Section Members Honored With Pro Bono Awards

Please join us in congratulating Solo & Small Firm Section members Sarah E. Kay and Cecile M. Scoon, who are being honored with Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards. The virtual awards ceremony streams live on Jan. 28. Watch it on FacebookWFSU: Gavel to Gavel, the Florida Channel, and YouTube. Learn more about these outstanding section members’ pro bono accomplishments here.

Virtually Irresistible:  Tech Tools + Strategies for Solos and Small Firms

Our first-ever virtual annual conference features some of the top practice advisors in the country. You’ll learn first-hand from Florida attorneys who have built—and sustained—thriving law practices using technology and effective practice management techniques. Registrants have 90-day, on-demand access. Course 4253. 5 General; 3 Tech CLE credits.

Invest a small amount of money—only $185—and register for the 2021 Solo & Small Firm Conference. REGISTER

Interested in a YLD scholarship?  The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division is proud to be the Education Partner for the 2021 Solo & Small Firm Conference and 10 scholarships are available for YLD members. Apply by sending a resume and brief essay about your experience as a solo or small-firm lawyer to with a “Conference Scholarship” subject line. Special consideration will be given to YLD applicants who also are members of the Solo & Small Firm Section. Learn more at

Stuck? 3 Quick Tips to Get More Done in Less Time 

Already sick of tips on how to get the year off to a productive, meaningful start?

Learn three, practical (and easy-to-implement) changes you can make to have a big impact on your daily productivity. Just use your voice, your fingers and your brain. Here’s how.

How to Convert Excel to Google Sheets

Tech tip from The Florida Bar:  For the times when you need to convert an Excel file to Google Sheets, you will need a Google account OR you can use these simple steps.

Convert Excel to Google Sheets with simple Copy-Paste

  • Open Excel > highlight the cells you want to copy and press Ctrl+C to copy them onto your clipboard.
  • Open Google Sheets and press Ctrl+V to paste the copied items

Import the Excel File Directly

  • Open a Google sheet, go to Open > Import
  • From the window, choose the Upload tab, click on the “Select a file from your device” button
  • Browse for the Excel file > tap Open
  • The file will be uploaded and converted to Google Sheets

“Open With” for Google Drive Users

  • Open the Excel file to your Google Drive
  • Right-click the Excel file > Open With > Google Sheets

Upcoming CLE for Solos and Small Firms

Feb. 12 @ 8 AM–12:55 PM: Virtual Solo & Small Firm Conference, Virtually Irresistible:  Tech Tools and Strategies for Solo and Small Firms. $185 section members, $230 non-section members. Course 4253, 5 General; 3 Tech CLE credits. REGISTER

Feb. 16 @ 12–1 PM: Practicing with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Automation & Technology Tools. By Nicole (Niki) Black, attorney and legal technology evangelist, MyCase, Rochester, NY, Live InReach webinar. Course number 4277. 1 General; 1 Tech CLE credit. REGISTER

Feb. 24 @ 12–1 PM: Residential Landlord/Tenant Basics & COVID-19 Governmental Protections: How Have Evictions ChangedWednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar, free CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members.* By Kevin Rabin, Senior Staff Attorney, Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. in Gainesville. REGISTER *Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

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.