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The Florida Bar Podcast

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.

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Sep 25, 2018
Lawyer Discipline

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

Aug 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 18, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Masters Seminar on Ethics

Richard Bush, Steven Teppler, Henry Paul, Judy Rushlow, and John Berry join us as they speak on the topic of the 2018 Masters Seminar on Ethics, which includes the most common ethics issues lawyers encounter.

Jun 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.

Jun 15, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: President Michael Higer

In today's episode, Michael Higer, the Florida Bar President, talks about his position. He also discusses his initiatives, such as lawyer health and wellness, and the challenges he faced from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Jun 15, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: 2018 Federal Judicial Roundtable

John Barkett talk about the topics of hypotheticals practitioners.

Jun 15, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Elder Law Update

Peggy Hoyt and Alex Douglas talk about different forms of elder abuse and what people can do to protect themselves.

Jun 15, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Florida Courts E-Filing Portal

Amy Borman and Murray Silverstein explain the Florida Bar’s e-filing portal, how it works, and how attorneys can properly e-file their documents.

Jun 15, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Animal Law Update

Ralph DeMeo, Matthew Deitz, and Gregg Morton discuss animal law and the growth of success that the Animal Law Section of the Florida Bar has gained.

Jun 15, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Criminal Law Update

Denis deVlaming joins us today to talk about important US Supreme Court cases and what their outcomes could mean for future criminal law cases in Florida.

Jun 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.

Jun 14, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Integrating AI into Law Firms

Eric Ostroff talks about the impact artificial intelligence will have on the legal profession.

Jun 14, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Cryptocurrencies in the Legal Industry

Drew Hinkes and David Silver talk about how lawyers can and should interact with cryptocurrency.

Jun 14, 2018
2018 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Will Smart Contracts Outsmart Lawyers?

Anessa Santos and Scott AllendeVaux discuss blockchains and smart contracts as well as address problems within the legal profession.

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.

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 30, 2017
Year End Insurance Planning for Law Firms

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

Oct 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.

Sep 28, 2017
Member Benefits Providers Offer Services to Irma Victims

Trent Carlyle, Ed Walters, Andrew Gay, and Austin Lindsey talk about what their companies are providing to those affected by hurricane Irma.

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 26, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: The First Amendment and the US Supreme Court

This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention looks at the First Amendment.

Jun 26, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Being The Florida Bar President

Future president-elect of The Florida Bar Michelle Suskauer interviews current president and president-elect Bill Schifino and Michael Higer.

Jun 26, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Social Media Ethics

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.

Jun 26, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: The Constitution Revision Showcase

This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention talks about the Constitution Revision Commission and its potential proposals.

Jun 26, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Bankruptcy Law Updates

This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention reviews updates in the field of bankruptcy.

Jun 26, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Employment Law Updates

This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention reviews updates in the field of employment .

Jun 26, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Criminal Law Update

This episode of The Florida Bar Podcast from the 2017 Annual Florida Bar reviews updates in the field of criminal law.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 22, 2017
2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Technology for Today’s 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

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Jonathon Israel is the Director of The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute (PRI) in Tallahassee, Florida. He provides law...

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