Client Education Programs (CLEs)

Carlton Fields is pleased to present the Client Seminar Program, our practical professional education and training on legal issues and business trends. Our programs offer our clients and their employees the opportunity to engage with and learn from our skilled professionals.

Each of these programs may be customized to fit your needs. We present our seminars live at your place of business, at dates and times convenient to you and your employees. We help coordinate all logistics and continuing education requirements.


  • Can Corporate America Catch Up to the Social Media Frenzy, and Should It?
  • How Appellate Lawyers Help Preserve the Trial Court Record for an Appeal
  • Proper Way to Integrate Appellate Counsel into the Trial Team
  • The Appellate Practitioner’s Role in Litigation Support and Strategy, Post-Trial Proceedings, and on Appeal

Corporate, Securities & Tax

  • Attorney/Client Privilege (includes ethics)
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Federal Taxation
  • Fresh Planning Ideas Under a New Tax Regime
  • Grantor Trust Liabilities: The Income Tax Consequences When Changing the Income Tax Status of a Trust
  • Private Annuities and Self-Cancelling Installment Notes
  • Taxes: A Practical Look at Tax Issues for In-House Counsel - Including How to Handle IRS Audits (includes 0.5 hr. ethics)
  • Employees and Independent Contractors - Consequences of (Mis)Classification and Ancillary Issues
  • Discovery of Financial Statements and Tax Returns


  • Use of Restrictive Covenants in RBCA Site Closure: Understanding and Managing the Process and Uncertainties
  • Environmental Claims in Florida – Coverage Issues and Claims Strategies
  • What’s New in Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) in Florida? How Policy Changes are Reshaping the Face of FDEP’s Cleanup Program


  • A Potpourri of Florida Insurance Peculiarities
  • Claims Handling Practices for Dealing with Insureds
  • Avoiding Bad Faith Claims
  • Coverage for Analysts
  • Environmental Claims in Florida – Coverage Issues and Claims Strategies
  • Application of the Dodd-Frank Act to the Insurance Industry
  • State False Claims Acts – Considerations for Insurers
  • Talking with Claims
  • Insurance Litigation in Florida

Labor & Employment

  • Legal Issues Involving the Use of Personal Electronic Devices and Social Media in the Work Place


  • ESI Discovery Update: Federal and State Law Trends
  • Legal Ethics in the New Digital Frontier: 15 Potential Ethical Pitfalls for In-House Counsel Using Social Media (includes ethics)
  • Negotiations, Settlement, and Mediation Strategies
  • New Developments in Instructing Juries and Avoiding Bad Faith Claims in Florida
  • Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Intellectual Capital and Confidential Business Information
  • Florida and Georgia Law Update on creditor’s rights, commercial leasing and real estate transactional matters
  • A Litigator’s Perspective on Email Practices and Pitfalls
  • A Primer on Foreign Judgments in the United States
  • An Update on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Florida Law Update
  • Strategies for Data Breach Prevention and Defending Data Breach Class Actions in the Healthcare Industry
  • Intellectual Property in the Financial Community

Real Estate

  • Condo Legislation (includes 2.0 Real Estate Certification)

White Collar

  • Effectively Navigating a Corporate Fraud Investigation (includes ethics and Business Litigation Certification)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Inside Counsel: Who is Your Client?