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2016 FLA Annual Workshop Lineup Announced

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The 30th Annual FLA Workshop will be held July 29-30 at the Naples Beach Resort Hotel & Golf Course. The agenda and registration information are available on this web site under the “Events” tab. Hope to see you there!

Founder of Attorneys Masterclass Lauds Annual Workshop

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Dustin Cole, founder and CEO of Attorneys Masterclass, and a presenter at the 2015 FLA Annual Workshop, expressed his favorable impression of the workshop and attendees. Mr. Cole stated,

“I wanted to again express my thanks for allowing me to be a part of your inspiring program. I was struck by the extraordinary strength of character and sense of community in that group. So many of them have experienced extraordinary challenges in their lives, while others are there because they are aware of the potential issues they could face and are determined to deal with them successfully.

It was a powerful experience for me – so different from so many of the fusty legal conferences I speak at, where the real world is hidden behind the facade of “lawyer.” This was one of the most genuine and open groups I have ever experienced – more like those of the various personal growth programs I have participated in. I very much want to talk with you and plan some joint programs around the state.”

Mr. Cole’s presentation of Reducing Stress Through Law Practice Management was warmly received by the workshop participants. Mr. Cole graciously offered to share his materials with anyone interested, and links to those documents can be accessed by clicking Six Principles.

Mentoring with the Masters – Michael Cohen

Monday, May 11th, 2015

FLA’s Executive Director, Michael Cohen, was recently interviewed about Florida Lawyers Assistance as part of the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Mentoring with the Masters seminar. You can see the video by clicking here.

2015 FLA Annual Workshop

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Save the date! The 2015 FLA Annual Workshop will be held at the Naples Grand Beach Resort (formerly the Waldorf-Astoria) on July 31-August 1. We have a great lineup this year, so please keep that weekend open. The agenda and registration information should be posted on this web site the week of May 11, 2015. Hope to see you there!

2014 Workshop Evaluation

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The 2014 annual workshop evaluation form is now available at: We would really appreciate your help by completing the evaluation, whether or not you attended this year’s workshop (if you didn’t, we’d like to know why). Thanks for taking the time.

Mindfulness Page Developed for FLA by Scott Rogers, Esq.

Monday, August 18th, 2014

As part of the 2014 FLA Annual Workshop, we were extremely pleased to have as a presenter Scott Rogers, Esq., one of the earliest proponents of incorporating mindfulness as part of a law school curriculum and as a means of addressing stress in the profession. Scott’s workshop page can be found at Breathe Smile, and contains vital information, whether you’re a veteran of this technique or someone who wants to learn more. Check it out!

What Makes Lawyers Happy?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

That should get your attention, huh? A seminal article regarding this issue has just been published after a comprehensive multi-state survey. The authors, Prof. Lawrence Krieger of FSU School of Law and Kennon Sheldon, Ph.D. of the University of Missouri, found that the answers to that question may not be what you think. The article can be found on this site at: What Makes Lawyers Happy?

2014 Information Now Available

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Information and registration information about this year’s FLA Annual Workshop is now available on this site. Please check under Events for the agenda and registration form, and hope to see you there!

SAGE Test Now Available on FLA Web Site

Monday, February 24th, 2014

A link to the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is now available on the FLA web site. The exam can be accessed at The SAGE was developed by the Ohio State University Medical Center, and is designed to detect early signs of cognitive, memory, or thinking impairments. It evaluates the participant’s thinking abilities, and allows you to discuss the results with your physician if there are any concerns.

FLA Offers Free Career Counseling for Legal Professionals

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

FLA is now offering free, web based career counseling facilitated by David Behrend, a career consultant in Pennsylvania. The counseling is offered every second Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am to noon through, with future meetings scheduled for January 8th and February 12th. Participation in the online seminar is limited to the first 25 attendees, and the seminar can be accessed by going to and joining Meeting ID 684-399-861.