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January 30, 2018
Tom Miller; [email protected],
The Florida Bar

Embarking on a legal career can be a daunting endeavor, particularly when making the transition from law student to legal practitioner. To help new lawyers adapt to today’s ever changing and challenging marketplace, The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) has launched a Legal Accelerator website to serve as a one-stop hub for obtaining advice on a variety of issues frequently faced by young lawyers. While this new resource is designed primarily for young lawyers, any Florida Bar member may benefit from the guidance provided.

The YLD Legal Accelerator includes more than 1,000 short, helpful videos featuring some of the state’s leading judges, practitioners and Bar leaders on more than 500 topics and across five main categories: professional development; ethics and professionalism; substantive legal questions; The Florida Bar; and health and wellness.

According to YLD President Zack Zuroweste, the program is designed to offer practical advice that can be applied to real-world challenges.

“With this website, we are leveraging technology to better connect our members with the support and resources they need,” Zuroweste said. “Sometimes a little help goes a long way, and our hope is that the Legal Accelerator can be a first stop on every young lawyer’s path to success.”

Like Google, the Legal Accelerator is easily searchable and organized in a user-friendly manner, allowing lawyers to efficiently and effectively find answers to their questions. New videos will be uploaded to ensure content remains current. Additionally, members may pose questions that will be added to a queue for video answer.

“Although law school does an excellent job providing law students with the basic building blocks to be a lawyer, there is so much more that one learns in the day-to-day practice from real world experience,” said Michael J. Higer, president of The Florida Bar. “This website uniquely captures in one place the answers to the questions we have all asked at one time in our careers and has done so in a way that is relatable and easy to use.”

Housed behind The Florida Bar Members Portal, the featured videos are accessible only by licensed Florida lawyers. In addition to the videos, the portal also aggregates all existing YLD content into one location, including how-to videos, webinars, basic CLEs, blog posts and more.

The Legal Accelerator can be accessed through The Florida Bar Members Portal at

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