Free Wednesday Wisdom Webinars, Audio Webcasts and Live CLE Events for Solos and Small Firmss

This issue of QuickLINK is devoted solely to upcoming CLE opportunities. The Solo & Small Firm Section strives to offer a mix of free, Wednesday Wisdom webinars and live audio webcasts designed to enhance your practice and boost your productivity. If you have CLE ideas or you’d like to be a presenter, please email CLE Committee Chair Linda Calvert-Hanson. We welcome your participation!
Attorney Paralegal CLE

Free Wednesday Wisdom CLE: Paralegals and Lawyers—A Critical Partnership for Pretrial Litigation

Sept. 25, 12-1 p.m. Members-only Wednesday Wisdom free Zoom webinar. “Paralegals and Lawyers – A Critical Partnership for Pretrial Litigation” is a live audio webcast by Priscilla Horn Warren, CP, FRP and attorney Jennifer DietzThis presentation is a comprehensive review of the documents and information needed at the beginning of a pre-suit or litigation matter. Many forms will be included to assist the solo or small firm attorney in providing excellent representation. The wealth of information contained in this material is invaluable and fully explores the importance of teamwork between the attorney and paralegal. Course No. 3684. 1 CLE credit.

The Wednesday Wisdom free CLE series is a benefit of your membership in the Solo & Small Firm Section.

Ag Law Update

2019 Agricultural Law Update CLE

Register online now for the Solo & Small Firm Section’s annual Agricultural Law Update CLE on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Florida Farm Bureau in Gainesville. This year’s updates include Employment Laws Affecting Farm Operations, Crop Insurance; Water Management District Permitting; Marijuana Agriculture Ethics and Law, and state and federal Agricultural Policy Legislation. This in-person, live event is approved for 5.5 General, 5.5 State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice and 1.0 Ethics CLE credits. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for $135, non-section members $180, non-lawyer guests $95, and full-time law college faculty members and students $90.

For more information, please contact Program Co-Chairs Dr. Mike Olexa at or (352) 294-7693 and Sidney Ansbacher at or (904) 829-9066. Course 3629.


Hidden Immigration Implications

Hidden Immigration Implications That Solo and Small Firm Practices Need to Know

Oct. 15, 12-1 p.m. In today’s constantly changing climate, more and more we find that to best serve our clients we need to be able to spot issues that may arise from a client’s immigration status. This seminar will help you spot the hidden immigration law issues in traffic, criminal and family law cases. In addition, you will learn tips on how to make strategic alliances with immigration practitioners so they can be a resource for your practice.

Presented by Patricia Hernandez and Nora Rotella of Rotella & Hernandez, LLC Immigration & Family Law, Miami. Course 3407. 1 General, 1 Immigration & Nationality CLE. Section members register for only $75.



A Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Life, Not Just a Living; Unique Opportunities for Small Firm Lawyers

Oct. 23, 12-1 p.m. Members-only Wednesday Wisdom free Zoom webinar. “A Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Life, Not Just a Living; Unique Opportunities for Small Firm Lawyers” is a live audio webcast by Joshua Hertz and Paula BlackThis webinar will discuss ideas that deal with happiness in solo and smaller firm practices, which is the foundation of mental health and well being. Topics include how to successfully run your firm and develop business that fits into your lifestyle while making you happy as you help others. Solo & Small Firm Section members only. 1.0 General CLE. Course No. TBA.


2019 Ethics Update CLE

Annual Ethics Update 2019. Building a Gold Standard Reputation – The Ethics of Practicing Law

Oct. 31, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register online now for the 2019 Annual Ethics Update. Live (Tampa) and webcast on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore.

As members of The Florida Bar, our reputations, ethics and standing in the community should be impeccable. Program Chair Peggy Hoyt has recruited an excellent group of presenters who will discuss professionalism, courtroom etiquette, cybersecurity in a changing world, sexual harassment and the unauthorized practice of law. Course 3477. Discounted registration for Solo & Small Firm Section members only $160 (live) and $210 (webcast).


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2020 Solo & Small Firm Conference

Don’t miss the Solo & Small Firm Section’s 2020 CLE conference! “SOS: Secure. Optimize. Systemize.” is an all-new CLE event on survive-and-thrive strategies for solos and small firms. Registration opens soon for this very special CLE, which takes place on Friday, Feb. 7 during The Florida Bar Winter Meeting in Orlando. Program chairs Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy and Cristina Alonso have put together an excellent lineup of sessions and an all-star list of speakers. Check out the program.

  • Secure the Hatches. Cybersecurity and Privacy for Lawyers
  • Know the Ropes. Bar Resources, Mentoring and Member Benefits
  • Lighten the Load. Automation, Integration and Paperless Strategies
  • All Hands on Deck. Creating and Managing a Successful Virtual Law Firm
  • Bridge the Gap. Generating Outside Income and Revenue Streams
  • Stay the Course. Surviving Solo While Sick
  • Toe the Line. Ethics and Social Media

Interested in sponsorship? View more conference details and download the sponsor brochure. We welcome your participation!

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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.