Join us for this online program and learn additional ways your law degree can go to work for you!


Conference Speakers


First Steps to Start a Side Business

Join Melanie Griffin, Senior Advisor at Shumaker and owner of Spread Your Sunshine, to hear how to begin the process of setting up a secondary income stream.


Adjunct Professor Work

Put your area expertise to work while educating others; learn how becoming a contract-based professor could be a great fit for you.

Panelists will include:

 Kristina Feher, Managing Partner at Feher Law in St. Petersburg, FL. Kristina practices in the areas of bankruptcy and family law. She is a Past President of the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL). 

 Chris Boss, Managing Partner of Boss Legal with offices throughout Florida, including St. Petersburg and Vero Beach. Chris practices in the areas of bankruptcy, real property litigation, residential and commercial real estate transactions, residential and commercial lending, debt restructuring, collections, and consumer protection

Courtney Richardson-Jones Wife. Litigator. Officer. Professor. "Success comes in cans, failures in can'ts"



Non-Stock Market Investment Options

While now may seem like an uncertain time to invest, preparing for your financial future is a vital step. We will explore lower-risk investment opportunities outside of the stock market. Our panel will include:

 Cindy Price, certified financial planner with 30yrs experience and has written a book this year titled the 7 Ls of financial planning. If you have any investment or money questions, please reach out to her at [email protected].

 Marina Ellis, Financial Representative with Synergy Wealth Alliance



Tax Deeds and Liens

Join us for a presentation by "The Queen of Tax Deeds", Sandra Edmond to learn how buying tax certificates, deeds and liens can become a viable investment alternative for you!


Underperforming Notes

Learn how purchasing non-performing loans or notes can be a great way to invest in real estate. Our featured speaker is Jennifer McMurtray with Note Wranglers LLC.


Hard Money Lending

In this segment, Matthew Nelson with HomeVestors and real estate attorney and FAWL President Kimberly Hosley will explain how you can get involved with hard money loans, which are loans given by individuals secured by real property to those who want to borrow without using traditional mortgage lenders.

Kimberly Hosley, real estate attorney with The Orlando Law Group and current FAWL President.

  Matt Nelson, real estate investor with HomeVestors 


Updating Law Treatises

The law is ever-changing: learn how you can profit from the necessary updates required to disseminate accurate information through scholarly legal publications from former Judge Phil Padovano.


Judge Phil Padovano previously served on as a trial judge on Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit, and then as an appellate judge on Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.  Phil is the author of “Florida Appellate Practice,” the preeminent treatise on appellate law in Florida, which has been updated and published annually since 1988.  He also authored another seminal treatise, “Florida Civil Practice,” which has been in publication since 1998.