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Feb
28
Wed
A.I. Threats To Solo And Small Law Firm Practitioners In 2024: Understanding And Mitigating Risks @ Zoom
Feb 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Free Wednesday Wisdom live Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Ron Frechette, CEO, GoldSky Security, and Bob Cohen, MidAtlantic Practice Director, GoldSky Security. Moderator: Margaret S. Hewitt, Esq., Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company. Host/moderator: Judge Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, 3rd Judicial Circuit. Course number 8272 is approved for 1 CLE; 1 Technology. REGISTER

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

DESCRIPTION:  The rapid pace of A.I. integration into internal operations and the development of A.I.-based products and services has surpassed expectations in today’s digital world. Security leaders have voiced apprehension that amidst the enthusiasm for A.I.’s potential, essential security and assurance factors are being disregarded. In this one-hour session, we will delve into the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence in the legal industry and explore the potential threats it poses to law firms. From A.I.-generated deepfakes that challenge client confidentiality to the implications of A.I. bias and fairness in legal decision-making, we will address the risks head-on. Our expert speakers will highlight real-world examples of AI-driven attacks and data breaches, providing a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by law firms in the current digital age. Moreover, we will share practical strategies and best practices to secure A.I. systems and data, ensuring your firm is well-prepared to safeguard against emerging A.I. threats. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and explore cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions tailored to protect your law firm from AI-related vulnerabilities.

Smiling man with beard wearing glassesRon Frechette, CEO & Managing Partner, GoldSky Security. Ron Frechette serves as CEO (Chief Evangelist Officer) and Managing Partner for GoldSky Security. Frechette is a seasoned entrepreneur who has over 30 years of experience building service-based businesses from concept to cashflow across various industries. Ron was introduced to the information security industry in 2009 when he was contracted by a former colleague to build a healthcare security and compliance practice for Coalfire Systems. Under his leadership, he set up offices across the region while recruiting, hiring, and managing a team of Regional Sales Managers selling IT Governance, Risk and Compliance services throughout the Southeastern US and Caribbean. In 2015. After five years and fulfilling his obligation to Coalfire, Ron saw the need and had a passion to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) build formal cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance programs.  He founded GoldSky Security in 2016 with the core purpose of educating, transforming and protecting SMBs from the onslaught of cyber-attacks we see in today’s Digital Age.  Ron is a proud US Coast Guard veteran and served as an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years.  He enjoys giving back to his community through various charitable organizations.

Smiling man wearing business attireBob Cohen – CBCP, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, ISO 22301 Lead Auditor & Implementer Mid-Atlantic Practice Director for GoldSky Security. “Commander” Bob Cohen brings over 2o years of experience in all aspects of information assurance, and all security disciplines. Some of Bob’s expertise includes ISO 27001 consulting support, ISO Internal Audits, Security Risk Assessments, Recovery Strategies Analysis, Recovery Plan development as well as recovery and cyber incident response training for public and private sector clients. Additionally, he assisted cloud service providers in obtaining their federal government certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), and conducted gap assessments under ISO and federal government frameworks.  Bob is a proud Navy veteran who served as a Naval Intelligence Officer.

 

 

Smiling woman wearing glassesMargaret S. “Peggy” Hewitt. Peggy Hewitt is the Resources and Services Manager for the Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, providing risk management and continuing legal education materials to FLMIC members and the Florida Bar.  Before coming to FLMIC, Ms. Hewitt was a 20+ year partner of Jones, Hurley & Hand, P.A., a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, and was designated an “AV” Peer Review Rated Lawyer.  Prior to JH&H, Ms. Hewitt was in-house litigation counsel for the Walt Disney Company, Assistant General Counsel for the Sheriff of Orange County, and an Assistant State Attorney for the 9thJudicial Circuit.  Ms. Hewitt has an extensive library of articles and advisories for legal and risk management publications; her Florida Bar CLE manuals and presentations include “Trying a Difficult Liability Case in Florida.”  She has been an accredited CEU presenter for the Florida Department of Finance since 2002 and has presented legal topics at the ABA Annual Conference and numerous NRRDA National Conferences.

Mar
27
Wed
Big Firm Talent on a Small Firm Budget: How to Hire & Retain Top Talent @ Zoom
Mar 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Chelsie M. Lamie, Florida Injury Attorneys, Valencia, Spain; and moderated by Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Suwannee County Judge. Course number 8272 is approved for 1 CLE; 1 Technology. REGISTER

DESCRIPTION: Florida personal injury attorney Chelsie M. Lamie believes two things have been instrumental in the success of her law firm: having the right processes and the right people on her team. In this information-packed, one-hour CLE, learn how to hire and retain top talent without blowing your firm’s salary budget. Chelsie will walk you through her best hiring tool, working interviews, and share how she created a culture that has kept her employees happy and loyal.

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

Smiling woman in navy blouseChelsie M. Lamie is a former claims adjuster and insurance defense attorney turned personal injury attorney. For the past fifteen years she has exclusively represented the injured.    In 2016, with two kids under two, Chelsie opened her own personal injury law firm in Clearwater, Florida.  In 2018, she closed her brick-and-mortar office and took her six-person law firm virtual.  In early 2019, she moved her family to Mexico.  Recently, her family has decided to relocate from Mexico to Spain.  Chelsie has been able to run her law practice 100% from abroad since 2019 and plans to continue to do so for decades to come.  Chelsie is as passionate about law firm culture and team building as she is about fighting for the rights of injury victims.  She has perfected a working interview system that she credits with weeding out ill-fitting potential employees and has mastered retaining her firm’s talent by creating and implementing innovative perks. She is most proud of the culture that she has created within her law firm.  On top of running her successful personal injury practice, Chelsie dedicates a few hours each month to coaching other law firm owners on launching and scaling their practices and for those interested, in learning personal injury to add as a practice area. Chelsie’s greatest joy is being a mom to her two young boys.  Her hobbies include reading for pleasure, scuba diving, and international travel.

Apr
24
Wed
Assessing the Impact: Florida Tort Reform’s Influence on Personal Injury Law @ Zoom
Apr 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Brandon Sapp, Orlando (Plaintiff’s Perspective); Charise Morgan-Joseph, Miami (Defense Perspective); and Jamie Billotte Moses, Orlando (Appellate Perspective). Moderator: Rebekah Taylor, Lake Mary, Host: Judge Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, 3rd Judicial Circuit. View the presenter and moderator bios here. Course number and 1 CLE pending approval. REGISTER

*Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed.

DESCRIPTION: This program is a panel discussion that will be educational and practical. The panelists will discuss the new law changes and how attorneys have adapted. The panelists will share real-life insights and examples of how attorneys have worked cases differently based on tort reform changes. The panelists will address statute of limitations, bad faith, boarding medical bills, and fault, among other topics. Jamie Moses will discuss appellate challenges that are forming and their implications that are developing in the legal community.

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Brandon Sapp, Orlando; Charis Morgan-Joseph, Miami; Jamie Billotte Moses, Orlando; Rebekah Taylor, Lake Mary.

May
29
Wed
Immigration Primer: What Lawyers Need to Know in Practice and to Take Pro Bono Cases @ Zoom
May 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members* by Masimba Mutamba, West Palm Beach, and Ashley Sybesma, Key West. Moderator: Judge Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, 3rd Judicial Circuit. Course number and 1 CLE pending approval. *Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. REGISTER