Legally Speaking Lecture Addresses Rights and Liabilities at Public Events
LAKELAND (Jan. 29, 2013) – Florida Southern College resumes its Legally Speaking Lecture Series Friday, Feb. 1, with a presentation about liability for injuries incurred while attending public events.
Attorney John F. Wendel will give the lecture, “Planning an Activity and Leaving Your Rights at the Door? What Every Parent, Student, Non-Profit and Business Should Know.” Mr. Wendel will discuss releases, waivers, hold harmless agreements, and indemnity agreements that are signed by adults for themselves and for their minor children. He will also explain the right, under Florida Law, for parents and guardians to release businesses and non-profits from liability for injuries incurred by their minor children, and what is required of the business or non-profit in that situation.
The lecture will begin at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Carlisle Rogers Building on the FSC campus. It is free and open to the public.
John F. Wendel’s extensive non-profit practice has included service as counsel to many non-profit entities and trade associations including the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc., and related professional baseball leagues and teams. He is general counsel to Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, Inc., and he serves as general counsel to The Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Wendel has served as the county attorney for Citrus County, general counsel to Citrus County Development Authority, and general counsel to Citrus County Health Facilities Authority, among many other government entities. Mr. Wendel, a former town judge and city judge, is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and the University of Florida.
The Legally Speaking series is sponsored by the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and is intended to bring together members of the legal community, area professionals, students, and the members of the general public for meaningful discussions about timely legal issues facing society.
The next Legally Speaking lecture will include a luncheon at noon on Feb. 15 at the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club. Dr. Steven Rogers, who retired in 2010 from the Department of Justice after 32 years of service investigating war crimes and human rights violations, will give a lecture drawn from his career.