Employment Law Mistakes Small Firm Practitioners Should Avoid
Aug 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

One-hour live audio webcast presented by Cathleen Scott, B.C.S., Immediate Past Chair of The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section. Small firms often make decisions about employment practices based on their business needs and prior experience. But what you don’t know can hurt you and cost you money. Are your employees properly classified for overtime? Are you violating wage and hour laws based on your lunch break rules? How about your commission or paid time off policies, are they a source of liability? Are those non-competes enforceable? This CLE will explore from a small business aspect how what you don’t know can hurt you. Section members register for only $65. Course No. 3405.


Cathleen Scott, BCS

Malpractice Pitfalls for Solo & Small Firms
Sep 17 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live audio webcast. Statistics show that solo and small firm attorneys generate more malpractice claims than their larger brethren, so awareness of the pitfalls and prevention is crucial. William E. Loucks, President of Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, will share info on tips solo and smaller firms can build into their practice to avoid malpractice claims.

Bill Loucks is President of Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Loucks was engaged in the private practice of law from 1991 through 2003.  He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and received a Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College.

Agricultural Law Update – Live CLE @ Florida Farm Bureau Group Building
Oct 4 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Live, in-person event. Annual update on agricultural law.

Hidden Immigration Law Implications that Solo & Small Practices Need to be Aware Of
Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live audio webcast presented by Patricia Hernandez and Nora Rotella,

Annual Ethics Update – Live (Tampa) and Webcast
Oct 31 @ 7:30 AM – 1:25 PM

Annual Ethics Update. Live and webcast presentation. “Creating a Gold Standard Reputation – The Ethics of a Successful Law Practice.” Registration details coming soon.

Free CLE for Section Members – Topic TBA @ Le Méridien Tampa
Nov 1 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Free CLE seminar for Solo & Small Firm Section members presented by Section Chair Pete Muschott.

Live Audio Webcast – Topic TBA
Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live audio webcast CLE presentation.

Transitioning from Government to Private/Solo Practice
Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live audio webcast presented by Sean Desmond and John Maceluch. So I know how to litigate a jury trial or take a case to DOAH, surely I can run a law firm, right?!  Learn from the experiences of two former prosecutors who opened up a practice and learned the hard way about overhead, personnel issues, marketing, etc.

2020 Solo and Small Firm Conference @ Hyatt Regency Orlando
Feb 7 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Save the date! Join the Solo & Small Firm Section for its annual conference. This all-day CLE event offers courses to benefit your solo or small firm practice. Registration details will be available in October 2019.

2020 Out of Country CLE Trip to Norway
May 11 @ 12:00 AM – May 17 @ 12:00 AM

SSFS Out of Country CLE Trip 2020MAY 11-17, 2020 • MS MIDNATSOL • 7-Day Cruise. The Northbound cruise carries a unique sense of exploration as we travel toward the Arctic Circle and into wild, remote Norway. Enhance your journey with a pre-cruise day in Bergen, or fly into Oslo and take a scenic rail journey into Bergen. After your cruise, consider extra days in Kirkenes, where a variety of extension opportunities are available.

View the brochure and full itinerary.

Space is limited! Call now to book: Carol Furst Matulonis, 772-461-2800,