Janette Smith has been practicing law in the public sector since 2007. Prior to pursuing her legal career, Janette spent over a decade working in information technology at prominent companies such as United Parcel Service and Nova Southeastern University. Janette earned a Bachelor of Science, a master’s in business administration and a Juris Doctorate from NSU, and she is the proud recipient of the Shepard Broad Law School Technology Scholarship for her work in strategic planning, technology implementation and governance. She is passionate about utilizing technology to work smarter through creating efficiencies.
For over a decade, Janette has served the public through various government positions at the state, county and city level where she provided legal counsel while also improving technology services to enhance the inter-connectivity of government. Janette has held senior level positions such as City Clerk, Chief Information Officer, Assistant State Attorney, Assistant County Attorney and Assistant General School Board Counsel. In 2018, she began practicing as a solo law firm providing consulting services to local government, non-profit entities and assisting law firms in streamlining technology.
Janette also understands the importance of volunteering and giving back to the legal profession and the community. She currently serves on multiple state and local boards, including City, County and Local Government Section Executive Council and Legislative Chair, Florida Bar Commission on Technology, Government and Public Policy Advocacy, Solo & Small Firm Section Transition Committee and several committees with the Broward County Bar Association.
Following their panel at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention, guests Janette Smith, Christine Senne, and Anessa Allen Santos discuss how the Florida Bar is promoting better tech use.
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