May 16—Ethical Concerns When Representing Crime Victims:  Emerging Issues Involving Technology & Cyberstalking

12–1 PM Zoom webinar by Stephanie Cagnet Myron, Cagnet Myron Law, P.A., Wellington, and moderated by Amanda Barton.

If you’re a member of The Florida Bar who represents crime victims, this is a must-attend program. Stephanie Cagnet Myron will address emerging issues involving technology, private sexual images, cyber stalking, and extortion. She also will provide information regarding available resources for victims.

Stephanie is the founder of Cagnet Myron Law, P.A., a firm that has handled more stalking and cyberstalking cases than any other private firm in the nation and has empowered hundreds of victims.

Course number 7221 is approved for 1 CLE, all of which may be applied toward Ethics, and 1 Technology CLE. 90-day, on-demand access. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $50. REGISTER

Best Practices for Your Law Firm’s Blog in 2023

For law firms, regular blogging is an essential element of a search engine optimization strategy—and one that can provide a tremendous return on your investment. Google rewards sites that provide fresh, useful content with better rankings, and your law firm blog is your platform to regularly publish material that fits those parameters

So, how do you create blog posts that are useful for clients while keeping your SEO tight? Here are a few best practices for your law firm’s blog. 

May 24 FREE CLE—Elder Law Case: From Initial Consult to Funding

12–1 PM free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Zach Bloxham, Sandberg, Stettler, & Bloxham, Kaysville, Utah, and WealthCounsel. Moderator:  Judge Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Third Judicial Circuit. Course number  7399; CLE credit pending approval.

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

In order to better understand a practice area like elder law, it can be helpful to walk through what a case file looks like from beginning to close. During this webinar, we will illustrate the life of both Medicaid crisis and proactive planning cases from the initial consultation to funding considerations for an EC Medicaid Asset Protection Trust®. Join WealthCounsel’s Zach Bloxham, J.D., as he takes you on this exciting legal journey.

Zach Bloxham is WealthCounsel’s Elder Law Faculty, where he assists attorneys and other stakeholders from around the country in navigating the world of public benefits planning, consultation, and strategy. REGISTER

Become an ‘Amicus Curiae’ by Joining the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society

Florida lawyers are being asked to become an “Amicus Curiae” by joining the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. The membership appeal comes as Florida Bar members complete the 2023-34 fee statement, which includes a section for voluntary contributions.

“Membership in the Historical Society allows you to be part of unique opportunities to honor our court and its rich history,” said President Scott Rost of Orlando. “Equally important, your tax-deductible membership contribution helps expand public awareness and understanding of the judicial branch and its role in our system of government.”

Over the past year, the Historical Society shined a spotlight on court proceedings during the recent national college admissions scandal, opened an online gift shop, and received archival documents and photos never publicly displayed.

Read the full write-up in The Florida Bar News and consider joining today.

May 26—How to Avoid a Fee Dispute—And Happily Get Paid!

12–1 PM Live GoToWebinar by Mari J. Frank, JD. This program will provide an analysis of Florida’s attorney ethical rules as they relate to billing and collecting fees. Course number 7231 is approved for 1 CLE; all of which may be applied toward Ethics. This is a joint program by the ADR and Solo & Small Firm Sections; members register for only $50. Registrants have 90-day, on-demand access. REGISTER

Mari J. Frank, JD is a professional corporate leadership trainer, negotiations coach, privacy consultant and radio/podcast host in private practice in Florida and California. Mari is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court and Family Court Mediator. She serves as a Mediation Fee Disputes mediator for the Orange County California Bar Association.

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