Court approves CLE Technology Component The Supreme Court approved a three-hour increase in the Bar’s CLE requirement, plus a new mandate to take technologyrelated CLE courses. With the September 29 opinion in case no. SC16-574, The Florida Bar becomes the first mandatory bar in the nation to require a CLE tech component for its members. Starting January 1, 2017, the requirement will coincide with your next reporting cycle. For example, if your new cycle begins February 1, 2017, seminars offered after that date, which include technology credit(s), will count toward your technology requirement. Any seminar offered prior to your new reporting cycle will not count toward your requirement, however if you purchase the audio/webinar after the start of your new cycle, the seminar will count toward your new technology requirement. In anticipation of the requirements, two committees of the Palm Beach County Bar Association (Technology and Business Litigation) have scheduled a series of technology related seminars through May 2017, including the following (some seminars will provide not only technology credit, but other credit and board certification as well): Social Media and E-Discovery Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in your Practice Feb 24 Data security, Retention Obligations March 3 Ipad for Litigators March 17 Overview of State (local) and Federal Court Cost Shifting for E-Discovery April 17 Mediating Business Litigation cases, with a Focus on Use of Trial and Presentation Software to Increase Effectiveness May 5 Electronic Evidence at Trial County Recognizes Mediation Week Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor recently presented the Palm Beach County Bar Association with a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners proclaiming October 17-23, 2016, Mediation Week in Palm Beach County. The proclamation commends the members of the association for their efforts to promote alternative dispute resolution throughout the county. Receiving the proclamation on behalf of the association are Theodore Deckert, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Chair (left) and John Whittles, President. Jan 24 Feb 7 The following seminars offered prior to January 1, 2017 will provide credit when ordering the audio or webinar from a LIVE seminar, however just remember to order the materials after the start of your next reporting cycle. November 17 Law firms and PII – Complying with Privacy and Data Security (1.0 Technology; 1.0 Ethics; 1.0 CLER) December 6 Demystifying Encryption – What you Should Know (1.0 Technology; 1.0 Ethics; 1.0 CLER) Four Bars – One Big Pink Party! The North County Section wishes to thank all the members who came out to support breast cancer awareness month during its Fourth Annual PINK Party. The event was held at Cabo Flats in Jupiter along with members of FAWL, the Palm Beach County Justice Association, and the Hispanic Bar Association. Need a holiday gift? Buy Movie Tickets! As one of your member benefits, you can purchase discount movie tickets at the Bar Office. These tickets make great holiday gifts for family, babysitters, staff, clients and teachers. Savings are available for the following theaters: * Muvico Theater - $8.00 each * Regal Theaters - $8.50 each Come by the office and pick up your tickets Monday – Friday anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (payment only by check or credit card). Tickets will only be FedEx’d (not mailed) if member provides us with a FedEx number. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE December 2016 Palm Beach County Justice Association President-Elect John McGovern, North County Section President Rosemarie Guerini, FAWL President Cindy Crawford, Hispanic Bar Association President Christa McCann and Lindsay Mesches from Smiley Wiley Breast Cancer Foundation Page 23