NEW:  Florida Bar Counsel to Counsel Mentoring Program

The Florida Bar has launched Counsel to Counsel, a first-of-its-kind technology-based mentorship program to grow the networks of both mentors and mentees, elevate the profession, and position Florida to be the gold standard among mentoring initiatives. Counsel to Counsel will focus on four objectives: career development, lawyer-client relationships, the relationship with the Bar, and the relationship with the community. The program will use the MentorcliQ app as its technical foundation—helping match you with a mentee and facilitating in-person meetings that can establish long-term career-guiding relationships. Learn more here.

Tips for Prioritizing Lawyer Well-Being: It’s Good for Clients Too

The chronic stress associated with neglecting regular self-care has a negative impact on our decision-making ability. This is one reason why it is essential for lawyers to prioritize self-care and adopt healthy habits.

From embracing mindfulness to engaging in meaningful social connections, here are five practical tips and strategies to help you lead a healthier and happier life.

NOW ONLINE:  Florida’s New Tort Reform—The Impact on Attorneys and Potential Litigants

Available as an online seminar (on-demand) and downloadable audio. Learn about the impact of Florida’s new tort reform act from attorney Michal Meiler, who testified in Florida legislative hearings on proposed tort reform. Michal is a partner with Ver Ploeg & Marino in Miami and focuses on insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation. Buy now at

HB 837/SB 236, which became law upon signing on March 24, 2023, contains significant changes to tort litigation that favor insurers and business owners. The new law includes new challenges in bringing premises liability actions, caps on medical damages, a reduction in the statute of limitations for negligence claims, elimination of one-way attorneys’ fees recovery—and makes it more difficult to sue for insurance bad faith.

Course number 7397 is approved for 1 CLE; 1 Civil Trial credit. Solo & Small Firm Section members can purchase it for only $50.

October 27 Annual Ethics & Professionalism Update

Save the Date! Ethics & Professionalism Update Co-Chairs Michelle Garcia Gilbert and Bill Curphey are stirring up a caldron full of tales about lawyers’ unprofessional and unethical conduct. On October 27, you’ll hear some of the scary (and often wacky) spoofs that lawyers have made—and learn how to avoid falling into the same traps.

From white-collar ethics issues to technology, this half-day program will surely be among our best yet. Registration and details are coming soon.

Thank you to our 2022-23 section sponsors.