Calendar

Jun
27
Thu
Florida Law Update 2019 @ Boca Raton Resort & Club
Jun 27 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Keep your practice up to date in eight key areas of Florida law. Please join us on Thursday, June 27 during The Florida Bar Annual Convention for the 2019 Florida Law Update, a full day of programming on the latest statutory updates in Business Litigation, Criminal Trial Law, Elder Law, Labor and Employment Law, Marital and Family Law, Real Estate and Wills, Trusts and Estates. 8.0 CLE credits. 1.0 certification credit in each practice area. Sign up through Florida Bar annual convention registration. View the course brochure.

2019 Florida Law Update

Jul
23
Tue
How to Ethically Build a Virtual Law Firm Business Model Audio Webcast
Jul 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

When it comes to innovation, the legal industry likes what it sees but struggles to make the change. Why? Because innovation involves change, and change involves risk. In this presentation, Kristin Tyler of LAWCLERK™ will lay the framework for the tech tools today’s modern lawyer needs to build a virtual law firm model.  Plus, she will review the key ethics rules attorneys need to be mindful of along the way. Registration details coming soon.

How to Ethically Build a Virtual Law Firm Business Model

Jul
24
Wed
FREE CLE: Board Certification and Other Recognitions to Enhance Your Practice
Jul 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Free CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members via Zoom. Live audio webcast. Do you know that less than 7 percent of The Florida Bar’s lawyers are board certified? Have you thought about how to become board certified, but just don’t know where to start? How can board certification help your career? What can Avvo do for you? Do you have your Martindale Hubbell rating? Do you want it? Why you should get it. Jamie Moses, an appellate specialist at Holland & Knight, will show you how to start the process of applying for board certification. She also will discuss other recognitions that might help enhance your name and reputation. Registration will be confirmed when section membership is verified.

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Board Certification and Other Recognitions

Wednesday Wisdom: Board Certification and Other Recognitions to Enhance Your Practice
Jul 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Zoom Webinar 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. “Wednesday Wisdom: Board Certification and Other Recognitions to Enhance Your Practice” by Jamie Billotte Moses. Do you know that less than 7% of The Florida Bar’s lawyers are board certified?  Have you thought about how to become board certified, but just don’t know where to start?  How can board certification help your career?  What can Avvo do for you?  Do you have your Martindale Hubbell rating?  Do you want it?  Why you should get it.  Jamie Moses, appellate specialist at Holland & Knight, will show you how to start the process of applying for board certification.  Additionally, she will discuss other recognitions that might help enhance your name and reputation.

Aug
20
Tue
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., 2020 Chair, 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 $75. Registration details coming soon.

Aug
28
Wed
FREE CLE: Trust Accounting Procedures and Steps to Protect Your Clients’ Funds
Aug 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

“Wednesday Wisdom” live audio webcast presented by Sheila Tuma, Florida Bar Chief Branch Discipline Counsel Sheila Tuma. This CLE is free for members of the Solo & Small Firm Section and will address trust accounting process and procedures to help participants maintain all required records and be in full compliance with the rules.

Sep
6
Fri
Executive Council Meeting @ The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
Sep 6 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sep
17
Tue
Malpractice Pitfalls for Solo & Small Firms
Sep 17 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Live audio webcast presented by FLMIC President/CEO, Ed Skoch. 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. Ed Skoch, President/CEO of Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, will share info on tips solo and smaller firms can build into their practice to avoid malpractice claims.

Sep
25
Wed
FREE CLE: Paralegals and Lawyers – A Critical Partnership for Pretrial Litigation
Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Members-only free Zoom webinar presented by Priscilla Horn Warren, FRP and Jennifer Dietz. This presentation is a comprehensive review of the documents and information needed at the commencement of a pre-suit or litigation matter. Many forms have been included to assist the solo or small firm attorney and paralegal, in order to provide excellent representation to the client. The wealth of information contained in this material is invaluable, and fully explores the teamwork between the attorney and paralegal.

Oct
4
Fri
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.