Thanks to the Florida Bar for the kind words:
"We can't thank Florida Bar member Rick Georges - a solo practitioner from St. Pete and Stetson University College of Law grad ('72) - enough for:
A) Both attending AND supporting the 2017 #FLBarTechShow during Winter Meeting (through his "FutureLawyer" blog)
B) Being one of the most engaged participants - both in person and on social media - at the Tech Show, and ...
C) Last - but not least - recording the following series of interviews with our presenters, exhibitors and organizers.
This one we'll feature is with Florida Bar Technology Committee Chair John Stewart - and there are many others in the series we'd encourage you to watch.
And, if you're wondering why we pointed out that Rick was a 1972 #HattersLaw grad, it stems from a conversation we had with him this week in Orlando.
We'll paraphrase it here:
Rick: "Everything the Bar is doing - from your social media to being the first state, to require lawyers to be tech compliant, to Tech shows like this - I just want to say how much I appreciate it. And I know a lot of other members do too."
Us: "Wow. Thanks. That means a lot."
Rick: "But a question: How do we engage more even members so *they* see it, too?"
Us: "Well, we subscribe to the theory that, 'If you build it, they will come' - and so far, so good. We get that social media and tech isn't for everyone, and that it takes a dedication of time, and that lawyers are VERY busy, but -- "
Rick: "But it should be for everyone - because it's *everywhere.* And I'm busy as heck, too. Do you think I sit around tweeting all day? No way! I'm always working, but I incorporate things like tech and social media that help my practice - and they DO help - into my daily routine. And I've been practicing law a loooooong time. I guess my point is, if *I* can do it - so can everyone else."
Thanks, Rick. As all lawyers like to hear, "You make a compelling argument." 👊
(Here's Rick's series of blog posts about the Tech Show, in case you're interested: http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/)