9/21:  Succession Planning 101 for Florida Law Firms. Where Do I Start?

Many law firms—especially solo and smaller firms—do not have a succession plan in place for the continued operation or wind-down of their law firms. Does YOUR firm have a plan?

Join us on Sept. 21 at noon for this workshop on the fundamentals of succession planning for law firms of all sizes. Presented by Mindi Wells of Wells Law, Columbus, OH, and moderated by Paige Greenlee of Greenlee Law PLLC, Tampa. 1.0 General CLE credit. Section members register for only $50. REGISTER

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 FLSoloSmallFirm@gmail.com. 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.

9 Reasons Your Law Firm’s Social Media Strategy is Not Working

It’s disheartening to invest time and effort into posting regularly on social media but feel like it is not really working, especially since it relates to your bottom line: new business. If your social media strategy does not create the engagement with potential clients you crave, consider these nine steps to relieve the suffering.

October 27 FREE CLE:  How to Become a Legal Advocate for Your Own Special Needs Child or Clients and Their Families

Oct. 27, 121 PM, free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members.* Presented by Diana Abril. Course number and 1.0 General CLE credit pending approval.

Learn the art of disability rights advocacy from a corporate lawyer-mom with first-hand experience. Diana Abril is a proud graduate of the Florida Developmental Disability Council’s Florida Partners in Policymaking program, a leadership and advocacy training program for individuals with developmental disabilities and caregivers focusing on becoming community leaders and catalysts for systems change, and a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). REGISTER

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

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Windows Tips? There’s an App for That! 

There’s a built-in tips app in Windows that can help you discover helpful things you can do in Windows. To find the app, click Start > Tips or search for “Tips” from the Windows start button. This feature will come in handy as the release of Windows 11 is on the horizon (it works just the same on Windows 11!). You can review tips by categories—great tips like this one:

Press the Windows logo key + S to launch a global search for contacts, emails and files in local and shared sites (think Teams or SharePoint), or from the web. LEARN HOW

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.