*June 23 In Person (Orlando) and Live Video Webcast*

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. Not attending the convention? No worries. Register through Florida Bar InReach for the live webcast.

This popular CLE features updates in eight key areas of law: Business Law, Clay Roesch, Orlando; Employment Law, 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, James Gordon, Oviedo; and Real Estate Law, Patrick Neale, Naples. Course number 5722. Special thanks to Moderator and Program Chair Peggy Hoyt

Annual Florida Bar Convention, Section Annual and EC Meetings

Registration is open for the 2022 Annual Florida Bar ConventionJune 21–25 at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf AstoriaSign up today to join us for meetings, CLE, networking, and fun.

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.

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How to Solo Small Firm

Next up in the Solo & Small Firm Section’s “How to Solo Small Firm” series is a tip by Liz McCausland, Principle of Liz McCausland P.A. and a consultant to LawTech Partners. Liz offers some great pointers on how to save time in running your practice by improving communications through the use of Loom and Trello. We’ll hashtag each post with #HowToSoloSmallFirm so you can follow us on social media.

Interested in being a part of the series? Great! Just email section consultant Lisa Tipton at lisa@prflorida.com to get started.

Annual ‘Out-of-Country’ CLE Trip to Hawaii

The Solo & Small Firm Section has a very special tradition that we are pleased to have continued this year. Our annual “Out-of-Country” CLE trip was an in-country trip to Hawaii, where the group enjoyed local attractions, tours, an excellent CLE program, and a luau. If you’ve never been on one of the trips, please consider joining us next year for an excellent networking opportunity and a chance to see the world.

Here are some nice photos from this year, courtesy of Ricky Libbert, Michelle Garcia Gilbert, and Jacina Parson.

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 flsolosmallfirm.org/cle, 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.