Christine Bilbrey

Christine Bilbrey

Host of The Florida Bar Podcast

Christine Bilbrey is a Senior Practice Management Advisor at The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Center. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Legal Administration. Christine previously served as the principal firm administrator at area law firms in her hometown of Pensacola, Florida. Prior to joining The Florida Bar, she was a certified HR classroom and virtual trainer for the world’s largest credit union.

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October 22, 2019

Is Your Firm a Hostile Work Environment? and Other Employment Law Violations

Deborah Minnis discusses considerations for Title VII and other antidiscrimination statutes in the law firm setting.

September 27, 2019

Member Benefits Episode 2: Fastcase, ROSS Intelligence, and LegalFuel

In this 3-segment episode, Ed Walters and Damien Riehl of Fastcase, Andrew Arruda of ROSS Intelligence, and Jonathon Israel of LegalFuel share how their services & programs enhance the practice of law for Florida Bar members.

September 25, 2019

Member Benefits Episode 1: Trust Account Compliance with TrustBooks

Tom Boyle, co-founder of TrustBooks, discusses the importance of implementing trust accounting software tailored to the unique needs of law firms.

August 27, 2019

What Your Law Firm Administrator Should Know to Run Your Firm: Benefits of the Association of Legal Administrators.

Debra Elsbury discusses the importance of utilizing the skills of a legal administrator to boost the success of your law firm.

July 26, 2019

How She Did It: Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson’s Path to Leadership

Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson discusses her unconventional path to becoming Leon County Judge in Tallahassee, Florida.

June 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Looking Ahead with President-Elect Dori Foster-Morales

Dori Foster-Morales, president-elect of the Florida Bar, shares insights on the year ahead and discusses the goals of her own presidency beginning in 2020.

June 20, 2019

The Science Behind the Attorney Mental Health Crisis

Anne Brafford talks about going from big law to psychology, her book, “Positive Professionals,” and discusses the various aspects of lawyer health and well-being.

May 30, 2019

Can I Afford to Retire?

Business valuation expert Gary Trugman and financial advisor Michael Davino talk about how best to prepare and effectuate your retirement.

April 9, 2019

The State of Professionalism in the Legal Industry

Rebecca Bandy and Adriannette Williams talk about how the Florida Bar is seeking to elevate professionalism amongst its lawyers.

February 21, 2019

What Attorneys Need to Know about Hiring, Evaluating, and Terminating Employees

Michael Cohen talks about the critical things attorneys need to know when hiring, evaluating, or terminating an employee.

January 29, 2019

Exploring the Roles of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners

Missy Gavagni and Scott Baena talk about the roles of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

December 12, 2018

Earn More — Stress Less — Be Awesome: Tips from Law Firm Coach Nora Riva Bergman

Nora Riva Bergman talks about her book, “50 Lessons for Lawyers: Earn More – Stress Less – Be Awesome,” and her evolution from practicing attorney to law firm business coach.

November 6, 2018

What Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity

Al Saikali talks about how lawyers should prepare their firms for different types of cybersecurity threats.

September 25, 2018

Lawyer Discipline

Adria Quintela talks about The Florida Bar’s Department of Lawyer Regulation and attorney discipline.

August 13, 2018

Tips for Ethically Using Social Media Marketing

Ethan Wall talks about how lawyers can use social media efficiently and ethically to promote their practice.

June 18, 2018

2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Mental Wellness through Vulnerability

Dori Foster-Morales and Mark Eiglarsh talk about attorney mental health and how it's important to being open about your struggles as a lawyer.

June 15, 2018

2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Wellness Through Meditation

Jeena Cho explains how meditation helped her with her stress and how implementing this could help attorneys with their practice.

June 14, 2018

2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Florida Lawyer Assistance

Judy Rushlow and Molly Paris discuss the Florida Lawyers Assistance Inc. (FLA) and how this could be a good resource for attorneys with mental health or substance abuse problems.

May 29, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Training

In todays episode, Joe Ankus gives his thoughts about mental health first aid training and what positive impacts it can have on law firms that use it.

April 26, 2018

Attorney Identity Theft

Shanell Schuyler gives us some tips about attorney identity theft scams, what they look like, and what both lawyers and clients can do to prevent them.

March 27, 2018

Physical Security and Workplace Violence

Deputy M. Dean Crump talks about workplace violence and the importance of training employees to handle it properly. He discusses how to safely deal with terminations, physical security measures, and how to prepare for an active shooter situation.

February 27, 2018

Certification through the BLSE

Diana Kellogg, Jessica Malloy, and Steven Rubin talk about the BLSE including what the certification process looks like and why it’s important for attorneys.

January 31, 2018

Attorney Mental Health and Wellness

Larry Krieger expands on why attorneys often struggle with depression and the wellbeing factors that may lead to satisfaction in a legal career.

December 27, 2017

Navigating Ethics and Advertising

Elizabeth Clark Tarbert talks about The Florida Bar’s Ethics and Advertising Department, including their role with the Bar, common questions they are asked, and why lawyers shouldn’t be afraid to call them for advice.

November 30, 2017

Year End Insurance Planning for Law Firms

Member Benefits CEO Chip Trefry talks about end of the year insurance planning for lawyers.

October 10, 2017

CRC 2017: The History and Process of Revising the Florida Constitution

Mary Adkins discusses the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), the third of its kind in Florida history.

September 28, 2017

Bar Complaints: Understanding the Process and How to Avoid Them

Shanell Schuyler discusses common complaints her office receives and how lawyers can avoid being the cause of these complaints.

September 26, 2017

Clio Cloud 2017: Implementing Bitcoin in the Legal Industry

In this report from the 2017 Clio Cloud conference, Joshua Lenon discusses using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the practice of law.

August 28, 2017

The Power and Practice of Mindfulness

In this legal podcast, Scott Rogers talks about using mindfulness as a way to maintain well-being as a lawyer.

July 28, 2017

What Florida Lawyers Should Know About the Practice Resource Institute

Scott Westheimer talks about the future of the PRI, the benefits of being a member, and how the program has grown.

June 23, 2017

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: E-Discovery Resources and Digital Evidence

This podcast from 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention discusses electronic discovery and digital evidence.

June 22, 2017

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Leveraging Your Homepage

This episode from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention dives into the advantages of making a website homepage more relatable.

June 22, 2017

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Apps for Practicing Law in the 21st Century

This podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention talks about new apps created specifically for lawyers.

June 22, 2017

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Every Firm is a Target for Cyber Security Breaches

This podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention covers data security breaches and the legal implications of such a breach.

June 22, 2017

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Insuring Against Cybersecurity Risks and Privacy Perils

This podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention discusses the importance of cyber and data protection.

June 21, 2017

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Internal Government Communication with KeyNote Speaker Justice Labarga

Chief Justice Jorge Labarga talks about maintaining open lines of communication between branches of government.

June 5, 2017

2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention

Melanie Griffin, chair of the Annual Convention Committee, talks about what this year’s convention will look like including technology CLEs, president showcase seminars, and networking opportunities.

May 25, 2017

Four Law Firm Business Challenges and Analytics-Based Solutions

This legal podcast covers the four common business issues law firms struggle with.

April 27, 2017

What it Really Means to be a Virtual Lawyer

A podcast about what a virtual law practice is, the drivers in the switch to online services, and the learning requirements of making yours a virtual practice.

March 28, 2017

Keeping up with Ediscovery

Electronic discovery expert William Hamilton talks about using ediscovery and how the legal industry is adapting to growing technology.

February 28, 2017

Secure and Efficient Legal Tech

Rick Georges, a solo practitioner practicing in St. Petersburg, Florida, talks about how he uses technology to run his business effectively and cheaply.

January 30, 2017

The Automated Law Firm: Tech that Saves You Time and Money

Lawyer and tech expert Andrew LeGrand explains how to use apps and automation to optimize your law firm efficiency.

December 27, 2016

Why Efficient Lawyers Use Artificial Intelligence

Noory Bechor explains how artificial intelligence will continue to make lawyers more efficient without replacing their jobs.

November 29, 2016

The Florida Bar Tech Show: Riding the Technology Wave

Jennifer Kuyrkendall explains why office mangers, paralegals, law students, and lawyers should attend the upcoming Florida Bar Tech Show.

October 25, 2016

The History and Advantages of E-Filing

eFileMadeEasy President Dario Diaz talks about the history of e-filing, Metadata, and tips to help attorneys improve their e-filing process.

September 30, 2016

No Law Firm is Too Small for Cyber Security

Al Saikali talks about helping lawyers assess their security risk and why cyber security is important even for the smallest firms.