Welcome to the official Florida Bar Podcast. This monthly series is brought to you by the Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute and will feature esteemed leaders in law discussing new and innovative topics. Its purpose is to help members of the Florida Bar as well as attorneys from other states run better practices and provide better legal services to their clients.
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.
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Member Benefits CEO Chip Trefry talks about end of the year insurance planning for lawyers.
Mary Adkins discusses the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), the third of its kind in Florida history.
Trent Carlyle, Ed Walters, Andrew Gay, and Austin Lindsey talk about what their companies are providing to those affected by hurricane Irma.
Shanell Schuyler discusses common complaints her office receives and how lawyers can avoid being the cause of these complaints.
In this legal podcast, Scott Rogers talks about using mindfulness as a way to maintain well-being as a lawyer.
Scott Westheimer talks about the future of the PRI, the benefits of being a member, and how the program has grown.
This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention looks at the First Amendment.
Future president-elect of The Florida Bar Michelle Suskauer interviews current president and president-elect Bill Schifino and Michael Higer.
This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar covers social media and the ethical considerations lawyers need to make when using it.
This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention talks about the Constitution Revision Commission and its potential proposals.
This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention reviews updates in the field of bankruptcy.
This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention reviews updates in the field of employment .
This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar reviews updates in the field of criminal law.
This podcast from 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention discusses electronic discovery and digital evidence.
This episode from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention dives into the advantages of making a website homepage more relatable.
This podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention talks about new apps created specifically for lawyers.
This episode from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention covers the benefits of having a secure client portal as part of your law firm website.
This podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention covers data security breaches and the legal implications of such a breach.
This podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention discusses the importance of cyber and data protection.
Chief Justice Jorge Labarga talks about maintaining open lines of communication between branches of government.
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.
This legal podcast covers the four common business issues law firms struggle with.
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.
Electronic discovery expert William Hamilton talks about using ediscovery and how the legal industry is adapting to growing technology.
Rick Georges, a solo practitioner practicing in St. Petersburg, Florida, talks about how he uses technology to run his business effectively and cheaply.
Lawyer and tech expert Andrew LeGrand explains how to use apps and automation to optimize your law firm efficiency.
Noory Bechor explains how artificial intelligence will continue to make lawyers more efficient without replacing their jobs.
Jennifer Kuyrkendall explains why office mangers, paralegals, law students, and lawyers should attend the upcoming Florida Bar Tech Show.
eFileMadeEasy President Dario Diaz talks about the history of e-filing, Metadata, and tips to help attorneys improve their e-filing process.
Al Saikali talks about helping lawyers assess their security risk and why cyber security is important even for the smallest firms.
The Florida Bar Board of Governors Eighth Judicial Circuit representative Carl Schwait discusses the legislative amendments recently made to rule 4-7.22.
Adriana Linares interviews four practice management specialists about the benefits of their products.
Renee Thompson interviews Jonathon Israel, Rod Bruce, Eddie Lebranda, and Christine Bilbrey from The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute (PRI).
Adriana Linares talks with Jack Newton about Clio and the overall benefits that the cloud can bring to the practice of law.
Adriana Linares speaks with Open Legal Services co-founders Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer about starting their nonprofit law firm.
Adriana Linares chats with Computer Forensic Examiner Craig Ball about the importance of understanding electronic evidence and e-discovery.
Orange County Bar Association Technology Committee Chair Daniel Whitehouse discusses data breach notification procedures and what constitutes personally identifiable information.
Law firms are considered by many hackers to be soft targets with a wealth of valuable information. Data from social security numbers, credit cards, and client confidences is enough to make the criminal mind salivate with malicious intent. Between 31-45% and 10-20% of firms have been infected by spyware or experienced security breaches respectively. But...
Have you been hearing about how lawyers are working remote and have a “mobile office” but don’t know what that means? Are you thinking about starting your own mobile practice and need some tips? Do you have a law firm that could benefit from more mobile systems and tools? Well, you’re in luck! Today on...
Most solo and small firm practitioners have heard of cloud-based management systems such as Clio, Rocket Matter, and NetDocuments. These and many more are also a part of The Florida Bar member benefits. But for lawyers who aren’t currently using any of these technologies, it can be difficult to understand why they are important. How...
Obtaining the required Continuing Legal Education credits is on the mind of every Florida Bar member. Many lawyers often ask where to report their credits, what other activities qualify for CLEs, and how to find online courses? Also, what are the benefits to becoming board certified? In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana...
All Florida lawyers under the age of 36 and Florida Bar members in their first 5 years are automatically in The Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Consequently, the division includes over 27,000 members throughout the state. As we know, new lawyers must complete the Basic Skills Course Requirement, but there have been some recent changes in...
Many solo and small firm lawyers have a hard time managing their practices in addition to being a lawyer full time. Most lawyers in any field are interested in efficient time management. On this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson speak with law firm coach Nora Bergman about how lawyers...
On the last episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares discussed lawyers and technology with President Ray Abadin. But what are the overarching goals of The Florida Bar going into the future, and how do presidents, president-elects, and other leaders within the bar work together to maintain focus and achieve these goals? In this...
The 2015 Annual Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference recently took place in Manalapan, Florida. During the event, Adriana Linares and co-host Renee Thompson sat down with the new Florida Bar President, Ray Abadin, to discuss the highlights of his presentation and his passions for the future of Florida lawyers. On this episode of The Florida Bar...
The Florida Bar Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) oversees the prosecution and appeals for disciplinary violations by Florida lawyers. When a client, opposing counsel, or judge files a complaint against an attorney, it goes through a preliminary investigation, geological branch investigation, and then is sent to a grievance committee to determine probable cause. The DRC oversees...
In 2013, the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) launched a statewide e-filing portal for civil, criminal, and Florida Supreme Court cases. As usually happens with technological changes, many legal professionals were caught off guard. Navigating drop-down menus and searching for the right documents can be very confusing. So what are some things Florida lawyers...
Many lawyers who are part of the Florida Bar do not realize what the Practice Resource Institute (PRI) has to offer. The PRI is an online resource for lawyers who need help with office technology, finance and accounting, marketing, management, or who need assistance with all aspects of starting a new practice. Much of the...
Three controversial issues relating to The Florida Bar admissions and the future of the practice as a whole are currently being discussed. The Florida Bar is considering whether to endorse the adaptation of the following programs. Admission on Motion, or reciprocity, deals with the concept of lawyers legally crossing state borders to practice law. The...
An increase in online legal service providers has become an intimidating factor for many lawyers across Florida and The United States. People are looking towards emerging online technologies for their legal service needs. But should we as lawyers really be worried that these new legal options are going to “take all our jobs?” In this...
Jonathon Israel is the Director of The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute (PRI) in Tallahassee, Florida. He provides law...
Christine Bilbrey is a Practice Management Advisor at The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree...
Karla Eckardt, a Miami native, moved to Tallahassee to pursue a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and criminology from...