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International Book Awards

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Publications/Seminars/Appearances

Published Works


• The Writer’s Guide to the Courtroom: Let’s Quill All the Lawyers, 2010, Behler Publications
• Author of The Write Report blog, http:/​/​writereport.blogspot.com, covering writing and publishing news and giving writing tips on writing about the law, 2008 – present.
• The Florida Election Law Handbook
• New Guidelines on Hiring Under Disability Act, Miami Daily Business Review, August 29, 1994
• Election Law, Miami Herald Almanac of Florida Politics
• Don't Fear Lawsuits, But Prepare for the Worst, Broward Review, Miami Review Business Tips Section, December 6, 1993
• Political Campaign Contributions, Foreign Nationals in Florida Elections, Fla. B.J., March, 1991
• Ungagging the Judges, Miami Review, Nov. 22, 1991
• Adrift in a Sea of Frivolous Suits, Miami Review (Regarding Employment Discrimination Suits), July 5, 1991
• Are You Ready To Go Solo?, Barrister Magazine (Young Lawyers Publication of the American Bar Association), Winter 1991-1992
• Flying Solo (Reprint), Full Disclosure: Do You Really Want to Be a Lawyer, Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association
• Casenote, AFSCME v. Washington (Co-Author), 1986 U. Miami L. Rev.


Classes/​Seminars/​Presentations


• Faculty, October 22 - 24, 2010, Florida Writers Conference. "Quilling The Lawyers: How to Use the Law in Your Writing" - a four hour workshop.
• Presenter April 22, 2010, Sterling Education Fundamentals of Employment Law in Florida CLE seminar, topics ADA/​FMLA/​Sexual, Racial and Other Types of Harassment
• Presenter Feb. 20, 2010, WordSmitten’s Pitch the Publisher workshop, topic Legally, It’s Murder
• Regular panelist on the Litopia After Dark podcast from 2008 – present, covering writing and publishing issues, news, and information
• The Debriefer podcast, Mondays on Litopia Daily podcast January 2010 – present, covering writing and publishing news
• The Write Report podcast, Fridays on Litopia Daily podcast January 2010 – present, covering writing and publishing news
• Taught Feb. 21, 2007 Business & Legal Reports HR continuing education audio conference on new Florida employment laws and cases
• Served as panelist on the Daily Business Review's Labor and Employment Law Roundtable September 14, 2006 and September 12, 2007 regarding severance and non-compete agreements.
• Taught Continuing Legal Education Seminar/​panel, "Employment Law Update," February 4, 2004, Sterling Education Services.
• Taught Continuing Legal Education Seminar/​panel, "Family and Medical Leave," December 10, 2003, Lorman Education Services.
• Taught Continuing Accounting Education (CPE) Seminar/​panel, "Employment Law Overview" October 25, 2002, November 7, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, Florida Gold Coast Alumni Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi.
• Taught Continuing Legal Education Seminar/​panel, "Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence", January 15, 2002, Lorman Education Services
• Taught Seminar/​panel, "Family and Medical Leave Act in Florida", December 14, 1999, Lorman Education Services.
• Taught Continuing legal education seminar, "Vogue Topics in Employment Law" covering issues of litigation prevention and sexual harassment on June 27, 1997 at the Florida Bar Annual Conference on behalf of FAWL.
• Speeches, "How to Defend Against or Bring Employee Discrimination Claims" to Downtown and North Miami Kiwanis, Downtown Business and Professional Women, Hialeah/​Miami Springs Business and Professional Women in 1992-96.
• Featured in Lifetime Television Network's 1996 special, "Full Disclosure: Sexual Harassment" relating to legal issues in sexual harassment, specifically discussing defamation relating to false claims of sexual harassment.
• Taught Seminar, "Election Law", New Miami Group as part of a panel, 1994, 1996, 1998. Topics: contributions, expenditures, reporting, qualifying, and other issues relating to Florida election law as it applies to candidates and campaigns.
• Taught Seminar "Election Law", Florida Democratic Convention, 1991, 1993. Topics: contributions, expenditures, reporting, qualifying, and other issues relating to Florida election law as it applies to candidates, parties and campaigns.
• Taught CLE Seminar, "Executive Session, Sunshine Law/​Public Records Law", Association of County and City Attorneys, 6/​18/​98.
• Taught Seminar, "The One-Two-Threes of Starting Your Own Business", The International Women's Convention, sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners, 1994 and 1996.

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