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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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Jan 28, 2015

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews attorney Renee Thompson at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Thompson explains how to become a member of a Bar committee, why a lawyer should come to the meetings, and the benefits of getting involved in leadership. She also discusses the future of the Practice Resource Institute and how it will help solo and small firm attorneys. Renee Thompson is a civil litigator at Mateer Harbert law firm in Ocala, Florida. She serves as the fifth Circuit representative on the Florida Bar Board of Governors, chairs the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy, and serves on the Special Committee on Technology and the Board of Governors Vision 2016 Technology Committee.

Jan 28, 2015

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews attorney John Stewart at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Stewart discusses speaking about PDF manipulation tools at the Wild, Wild Tech: Getting Down and Dirty with Technology conference, a soon-to-be annual tech conference at the Winter Meeting. Stewart and Linares discuss why lawyers should get involved with Bar leadership, useful topics for the Florida Bar Podcast, and the rolling out of the Practice Resource Institute. John Stewart is a practicing attorney and serves on the Board of Governors for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Chairs the Vision 2016 Technology Committee, and is on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Counsel.

Jan 28, 2015

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Board of Governors member Renee Thompson interview Jennifer Kuyrkendall at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Kuyrkendall discusses her role with the Young Lawyers Division (YLD), the video series Mentoring with the Masters, the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Technology Conference, and how she became involved with Florida Bar leadership. Kuyrkendall is the child support hearing officer for the Third Judicial Circuit in North Central Florida, presiding over Title IV-D cases, the Third Circuit representative of the YLD Board of Governors, conference chair of the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Technology Conference, and a member of the Vision 2016 Commission.

Jan 28, 2015

Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson interview Liz McCausland, Melanie Griffin, and Barbara Leach about maintaining successful careers while being involved with Bar committees. The interviewees talk about mentoring young lawyers, encouraging and helping potential leaders, and expanding community service within the legal field. While all three lawyers use technology to help with time management, they emphasize that being involved with the Bar is essential for their careers. Whether you are a private practice or in government service, you can build friendships, mentorships, and networks that progress your practice.

Jan 28, 2015

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Attorney Renee Thompson interview Michelle Suskauer at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Suskauer discusses her role as a professional legal analyst, the importance of the Disciplinary Review Committee for the legal profession, and why Florida lawyers should get involved with the Bar to make a difference in the industry. Suskauer has been on the Florida Bar Board of Governors for five years, is Board Liaison to the Criminal Law Section of the Bar, and is a local and national legal analyst.

Jan 28, 2015

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Board of Governors member Renee Thompson interview criminal defense attorney Sean Desmond at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. As the current chair of the Annual Convention Committee, Desmond discusses making the June convention a destination for lawyers by collaborating with Clio for a cloud conference and offering Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses in technology. Desmond served as the President of the Young Lawyers Division in 2012, is treasurer of the General Practice Solo Small Firms (GPSSF) section of the Bar, and is running to be the elected state attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit seat in 2016.

Jan 16, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of the Official Florida Bar Podcast. If you are a member of the Florida Bar or simply an interested attorney looking to improve your legal service offerings, this podcast is for you. Join us each month as esteemed law leaders share their knowledge, experience, and recommendations for creating best practices.

In this episode, host Adriana Linares interviews Florida Bar Director of Programs Division Terry Hill. Together, they discuss the purpose of the Florida Bar's Practice Resource Institute, its numerous member benefits, and much, much more. Tune in to learn about the Self Help Knowledge base, benefits of Live Chat, and available service discounts offered exclusively through the Florida Bar.

Terry Hill is the Director of the Programs Division at The Florida Bar where he leads a team of six department heads. In addition, he provides leadership and oversight for legal publications, legal specialization and education, professional development, meetings and conventions, law office management assistance service and public service programs. Terry is also the CLE Director where he focuses on continuing legal education programming, marketing, and delivery methods, as well as the staff liaison to The Florida Bar Member Benefits Committee where he coordinates the preferred providers for the bar's 98,000 members.

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