Schedule - 2014 Solo Practice Network Boot Camp


media/yournameshingle_Web.jpg8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Time, Billing and Collection for the Solo Practitioner

Robert Eckard and Joelle Schultz
Session description forthcoming.

10:40 - 10:50 a.m.

10:50-11:40 a.m.
What a Solo or Small Firm Attorney Needs to Know About Professional Liability Insurance
Nancy Stuparich
The presentation is an introduction to professional liability insurance, with an emphasis on coverage, policy features and terms, to provide the attendees with information on how to best shop the insurance market for coverage. The presentation also includes a brief review of the elements of a legal malpractice claim and the relationship between a legal malpractice claim and unprofessional conduct.

11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   
Lunch and Presentation
Job/Client Search: Lawyers Stay "Invisible" on LinkedIn at Their Own Risk
Rick Fernandez
Session description forthcoming.

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Top Ten Ways to Ensure You Will Be Sued for Employment Violations
Bertha & Carlos Burruezo
Whether your firm is a one-person operation or has several staff members, knowledge of the employer laws is imperative. This employment seminar is designed to educate the solo practitioner on basic employment issues that could cause liability for the practitioner. We will discuss the top claims that are filed against small businesses and give tips as to how the solo practitioner can implement workplace policies and practices that will protect their business.

1:50-2:40 p.m.
Creative Business Generation Strategies
Jenay and Kevin Iurato
This course will discuss various strategies that solo practitioners can implement to generate new business and retain business that they may otherwise refer out. The speakers will share their experiences and discuss the benefits and risks associated with such strategies.

2:40-2:50 p.m.

2:50-3:40 p.m.
Leveraging Analytics in the Decision Making Process
J.S. Lucas Fleming
This course is designed to establish benchmarks in your practice to help direct your marketing. The Pareto Analysis, case type, and case source are three models that will be discussed. From these models, the attorney will be better equipped to determine specific marketing programs that will enhance a firm's performance.

3:40-4:30 p.m.
Practicing with Professionalism
Caroline Johnson Levine
This professionalism presentation will provide attorneys with case citations and Supreme Court of Florida Bar ethical opinions in order to educate attorneys about the resulting penalties an attorney can expect to receive for violating the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar during litigation. This presentation will be fun and informative and will help to elucidate how important it is for attorneys to always carry themselves in a professional manner.

4:30-6:00 p.m.