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Oct
21
Fri
The Fascinating Field of Crop Insurance
Oct 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

October 21, 12 – 1 PM Live GoToWebinar.  Presented by Professor Chad G. Marzen, J.D., American General Insurance Associate Professor of Insurance Law, Florida State University College of Business, Tallahassee. Moderator: Dr. Michael T. Olexa, Professor & Director Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources Law, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Course number 6337. General CLE Credit pending. Details and registration coming soon.

Chad G. MarzenLearn more about Professor Chad G. Marzen here.

Oct
26
Wed
FREE CLE: Books Grow Business—Using Technology to Market Your Firm Profitably and Ethically
Oct 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Oct. 26, 12 – 1 PM, free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members.* Presented by Peggy Hoyt, Law Offices of Hoyt and Bryan, LLC, Oviedo. Moderator Joshua Hertz. Course number and 1.0 General, 1.0 Technology and 1.0 Ethics Credit pending. REGISTER

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

Peggy R. Hoyt, J.D., M.B.A., B.C.S.Peggy R. Hoyt, J.D., M.B.A., B.C.S.* is a Stetson University graduate receiving her B.B.A., cum laude, in 1981, her M.B.A. in 1982, and her J.D., cum laude, in 1993. Her work experience includes time as a college recruiter, financial consultant, account executive, and chief financial officer before entering law school. She is a founding partner of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC. Peggy is dual certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estates and in Elder Law.

Peggy describes herself as “an attorney, animal advocate, and pet mom.” Her love for animals was developed as a child when her father, John A. Hoyt, was the President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.

She is the author of All My Children Wear Fur Coats – How to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet, a book for pet parents on the importance of including their pets as part of their estate plan. She also hosts a weekly “paw-cast” on Buzzsprout called All My Children Wear Fur Coats.

Peggy is the Founder and CEO of Animal Care Trust USA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping pet parents keep loved pets in loving homes. The organization offers several Forever Loved Pet Trust solutions including Forever Home, Forever Family, and Forever Sanctuary. Animal Care Trust USA can act as a corporate Pet Trustee and is leading the animal estate planning world with the creation of the Forever Loved Pet Trust, a community Pet Trust.

*Board Certified Specialist

Oct
28
Fri
Annual Ethics and Professionalism Update 2022: Navigating the Future – The Expertise for Changing Times (Virtual) @ Live GoToWebinar
Oct 28 @ 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

October 28, 8 AM – 12:30 PM live GoToWebinar. Course number 6247 has been approved for 5 General CLE credits, 3 of which may be applied toward Ethics; 1 of which may be applied toward Professionalism; and 1 Technology credit. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $250. REGISTER

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcome
John Maceluch
Stephane Cagnet Myron
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8:10 AM – 9:00 AM
Maintain Heading: Ethical Impacts of Recent Lawyer Advertising Decisions, Opinions, and Rule Changes
Jonathan Grabb, Director, Ethics & Advertising Department of The Florida Bar
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9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Secure Your Mooring: Effective Strategies to Boost Technology and Maintain Security
John Stewart, Melbourne
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9:50 AM – 10:05 AM
Break

10:05 AM – 10:55 AM
Stay Aboveboard: Compliance Requirements Resulting From Recent Rule Changes and Ethics Opinions
Tim Chinaris, Nashville, TN
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10:55 AM – 11:45 AM
Retain Your Bearing: Ethical and Professional Obligations of Practicing Virtually and in the Courtroom
Moderator: John Maceluch, Panama City
Panelists:
Judge Jessica Goodwin Costello, Tampa
Judge Keith Meyer
Judge William Dyer

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11:45 AM – 12:35 PM
Follow Your Compass: Professionalism and Civility in Trying Times and Difficult Situations
Elizabeth Hunter, Palm City

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Nov
15
Tue
Tech Options for a More Efficient Practice @ Live GoToWebinar
Nov 15 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live GoToWebinar presented by Marck Joseph, The Joseph Firm P.A., Miami.  Moderator:  Chris Johnson. Course number 6338 is approved for 1.0 General; 1.0 Technology credit. REGISTER

This seminar is intended to provide detailed information on various software, programs, and subscriptions to help streamline your practice from start to finish. From schedules and calendars to billing and invoicing, this CLE is here to make your practice efficient as well as successful. Attendees will leave with a great understanding of how technology can help us serve our clients while balancing work/life balance and keeping a team in sync.

Marck Joseph

Marck Joseph, Esq., is the founder and owner of The Joseph Firm, a South Florida-based practice focusing exclusively on Marital and Family Law. His strong passion for justice has resolved hundreds of cases for clients, involving divorce, alimony, equitable distribution, paternity (establishment and disestablishment), time-sharing (custody/visitation rights), child support, and domestic violence. He is also a Florida Supreme Court-certified family mediator and collaborative law practitioner. Marck also serves on various committees, including the 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, the Family Law Rules Committee, and The Florida Bar Family Law Sections Legislative Committee.

 

An experienced litigator who is dedicated to delivering his clients the results they deserve, Marck has a solid familiarity with each of the South Florida courts and agencies. The Joseph Firm has been trusted by national celebrities and maintains an established record for resolving high conflict cases and high net worth litigation.

 

Nov
29
Tue
Practice Without Borders: Using Technology to Efficiently Run Your Practice From Anywhere @ Live GoToWebinar
Nov 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live GoToWebinar presented by Liz McCausland, Liz McCausland, P.A., Orlando, and Legal Tech Consultant, Law Tech Partners. Moderator: John Maceluch, Sunshine Legacy Law, PLLC, Panama City. Course number 6246 is approved for 1.0 General; 1.0 Technology CLE credit. Section members register for only $50. REGISTER

Today’s legal technology has given lawyers the ability to work from anywhere. They can gain a competitive edge and improve legal services to their clients without being in the room. Technology and remote work also have opened the doors to hiring and training staff members who are not “in our backyards.”  In this presentation, Liz McCausland, attorney and legal tech consultant, will explore opportunities for today’s lawyers to deliver service and value to their practice, clients, and cases while working remotely.

Liz F. McCauslandLiz McCausland has been practicing law for over 20 years after graduating from the University of Florida with both her Bachelor of Arts and JD degrees. She practiced civil litigation representing both individuals and national corporations before starting her own firm. Ms. McCausland now concentrates in bankruptcy and mediation. She is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. She served on committees to establish both the Orlando Bankruptcy Division’s Mortgage Modification Mediation Program, as well as the Orange County Mortgage Modification Program.

She has conducted over 4,000 Mortgage Modification Mediations in every district in Florida, as well as in Indiana, California, Nevada, and Arizona. She travels throughout the US to teach other attorneys and mediators how to successfully obtain and mediate mortgage modifications in bankruptcy.

Liz has served in leadership positions in many voluntary bar associations and has won awards for her devoted service including being recognized with the Lawrence G. Matthews Professionalism Award. She is a past president of the Orange County Bar Association and serves on the executive council of the Florida Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Section. She has also previously served on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy Committee, and on the executive board of the Central Florida Association For Women Lawyers.

Liz is a self-proclaimed gadget geek and has never met an app she didn’t try.