February 11, 2022, Solo & Small Firm Conference

The 2022 Solo & Small Firm Conference is shaping up to be one of the best we’ve ever presented. The virtual conference will feature segments designed to “Pivot Your Practice” after COVID, including best practices for technology, professionalism, mental health and wellness and more. The live GoToWebinar is 8 AM – 1:25 PM (times are approximate) and all registrants will have 90-day, on-demand access. Details and registration will be available soon.

Get Involved:  Join a Section Committee

Committee service is an excellent way to make a difference in the section, build your resume and network with colleagues from around the state. Solo & Small Firm Section Chair Jacina Parson is accepting applications for these committees:
•  CLE
  •  Marketing & Public Relations
  •  Outreach & Expansion
•  Publications
•  Sponsorship

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the committee web page to learn about the responsibilities of each committee and download the preference form. Submit forms to Jacina Parson at There is no deadline to apply; we welcome your participation at any time during the 2021-2022 Bar year.

Note that committees generally meet by Zoom.

Take Your Zoom Background to the Next Level (Free Downloads)

Zoom backgrounds are either your favorite thing about online meetings or your glitchy internet nightmare. Since many have discovered Zoom’s cool trick of adding a virtual background, we’ve all been in meetings with colleagues dialing in from aquariums, the ranch in “Tiger King” or the Vatican.

But here’s the thing — not all meetings are low-key and pantsless. Sometimes you have to look professional, even on Zoom. This article links to several different image libraries you can use. (Note: Royalty-free doesn’t mean attribution-free. Always give credit where it is due.)

September 22 FREE CLE:  Technology and Best Practices to Advance Your Firm

Sept. 22, 121 PM, free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members.* Presented by Janelle Esposito, Managing Partner of the Esposito Law Firm in Bradenton. Course number 5395. Approved for 1.0 General; 1.0 Technology CLE credit.

As large numbers of people turn to technology and video-teleconferencing platforms to stay connected; it is more important than ever that lawyers use best practices not only in communicating with clients but with the Court. Learn more about how to properly utilize technology to advance your practice while at the same time ensure your client’s confidential information is protected.

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

How to Find Hidden Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are time savers and can make you more productive at work. For example, CTRL+Z undoes your last action and CTRL+X, CTRL+C and CTRL+V are cut, copy and paste.

You might not be familiar with them, but there also are shortcuts for navigating Windows itself. For these shortcuts, you’ll use the Windows key (WK), which looks like the Windows logo and is located on the same row as the space bar. Examples are WK+E (Open File Explorer), WK+I (Open Settings) and WK+S (Open Search). This article shares 10 useful WK shortcuts that can save you time and boost your productivity.

Section Annual Sponsor Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company is owned entirely by its member lawyers, whereas most Florida lawyers’ professional liability insurers are commercial companies that focus on increasing the wealth of their investor stockholders.

When you buy a Florida Lawyers Mutual policy, you join their family of owners, you vote for the members of the Board, and you enjoy many member benefits (including an extensive library of free CLE, plus a cyber liability endorsement added to your policy at no cost). You have direct communication with Florida-based underwriters and claims specialists who know you, understand your practice and care about your reputation. Florida Lawyers Mutual exists to serve its members and the state’s legal community, not the bottom line on the commercial carrier’s financial statement.

We are a mutual company, not a commercial company. We’ve built our reputation on vigorously defending yours.®

Please contact Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company at 800-633-6458 or

Direct Access to Lots of GREAT 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.