Message from the Chair
As another Section year begins, there are so many things to look forward to. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many long-tenured Executive Council members, the Section is growing at record pace and has more offerings to its membership than ever before. Our CLE program is robust, diverse, and informative and is anchored by our annual Solo & Small Firm Conference, which continues to provide solo & small firm practitioners with valuable, cutting-edge insights on firm operations, technology, and business strategies.
Throughout the year, the Section provides its membership with opportunities to publish articles that are circulated to the Section membership via The LINK – the triannual newsletter covering updates in the profession throughout the year and the QuickLINK – the biweekly newsletter providing information and updates on Section events. And the Section continues its work in the pro bono space by offering its annual Pro Bono Award to the pro bono program in Florida that provides the most creative and helpful legal services to its community.
Beginning this year, Florida Bar President Gary Lesser created an affiliate position on the Florida Bar Board of Governors for a representative of the Solo & Small Firm Section to provide insight into our membership to better allow the Florida Bar to service the needs of our Section, which represents nearly 80% of all Florida attorneys. It is certainly an exciting time for the Section. I encourage any solo & small firm practitioner interested in learning more about the Section to reach out to an Executive Council member. There has never been a better time to join the Section and get involved.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as your Section Chair and look forward to a fantastic year!
Congratulations to Our 2022 L. Michael Roffino Pro Bono Award Grant Recipients
Each of these outstanding pro bono organizations receives a grant. The Roffino awards recognize the Florida pro bono organization that has put together the best pro bono service program during the past year. Since 1990, the Solo & Small Firm Section has awarded $180,500 to organizations that are making a difference in their communities.
Winner ($4,000): Venture Law Project of Dade Legal Aid
Runners up ($2,000 each):