The RPPTL Section puts together and presents CLE programs on current and important topics for attorneys practicing in the areas of real property, probate, and trust law. Our upcoming CLE Programs are found here. Recent CLE Programs are found here. Register or download in a couple of clicks.

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Much of the great work which is done by the RPPTL Section is handled at the committee level.  The key to the Section’s effectiveness is its thriving committee system. The Section’s over 11,000 members have the opportunity to participate in more than 55 active committees led by knowledgeable and engaged...

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New Decision: Tort Liability (Sanders v. ERP Operating, LP)

Continuing rustling the catch-up bin, a decision of the Supreme Court of Florida may be perceived as altering the burden of proof and considerably raising the bar for associations and other property owners/operators, especially concerning security.  

The Supreme Court defined a plaintiff’s burden of proof in a negligent security claim as “more likely than not” or in other words “proof that the negligence probably caused the plaintiff’s injury,” relying on a 1984 Florida Supreme Court


Justice Sotomayor’s recent visit

Justice Sotomayor’s recent visit to South Florida captivated and engaged attorneys and civic leaders in an advanced discussion of why courts are imperative, and the role of professionalism.

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Applications for Fellowship Program
Applications are being accepted until April 15, 2015 for the RPPTL  Fellowship program to allow young lawyers to become substantially involved in the Section work, receive leadership training and work closely with fellow RPPTL attorneys.  Fellowships are for a 2 year term.  Each Fellow receives a subsidy of up to $2,500 annually to help defray the expense of...
Upcoming CLE
Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Review Course and Advanced Practice Update For 30 years, Professor David Powell has presented the best lecture-style overview of federal gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes to be had at any CLE, anywhere.  Time marches on:  this is Professor Powell’s farewell tour.   For those who learned all about taxes from P...

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Notice of Election Meeting
The Section's Annual Election Meeting will take place at 11:30 am, June 5, 2015 at the FountaineBleau Miami Beach.
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June 4 - 7, 2015 
Fontainebleau Florida Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida
Reservation Phone # 800-548-8886
Reservation Code:RPPTL
Room Rate $239
Cut-off Date: May 13, 2015

The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
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