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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 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.

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Victim’s Rights with Stephanie Cagnet Myron

Stephanie Cagnet Myron discusses the dangers we and our children face in this connected world, as well as some guidance on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Jun 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Blockchain and its Role in Litigation Today and Tomorrow

Zachary Catanzano, Daniel Maland, and Darren Spielman discuss blockchain and other developing technologies in the context of current and future litigation.

Jun 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Data Breach Update with Chris Dix and Ryan Bilbrey

Chris Dix and Ryan Bilbrey provide a fresh look at data breaches, exploring their causes, effects, and costs, as well as how to respond to a breach at your firm or of your clients.

Jun 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Jason Silver on Student Education and Admissions to the Bar

Jason Silver of the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar committee talks about what his committee is doing to serve the Florida law student community.

Jun 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: A Conversation with Chief Justice Charles T. Canady

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady takes time out of his busy schedule to talk about the newest members of the Supreme Court, their new budget, and their plans with tech.

Jun 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: A Year in Review with Past President Michelle Suskauer

Michelle Suskauer, departing president of the Florida Bar, reflects on her path to the presidency and highlights her favorite accomplishments.

Jun 28, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Criminal Law Updates with Denis deVlaming

Criminal defense attorney Denis deVlaming gives an overview of the many recent cases discussed in his case law update presentation at the Florida Bar Annual Convention.

Jun 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.

Jun 27, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Elder Law and Estate Planning Updates

Peggy Hoyt and Alex Douglas share practice tips based on the latest elder law and estate planning updates.

Jun 27, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Chapter 9 and Prepaid Legal Insurance Plans

Howard Rosenblatt discusses the key factors of prepaid legal insurance plans and why they’re beneficial for both the consumer and the attorney.

Jun 27, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Employment Law Updates

Kevin Johnson examines what lawyers need to know about the latest updates in employment law.

Jun 27, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Practicing Better with the Technologies of Today and Beyond

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.

Jun 27, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Developments in Business Law with Paige Greenlee

From the 2019 Florida Bar Annual Convention, Paige Greenlee covers the latest in business case law.

Jun 26, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Anessa Allen Santos / Blockchain for Lawyers and Its Impact on the World

Anessa Allen Santos joins hosts Karla Eckhart and Renee Thompson at the Florida Bar’s 2019 Annual Convention to discuss the role blockchain will play in the practice of law and beyond.

Jun 26, 2019

Florida Bar Annual Convention 2019: Bar President John Stewart

At this year’s Florida Bar Annual Convention, Bar President John M. Stewart discusses his agenda for the coming year and how tech continues to impact the legal industry in new and exciting ways.

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 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.

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.

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Jonathon Israel

Jonathon Israel is the director of LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of the Florida Bar. He joined the Florida...

Christine Bilbrey

Christine Bilbrey is a Senior Practice Management Advisor at The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Center. She holds a master’s...

Karla Eckardt

Karla Eckardt, a Miami native, moved to Tallahassee to pursue a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and criminology from...

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