Upcoming FREE CLE: A Solo & Small Firm Section Member Benefit

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12–1 PM live on Zoom:  A Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Automation by Nefra-Ann MacDonald, Clio Cloud-Based Legal Technology, Senior Manager, Strategic Engagement. Joshua Hertz, moderator. Course number 6488 is approved for 1 General; 1 Technology CLE credit. Free for Solo & Small Firm Section members.

There’s a way to get the non-billable work done faster and more efficiently. With the right technology, law firms can automate many time-consuming tasks—spending less time on administrative work and freeing up more time for billable hours and attention to clients. REGISTER

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12–1 PM live on Zoom:  Books Grow Business: Using Technology to Market Your Firm Profitably and Ethically by Peggy Hoyt, Law Offices of Hoyt and Bryan, LLC, Oviedo. Joshua Hertz, moderator. Course number and credit pending approval. REGISTER

The Wednesday Wisdom free CLE series is a benefit of membership in the Solo & Small Firm Section. Please tell a friend!

The Fascinating Field of Crop Insurance

October 21, 12–1 PM live GoToWebinar by Professor Chad G. Marzen, J.D., Florida State University College of Business. Section members register for only $50.

The federal crop insurance program is a significant one for America’s agricultural producers. This webinar provides a brief overview of contemporary legal issues with crop insurance that some producers and practitioners may encounter. The program will review recent caselaw from courts throughout the United States as well as Final Agency Determinations (FADs) of the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency.

Drowning in work? Here are 5 tips to help get you above water.

While it’s good to be busy, it’s not good when you get to the point where things start slipping through the cracks.

This attorney experimented with all kinds of productivity “hacks” and most were more trouble than they were worth. However, five really moved the needle in a positive direction. Here they are, in case you’re looking for a productivity boost, too.

Ethics, Professionalism and Technology CLE Credit. Don’t Miss it!

The Solo & Small Firm Section’s annual Ethics & Professionalism Update is back! The presenters are some of the best in their fields, and section members register for only $250. Earn 5 General CLE credits, 3 of which may be applied toward Ethics; 1 Professionalism and 1 Technology credit. October 28 Live GoToWebinar; registrants have 90-day, on-demand access. REGISTER

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
John Maceluch
Stephane Cagnet Myron

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM
Maintain Heading: Ethical Impacts of Recent Lawyer Advertising Decisions, Opinions, and Rule Changes
Jonathan Grabb, Director, Ethics & Advertising Department of The Florida Bar

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Secure Your Mooring: Effective Strategies to Boost Technology and Maintain Security
John Stewart, Melbourne

9:50 AM – 10:05 AM

10:05 AM – 10:55 AM
Stay Aboveboard: Compliance Requirements Resulting From Recent Rule Changes and Ethics Opinions
Tim Chinaris, Nashville, TN

10:55 AM – 11:45 AM
Retain Your Bearing: Ethical and Professional Obligations of Practicing Virtually and in the Courtroom
Moderator: John Maceluch, Panama City
Panelists:  Judge Jessica Goodwin Costello, Judge Keith Meyer, Judge William Dyer

Solo Sanity: 3 Mental Health Tips for Solo Practitioners

Lawyering is stressful—and it’s even more difficult for solo practitioners, who often do not have much of a safety net or support team.

Stress is bad in and of itself, but it can also lead to other mental and physical problems. Here are a few tips to ease stress and boost your mental health.

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