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Agenda

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THURSDAY, February 9, 2017:

 

04:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Florida Association of LGBT Lawyers and Allies, Inc. (FALLA) Board of Directors Meeting  at Juicy Blue Tapas Bar restaurant inside Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown: 316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Welcome Happy Hour – at Juicy Blue Tapas Bar inside Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown: 316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Sponsored by Florida Association of LGBT Lawyers & Allies, Inc.

FRIDAY, February 10, 2017:

 

08:15 AM – 08:30 AM

Check-in and Breakfast – provided courtesy of Heuler-Wakeman Law Group, P.L.

09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

Welcome – Honorable Andrew Gillum – Mayor, City of Tallahassee and Erin O’Hara O’Connor – Dean, Florida State University College of Law

Opening remarks – Neil Kolner, Esq. – President, FALLA, Inc.

09:10 AM – 10:00 AM

Legislative Update (1.0 CLE) – An update on legislation including the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (progress we’ve made and the road to passage), transgender people as targets (the “bathroom bill” phenomenon and what we expect this year), and religious refusals (the freedom of religion in harmony with LGBTQ equality)

Speaker: Scott  D.  McCoy,  Esq. – Senior  Policy  Counsel  and  Acting Managing Attorney for Florida, Southern Poverty Law Center

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Politics and Government (1.0 CLE) –

A discussion of the history of community-driven initiatives locally, including the Leon County Human Rights Ordinance and Domestic Partner Registry and the creation of the DPR following input from the LGBT community

Speakers: Leon  County  Commissioner Mary  Ann  Lindley and Andy Janecek – LGBT   activist   and   President   of   the   Capital   City   GLBTA Democratic Caucus

10:50 AM – 11:05 AM

BREAK provided courtesy of Heuler-Wakeman Law Group, P.L.

11:05 AM – 11:55 AM
Discrimination (1.0 CLE) – This panel will discuss discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity/expression that LGBT individuals face in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

Speakers: John C. Davis, Esq. (employment) and Dr. Petra Doan – Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
LUNCH – provided courtesy of Heuler-Wakeman Law Group, P.L.

01:00 PM – 01:50 PM

Judge’s Panel (1.0 ethics) – “Can I Ask a Judge to Do That? Building Relationships with the Judiciary

Speaker: Hon. Robert W. Lee – County Court Judge, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida

01:50 PM – 02:40 PM

HIV/AIDS, Disability, and Social Security (1.0 CLE) – Legal  issues  LGBT Americans  face  with  regard  to  HIV/AIDS,  other  disability  issues,  and navigating social security processes

Speakers: Barbara Demby Abrams, Esq. and Melissa Walton – Director of Client Services, Big Bend CARES

02:40 PM – 02:55 PM

BREAK provided courtesy of Heuler-Wakeman Law Group, P.L.

02:55 PM – 03:45 PM

Transgender (1.0 CLE) – Ever-changing legal issues for transgender clients at the federal and state levels, including name changes, gender changes, family law, etc.

Speaker: Rusty Mead, Esq.

03:45 PM – 04:45 PM

Serving our Silver LGBT Clients (1.0 CLE) – An overview of the legal issues facing LGBTQ clients as they age, including estate planning, health care cost planning, advance directives, guardianship, and elder exploitation.

Speakers: Mary Wakeman, Esq. and Victoria E. Heuler, Esq.

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Reception – in the Rotunda at FSU College of Law; sponsored by Brandon Family Law Center.

SATURDAY, February 10, 2017:

 

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM

Check-In and Breakfast – provided courtesy of Heuler-Wakeman Law Group, P.L.

09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

Announcements – Neil Kolner, Esq. – President, FALLA, Inc. and introduction of Mary Greenwood, Esq.  – President-Elect of FALLA, Inc.

09:10 AM – 10:00 AM

Family Formation (1.0 CLE) – This panel will discuss preparation of prenuptial agreements and provide updates about adoption and surrogacy practices for Florida’s same-sex couples.

Speaker: Mary Greenwood, Esq.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

BREAK

10:15 AM – 11:05 AM

Dissolution in Non-Traditional Marriages (1.0 CLE) – Navigating the dissolution process when same-sex couples break up and decide to divorce

Speaker: Rusty Mead, Esq.

11:05 AM – 11:55 AM

Collaborative Law (1.0 CLE) – Collaborative Practice empowers LGBTQ spouses and partners to privately resolve disputes in a manner that reflects the reality of their family with specially trained professionals that educate, support and guide them in reaching balanced, respectful, and lasting agreements.

Speaker: Mary Greenwood, Esq.

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks; Adjourn