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New Lawyer Training Program



Date: Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 2, 2021

This dynamic, intensive two-day training program designed especially for young lawyers, participants will learn from the experts on how to navigate the court system and practice with professionalism and success. These practical sessions – and much more – will help new attorneys become professional, confident, and successful practitioners in Orange County and beyond. This program provides up to 10 hours of CLE credit and breakfast, lunch and all educational materials are included.

Day 1 – Practicing in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court

8:00 a.m. to 5:20 p.m., Orange County Courthouse (location may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

  • Welcome and Introduction to the Courthouse
  • Tour of the Orange County Courthouse
  • Judicial Assistant Panel Lunch and Learn: Hearing Scheduling, Notices, and Judicial Communications
  • Best Practices of County Court / How It’s Different from Circuit Court
  • Courtroom Etiquette
  • Best Practices for Private Criminal Defense & Plea Bargaining
  • Best Practices for Dissolution of Marriage & Domestic Violence Hearings

Day 2 – Practicing Law: The Nuts and Bolts

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Orange County Bar Association Center

  • About the Young Lawyers Section of the OCBA
  • OCBA Mentoring Program Information
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Practical Tips to Avoid a Bar Grievance
  • My Experience in Solo Practice
  • Technology for the Solo Practitioner
  • Professionalism: How to Fight for Your Clients Yet Remain Friends with Opposing Counsel
  • The Ins and Outs of Mediation
  • Marketing Your Law Firm
  • Sponsor Segments: Lawyer Networking & Relationship Building, Small Business Banking / Budgeting

View Tentative Agenda   Click here

Attendee Testimonials

“Incredibly helpful. The information I’ve learned is priceless. Coming in and being able to network on an intimate level which is vital to our profession was eye-opening.”

“Attending was the best decision for someone like me who will be opening his/her own law firm in the next two months.”

Program Fee

  • Student: $125 (OCBA student membership included)
  • OCBA Members: $175
  • Non-members: $195

OCBA members are eligible to participate in the OCBA’s Mentoring Program at no additional cost! Student participants from Central Florida are also eligible to participate in the Young Lawyers Section Mentoring Program. 

Sign Up Now This event is currently sold out, please contact Stephanie Sadi at to be put on a waitlist.

Sponsors to date include: 


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