Be Published:  Submit Your Article for the LINK

The Solo & Small Firm Section’s LINK newsletter is published three times a year, and it’s a great opportunity for you to submit content. We are seeking articles on a wide range of material that is of interest to solos and small firms:  substantive legal topics, practice management, technology, marketing and more.

Articles should be no more than 800 words fully edited, must include a professional headshot and short bio about the author and should be inspirational and relevant.

Interested in submitting an article? Please email Publications Committee Chair Michelle Garcia Gilbert at before the July 15 deadline. 

Lawyer Tech Tips:  Ways to (Really) Get Away This Summer 

Summer’s here and many lawyers and their staff members will take a family road trip, head to the beach or hop on a plane to a farther-away dream spot. But After a year of blurred lines and working nonstop from home do we remember HOW to get away from it all?

Attorney at Work asked a few practice management and technology friends to provide some favorite tips, apps or other sage advice to help you use technology to safely get the most from your summer vacation. Learn how.

How to Ethically Build a Virtual Law Firm Business Model

July 20 live GoToWebinar presented by Kristin Tyler of LAWCLERK™. Course number 5104. Approved for 1.0 General CLE credit, all of which may be applied toward Ethics. Section members register for only $50. REGISTER

Want to grow your firm? Historically, you could charge more or hire. But what if there was a third way? Technology facilitates access to high-quality legal expertise at a surprisingly reasonable cost. Using freelance and contract legal help, you can do more work, grow your firm, and help more clients. But, as is the case with everything for a lawyer, it’s important to be mindful of the business and, of course, the ethical implications of working with freelance attorneys.

2021 Paralegal of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Asha Maharaj-Lucas, FRP, who has been honored with the section’s 2021 Paralegal of the Year Award. This prestigious award recognizes one outstanding Florida paralegal for demonstrating exceptional efforts in achieving a high standard of professionalism in the delivery of paralegal services, and who has also contributed significantly to the community and his or her law firm.

Asha is the current president of the Paralegal Association of Florida. She has been a paralegal for more than 20 years, has extensive paralegal experience in several areas of law and currently works in administrative law. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies. She initially began her career in the Federal Court System in the Northern District of New Jersey and relocated to Tallahassee in 2004.

Priscilla Horn Warren, CP, FRP presented the award to Asha during the section’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting in June.


  • Visit our calendar page to register for upcoming monthly live audio webcasts and free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinars.
  • Join our section’s members-only Facebook group to access a video library of previously recorded Wednesday Wisdom webinars.
  • Purchase previously recorded section CLE through The Florida Bar, available 24/7 as on-demand seminars and podcasts.
  • Purchase previously recorded section CLE through The Florida Bar in CD or DVD format.

If you are interested in getting involved on the Continuing Legal Education Committee or presenting a CLE seminar, please contact CLE Committee Chair Linda Calvert-Hanson.

August 4 FREE CLE: Professionalism Before the Court—From Practice to Procedure to Everyday Courtesies

August 4 Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar open to all members of The Florida Bar. Course number and CLE credit pending approval.

Moderator: 2021-22 Solo & Small Firm Section Chair Jacina Parson, Senior Assistant County Attorney, Pinellas County Attorney’s Office; former director of The Florida Bar Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism.

Panelists:  General Magistrate Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Third Judicial Circuit, Lake City; County Judge Daryl Manning, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Tampa; Circuit Judge Barbara Leach, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, Orlando. REGISTER

Thank you to our 2020-21 section sponsors.