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2023 FJA’s John Romano Workhorse Seminar

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Anticipated CLE Credits: Over 50 General; 5 Ethics; 2 Professionalism; 3 Technology + Certification Credits

We take our members’ safety very seriously and that is why individuals attending our in-person event should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Click here to see FJA’s COVID-19 policy.

Register and make plans now to attend FJA’s 2023 John Romano Workhorse Seminar! This premier CLE event offers an approved 50+ CLE credit hours (including Ethics, Professionalism, and Technology) and brings together renowned trial attorneys and industry legal professionals from Florida and beyond. Stay ahead of the curve and learn from top leaders in the legal field covering techniques to win trials, maximize settlements, navigate changes in the law, and so much more.

We anticipate providing more information as it becomes available. In the meantime below is a sneak peek at what’s being planned for this year’s program. Register today! We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

2023 Workhorse Agenda        2023 Workhorse Schedule
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Monday, February 20, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Brand New! Come early to participate in pre-Workhorse, BONUS afternoon breakouts and evening session!

  • “Lawboratory” Sessions (In Person Only, Not Recorded) | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
    • Session 1 – Pain, Suffering and Non-Economic Damages
    • Session 2 – Direct Examination, Cross-Examination, Re-Direct Examination and Re-Cross Examination – Learning the Strategy and Tactics of “Response Advocacy
    • Session 3 – Making and Meeting Objections in Depositions and Trial
    • Session 4 – Evolving Fundamentals of Voir Dire – How to Begin, Handling Segues, Responding to Difficult Questions or Tax by Jurors, Discussing Damages and Numbers in Voir Dire and Much More
    • Session 5 – How to Make Every Deposition a Winner
  • Evening Session (In Person Only, Not Recorded) | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • Downloading Vehicle Data with Engineers and Automobile Collision Experts ~ Engineers will Walk you Through an Extraordinary Evening Session as They Conduct Autopsies on a Passenger Motor Vehicle Sedan and on an 18-Wheeler Tractor Trailer Truck

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Traditional Workhorse Program Begins

  • Morning Theme: Traps and Pitfalls of Gotcha Objections, Motions and Surprises
  • Lunchtime Speaker: Christian Morris – Premier Courtroom Advocate
  • Evening Breakout Symposiums and Tutorial Sessions
    • The FJA Annual Settlement and Mediation Institute (In Person and Broadcast Via Live Stream)
    • Trial Tips, Tactics and Techniques

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Morning Theme: Winning Litigation in Courtroom Battles on the Hottest Topics as Identified by Key Trial Lawyer Association List Servers – “What Everyone is Asking About and Talking About”
  • Lunchtime Speaker: Mark Mandell – Case Framing
  • Afternoon Theme: Advocacy in Cases Involving Injury or Death of Children and Minors
  • Evening Specialty Brainstorming Sessions
    • Taking on Defense Medical Examiners in Neck and Back Injury Cases (In Person and Broadcast Via Live Stream)
    • Combatting Defense Delay Tactics with Practical and Sensible Solutions
    • Admiralty/Maritime/Boating/Cruise Ships/Excursions

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Morning Theme: Damages/Restitution – Case Law and Statutory Law Update
  • Lunchtime: Annual Compassionate Gladiatrix and Gladiator Presentations
    ~ Linda Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice, Washington, D.C.
    ~ Keith Mitnick, Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Orlando
  • Afternoon Theme: Products Liability
  • No Evening Sessions

Friday, February 24, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • All Day Theme: The Handling, Litigation and Trial of a Brain Injury or Closed Head Injury Cases

In-Person and Live Stream Registration Options Available. In-Person Registration Includes Seminar, Access to Breakout Sessions, and Some Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Some Dinners). Live Stream Registration Includes Seminar and Designated Breakout Sessions for Broadcast.

Ultimate Savings Through January 22, 2023
– $849 FJA Attorney Member
– $449 FJA Young Lawyer Attorney Member
– $199 FJA Paralegal/Student Member

Regular Pricing Through February 17, 2023
– $949 FJA Attorney Member
– $549 FJA Young Lawyer Attorney Member
– $199 FJA Paralegal/Student Member

Late Registration Pricing Beginning February 18, 2023
– $999 FJA Attorney Member
– $599 FJA Young Lawyer Attorney Member
– $199 FJA Paralegal/Student Member

In-Person Registrants: Materials will be placed in your online “My CLE Classroom” located on your “My Account” page prior to the  event. You will be notified by email when content is accessible.
Live Stream Registrants: Once registered you will be able to locate Zoom links in your online “My CLE Classroom” located on your “My Account” page. Materials will be placed in this same location prior to the event, and you will be notified by email when content is accessible.
FJA will post a copy of the approved CLE credit hours and course number to registrant online classrooms once available from The Florida Bar.

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

FJA Group Rate: $269/night, Single/Double | Reservations: FJA Room Block – SOLD OUT
Reservations: Orlando World Center Marriott | Nearby Hotel Properties
Contact FJA CLE Director Lee Phillips with questions.
Room Block Available:* Check-in Monday, February 20, 2023; Check-out Friday, February 24, 2023
Reservation Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2023*
*Reservations Subject to Availability Under FJA Room Block
PARKING: $24 Self-Parking (Closest Location in North Tower) | $40 Valet

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Feb 20 - 24 2023


All Day


Pricing Varies ~ See Breakout Below


Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821


FJA CLE Department
FJA CLE Department
(850) 521-1097