Apps and Services That Can Improve Your Life … Really!

“Take Control of Your Work and Life with New Apps, Bots and Services” is a free, New Solo podcast in which Adriana Linares and guest co-host Renée Thompson talk with Liz McCausland about the tools she uses to optimize her work and her life. Liz and Renee are members of the Solo & Small Firm Section Executive Council and Adriana frequently has been a presenter at the section’s annual solo and small firm technology conference. Learn from these tech experts how the new landscape of apps and services can help improve both your work and personal life.


Employment Law Mistakes

Employment Law Mistakes Small Firm Practitioners Should Avoid

One-hour live audio webcast presented by Cathleen Scott, B.C.S. of Scott • Wagner and Associates, immediate past chair of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.

Small firms often make decisions about employment practices based on their business needs and prior experience. This CLE will explore from a small business aspect how 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 sources of liability?
  • Are those non-competes enforceable?

Section members register for only $65. Approved for 1.0 General, 1.0 Labor and Employment CLE credits. Course 3405.


Trust Accounting

Trust Accounting Procedures and Steps to Protect Your Clients’ Funds

Aug. 28, 12-1 p.m. Free Wednesday Wisdom CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members. Join us via Zoom for a live audio webcast by Florida Bar Chief Branch Discipline Counsel Sheila Tuma. This presentation will address the trust accounting process and procedures to help participants maintain all required records and be in full compliance with the rules. Section members only.  Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. 1.0 General CLE. Course No. 3636.


Say No to Dated SEO

Say NO to These Outdated SEO Tactics

If you’re managing your firm’s SEO, it might be time for a strategy update. It’s important to stay current on SEO trends, tactics and strategies so you don’t waste time and resources on antiquated methods. Here are two examples:

  • Citations. Almost every year since 2014, the weight that Google places on citations—online business listings—has decreased substantially. Experts recommend that you focus your efforts on Google My Business, Yelp, Bing Places, Apple Maps and Facebook.
  • Keyword Density. Repeating search terms in content used to be the SEO norm. But now, Google has filtered out—either by removing or assigning a lower rank to—sites that purposefully and unnaturally stuff keywords into their content.

Read the full article to find out more SEO tips.


Upcoming CLE This Fall

Save the dates! This fall, the Solo & Small Firm Section is bringing you a great selection of CLE and free, members-only Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinars.

Check the events calendar for updates. Each CLE (unless it’s a live event) and Wednesday Wisdom takes place from noon to 1 p.m.

Norwegian Cruise CLE Trip

Join us for the Section’s 2020 Out-of-Country CLE Trip / Norwegian 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.


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Members-Only Facebook Group

Membership is growing in our Facebook group! Find co-counsel, refer a case and share your news. It’s free. Our new Wednesday Wisdom series will be live on Facebook each month. Join today to network with your colleagues from the section.