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2022 Solo & Small Firm Section Long Range Planning Meeting @ Renaissance Boston Waterfront
Mar 18 @ 12:45 PM – Mar 19 @ 12:00 PM

Annual out-of-state long-range planning retreat for Solo & Small Firm Section Executive Council members.

Solo & Small Firm Section Annual Out-of-Country CLE Trip
May 27 @ 12:00 PM – Jun 5 @ 1:00 PM

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.

Solo & Small Firm Section Executive Council Meeting @ Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Jun 24 @ 12:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Details coming soon. This meeting takes place during The Florida Bar Annual Meeting.

Solo & Small Firm Section Executive Council Meeting @ JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Sep 9 @ 1:00 PM – Sep 10 @ 10:00 AM

Details coming soon.

Levitate & Automate: Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference @ Live GoToWebinar
Feb 24 @ 8:00 AM – 12:35 PM

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

Solo & Small Firm Section Long Range Planning Meeting @ Adolphus Autograph
Mar 24 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Annual long-range planning meeting of The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section.

Florida Law Update 2023 @ The Boca Raton
Jun 22 @ 7:55 AM – 4:25 PM

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


Smiling Woman7:55 AM – 8:00 AM
Opening Remarks
Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Program Chair

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
Family Law Update
Magistrate Diane Kirigin, 15th Judicial Circuit, Delray Beach

Man in business suit8:50 AM – 9:40 AM
Employment Law Update
Nick Andrews, FordHarrison, Tampa

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Real Estate
Patrick Neale, Patrick Neale & Associates, Naples

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Smiling woman10:45 AM – 11:35 AM
Elder Law
Collett Small, Slater & Small PLLC, Pembroke Pines


Woman11:35 AM – 12:20 PM
Estate Planning
Amy Fanzlaw, Osborne & Osborne, P.A., Boca Raton

12:20 PM – 01:45 PM

Smiling man in business attire1:45 PM – 02:35 PM
Business Law
Clay Roesch, ShuffieldLowman, Orlando



Smiling man2:35 PM – 03:25 PM
Government Law
Chris Hand, Hand Law, Jacksonville



3:25 PM – 03:35 PM

Smiling man in tie3:35 PM – 04:25 PM
Rick Silverman, Rick Silverman, P.A. Tampa

Solo & Small Firm Section Annual Meeting, Awards and Installation Ceremony @ The Boca Raton
Jun 23 @ 1:30 PM – 1:50 PM

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.

SSFS Book Club @ Zoom
Sep 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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

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!

Annual Ethics & Professionalism Update: Scary Tales of Unprofessional & Unethical Conduct @ InReach Webinar
Oct 27 @ 8:00 AM – 12:35 PM

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

8:00 AM–8:10 AM
Michelle Garcia Gilbert and Bill Curphey, Co-Program Chairs

Smiling woman8:10 AM–9:00 AM
Tricked or Treated: White Collar Ethics Issues for the Unwary Lawyer
Professor Ellen Podgor, St. Petersburg
Man in business attire, blue tie9:00 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
Smiling man in business attire10:05 AM–10:55 AM
Toil or Trouble: Ensure that Technology Works Ethically for You – Not Against You
Marck Joseph, Miami
Smiling woman at desk, business attire10:55 AM–11:45 AM
Hocus or Pocus: How to Prevent and Defend Professionalism and Ethics Complaints
Gwen Daniel, Tampa
Smiling man in business attire11:45 AM–12:35 PM
Friend or Fiend: Building & Maintaining your Reputation Ethically & with Professionalism
Ret. Judge Greg Holder, Tampa
Smiling man in business attireRet. Judge Emmett (Lamar) Battles, Tampa