Florida Law Update – In Person and Live Webcast 

📢 Registration is OPEN for the 2024 Florida Law Update, one of our most popular CLEs. Register through the Annual Florida Bar Convention to join us in person at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. View the presenters and register for the live webcast here.

June 20, 7:55 AM–4:25 PM. Course number 8389 is approved for 8 CLE credits and 1 certification credit in each practice area. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for the live webcast for only $305. Thank you to Program Chair and Moderator Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Suwannee County Judge.

Lawyer Advertising in Florida: From Billboards to Blogs  

May 21, 12-1 PM live Zoom webinar by Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, The Florida Bar Division Director for Lawyer Regulation. Moderated by Alicia Perez. Course number 8341 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. Elizabeth Tarbert is Director of the Lawyer Regulation Division for The Florida Bar, responsible for the investigation and prosecution of disciplinary complaints against Florida Bar members.  This program will provide an in-depth review of ethics and Florida lawyer advertising rules, including general rules for all advertisements, specific rules for particular media, and The Florida Bar’s filing requirement. The program will cover social media and texting and offers examples of noncompliance. REGISTER

Fee Season is OPEN:  Pay Online and Renew Your Section Membership

The Florida Bar annual fee season is open; don’t forget to renew your Solo & Small Firm Section membership! Paying online is the quickest and easiest way to pay your annual fees, elect voluntary section memberships, and comply with Bar rules for trust accounting and pro bono reporting. Note:  When paying fees online, members will not be able to complete the fee process without completing the trust account certificate. Log into the Member Portal at member.floridabar.org and click the “Pay My Fees” button to pay with a credit card or e-check.

FREE CLE:  Immigration Primer – What Lawyers Need to Know in Practice and to Take Pro Bono Cases

May 29, 12-1 PM FREE Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section Members* by Masimba M. Mutamba, West Palm Beach, and Ashley Sybesma, Key West. Moderator: Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Suwanee County Judge. Course number 8343 is approved for 1 CLE and 1 Immigration and Nationality Law certification credit.

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

Attorney Newsletters: Six Lawyers Tell How They Built the Best Newsletters in Their Niche(s)

Recent studies show the return on investment for email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent. Newsletters are becoming more niche-focused and personal, and lawyers are taking advantage of these trends.

In this article, several high-profile attorney newsletters share what motivated them to start newsletters and what the impact has been so far.

Pro Bono Peer Academy

Are you passionate about ensuring equal access to housing and addressing legal challenges faced by tenants? Join the Community Legal Services Claud B. Nelson Pro Bono Housing Law Peer Academy and become equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the intricate landscape of housing law effectively.

The academy is a comprehensive training and mentorship program designed specifically for pro bono attorneys seeking to deepen their understanding of landlord-tenant law, subsidized housing, lease agreements and common issues, the Fair Housing Act, the foreclosure process and defenses, and affordable housing initiatives. All Peer Academy participants must be licensed to practice law in Florida.