Seminar Number

7935

 

Early Registration Fee:

$375

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$395

ADVANCED URGENT LEGAL MATTERS AT SEA
for Georgia and Florida Attorneys

FRIDAY - SATURDAY
November 9-17, 2012

Aboard the Celebrity Cruise Line
Eclipse

Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CLE Hours:
13 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 7 Trial Practice Hours
For travel reservation information, please download the brochure.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012

Presiding:
Cliffe Lane Gort, Program Chair, Attorney at Law, Atlanta

*Attorneys practicing in Georgia and Florida

12:00 board the ship, explore the world’s classiest ship, and have a wonderful lunch at your leisure at one of the many restaurants, or have a picnic on the grass in front of the glass blowing demonstration
4:00

life boat drill, sail away party on deck, and participate or not in one of the many activities on board the eclipse

5:00

registrationWill be in the Sky Observation Lounge—Deck 14 (All attendees must check in upon arrival.)

5:20 WELCOME, pROGRAM overview and important facts about seminar and cruise
Cliffe Lane Gort
5:35 ethics in the trial courts
Hon. Michael C. Clark, Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit, Lawrenceville
6:35 socializing and story telling as you may wish,
in your dIscretion
7:00 activities in the sky lounge over for the group, and dinner will be served in the main dining room for all. activities in the evening at the piano bar, live show, casino, dancE hall, health club, etc., on your own.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012
Seminar will take place in the Sky Observation Lounge - Deck 14

7:50
FULl BREAKFAST served at speciality café, main dining room, buffet or cabin (Attendance on your own if you wish.)
8:30

impact of child support laws on florida and georgia families
Denise Lorraine Allen*, Attorney at Law, Atlanta

9:30
trying high profile cases in a 24-hour news cycle
Jose A. Baez, (invited) The Baez Law Firm, Kissimmee, FL
10:50
BREAK
11:05
urgent legal matters in constitutional law, including u.s. supreme court cases, while maintaining a sense of rage
Bruce S. Harvey, Attorney at Law, Atlanta
12:45

special luncheon in the dining room, with escort from the chef for all who wish to attend and any family or friends
(Compliments of Celebrity)

recess for fun day of activities and a formal evening of non-stop activities, entertainment, and relaxation

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2012
Celebration for all our veterans.  Seminar will take place in the Celebrity Central- Deck 4
8:00
breakfast on your own at the place of your choosing
8:30
federal rules of bankruptcy, with updates
Milton D. Jones, Attorney at Law, Morrow
9:30
connection with the judge—tips, techniques, and strategies to hone your presentation skills in a professional way
Hon. Michael C. Clark
10:30
break
10:45
the art of cross examinations in an urgent legal matter setting
Roger J. Dodd*, Attorney at Law, Valdosta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; Winter Park, UT
12:00
qui tam litigation: critical issues—identifying a false claims act case, drafting and deciding where to file
Diane Marger Moore*, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, Los Angeles, CA
1:00
recess for a wonderful lunch and afternoon relaxing in a stress-free environment
3:00
docking in the dynamic port of San juan, Puerto Rico
10:00
sail away deck party under the stars
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012

(Full day in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and the various activities including shopping, rated the most beautiful beach in the world, or intellectual tours to nowhere)

5:00
Cocktail party with great food and special guests
(Compliments of Galaxsea Cruises)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
(Full day in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, in the most exotic island in the world
with two different cultures and nations omnipresent and omnipotent)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
DAY AT SEA
(Full day in Basseterre, St. Kitts, where tours of the beautiful island, hiking, biking and swimming are the orders of the day. Of course, shopping is still present and some of the best prices in the Caribbean.)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Seminar will take place in the Sky Observation Lounge - Deck 14
8:00
breakfast on your own in any of the many venues
8:30
recent developments in case law under the federal arbitration act
Thomas E. Cauthorn, III, Cauthorn Nohr & O’Dell, Marietta
9:30
federal land use litigation
Kathryn M. Zickert, Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta
10:30
break
10:45
urgent legal matters in federal drug prosecutions
Andrea Hoffman, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, Miami
11:45
panel discussion about handling urgent legal matters
Moderator:
Cliffe Lane Gort

Panelists:
Hon. Michael C. Clark
Roger J. Dodd
Thomas E. Cauthorn, III
Bruce Steven Harvey
Lawrence C. Walker, Jr., Walker Hubert Gray & Byrd LLP, Perry
12:55
concluding remarks
Cliffe Lane Gort
1:00
adjourn—seminar is over and everyone will be ordered to hold back the tears until we meet again
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
(Annual Traditional Mimosa Party in morning for those who want to attend,
and then the last full day at sea to do anything your heart desires on ship,
including being treated like a celebrity)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012
(Departure after breakfast, and sad goodbye to the most luxurious ship in the world)