YLD’s Virtual Summit ‘Mastering the Practice of Law’ has something for every young lawyer

YLD’s Virtual Summit ‘Mastering the Practice of Law’ has something for every young lawyer

The November 2 event is a free half-day conference where attendees will be able to select from 30 different CLE options to attend throughout the day’

Anisha Patel

Billed as its “biggest initiative of the year,” the Young Lawyers Division has set its Virtual Summit — “Mastering the Practice of Law” — for November 2.

The 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. event is a free half-day conference where attendees will be able to select from 30 different CLE options to attend throughout the day.

“The CLE topics cover a range of practice areas and issues and are designed to target every type of young lawyer and law student in Florida,” said YLD President Anisha Patel. “In addition, the only general session of the day will feature a Section Showcase, where sponsoring Bar sections will present for five minutes to discuss with attendees what their section does, the benefits of membership, and how to apply.”

The Florida Bar sections involved include:

  • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Labor & Employment Section
  • City, County & Local Government Law Section
  • International Law Section
  • Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Government Law Section
  • Administrative Law Section
  • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Appellate Practice Section
  • Elder Law Section
  • Animal Law Section
  • Business Law Section
  • Public Interest Law Section
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section
Tiffany Simone Hilton

Tiffany Simone Hilton

“We are delighted to see the enthusiastic response to our inaugural virtual summit,” said Co-Chair Tiffany Hilton. “Knowledge should be accessible, and removing financial barriers is a fantastic step in enhance young lawyer’s knowledge base in several pivotal areas of law.”

Hilton said the goal is to empower and equip young lawyers with the knowledge they need to excel in their careers.

Warren H. Chin

Warren H. Chin

Co-Chair Warren Chin said the topics covered will provide something for every type of young lawyer and “will help enhance their real world practical skills.”

The breakout sessions include:

Session 1 — breakout rooms:

  • Legislative Update (business law, real estate, employment law, tort reform)
  • How to Start Your Own Law Firm (the basics)
  • Career Showcase
  • Florida Sunshine Law & Public Records
  • Criminal Scoresheets
  • Technology Roadshow — Cybersecurity and the Practice of Law

Session 2 — breakout rooms:

  • Legislative Update (estate planning, elder law, family law)
  • Originating Business, Marketing, Advertising
  • Character and Fitness — Presented by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners
  • Advising Governmental Agencies
  • The Art of Jury Selection
  • Technology Roadshow — E-Discovery

Session 3 — breakout rooms:

  • How to Avoid Florida’s Lawyer Discipline System — Presented by The Florida Bar Board of Governors — President Scott Westheimer
  • Trust Accounting — Presented by The Florida Board of Governors
  • Nuts and Bolts of Business Litigation (how to manage a case from beginning to end)
  • Home Rule
  • Legislative Update (government)
  • Technology Roadshow — Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Session 4 — Section Showcase

  • City, County and Local Government Law Section
  • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Government Lawyer Section
  • International Law Section
  • Administrative Law Section
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Appellate Practice Section
  • Elder Law Section

Section 5 — breakout rooms:

  • Practice Tips for Interviews (law students)
  • Lunch and Learn with Judiciary (civil)
  • Lunch and Learn with Judiciary (appellate)
  • Lunch and Learn with Judiciary (criminal)
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness

Section 6 — breakout rooms:

  • Mediation
  • Engagement Letters, Client Relations/Communications, Break-Up Letters
  • Voluntary Bar Associations Role in a Young Lawyers Career
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Fashioning a Plea Offer
  • Lawyer Wellness/Substance Abuse

Register by visiting https://flayld.org/affiliates/yld-summit-registration/.

Originally published at https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/ylds-virtual-summit-mastering-the-practice-of-law-has-something-for-every-young-lawyer/

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