ABOTA Fort Lauderdale

The American Board of Trial Advocates

Palm Beach County Justice Association, Palm Beach ABOTA,

Fort Lauderdale ABOTA, and Miami ABOTA 


Remote Depositions for the Plaintiff & Defense in the Covid-19 Era


Friday, April 10, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Please join us as Rebecca Leigh Brock, Shareholder, Law Offices of Kubicki Draper;

Todd A. Romano, Romano Law Group,

and John McLendon and Jacob Willis from Universal Court Reporting, present this webinar.

We are grateful that circuit court judges will be virtually attending as well. 

Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips, Judge Lisa Small and Judge Jennifer Bailey will address the attendees.


As we all navigate through these unprecedented circumstances, the way we practice law must change as well.  During Covid-19, it is simple and essential to move forward with your depositions through Zoom or other remote options.  During this presentation, we will discuss and take questions concerning:

  • Ethically handling the potential human impacts related to remote depositions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Marking and using exhibits

  • Preventing witness coaching

  • Technical tips and tools for remote deposition setup at home or office

  • Administration and Logistics for a Remote Deposition

  • How is the judiciary treating cancellations or motions to compel/protective orders related to depositions that were scheduled before the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as parties who won’t agree to schedule depositions to avoid using Zoom, or who insist on in-person depositions.


If you have any topic you would like discussed, or if you have any proposed questions in advance of the webinar, please send an email to info@pbcja.org.

You may participate in this FREE webinar LIVE by sending an email to ABOTAFTL.org here.

Florida CLE Credit information available at the end of the program. 


Payroll Protection Program Webinar

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Frank Turocy, CPA, MSA and Amy M. Reynallt, MBA of Hill Barth & King,

a multidisciplinary financial services firm, presented this webinar on the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, two temporary programs established under the CARES Act.


This program was recorded and can be viewed at this link: 


1 hour Florida CLE Credit is Available.



Paycheck Protection Program:

What is the Paycheck Protection Program?
How Does my Law Firm Qualify?
Maximum Loan Amount
Allowable Use of Funds
What Loans Can Be Forgiven?
Who Handles the Loan?
Economic Injury Disaster Loan:
Maximum Loan Amount
Allowable Use of Funds
Who Handles the Loan?
$10,000 Grant?


On April 3, 2020, The Palm Beach County Justice Association, Palm Beach ABOTA, Fort Lauderdale ABOTA and Miami ABOTA presented, in conjunction with Matrix Mediaion and Upchurch Watson White and Max:   

Telemediating During Social Distancing

Here are the Power Point Materials from the seminar, which had 250 Zoom attendees including several Judges.

Chapter Updates

"Justice Will Not Be Overcome by this Virus."

Last Update: 4.8.20 @ 10:38 p.m. ET


ABOTA Fort Lauderdale thanks Upchurch Watson White & Max

for their annual sponsorship and generosity. 

Become a sponsor of ABOTA Fort Lauderdale. Please see our opportunities information page.