Six Business Development Strategies for Lawyers

Many of the usual lawyer business development tactics are off the table, but there are always things you can do to stay in the game. While the edge right now goes to the incumbent, there remain things you can do to put yourself in a position to generate new business. Here are six strategies to consider in this challenging time.  LEARN HOW

Free CLE on Retirement Planning

September 23, 12-1 PM Wednesday Wisdom Zoom Webinar. Free CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members.*

Retirement Plans for Law Firms: What’s the Best Option will be presented by Michael Stewart of Wells Fargo. Free CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members.* Stewart, a private wealth financial advisor, will discuss retirement plans for law firms and their various features. Course number 4139. 1.0 General CLE credit.

Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. The Wednesday Wisdom free CLE series is a benefit of your section membership. Please tell a friend! REGISTER

Register in advance—you’ll have 90-day access to watch any time.

October 16, 8 AM-12:35 PM live GoToWebinar. Section members register for only $185.

Legal Ethics in a Changed World will explore the impact of working from home and the virtual practice of law has on our ethical obligations and legal community. Join us for a look into ethical leadership and innovation, video conferencing risk management, ethics and the new normal and maintaining legal decorum in the courtroom. We will also reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted both the physical and mental health of our legal community.

Course number 4115. Approved for 5.0 General CLE credits, all of which may be applied toward Ethics.  90-day online access for all registrants. REGISTER

Excel Basics: Learn How to Make a Formula

Tech tip from The Florida Bar. Just like a calculator, you can create simple formulas in Excel to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.  Simple formulas always start with an equal sign (=), followed by constants that are numeric values and calculation operators such as plus (+), minus (-), asterisk (*), or forward slash (/) signs. This simple tutorial shows you how to enter and edit formulas and spells out the basics on operators.

October 20, 12-1 PM live GoToWebinar.

Tools to Increase Your Bottom LineBuilding law firm awareness is the key to increasing your business and profits. Your law firm can be promoted in everything you do from websites and social media, to blogging efforts, client communications, branding, managing Google and law firm public relations. Join Danielle Babcock of Thomson Reuters to explore ways to increase your bottom line by learning about the tools you can use to reach your best clients. Course number 4062

Approved for 1.0 General CLE. Section members register for only $50. REGISTER

October 21, 12-1 PM Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar. Free CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members.* 


Conducting Remote Proceedings: From Presenting Evidence During Hearings and Trials to Participating in Zoom Mediations will be presented by Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Hunter Carroll, Third Judicial Circuit General Magistrate Jennifer Kuyrkendall GriffinRenee Thompson and Liz McCausland.

This respected panel of speakers will provide practical information useful for conducting remote proceedings. They will discuss how to handle virtual hearings and trials, including ways to present and submit evidence. The panelists also will detail how to successfully participate in Zoom Mediations. 

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. 1.0 CLE credit pending approval. Course number TBA. REGISTER

Join the section’s members-only Facebook group to network with colleagues around the state.

One of the most difficult things about working remotely is trying to stay connected. Let the Solo & Small Firm Section’s Facebook group be a resource for you. Find co-counsel, refer a case or ask for recommendations. It’s free. Our Wednesday Wisdom series is live on Facebook each month and the library of past videos is available 24/7 through the Facebook group for free, on-demand CLE. Join today to network with your colleagues from the section. JOIN NOW

If you’d like to be featured in the section’s member spotlight series, please contact section communications consultant Lisa Tipton.

Thank you to our 2020-21 section sponsors.