuker will use the comments, without attribution, for discussion at the seminar. 

The 2018 CFBLA Seminar will be held at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando on Thursday, May 17, 2018 and will feature Chief Judge Michael Williamson presenting the Annual State of the District as the keynote lunch presentation – included at no extra charge with your Seminar registration!  In addition, the Seminar will include insightful and broadly applicable CLE presentations such as (1) a panel discussion of hot topics in bankruptcy law with Florida bankruptcy judges participating; (2) a panel discussion of key bankruptcy case law in the 11th Circuit and Florida courts affecting Central Florida bankruptcy practitioners; (3) a rapid-fire debates session on disputed bankruptcy issues; and (4) a discussion of what you need to know in the E-Discovery arena – among others. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 
Cyber Security & Business Continuity Briefing 
Presented by Jay Fowler

Jay Fowler, President of The Scarlett Group will be our guest speaker.  Jay is an expert in IT threat and risk assessment and has a specific niche working with law firms.  He will be discussing ways to protect your network from ransom ware, malware, viruses and other ways to increase efficiency without compromising security.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Case Law Update
Presented by Bradley Saxton and Andrew Roy 

Bradley Saxton and Andrew Roy will present the Bankruptcy Case Law Update - an in-depth review of current cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida.

Thursday February 15, 2018
Personal Absolute Priority:   Identification of Symptoms of Substance Abuse and
 the Paths to Recovery
Presented by Scott W. Spradley 

Scott Spradley will be our guest speaker this month and will speak about substance abuse and the paths to recovery.

Thursday, January 25, 2018  
The Kevin E. Mangum Memorial Volunteer Service Award Presentation
Guest Co-Speakers Jon Kane and Jeffrey Ainsworth discuss
Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz:
A Debate Over The Supreme Court’s Expansion of Sec. 523 

CFBLA will be honoring Alec J. Solomita, the recipient of the Kevin E. Mangum Memorial Volunteer Service Award 2017 for his outstanding service and dedication to the Bankruptcy Pro Se Assistance Clinic for the Middle District of Florida.  Immediately following, Jon Kane of Mateer Harbert and Jeffrey Ainsworth of Branson Law will be co-speaking at our luncheon on the topic of Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz - A Debate Over The Supreme Court’s Expansion of Sec. 523.