2019 Ethics Update CLE

2019 Annual Ethics Update

October 31, 8 AM – 12:30 PM. Webcast ($210) and live ($160) at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. 5.0 General, 4.0 Ethics, 1.0 Professionalism credits in just half a day.

Register online now for the 2019 Annual Ethics Update, webcast and live 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).

Golden Rules for Introverts

Three Golden Rules to Help Introverted Lawyers Speak Up

Introverts bring a quiet power to their work. They ask insightful questions that can influence important decisions. Comfortable behind the scenes, they demonstrate an ability to listen that draws people out and allows them to express themselves freely. But if you are an introvert, you face the reality that to build a successful legal career you must speak up and be heard. With careful reflection and strategic planning, you can break into a conversation or contribute your ideas at a meeting—even in a room full of social dynamos.  LEARN HOW

PDF Search

How to Search Multiple PDF Files Using Acrobat Reader

Tech tip from The Florida Bar:  No matter what PDF tool you use, these steps will be similar. Here’s how to search multiple PDFs:

  • Open Acrobat Reader or your PDF tool on your computer.
  • Click on the Edit menu and select Advanced Search.
  • You’ll be prompted by a window to navigate to where you would like to search “All PDF Documents.” Choose the folder where your PDF files are located.
  • Enter your search term and click on the Search button.
  • If prompted, click “Allow” on the screen.

The software will search for your given term in all the searchable PDF files in your specified folder. You’ll see the results right in the search pane.

Creating a Life

Free CLE: 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. REGISTER

Le Meridien

Free CLE, Networking Reception and Ethics Update: Join us Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 in Tampa

Tampa-Bay-area section members: Join us on Thursday, Oct. 31 (Halloween costumes optional) for the 2019 Annual Ethics Update at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. Earn 5 hours General, 4 Ethics and 1 Professionalism CLE credit.

On Friday, Nov. 1, you are invited to Le Méridien Tampa at 5 p.m. for a free, one-hour CLE—only for Solo & Small Firm Section members—on the Basics of Sovereign Immunity Litigation under F.S. §768.28. Section Chair Pete Muschott will share his insights on the topic. This CLE will provide the foundation for prosecuting claims against governmental entities or defending those entities against claims for negligence.

After the CLE, the section is hosting a networking reception for members. If you plan to attend the CLE or the networking event, please RSVP to Ricky Libbert at rlibbert@floridabar.org. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

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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!

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Bank OZK and to Breakfast and Course Materials Sponsor Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company.

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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.