The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Family Law Section present
Building Your Law Practice

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live Audio Webcast Presentation: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:00pm - 2:00pm E.T.

Course No. 1799R

This program focuses on the fundamental considerations for starting, developing, or growing a family law practice. It is applicable both to attorneys interested in hanging their own shingle and to those attorneys who wish to develop their practice while working in an established firm. The program will provide an opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the most successful and distinguished family law attorneys throughout the State of Florida. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about these critical issues facing every family lawyer’s career.

11:50 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Connection Time

12:00 p.m . 12:05 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
Linda Braithwaite, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Trinity

12:05 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
Family Practice in General – Going It Alone or Building A Firm
Alberto Romero, Esq., Tampa
- The Decision to Work for Someone Versus Working for Yourself – What the Bar Requires of the You and/or the Firm
- The Value of Mentoring – Developing a Business Model for the 21st Century
- Making the Most of Early Years in Practice
- Resources that The Florida Bar Has for Young Lawyers – Valuable Resources from The Florida Bar

12:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Striking off on Your Own – Client Development
Jeffrey A. Weissman, Esq., Boca Raton
- Preparing to Make the Jump to Working for Yourself – Using and Modifying Your Business Model
- Steps to Building a Practice - Effective Marketing for your Business Model
- Getting the Work that You Want, When to Say Yes, and When to Say No – Using a Client Rating System
- Building a Referral System
- Using Technology

1:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
Growing Your Practice
Thomas J. Duggar, Esq., Tallahassee
- Hiring Associates and Staff
- Maintaining Strong Business and Billing Practices – Time Management and Productivity Resources
- Cash Flow and Profitability

1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Question & Answer Session
Matthew L. Lundy, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Boca Raton

1799-Final Brochure.pdf1799-Final Brochure.pdf

Register for the Audio Webcast:

Please call 877-880-1335 for assistance with webcast registration.

WEB CAST CONNECTION: Live web cast attendees receive course materials and audio via the Internet. Connection instructions will be e-mailed 2 days prior to scheduled course.

Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.


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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