May 17: 🔥 Hot Topics in Florida Legal Ethics

May 17, 12–1 PM Live GoToWebinar presented by Tim Chinaris and moderated by Chris Johnson. Course number 5714 is approved for 1.0 General CLE credit, all of which may be applied toward Ethics. Section members register for only $50. 

Change seems to be the only constant in the legal profession.  How have recent changes in the legal landscape affected lawyers’ ethical obligations?  This session highlights recent rule changes, cases, and ethics opinions that may affect how Florida Bar members ethically practice law, both now and going forward.

May 18 FREE CLE: Power Your Firm by Understanding Your Numbers

May 18, 12–1 PM free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members.

*New registration link.* We switched Zoom accounts so if you previously registered for this program, please sign up again.

Presented CPA Joy Lutz, Certified Tax Coach, Aligned CPA, LLC, Lake City. Joshua Hertz will serve as moderator. Course number and 1.0 CLE credit are pending.

Joy is a CPA, certified tax coach, and owner of Aligned CPA, LLC in Lake City, FL, where she helps solo and small law firms with accounting, tax prep and planning, and advisory services. REGISTER

Annual Florida Bar Convention, Florida Law Update, and Section Annual and EC Meetings

Registration is open for the 2022 Annual Florida Bar ConventionJune 22–25 at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf AstoriaSign up today to join us for meetings, CLE, networking, and fun.

Register through the Annual Florida Bar Convention for the Solo & Small Firm Section’s Florida Law Update, which takes place in person on Thursday, June 23 from 7:55 AM to 4:25 PM in the Waldorf Grand Ballroom 1. This popular CLE features segments in eight key areas of law: Business Law Update, Clay Roesch, Orlando; Employment Law Update, Kevin Johnson, Tampa; Animal Law, Ralph DeMeo, Tallahassee; Elder Law and Estate Planning (separate segments), Peggy Hoyt, Oviedo, and Alex Douglas, Orlando; Criminal Law, Brice Aikens, Orlando; Personal Injury Law Update, James Gordon, Oviedo; Real Estate Law, Patrick Neale, Naples. Course number 5722. Register when you sign up for Annual Florida Bar Convention. Special thanks to Moderator and Program Chair Peggy Hoyt.

The section’s 2022 Annual Meeting, Executive Council Meeting, and awards ceremony take place on Friday, June 24 starting at 1:45 PM in the Sarasota room in the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. All section members are invited to attend.

How to Hire a Digital Marketing Agency for Your Firm

Elevating your firm’s reputation requires a compelling online presence, but it also requires the ability to keep a step ahead of ever-changing social platforms and search engine optimization requirements. A digital marketing firm can be worth its weight in gold, lifting the marketing burden from you and your team. But, just like law firms, marketing agencies vary widely in expertise, capabilities and strategic vision. You need to vet them carefully to ensure an ideal fit. Here are factors to consider as you evaluate digital marketing agencies for your law firm.

Your One-Stop-Shop for CLE

If you’ve ever wished for just one place online to access great CLE for solos and small firms, we’ve got you covered. Bookmark, our section’s web page that offers four convenient ways to access CLE:  1) Visit our calendar page to register for upcoming monthly live audio webcasts and free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinars; 2) Join our section’s members-only Facebook group to access a video library of previously recorded Wednesday Wisdom webinars; 3) Purchase previously recorded section CLE through The Florida Bar, available 24/7 as online seminars (on-demand) and downloadable audio; or (4) Purchase previously recorded section CLE through The Florida Bar in CD or DVD format.

Thank you to our 2021-22 section sponsors.