Succession Planning Basics for Florida Law Firms:  Where Do I Start?  

April 16, 12-1 PM live Zoom webinar by Mindi Wells, Wells Law, Columbus, OH, and moderated by Bill CurpheyCourse number 8340 is approved for 1 CLE. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $50.

Many law firms, especially solo and smaller firms, do not have a succession plan in place for continued operation or wind-down of their law firms. Lack of planning for what happens next—whether the change is from the loss of the solo attorney, loss of a partner, sale by founding attorneys, retirement or other unanticipated events—can throw a firm, its clients, employees, and business colleagues into a nosedive.  Join us for this workshop on the fundamentals of succession planning for law firms of all sizes. REGISTER

Assessing the Impact: Florida Tort Reform’s Influence on Personal Injury Law (FREE CLE)

April 24, 12-1 PM FREE Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section Members* by Brandon Sapp, Brandon Sapp Law PLLC, Orlando (plaintiff’s perspective); Charise Morgan, Zurich North America, Miami (defense perspective); and Jamie Billotte Moses, Holland & Knight LLP, Orlando (appellate perspective). Moderator: Rebekah Taylor, RT Mediation and Consulting, LLC, Lake Mary. Host: Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Suwanee County Judge.

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

The panelists will discuss the new law changes and how attorneys have adapted and will share real-life insights and examples of how attorneys have worked cases differently based on tort reform changes. They will address statute of limitations, bad faith, boarding medical bills, fault, and appellate challenges that are forming and their implications that are developing in the legal community. REGISTER

Nominate a Deserving Attorney or Paralegal for the Solo & Small Firm Section’s Annual Awards

April 26 is the deadline to nominate a deserving lawyer or paralegal for the SSF Section’s annual awards. All details, including former winners, are on the section’s website. Read the Bar News write-up here.

We are accepting nominations for the following awards: Mentor of the YearParalegal of the YearTradition of Excellence, and Walter S. Crumbley.

Submit forms and supporting documentation to section Program Administrator Gabrielle Hermesman at

Sponsor Spotlight:  Florida Appeals

Florida Appeals was founded by Shannon McLin in 2019 after practicing at the firm she founded in 1997, The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm.

The most effective legal teams feature both trial and appellate lawyers, each playing to their respective strengths for the client’s benefit.

Florida Appeals provides comprehensive, high-quality appellate and litigation-support services to trial lawyers and their clients throughout Florida. They believe that success at any level of litigation starts with thorough research, clear and concise writing, and well-reasoned legal analysis. Trial lawyers play an important role as advocates who present the case to the factfinder.

The firm’s appellate lawyers represent clients in appeals in all of Florida’s district courts of appeal, the Supreme Court of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. They look forward to working with the Solo & Small Firm lawyers throughout Florida.

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How to Use Your iPhone as a Wireless Mouse

If you have a laptop, you might prefer to use a mouse with it rather than its trackpad. But if you’re on the go, packing a mouse can be cumbersome or easy to forget. Luckily though, if you have an iPhone, you might have a wireless mouse on you without even realizing it. Thanks to certain apps, you can make your iPhone a wireless mouse for a Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. This article walks you through the steps.

Thank you to Technology Committee member Zack Zuroweste for sharing this great tech tip.