Eric R. Elms, of Fisher Rushmer, P.A. in Orlando, and the co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division’s Practicing with Professionalism Committee, recently announced that the Practicing with Professionalism course is now available online. Previously, it was only offered in person.
Practicing with Professionalism is a course provided by The Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division that satisfies the Practicing with Professionalism requirement for new lawyers set forth by the Florida Supreme Court in Amendment to Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, Rule 6-12.1.
“After years of creating and planning, we have now gotten PWP online. We are glad to be able to provide this dynamic program to our constituents to help them understand why practicing with professionalism is a hallmark of our profession,” said Elms. “This makes The Florida Bar one of the first states to put a PWP program online.”
Within a year after being admitted to the Bar, all new members are required to take the PWP course. This course provides instruction on ethical and professional issues and fulfills a Basic Skills Requirement.
A few in-person classes are still available throughout the state but the online course is an alternative option for those who need the convenience of learning from their home or office, want to break the CLE into shorter segments or need a back-up when the in-person course is sold out.
“The decision to offer the PWP program online was more than just wanting to be on the forefront of technology,” said Elms. “This was what our constituents want from CLE programs: accessibility, affordability, and practicality. We listened and provided a top-notch program that’s also convenient.”
About Eric Elms
Elms joined Fisher Rushmer, P.A. as an Associate in 2011. He practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, and employment litigation. As a former claims manager for a Fortune 200 company, and now a civil trial attorney, Elms has handled insurance matters from start to finish. Elms has also been listed as a Rising Star in the area of Civil Litigation Defense since 2015, and has been routinely recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for his pro bono work since 2014.
About Fisher Rushmer, P.A.
The Orlando law firm of Fisher Rushmer, P.A. has been providing quality legal advice and services to clients in Central Florida and throughout the entire state since 1984. At Fisher Rushmer, P.A., clients are served by attorneys, not case managers, so you will receive the highly-skilled representation that you need in a cost-conscious manner. Recognized for excellence year after year, Fisher Rushmer, P.A. continues to be a top-ranked law firm throughout Florida, providing the resources of a large law firm with the personal touch of a smaller firm.