July 18 Webinar:  Ethics News for Florida Lawyers

July 18, 12–1 PM live InReach Zoom webinar by Tim Chinaris, Belmont Law, Nashville, and moderated by Michelle Adams Gumula, Hoyt & Bryan, Oviedo. Course number 7674 is approved for 1 CLE, all of which may be applied toward Ethics. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $50, with 90-day, on-demand access.

Keeping abreast of Florida legal ethics requires monitoring rule changes, ethics opinions, case law, and disciplinary actions. In this webinar, Timothy P. Chinaris, law professor, legal ethics lawyer, and former Florida Bar Ethics Director, will help busy lawyers by highlighting ethical developments that may be important to them.  Learn what’s new in conflicts of interest, confidentiality, attorney’s fees, disciplinary sanctions, and more.  This session will also take a peek into the future, especially nonlawyer practice and artificial intelligence. REGISTER

July 26 FREE CLE:  A.I. & Legal Research: How Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Use New Technology Tools to Benefit Their Practices

July 26, 12–1 PM Free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Mark Doble, CEO and founder of Alexsi, a software company that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) to produce legal research memos on demand. Judge Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, moderator. Course number and Technology CLE credit pending approval. 

It is commonly noted that “A.I. is not here to replace lawyers, but lawyers who use A.I. will replace lawyers who don’t.” Solo lawyers and small firms across the U.S use A.I. to compete with larger firms, without the need for significant overhead or an army of associates. It can increase their output while minimizing their non-billable time spent on repetitive tasks like legal research. Join us to learn about some of the benefits of leveraging AI in your practice.

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. REGISTER

August 23 FREE CLE:  When ‘Powering Through’ Is No Longer An Option

August 23, 12–1 PM Free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Don Blackwell, Lake Mary, and Rebecca J. Bandy, Tallahassee, and moderated by Judge Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin. Course number and 1 General and 1 Mental Health & Wellness Credit pending approval.

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

A candid and intimate look at some of the mental health challenges confronting our profession, including reflections on a ground-breaking panel discussion highlighting the lived experiences of several highly-accomplished legal professionals, aimed at inspiring attendees of the webinar to be more attentive and responsive to the mental health and wellness of their colleagues and loved ones. REGISTER

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Save the Date!  October 27 Annual Ethics & Professionalism Update:  Scary Tales of Unprofessional & Unethical Conduct

October 27, 8 AM–12:35 PM live InReach Zoom webinar. Course number and 4 CLE, 4 of which may be applied toward Ethics; 2 Professionalism, and 1 Technology credit pending approval. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $425. Registration opens soon. View the presenter bios here

Michelle Garcia Gilbert and Bill Curphey, Co-Program Chairs.

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.

24/7 CLE:  Online Seminars (On-Demand) and Downloadable Audio

Watch or listen to CLE on YOUR schedule by shopping in the InReach catalog. The Solo & Small Firm Section has a huge array of aftermarket CLE programs available to purchase online. Here are some recent additions to the catalog:

Thank you to our 2022-23 section sponsors.