• Jeff Cosby has achieved re-certification as a specialist in civil trial law for the third time and has now been board certified for 15 years.
  • New case on “notice” in slip and fall suits provides help to governmental agencies
  • Chioma Deere co-presented a Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) session to judges on Judicial Management of Electronic Discovery in Palm Beach County.
  • Phil Wiseberg obtains a dismissal with prejudice on the eve of trial in property insurance case.
  • In Bryant v. Mezo, Carri Leininger obtained favorable opinion from the Fourth DCA recognizing the Plaintiff’s failure to disclose prior medical treatment was fraud and justified dismissal of the Plaintiff’s lawsuit.
  • Jim Williams intervened in complex construction/banking litigation on behalf of a local county obtaining a stay and potentially saving the county from a judgment that would have deprived the county of over a million dollars in collateral.
  • Chioma Deere co-presented a Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) session on Judicial Management of Electronic Discovery at the 19th Judicial Circuit to judges from St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties.
  • Lee Baggett and Jeff Cosby spoke at the Orlando Claims Conference on Exposing Financial Bias of Treating Doctors.
  • Carri Leininger obtains summary judgment for CGL carrier in coverage dispute arising out of a multi-million dollar construction defect case.
  • Jessica Gregory obtains summary judgment for Property Owners Association in ADA/FHA case.
  • Phil Wiseberg and Jim Williams obtain a defense verdict in an automobile negligence suit
  • Phil Wiseberg achieved dismissal of a federal copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a local university…
  • Carri Leininger wins appellate victory in controversial juror texting case, Murphy v. Roth
  • Jim Williams succeeds with Palm Beach County jury returning defense verdict for half clients’ pre-trial offer

Attorney Chioma Deere presents CLE on technology in law and cyber security

On January 20, Chioma Deere presented for the F. Malcom Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association on the topic of Legal Services in the Technology to a full house of 32 attorneys. The Continuing Legal Education course included how to handle electronic discovery, the efficient and effective use of technology in the practice of law, and cyber security topics.

For many, this was the first Technology CLE since the Florida Bar adopted the ABA Module Rule 1.1 comment 8 on attorney competence with technology. The Supreme Court of Florida adopted the amendment in September 2016. The amendment became effective January 1. It sets guidelines that lawyers continue to study and be informed of changes in technology, as well as the risks and benefits it presents related to the practice of law.

Deere received her Graduate Certification in E-Discovery Project Management and routinely presents on the ethics and practical methods of conducting E-Discovery in litigation. She is an E-Discovery Special Master for the 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, and serves as the Technology Chair for the West Palm Beach chapter of the Links Incorporated.

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