March 29 FREE CLE:  Creating the Law Firm You Love

12–1 PM live on Zoom. Free Wednesday Wisdom CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Jordan Ostroff, a visionary entrepreneur, President of LegalEase Marketing, Managing Partner of Jordan Law FL, and host of multiple Facebook live shows. Course number 7173 is approved for 1 CLE, .5 of which may be applied towards Ethics. REGISTER

Jordon starts by helping law firm owners set the GPS coordinates for their firms. Then he explores ways to improve them and tries to empower firm owners to make the decisions to get there.

What do you want your firm to look like? What work does it do? Who do you serve? Who should you hire, who is no longer a good fit? What steps can you implement toward your goals while following The Florida Bar Ethics Rules to create the firm you love?

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

Business Basics for Busy New Solos

Starting your practice with a business plan is essential. At the outset, it’s often hard to know exactly what services you will sell to exactly what clients, but the better job you can do in pinpointing these decisions, the better positioned your practice will be.

Your business plan will serve as your North Star for building your firm. Be specific about your purpose, your goals and the clients you want to serve.

Lawyers exit law school with plenty of case law knowledge and analytical abilities, but what are the basic business skills and know-how that will serve lawyers well? Here’s what you need to know.

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March 28 Bona Fide Technology Barriers:  Principles for the Layered Protection of Your Practice

12–1 PM live GoToWebinar by G.C. Murray II, Esq., President of Global Cyber Management, an AGC Division; and Rob Blackwell, PMP, CISSP, CISM, MSCS, President of CyTech Services LLC. Moderated by Stephanie Cagnet Myron. Course number 7234 is approved for 1 CLE; 1 Technology CLE. Registration opens soon.

This webinar aims to educate Florida Bar members about technology security controls and steps to protect their practices and clients from intrusion. Most lawyers have heard of firewalls and anti-virus software, but its human element is the weakest link in any digital security. We will discuss data and security protection fundamentals, including the CIA, DAD, and DiD models, and best practices for law firms to protect their businesses and clients. We will also discuss the ethical and legal requirements in case of a breach. We finish with laying out the best tools in the tech space to help create barriers that protect the public.

Automate & Levitate: Tactics for Small Firm Business Owners

Great news! The 2023 Solo & Small Firm Conference is available 24/7 in online seminar (on-demand) and downloadable audio formats. Course number 6826 is approved for 4 CLE; 2 Technology CLE. SSF Section members can purchase either format for only $245.

Conference Chair Camara Williams of Orlando recruited an amazing group of presenters who share automation tips and small firm business best practices that will take your firm to the next level.

The CLE is an innovative, half-day conference that can help you build a more profitable, productive law practice.

Upcoming and Aftermarket CLE for Solos and Small Firms

Check out the great CLE we have coming up next month!

April 11—Arbitrator/Mediator Perspectives – How to Best Prepare your Clients for Mediations, Conciliations, Conferences and Arbitrations. Live GoToWebinar by Renée E. Thomson of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, Ocala, and Adam M. Myron, Cagnet Myron Law, P.A., Wellington. Moderator:  Bill Curphey. Course number 7324. 1 CLE pending approval. Registration opens soon.

April 26The Art & Science of Voir Dire & Opening Statements. Free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Bill Curphey, Curphey & Badger, P.A., Palm Harbor. Moderator: Judge Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Third Judicial Circuit. *Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. Course number and 1 CLE pending approval. REGISTER

AND:  Check out the InReach catalog’s Solo & Small Firm CLE options, and bookmark this URL — to go straight to the sort of online seminars (on-demand) and downloadable audio. Here are some new additions to the catalog:

Thank you to our 2022-23 section sponsors.