June 10 Florida Law Update (8 Key Areas of Law)

Live GoToWebinar, 7:55 AM – 4:25 PM. This seminar will provide updates in the following areas of law: Business, Employment, Bankruptcy, Elder, Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Construction.

Course 4380. Approved for 
1 Juvenile Law; 8 General; 2 Business Litigation; 1 Civil Trial; 1 Construction Law; 1 Criminal Appellate; 1 Criminal Trial; 1 Elder Law; 1 Labor and Employment; 1 Wills, Trusts, & Estates; 0.5 Workers Compensation CLE and certification credits. Section members register for only $215. REGISTER

Make a Difference:  Join a SSF Section Committee

Committee service is an excellent way to network with colleagues from around the state, make a lasting difference in the section and increase your professional profile. Our goals—with help from leaders like you—are to increase membership, boost involvement, and provide valuable benefits that assist our members in professionalism and the practice of law. Interested in volunteering to join a committee? Submit your preference form and supporting documents to 2021-2022 Section Chair Jacina Parson at FLSoloSmallFirm@gmail.com.

5 Easy Upgrades to Your LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile is your first impression, and it’s also the place people go when they want to learn more about you. Upgrading your profile would be a valuable investment in time. If you’re not sure where to start, here are five easy enhancements that will make sure your profile demonstrates what makes you different and compelling.

The Unorthodox Path to Becoming a Lawyer

In a recent episode of the “New Solo” podcast, law practice consultant and legal technology coach Adriana Linares interviews solo Rachel Allums, who took a nontraditional path to law practice, first working as a receptionist and paralegal before reading for the California Bar. She benefited from years of firm management experience, leveraging these skills when she launched her estate planning practice one year ago. Listen to learn more about battling inertia to make practice management changes that benefit clients, scaling and managing an influx of clients, cultivating relationships through preferred provider deals and more.

Managing Up:  A Primer on Interfacing With Young Attorneys (FREE CLE)

June 23 live Zoom Webinar, 12-1 PM. Wednesday Wisdom free CLE open to all members of The Florida Bar. 1.0 General CLE credit and course number pending.

This CLE is a research-based discussion for legal leaders seeking to enhance and engage young attorneys. Hear from new practitioners in a variety of industries and legal educators on cultivating, retaining, and maximizing the potential of the young attorneys in your workforce. After several major shifts in the law practice landscape in light of COVID-19, this insightful panel discussion will reexamine traditional best practices on how to onboard and enhance new attorneys and offer candid advice on how to innovate your law model. REGISTER

Online CLE and Wednesday Wisdom

Members:  We have had some difficulty airing the section’s free, Wednesday Wisdom CLEs on Facebook Live in the members-only Facebook group. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.

Watch “Using EQ to Improve Your Life and Practice” on the section’s YouTube channel and “Court Reporting:  Technology and Ethics” on YouTube and in the Facebook group’s video library (you must be a member of the group for access).

Visit the section’s CLE webpage for more ways to access great CLE for solos and small firms.

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.