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This year was the 69th anniversary of The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention which was held in Boca Raton, Florida at the beautiful Boca Raton Resort and Club. Attendees had a cornucopia of special events and sessions to choose from, including 83 credits worth of CLE programming and a luncheon featuring Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The ever thoughtful convention planners even arranged to have discounted spa services and child care available for those in need.
It was a special treat to see our good friend John Stewart ascend to the presidency of the Florida Bar as another good friend Michelle Suskauer passed the gavel to him. We had the privilege of interviewing both of them about their path to leadership and investment of years volunteering for the bar association with its over 107,000 members.
All in all our convention coverage spanned 15 episode with 26 participants including Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T Canady, Florida Bar President-Elect Dori Foster-Morales, and return guests like Denis deVlaming and Kevin Johnson. Among the many topics discussed were updates to Florida Law, Blockchain, data breaches, legal education, bar admissions, prepaid legal insurance, and technology competence.
Below is our entire catalog of episodes recorded from the 2019 Florida Bar Annual Convention as well as a list of the participants who contributed.
The Florida Bar’s Immediate Past President Michelle Suskauer joins host Laurence Colletti for a discussion about her initiatives, favorite achievements, and path to leadership. Stay tuned to hear what’s next for her as she passes the gavel.
Florida Bar President John Stewart sits down with host Laurence Colletti for a conversation about his journey to leadership, emphasis on technology, and upcoming objectives including a new pilot program with the Supreme Court of Florida to evaluate current court rules.
— Laurence Colletti (@LaurenceEsq) June 26, 2019
Florida Bar President-Elect Dori Foster-Morales joins host Christine Bilbrey for a conversation about her role as president-elect, work-life balance, and goals for her presidency in 2020.
The Florida Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Charles T. Canady sits down with host Renee Thompson for a conversation about recent appointments of new justices, additional funding for the court, and how they are planning to better serve the community with technology.
Hosted by Renee Thomson and Karla Eckardt, this episode welcomes Anessa Allen Santos for a discussion about Blockchain technologies and their impact on the practice of law.
And it begins… Our first interview from the 2019 Florida Bar Annual Convention featuring the ‘Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for Lawyers’ panel with Anessa Santos. #MyFloridaBar 🗣🎙🌴 pic.twitter.com/zZlGOShO7y
— Legal Talk Network (@LegalTalkNet) June 26, 2019
Hosted by Jonathon Israel, this episode features Janette Smith, Christine Senne, and Anessa Allen Santos discussing technology competence and the tools lawyers should use to be more efficient in their practice of law.
Host Laurence Colletti is joined by Howard M. Rosenblatt for a discussion about prepaid legal insurance, what it covers, and how it affects the delivery of legal services.
Returning guest Kevin Johnson sits down with host Geoff Probst for a conversation about his Employment Law presentation from the Florida Law Update session. Together they discuss changes in the law, recent cases, and the impact of gig economy employees and medical marijuana.
— Legal Talk Network (@LegalTalkNet) June 27, 2019
Returning guest Denis deVlaming sits down with host Laurence Colletti to talk about his Criminal Law presentation from the Florida Law Update session through a rapid-fire review of pivotal Supreme Court cases.
Outgoing Chair of the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee Jason Silver joins host Laurence Colletti for a discussion about the role of his committee, the bar exam, and recommendations to better prepare the next generation of attorneys.
Chris Dix and Ryan Bilbrey sit down with host Laurence Colletti for a conversation about their presentation on data breaches, the average cost thereof, what firms are at risk, and recommendations for insurance to carry.
Peggy Hoyt and Alex Douglas sit down with host Geoff Probst to talk about their presentations on Elder Law and Estate Planning from the Florida Law Update session. Stay tuned for their practice tips.
— Legal Talk Network (@LegalTalkNet) June 27, 2019
Hosted by Jonathon Israel, this episode features Zachary L. Catanzaro, Daniel Maland, and Darren Spielman discussing the impact of new technologies on the practice of law.
Victims’ rights attorney Stephanie Cagnet Myron joins host Laurence Colletti to talk about her area of law, the risks of online communications, and cyberbullying. Stay tuned for her advice to parents about having their kids online.
Paige Greenlee joins host Laurence Colletti to talk about her Business Law presentation from the Florida Law Update session. Together they delve into this year’s pivotal cases with memorable fact patterns. Some of the results might surprise you.
Great interview with Paige Greenlee following her Business Law presentation about Attorneys Fees, Unilateral Mistakes, Agency, and Arbitration at the Florida Bar Update! 🗣🎙🌴 #MyFloridaBar pic.twitter.com/4x89X3uaB0
— Laurence Colletti (@LaurenceEsq) June 27, 2019
Participants (in alphabetical order):
.@AdamCamras, the man of many talents, shows off his killer yo-yo skills. Pulling off Cat’s Cradle on the first go. All made possible by the great @LegalFuel_FL swag.#MyFloridaBar @TheFlaBar @LAWgical @LegalTalkNet pic.twitter.com/2ZncOJ2WjG
— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxEsq) June 27, 2019
After receiving his J.D. and MBA, Laurence Colletti went into solo practice with emphasis in general business and commercial real estate. He has always carried a strong passion for web-based media with a particular interest in podcasting and video. Laurence leverages his legal background against that passion to help bring sophisticated, relevant content to Legal Talk Network podcasts. You can follow Laurence on Twitter at @LaurenceEsq.