• Curated Discussion with Bar Leaders - Eugene Pettis

    We are joined by Eugene K. Pettis, the first African-American President of The Florida Bar, in a discussion on topics that include the importance of diversity and inclusion within bar leadership, some of the initiatives he spearheaded during his tenure as President of the Florida Bar, and a call to action for the future of bar leadership. 

    S1E14 - 31m - Jul 28, 2021
  • Private Practice in a Digital Age

    In this episode attorney Jack Kallus interviews attorney Michael D. Barber discusses how attorneys can use modern technology in their firms to increase efficiency and boost productivity.  Michael will discuss a range of technologies that attorneys can implement including case management systems, cloud-based storage systems, and VOIP phone systems. Maria Pecoraro-McCorkle of the Fifth DCA also provides insight from the Florida courts about the importance of understanding the rules relating to technology and common errors with electronic filing and how to avoid them.

    S1E13 - 28m - Jul 21, 2021
  • Leadership Academy Experience - Part 3

    Here’s the episode description: In this episode, listeners will learn more about the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy. This prestigious, multi-session training program of The Florida Bar is designed to help a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers become better leaders. During the one-year program, Academy Fellows are immersed into curriculum tailored to enhance their professional development, knowledge, and experience. This episode will describe the lessons learned by Academy graduates and why they found the Leadership Academy experience to be so beneficial. 

    S1E12 - 40m - Jul 14, 2021
  • Leadership Academy Experience - Part 2

    In this episode of the Limited Liability Leadership podcast, Leadership Academy Fellow and host Randy Katz, with insights from leadership academy alumni Judge Miesha Darrough, Nik Harris, Dale Noll, and Alice Sum, will discuss the Leadership Academy.  With special emphasis on the “after” aspect of Leadership Academy, the host and guests will guide you through the leadership academy experience and the value of tapping into the alumni network.  Learning how each individual utilized the skills they learned in the Academy will provide listeners with insight into the Leadership Academy experience.

    S1E11 - 23m - Jul 7, 2021
  • Career Challenges During the Pandemic

    In this episode, we discuss career challenges during a pandemic. We explore the advantages and disadvantages of hearings and mediations conducted via video conferences, how client interaction have evolved, and how to re-focus on career development and staying connected via networking during a pandemic.  

    The episode was hosted by Tiffany Hilton, a consultant with MetLife and presented by BJ Okcular, partner with the firm Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo; Kimberly Woods, senior associate with Boyd & Jenerette; and Jennifer Delgado, attorney with Katz, Baskies & Wolf.

    S1E10 - 25m - Jun 30, 2021
  • Curated Discussion with Bar Leaders - John Stewart

    Leadership and service to the profession have been the hallmark of  John Stewart’s career - from his time serving as president of the Young Lawyers Division to serving as Florida Bar President (2019-2020), and an extensive list of bar leadership roles in between. Join us for an  enlightening discussion with Mr. Stewart as he describes the impact bar leadership and involvement had on shaping his career, unique challenges he faced during his tenure as president of the Florida Bar, and his views on how the profession will be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the long term.

    S1E9 - 25m - Jun 23, 2021
  • Resources for Young Attorneys

    You are a newly minted attorney. Now the real education begins and there are so many resources available to get you through those tough times as a young lawyer. We have all gone through this process and we definitely have some advice to share.

    S1E8 - 47m - Jun 16, 2021
  • Access to Justice for Low Income Communities - Part II

    Access to Justice for Low Income Communities is a two-episode discussion with Legal Aid and pro-bono legal services leaders throughout the state of Florida. Our second episode features a conversation with Jena Hudson of Bay Area Legal Services, Steven Paulson of Dade Legal Aid, and Jaffe Pickett of Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. Tune in as our speakers compare the varying client needs and services offered in rural area versus more urban areas throughout the state.  Learn about the unique programs and services offered in different jurisdictions, barriers to justice in low income and rural communities, how legal aid organizations seek to fill some of their gaps in services, and more.

    S1E7 - 35m - Jun 9, 2021
  • Access to Justice for Low Income Communities - Part I

    Access to Justice for Low Income Communities is a two-episode discussion with Legal Aid and pro-bono legal services leaders throughout the state of Florida. Our first episode features a conversation with Jayme Cassidy of Legal Services of Greater Miami and Brandi Thomas of the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee. Tune in to learn about the different structures of legal service organizations, the types of pro bono services offered by legal service organizations, opportunities for attorneys and firms to volunteer their services, and more.

    S1E6 - 31m - Jun 2, 2021
  • Retirement

    Retirement Podcast Description: What should an attorney consider when determining whether or not to close or sell a practice? On our retirement episode, we tap into Michael Karsch’s expertise on the matter to help our listeners answer questions that may arise when attorneys who own and operate small practices decide the futures of their firms, and what steps are needed to step into retirement. The topics discussed include: valuation, representation, transparency regarding financial disclosures, and suggestions for planning for death or sudden disability.

    Featured Guest Speaker: Michael Karsch, Esq.
    Bio: Michael Karsch serves as the Practice Leader of the Lorium Law, PLLC’s Corporate and Small Business Transactions. Mr. Karsch has led their corporate and real estate practice groups since 2015, and specializes in helping companies and entrepreneurs grow their businesses from an idea through the entire life cycle. This includes mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, financing and real estate transactions. Mr. Karsch has participated in hundreds of financing transactions and acquisitions in his career, from start-up to multi-billion transactions. His clients have ranged from some of America’s leading companies to local entrepreneurs in a broad range of businesses including, technology, digital media, Internet-based products, software, consulting services, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. He has represented buyers, sellers, issuers, investors and lenders. Mr. Karsch provides general corporate counseling on a broad range of issues, including formation, financing, acquisitions and governance matters.

    S1E5 - 39m - May 26, 2021
  • Financial Literacy

    In this episode, we discuss the basics of personal finance.  But before you listen, note that we’re not financial planning professionals—just a few lawyers sharing our own thoughts and experiences.  If you could use some quick pointers on making a budget, paying off debt, finding the right insurance coverage, and understanding interest rates, this episode is for you!

    S1E4 - 18m - May 19, 2021
  • Leadership Academy Experience - Part I

    In this episode of the Limited Liability Leadership podcast, host Lyndsey Siara, with insights from De’Anne Jackson, John Howe, and Jay Kim, will discuss the Leadership Academy experience. With special focus on the “before” aspect of Leadership Academy, the host and guests will guide you through the process of successfully applying for Leadership Academy, including submitting stand-out recommendations and essay responses. Learning why each of these individuals applied to Leadership Academy and what they got out of the experience, you’re sure to feel enlightened about the Leadership Academy experience. 

    S1E3 - 46m - May 12, 2021
  • Curated Discussion with Bar Leaders - Dori Foster-Morales

    This episode will feature a discussion with current Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales regarding the challenges of leading and supporting the Bar during a global pandemic. Learn about what inspired her to run for President of the Florida Bar, how she was able to accomplish her goals despite the twists and turns of the pandemic, and her advice for attorneys with aspirations of climbing the leadership ladder within the Florida Bar. Tune in to hear from our Bar leaders! 

    S1E2 - 31m - May 5, 2021
  • Committees and Functions of the Bar

    This episode will address the responsibilities of the Florida Bar Board of Governors and Standing Committees of The Florida Bar through an interview with Board of Governor Member Michael Orr and Standing Committee Liaison Mikalla Davis to learn about how each group operates, how others can join a committee/board, the time commitment involved, and what it is like to serve on a committee/board.

    S1E1 - 29m - Apr 28, 2021
  • Introducing the Limited Liability Leadership podcast!

    The Limited Liability Leadership podcast is brought to you by Class VIII of the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy.

    S1 - 1m - Mar 29, 2021
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