Be Published:  Submit Your Article Ideas 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. The summer issue deadline is today, July 15, but we are always seeking articles for future issues. Topics should be inspirational and relevant to solos and small firms:  substantive legal topics, practice management, technology, marketing and more.

Articles are no more than 800 words fully edited and must include a professional headshot and short bio about the author. See examples.

Interested in submitting an article? Please email Publications Committee Chair Michelle Garcia Gilbert at before the close of business on July 15 for the summer issue. Submit article ideas at any time if you are interested in writing for upcoming issues of the LINK.

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.

Podcasting Tips for Lawyers 

Podcasts are digital audio programs that can be listened to, downloaded and saved for later listening. Podcast creators usually record regularly, and their loyal audiences listen to them conveniently while driving or multitasking.

Although podcasting has been around since 2005, it seems like it has suddenly become “a thing” for lawyers. Podcasts of all kinds are growing in popularity, so if you are ready, here are some handy podcasting tips to get you started.

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

LegalFuel FREE Document Library

Need free forms? Check out LegalFuel’s Document Library, curated by the Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar. Here you’ll find a robust library of sample documents and forms for you to utilize in your day-to-day activities within your legal practice.

The library covers many topics, including Client Communications, Fee Agreements, Letters of Representation, Client Intake, Financial Forms and so much more.

CLE. And More CLE.

  • 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.

Thank you to our 2021-22 section sponsors.