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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
CLE Committee and the General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section present
6th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
"The Extraordinary Lawyer: Minding Your Own Business"

Held In Conjunction with The Florida Bar Midyear Meeting


Course Classification: Intermediate Level
September 21 - 22, 2012
Buena Vista Palace Hotel
1900 Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407/827-3364

Course No. 1423R


Conference will include Mark Britton of AVVO and Kristen Nimsger of Thomson Reuters. Topics will be your choice of Technology or Practice Management such as, collaboration tools and technology - innovative ways for lawyers to work together and expand their knowledge base, procrastivity - using productive, creative ways to avoid snap decisions and achieve better results for a more productive practice and more satisfied clients, let your fingers do the walking to the courthouse - an introduction to e-filing and e-discovery, little big firm- using technology wisely to create big firm results, what did I ever do without it? tips to using iPhones and iPads in your practice, everything in its place - organization is the key to your success, the ethics of social media - getting the most from your social presence without getting into trouble, lightning round - as many tech tips and practical insights as you can get in 50 minutes, the perfect interview - how to attract and hire the right people, websites are so 2000 - establishing a web presence that gets you noticed today, don't be a yes chick - what your support system team need to know to help you succeed, Microsoft office 2010 - smarter word, saner outlook, incredible power point, go paperless now! how to save money and time (your two most valuable commodities), would you like a firewall with your latte? the ethics of practicing out of a coffee shope and other remote locations, nice attorneys finish first - acquiring the seven virtues of good lawyering and curing the seven deadly sins of unethical behavior. NOTE: To purchase the CD's for the individual tracks see course 1543C for the Technology track or course 1544C for the Practice Management Track.



Friday, September 21

Concurrent Sessions
(A) Friday Technology
(B) Friday Practice Management

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration/Breakfast
Sponsored by: Ave Maria School of Law

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Welcome – Teresa Byrd Morgan, Esq., Conference Chair
Introduction – Margaret “Peggy” Hoyt, Esq., Program Chair

8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Plenary Speaker – Ignite your Business Development
Mark Britton – Founder and CEO of Avvo

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
(A) Collaboration Tools and Technology – Innovative Ways for Lawyers to Work Together and Expand Their Knowledge Base
Tom Mighell, Dallas, TX
(B) Procrastivity – Using Productive, Creative Ways to Avoid Snap Decisions and Achieve Better Results for a More Productive Practice and More Satisfied Clients
Kerul Kassel, Harmony

10:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
(A) Let Your Fingers Do the Walking to the Courthouse – An Introduction to E-Filing and E-Discovery
Kevin Johnson, Esq., Tampa
(B) Little Big Firm – Using Technology Wisely to Create Big Firm Results
Ernest Svenson, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Ray Abadin, Esq., Miami

12:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch (included in registration fee)
Sponsored by: Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

1:45 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
(A) Websites Are So 2000! Establishing A Web Presence That Gets You Noticed Today
Jason Marsh, New York, NY
(B) What Your Support Team Needs to Know to Help You Succeed
Laney Lyons Chavis, Detroit, MI

2:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Break

2:50 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
(A) Microsoft Office 2010 – Smarter Word, Saner Outlook, Incredible Power Point
Adriana Linares, Orlando
(B) Go Paperless Now! How to Save Money and Time (Your Two Most Valuable Commodities)
Debbie Foster, Tampa

3:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(A) Would You Like a Firewall With Your Latte? The Ethics of Practicing Out of a Coffee Shop or Other Remote Location
Ernest Svenson, Esq., New Orleans, LA
(B) Nice Attorneys Finish First – Acquiring the Seven Virtues of Good Lawyering and Curing the Seven Deadly Sins of Unethical Behavior
Moderator: Ava K. Doppelt, Esq., Orlando
Panel: Mark J. Criser, Esq., Tampa
Patricia A. Toro Savitz, Esq.,Orlando
Ramón A. Abadin, Esq., Miami
Frank M. Bedell, Esq., Orlando
Mayanne Downs, Esq., Orlando

5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Reception
Sponsored by: Thomson Reuters
Entertainment sponsored by: The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division

Saturday, September 22

Concurrent Sessions
(A) Saturday Technology
(B) Saturday Practice Management

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Welcome – Teresa Byrd Morgan, Esq., Conference Chair
Introduction – Margaret “Peggy” Hoyt, Esq., Program Chair

8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Plenary Speaker – Technology to Build Efficiency and a Competitive Edge
Kristen Nimsger, Managing Director & General Manager, Litigation Solutions for Thomson Reuters

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
(A) What Did I Ever Do Without It? Tips to Using iPhones and iPads in Your Practice
Tom Mighell, Dallas, TX
(B) Everything In Its Place – Organization is Key to Your Success
Lynette Reynolds, Orlando

10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
(A) The Ethics of Social Media – Getting the Most From Your Social Presence Without Getting Into Trouble
Debbie Foster, Tampa
Adriana Linares, Orlando
(B) Law Student Program – Succeeding as a New Law Clerk or Associate in a Smaller Firm
Linda Calvert Hanson, Tallahassee

11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
(A) Lightning Round – As Many Tech Tips and Practical Insights as You Can Get in 50 Minutes
Adriana Linares, Orlando
Debbie Foster, Tampa
Ernest Svenson, Esq., New Orleans, LA
Tom Mighell, Dallas, TX
(B) The Perfect Interview – How to Attract and Hire the Right People
Laney Lyons Chavis, Detroit, MI

12:35 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Working Lunch (included in registration fee)
Q&A Regarding Conference Issues and General Discussion
All Conference Speakers




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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).




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