The Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and the Florida Institute for Certified Public Accountants recently co-hosted a new (free) CLE/CPE event called “Money Talks” at Top Golf in Doral, Florida. The Financial Literacy Task Force created the Money Talks program to help professionals achieve success in their personal and professional lives. The BLS and FICPA hosted the event in a roundtable format to encourage all participants to weigh in with thoughts, questions, and concerns. The response from those in attendance was exceptionally positive. Attendees enjoyed an open discussion about financial concerns and took advantage of an additional hour of networking with other like-minded professionals and students seeking to pursue a career in law or accounting.
Topics included personal budgeting and planning for career success, investing in practice development, learning to balance personal and professional demands, and student loan repayment. Tara Trevorrow (USBC-SDFL) moderated the event, which featured presentations from Stuart Rohatiner (Gerston Preston), Hal Levenberg (Yip Associates), Raina Shipman (Carlton Fields), and Shirley Palumbo (NextEra Energy). The Financial Literacy Task Force would like to thank the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida for its support of the Money Talks event.