Annual out-of-state long-range planning retreat for Solo & Small Firm Section Executive Council members.
Annual “Out-of-Country” CLE Trip
This year we are staying in the U.S. and visiting the big island of Hawaii and Oahu. Instead of going through a travel agent, you will make your own reservations directly with the hotels, airlines, and group tours (excursion details will be provided as they become available).
This page provides the trip schedule, activities, and hotel reservation links. When making your flight arrangements, don’t forget to include the flight from Hawaii to Oahu on June 1. Flight destinations are Kona International Airport and Honolulu International Airport.
Online reservation information for the group tours and airport transfers will be available soon. View the event brochure.
Details coming soon. This meeting takes place during The Florida Bar Annual Meeting.
Details coming soon.
Live GoToWebinar. Course number 6826 is approved for 4 General; 2 Technology CLE credits. Webinar registrants have 90-day,on-de,and access; Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $245. REGISTER
Thank you to Conference Chair Camara Williams of Orlando.
This seminar will cover automating your practice; simplify on boarding and collections; from lawyering to leading: knowing the numbers that matter most; funding your law firm and how to get financing; website best practices and educating different customer groups.
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Camera Williams, Program Chair
Gary Lesser, The Florida Bar President
8:10 AM – 9:00 AM
Automating your Practice
Conti Moore, Conti Moore Law, PLLC, Orlando
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Simplify On Boarding and Collectons
Marko Skarica, Conti Moore Law, PLLC, Orlando
Nikie Lomax, Conti Moore Law, PLLC, Orlando
9:50 AM – 10:40 AM
From Lawyering to Leading: Knowing the Numbers That Matter Most
Leticia DeSuze, Elite Wealth Enterprises, LLC
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM
10:55 AM – 11:45 AM
Funding your Law Firm – How to get Financing
Scott Leitner, SVP, Centeral Counsel, Climate First Bank
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Website Best Practices and Educating Different Customer Groups
Robin Cardella, Titletap
Annual long-range planning meeting of The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section.
Live video webcast with 90-day, on-demand access and live (in-person) at The Boca Raton (register through Annual Florida Bar Convention). Don’t miss it! This course will cover the latest updates for the following key practice areas: Business Litigation; City, County, & Local Government; Criminal Appellate; Criminal Trial; Elder Law; Labor and Employment; Marital & Family Law; Wills, Trusts, & Estates. Course number 7395 is approved for 8 CLE; 1 certification credit in each practice area.
- Live (in person) registration through the Annual Florida Bar Convention (Register for the $350 All Access Pass to attend Florida Law Update 2023 at The Boca Raton): REGISTER
- Live video webcast with 90-day, on-demand access (Solo & Small Firm Section members $295; non-members $340): REGISTER
SCHEDULE & PRESENTERS
7:55 AM – 8:00 AM
Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Program Chair
8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Family Law Update
Magistrate Diane Kirigin, 15th Judicial Circuit, Delray Beach
8:50 AM – 9:40 AM
Employment Law Update
Nick Andrews, FordHarrison, Tampa
9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Patrick Neale, Patrick Neale & Associates, Naples
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
10:45 AM – 11:35 AM
Collett Small, Slater & Small PLLC, Pembroke Pines
11:35 AM – 12:20 PM
Amy Fanzlaw, Osborne & Osborne, P.A., Boca Raton
12:20 PM – 01:45 PM
1:45 PM – 02:35 PM
Clay Roesch, ShuffieldLowman, Orlando
2:35 PM – 03:25 PM
Chris Hand, Hand Law, Jacksonville
3:25 PM – 03:35 PM
3:35 PM – 04:25 PM
Rick Silverman, Rick Silverman, P.A. Tampa
Please join us during the Annual Florida Bar Convention for the Solo & Small Firm Section’s 2023 Annual Meeting at The Boca Raton in the Yacht Club’s Santa Margherita room. We’ll present our annual awards; present and elect the slate of new officers, Executive Council members, and the CLA Representative; and the gavel will pass to 2023-2024 Section Chair Cristina Alonso. We hope to see you there.
You’re invited to the Solo & Small Firm Section’s inaugural book club! Join us on September 21 for a discussion about the book “Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine” by Mike Michalowicz. In the book, which is available on Amazon, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. REGISTER HERE
Our discussion leader is CPA Kelley Brubaker, the founder of Profit Scale Thrive, author of the book, “Stop Struggling and Start Thriving: A Guide To Transform Your Law Firm,” and a Certified Mastery-Level Profit First Professional. All details and the Zoom information are online at bit.ly/SSFS_9-21BookClub.
Upcoming sessions will be SSFS members-only and will be held on third Thursdays every other month. We hope to see you at book club!
Live InReach webinar. Course number 7844 is approved for 5 CLE, 2 of which may be applied toward Ethics; 2 Professionalism, and 1 Technology. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $250. View the presenter bios here. REGISTER
Annual Ethics & Professionalism Update: Scary Tales of Unprofessional & Unethical Conduct
October 27, 2023
8:00 AM–12:35 PM
|8:10 AM–9:00 AM
Tricked or Treated: White Collar Ethics Issues for the Unwary Lawyer
Professor Ellen Podgor, St. Petersburg
|9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Villainy or Virtue: Unmask Your Client’s Story to Avoid Unethical Surprises
Andrew J. Oppenheim, Tampa
|9:50 AM–10:05 AM
|10:05 AM–10:55 AM
Toil or Trouble: Ensure that Technology Works Ethically for You – Not Against You
Marck Joseph, Miami
|10:55 AM–11:45 AM
Hocus or Pocus: How to Prevent and Defend Professionalism and Ethics Complaints
Gwen Daniel, Tampa
|11:45 AM–12:35 PM
Friend or Fiend: Building & Maintaining your Reputation Ethically & with Professionalism
Ret. Judge Greg Holder, Tampa
|Ret. Judge Emmett (Lamar) Battles, Tampa|