Attracting and Retaining Clients

FREE CLE: Pro Tips on How to Attract and Retain Clients

Nov. 6 Wednesday Wisdom Zoom Webinar, 12-1 p.m. Free CLE. Join the Solo & Small Firm Section for “Attracting and Retaining Clients,” a live audio webcast by attorney Bill Curphey. Whether you are starting as an associate at a firm, working for the government or a business, or starting out on your own, this CLE is for you. Bill Curphey will share insights on how he built his successful private practice after transitioning from a federal trial attorney and corporate in-house counseland how he continues to grow and keep his client base throughout his 45+ years of practice. Solo & Small Firm Section members only. Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. 1.0 General CLE. Course 3709.

Stress Less Control More

Stress Less, Control More With Three Proven Strategies

What stresses you out? Most of us believe stress comes from outside influences like deadline pressure and difficult clients. The reality: Your own thoughts create the majority of your stress. How you think generates emotions, which then cause you to react. When you’re prewired to think negatively, it can wreak havoc when you are subjected to stressful circumstances. But with regular use of a few simple strategies, you can take control, feel calm and be more focused and productive. Try reframing your situation, taking frequent mindfulness breaks and practicing gratitude to become more positive, more in control of yourself and more stress-resilient.

Transition to Solo

Transitioning from Government to Solo or Private Practice

December 10, 12-1 p.m. Live audio webcast presented by Sean Desmond of Dudley, Sellers, Healy, Heath & Desmond, PLLC and John Maceluch of the Office of the 14th Circuit State Attorney. So I know how to litigate a jury trial or take a case to DOAH, surely I can run a law firm, right?!  Learn from the experiences of two former prosecutors who opened up a practice and learned the hard way about overhead, personnel issues, marketing, etc. Course 3409. 1.0 CLE. Section members register for only $75. REGISTER

Sponsored by LawClerk
Tech Support Test Drive

Before You Buy Software: Take Tech Support for a Test

Features and price are important when selecting the software for your law practice, but keep tech support in mind. It won’t do you any good to buy if you haven’t “looked under the hood” and asked the salesperson specific questions about how their support works. Best-case scenario, test it out during your trial period. If you feel like you need to reach out to support constantly during your trial run, this may be a sign that the software is not user-friendly—and not right for your firm.

Canva Design Tool

Graphic Design For Dummies. Free. Really.

Ever wonder how to get professional-looking graphics for your website, social media and brochures without having to pay a graphic designer? Try Canva. It’s a free, easy-to-use, online graphic design program that you can access from your PC or mobile device. You can upload your firm logo and photos, or you can select from a vast array of free stock images. Select the social media graphic you want to create and Canva sizes it perfectly, taking out all the guesswork. Choose from hundreds of templates and design elements—all free and super-easy to use. Did we mention it’s free?

Work-Life Balance CLE

Save the Date: Dec. 11 FREE Wednesday Wisdom CLE.
Does the Practice of Law Need to Be This Stressful?

Dec. 11, 12-1 p.m. Free Wednesday Wisdom CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members. This live Zoom webinar will be presented by Jamie Billotte Moses, an appellate specialist with Holland & Knight. What makes the practice of law so stressful? What are you doing or not doing that might be contributing to your stress? Are you making things more time consuming and frustrating than they need to be? Are you sabotaging your peace of mind? Jamie Moses will share with you some of her strategies for balancing work, raising children and trying to be a contributing member of the community. Registration will be approved when Solo & Small Firm Section membership is confirmed. 1.0 General CLE. Course number TBA.

SOS Conference Logo

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.

Bank OZKFlorida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co.

SSF Group Photo

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.