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Mentoring with The Masters

Welcome to the YLD’s Mentoring with the Masters video series.  The YLD enlisted the help of Bar leaders and experts in filming a variety of targeted videos aimed at helping young lawyers in the formative years of their practice.

Too often, attorneys do not have a person to turn to when they need help.  The Mentoring with the Masters video series will help bridge the gap between law school and practice.  Each video addresses a different topic area that contains helpful hints, tricks and practical information that every lawyer needs to know to have a successful career.

We hope that you find these videos informative and useful in your practice.  Check back on a regular basis, as we will continue to add more videos to the series. 


YLD Board of Governors
Chairperson, Transition to Practice Committee

Mentoring with The Masters - Latest Release

Joe Bodiford holds Board Certification by The Florida Bar in Criminal Trial Law and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Trial Advocacy.  Joe discusses client issues and ethics in criminal cases with Jennifer Kuyrkendall.

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Latest Releases:

Joe Bodiford - Client Issues/Ethics in Criminal Cases
Joe Bodiford - Discovery and Pretrial Ethics in Criminal Cases
Joe Bodiford - Discovery Issues in Criminal Cases
Linda Calvert Hanson – Getting Involved with The Florida Bar
Linda Calvert Hanson – Attorney Conduct that Results in Bar Grievances
How to Develop a Theme for your Litigation: from Threshold to Trial
How to Answer a Judge's Questions During Hearings
Tips for Litigating in Federal Court
Jake Schickel - Board Certification
Elaine Silver - Collaborative Divorce
Jamie Moses - Brief Writing
Greg Coleman - E-Etiquette and the New Professionalism
Peggy Hoyt - Pet Trusts
Brandon Peters - How to Negotiate (Anything) like an FBI Agent
Mayanne Downs - Initial Interviews and Selection of Clients
John (Jack) Hickey - How to Keep Your Clients Happy
Cat Losey - Social Media
Scott Hawkins - Time Management and Leadership Development
Jamie Moses - Oral Arguments
Bruce Blackwell - Pro Bono and It's Role in Assisting New Lawyer's Growth, Development and Reputation
Hearing Preparation: A View from the Bench
Larry Smith - ABC's of Courtroom Decorum
Susan Fox - Six Steps to Improving Your Legal Writing
Elaine Silver - Collaborative Law
Frank Bedell - Maximizing Value Through Early Mediation
Timothy Dunbrack - If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Jake Schickel - How to Stand Up to Your Client

From Upchurch, Watson, White & Max

Preparing Your Opening Comments
Preparing Your Mediator
Preparing Your Client
Anchoring in Negotiation
Bracketing in Negotiation
What's Going On In The Other Room?

The Original Mentoring with The Masters Video Series