GPSSF Accepting Nominations for Inaugural Mentor of The Year Award
The General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section is accepting nominations for its inaugural Mentor of the Year Award, established to recognize an outstanding Florida-licensed attorney who has shown remarkable achievements in the area of mentorship to younger attorneys and/or law students in Florida. The award will honor an outstanding lawyer who has demonstrated aboveand-beyond efforts to achieve a high standard of professionalism in the delivery of mentorship. The award will be presented during The Florida Bar Annual Convention in June. Nomination forms are due by May 20, 2016. Please submit forms to GPSSF Section Chair-Elect Jennifer A. Dietz by fax at 813-835-6801, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Chair
The business of practicing law is important to all of us, and technology is rapidly becoming the cornerstone of the legal business. If you are practicing solo or in a small firm – and seeking resources and CLEs that will further your practice and increase your tech skills – the Solo & Small Firm Section is the place for you. The key to success for a section that represents attorneys from vastly different practice areas and backgrounds is to create avenues for networking and leadership. To meet this challenge, we need more “new blood” and innovative ways to recruit section members who want to pursue active roles. As your 2015-16 section chair, it is one of my goals to increase participation from our far flung and diverse membership by offering new opportunities for collegiality and advancement. We are in the process of expanding our committees and leadership structures, building attendance at our annual technology conference and offering local chapter opportunities. There are numerous Florida Bar issues on which our section should represent our membership, and I will consider presenting any comments you may have to our Executive Council meetings and even to include you on an agenda for timely issues. If you have a suggestion or wish to volunteer, please email me at email@example.com. I promise each message will get a response. I welcome your ideas and input.
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Monday, August 15th, 2016
Member Spotlight. This week’s SSF Section Member Spotlight is on our 2016-17 Section Chair Jennifer Dietz, a pioneer in the burgeoning field of animal law. With 25 years of experience in civil trial, she dedicates her practice to animal law and is a charter member and former chair of The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee, now […]
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