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Continuing Legal Education Committee

Robert Charbonneau


Andrew Layden

Vice Chair

Utibe I. Ikpe

Second Vice Chair

Hon. Caryl Delano

Judicial Chair

Who We Are

In recognition of the fact that The Florida Bar staff and Section Administrator in conjunction with substantive committees have largely assumed the responsibilities for CLEs, we are looking to repurpose and grow the CLE Committee this year.  The Committee will be made up of BLS lawyers who are involved in local voluntary bar associations across the state to join the CLE committee to serve as liaison between BLS and voluntary bar associations to partner on CLE programs.  The global purpose is to promote awareness about the BLS, and hope that this ultimately translates into increased membership in the section.  We would like to have one lawyer in each of the major cities in Florida, and also a cross-section of practice areas.  Right now we have Peter Valori, Bob Charbonneau, and Andy Layden.  A number of EC members also volunteered during that meeting. 

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Business Litigation Certification CLE available here for BLS members.

The following videos were prepared by the Business Litigation Committee as a preparation course for the Business Litigation Certification Exam and are free to BLS members.

Real Estate Litigation, presented by Manual Farach
Materials Part I
Materials Part II
Materials Part III

Evidence, presented by Ervin Gonzalez
Demonstrative Evidence
Documentary Evidence
Expert Witnesses
Trial Objectives

A Primer on Florida Business Organization Disputes, presented by John P. Kelly
Additional Materials

Business Litigation Skills, presented by David Ross
Courtroom Techniques

Business Torts, presented by Melanie Damian
Course Materials, Part I
Course Materials, Part 2