The Fundamentals of Success

(2384 Ratings)

Produced on: May 29, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by

Categories:

Course Description

Time 120 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Whether you are a new associate, rising partner, or already in the leadership ranks of your law firm, this course provides clear insights into the pursuit of a happy and successful life and career.  Success is derived from a mixture of attitudes, behaviors and habits, and this program is designed to capture the essence of success, provide the tools of success that are within your reach and take away the mystery of why some people are successful and others are not. 

Alan Becker, a former Florida state legislator, community leader, and founding shareholder of a national Florida-based law firm provides real world guidance derived from the advice and insights of those who have scaled the pinnacles of success in life and the law.  The “secrets” of success taught in this course are derived from his personal experience in politics, in business and in life; as well as lessons drawn from many of the most successful people in their various fields whom Alan personally interviewed for his 2006 book, “There’s Always Room at the Top.”

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.     Define what success will mean for you and your career in law 

II.    Develop the attributes of happy and successful lawyers

III.   Cultivate best practices for how to deal with failures 

IV.   Establish and achieve goals for your law career 

V.    Understand how to reach the top in your practice and in your firm 

VI.   Recognize when to persevere and challenge assumed constraints

VII.  Appreciate the elements of leadership 

Faculty

Alan S. Becker

Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

Professional Experience

Alan Becker is a founding shareholder of the Law Firm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. He previously served as the Firm's Managing Shareholder. In that capacity, Mr. Becker directed the firm's management, operations, business development, recruitment and strategic planning. He continues to play an active role in the firm including working closely with the firm's litigation, government law and lobbying, construction and international practice areas. Mr. Becker is a member of the Bar of the Czech Republic —the first practicing attorney in Florida to be licensed there.

 

He began his legal career in the Office of the Attorney General and as an Assistant Public Defender (1969–1972). From 1972–1978, Mr. Becker was a State Representative in the Florida Legislature. As a member of the Legislature and the Florida Law Revision Council (1975–1976), he was the principal author and/or sponsor of much of Florida's housing legislation, including the Condominium Act, as well as the Florida Corporation Act, Mechanic's Lien Act, Evidence Code and more.

 

Florida Trend magazine has recognized Mr. Becker as a member of the "Legal Elite" every year since inception. As such, he is a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. This designation was based upon a poll of Florida attorneys, who selected peers in the top 2% of their respective practice areas. He was also recognized by South Florida CEO Magazine as a member of South Florida's “Power Elite” and by the South Florida Business Journal in 2012 as one of 100 Power Leaders. In addition, he was selected by his peers to be included in the 2006 "Best Lawyers in America," was named by CAMACOL, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, as "Professional of the Year" and was awarded the Global Achievement Award by the Florida Council of International Development. Mr. Becker was also rated "excellent" by AVVO Ratings, an online lawyer listing that rates and profiles attorneys. The rating is based on a mathematical model that considers the information in a lawyer's profile, including years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

 

Activities & Memberships

Mr. Becker leads the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors and Executive Committee as Vice-Chair working collaboratively with Chair, Governor Rick Scott and CEO Bill Johnson. Enterprise Florida is the official economic development organization for the State of Florida.  In 2012, he was awarded the Governor’s Business Ambassador medallion by Governor Rick Scott for his contributions to economic development in Florida.

 

He also previously served as the Chair of the Beacon Council (2011-12), Miami Dade County's economic development agency. Mr. Becker is the Honorary Consul General for the Czech Republic for Florida (1992-present). As such, he is a member of Florida's diplomatic corps. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law a the University of Miami and lecturer at Broward College on “The Fundamentals of Success.”

 

Publications

  • Co-author, Florida Admissibility of Evidence, published by The Harrison Company (1989)
  • Author, There's Always Room at the Top (2006)

 

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Czech Republic

 

Education

  • University of Miami, J.D.
  • Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A.

Reviews

NB
Nathan B.

Nice course

IG
Iris G.

Excellent program.

DF
David F.

great

EC
Everett C.

This is an excellent program.

VM
Vera M.

I want to watch this again! I love his presentation, his tone, and his message. This was perfect and timely.

CW
Catina W.

Loved his presentation. He did not rely upon emotion; rather on proven experience.

RM
Robert M.

I have watched a couple of Mr. Becker's classes. I am a paralegal, but need credits. I find his classses very interesting. Excellent.

CR
Chris R.

Loved this program.

JK
John K.

SuperLawyer ! :)

NA
Natalie A.

Highly recommend this excellent presentation!

RS
Robert S.

excellent speaker & topic

RA
Rosa A.

That was an excellent class with much insight. Glad I watched it. It has definitely made me think about a few things.

BW
Brenda W.

I'm so glad that I selected this course. It was excellent! I reviewed a course yesterday by this same speaker and was disappointed. However, he was outstanding on this topical area.

KD
Kathy D.

High five!

RG
Raymond G.

Becker is excellent. Course is excellent .

ER
Elena R.

Excellent presentation.

RS
Rachel S.

excellent presentation

EL
Elyssa L.

I really enjoyed this CLE. Loved the presenter - he was chock full of really great words of wisdom.

JB
James B.

Great presentation.

AW
alexander w w.

So smart is Alan Becker, he's like a kindly uncle who wants to set you right, to give you a pep talk that he knows you needed. Pretty cool talk, very positive and right-on.

SR
Shelly Ann R.

Excellent

RH
Robert H.

Very interesting

AE
Amy E.

Excellent course!! One of the best I have listened to

PC
Patricia C.

Great Tips, Great talk!

NR
Nicolette R.

Excellent presentation and presenter. Very useful info.

LC
Lynn C.

I appreciate his candid and highly ethical remarks.

LR
Linda R.

Fantastic program--very helpful.

JZ
Jack Z.

The best presentation I've viewed in a long time.

LN
Loretta N.

Very important topic well presented.

LY
Lauri Y.

Mr. Becker is fantastic!

VM
Valerie M.

Great advice. Well delivered.

RJ
Rasheda J.

A very uplifting and inspirational presentation.

SB
Shirlee B.

Great speaker, was relaxed and informative - his experience came throug

PS
patricia s.

Interesting and often inspiring material but not especially pertinent legally.

LC
Leah C.

this one was really great!

JG
Jan G.

Success is an elusive definition. The pace and considered elements of the presentation commanded attention and let the viewer thoughtful of that definition.

LN
Lisa N.

great program

RW
Robert W.

outstanding talk on success

AF
Andra F.

This is an excellent seminar!

KH
Kelly H.

Excellent course!

EJ
Edward J.

Great presenter. Great presentation.

KN
Kristi N.

Great course

SE
Suzanne E.

Thank you so much for a really worthwhile presentation.

SC
Scott C.

Every law student should watch this video at some time before graduating.

NM
Nella M.

best course I have taken

JC
james c.

Good subject and presentation.

RD
Ronald D.

Nicely done.

MH
Mike H.

Outstanding! Highly recommend to all!

RS
Rodney S.

Informative

AT
Al T.

Best CLE I've seen on Law Line

SO
Stanley O.

Excellent course for the new and seasoned attorney and applicable to many professions in many ways

JG
James G.

excellent presentation

TM
thomas m.

motivational and matter of fact.

MH
Mark H.

Very good

AF
Andrew F.

Wow, quite inspirational, and also very accurate assessments of how to succeed.

JS
Jonathan S.

good

HG
Howard J. G.

Very effective presentation regarding the mental aspect of achieving success in the law.

MF
melvin f.

Really sound stuff on success professionally, and in life. Deceptive in than it seems basic, but really gives a lot a lot of things we need to be reminded of. Speaker was very easy to stay with for 2 hours. As a Florida lawyer, I knew of Mr. Becker, but

DT
Daria T.

Excellent Presentation. Would like more from Alan Becker. Thank you1

GG
Gerardo G.

Very inspirational. Wonderful presentation

TJ
Terrie J.

Excellent, thoughtful presentation. Should be required for every lawyer!!

KM
Kimberly M.

Very engaging presentation with lots of practical rela-life advice

LG
Lynne G.

I cannot recommend this program highly enough. I would watch this program again (more than once, and sometimes just portions which are of particular relevance at a given time), regardless of CLE credit.

JS
Jack S.

awesome speech.

HZ
Herbert Z.

I really appreciate Alan's unassuming manner, his candor, and his dry sense of humor.

SF
Susana F.

Fantastic subject matter and speaker! Extremely practical and wise advice.

WC
William C.

Excellent.

WC
Wayne A c.

Well done!

EB
Elizabeth B.

Great seminar

TW
Tadia W.

Great course!

CB
constance b.

This really puts a lot into perspective. A great seminar, great speaker.

JF
Judith Marie F.

Highly recommend. Very well done.

SS
Scott S.

Alan Becker gives great advice for attorneys at all skill levels and experience. Highly recommend this course.

DR
Dane R.

Well,illustrated presentation. Many helpful,ideas. Worth watching.

LB
Linda B.

My favorite CLE so far! Would love to hear him talk again!

JB
Javier B.

This is an excellent course. Mr. Becker provides a lot of helpful advice. I highly recommend the course!

GC
Gerald C.

Changed my life

DV
Diego V.

Insightful.

JN
John N.

A truly successful individual is also a happy one. This series of observations stresses the importance of optimism, persistence, exerting the incremental effort that makes a difference. Terrific presentation.

FM
Frances M.

What a lovely, lovely gentleman. Very great presentation. Thank you!

JF
Jeffrey F.

Alan Becker is by far your best speaker !

JE
Jason E.

Excellent speaker and excellent substance.

SS
Sten S.

One of the best seminars that I have ever heard. Very positive!

CP
Chris P.

good

LG
Loren G.

Even after 30 years of practice, this course presented a wonderful overview of lessons learned and lessons that remain to be learned!

RL
Robert L.

Excellent.

EK
Erik K.

Good commentary on attitude in law. Good way to spend the last 2 hours of CLE requirements.

CO
Carsten O.

Great course. Should be mandatory in law school and subsequently for ethics training.

SD
Shirley d.

Inspirational life review of where I have been and where I might be going.

LL
Lorenzo L.

Excellent presentation. Extremely informative and not the typical CLE type presentation.

CA
CARLOS A.

Mr. Becker is a very wise gentleman.

DL
David L.

Great lecture

JS
John S.

Very good speaker

BC
Bradley C.

Pretty good

BH
Bruce H.

really good content

DJ
David J.

One of the best seminars I have ever attended.

VB
Victoria L. B.

Very inspiring.

LA
Leroy A.

Excellent in both content and delivery.

BF
Brooke F.

I enjoyed the positivity!

RS
Robert S.

SUPERLATIVE PRESENTATION!!!!!

MM
Mark M.

Enjoyed very much.

HC
Heather C.

I really enjoyed the topic & the presenter. Just ordered his book! Grateful that he is sharing this message with attorneys everywhere.

NN
Nellie N.

very very inspiring

DM
Daniel M.

Not only informational and instructional; very positive and encouraging.

CL
Chun L.

Timeless advice and guidance

AC
Andrea C.

Best cle so far. Relevant to life as well as work

MM
Molly M.

Best inspirational talk I have ever heard. Thank you SO MUCH. Encourage all to listen.

AP
Andrew P.

Great job sir!

DH
Derek H.

Excellent advice and message fro the speaker

GM
Gerald M.

Very illuminating presentation.

KY
Karen Y.

Great, great speaker. I anticipate coming back to listen to this again, just because his advice is so good. Thank you!

MB
Michael B.

Very informative and helpful presentation by Mr. Becker. I highly recommend this course as food for thought for any attorney not completely satisfied with their present practice. All can benefit in some way.

MH
Martin H.

Good advice-priceless

JC
Julius C.

Very Encouraging and helpful.

PR
Peter R.

Very inspiring.

VB
Veronica B.

Superb!

JW
John W.

All lawyers should attend this presentation.

ZW
Zara W.

Great presentation, thank you!

TJ
Tonja J.

Totally zen, positive, inspiring and enlightening tips for success in the practice of law and life. A nice change from the typical how to succeed in law lecture.

KB
Kathleen B.

This was outstanding!

RR
Robert R.

Fantastic

CR
Caroline Prochotska R.

Loved this lecture, The lecturer had a very practical real life approach and was very wise. Take it.

JO
Juliana O.

Excellent - I could listen to it again and again

JL
Jonathan L.

This is the single best and most useful CLE course I have ever taken.

JR
John R.

Excellent program for all lawyers --- regardless of age and experience.

BP
Bryan P.

great

RK
Richard E. K.

good seminar

DB
Danielle B.

Excellent!

CP
Corinne P.

This course was terrific. Thank you!

DG
Dawn G.

Very encouraging.

LS
Linda S.

Nice to see I am reading the right people! Well put together, clear, and relevant.

MG
Michael G.

Great presentation

RM
Regina M.

Well done presentation!

JG
Jolie G.

Best lecture.

CP
Catherine P.

Really wonderful presentation!

DO
Diane O.

Great speaker. Enjoyed the speech. Great life lessons to put into practice.

RK
Richard K.

Very straightforward.

LP
Linda P.

Truly the best course that applies to all aspects of life. I would recommend it to be the first course to be studied in order to set the scene for subsequent learning and acting and performance in all areas of life.

CC
Caterina C.

delightful

YR
Yevgeny R.

wonderful well-thought out presentation

NA
Nancy A.

Excellent and inspiring.

JR
Joseph R.

Excellent course.

MT
Michael T T.

Excellent presentation.

MT
Mary T.

Interesting

JR
James R.

Interesting and informative...not only in the practice of law, but in life.

BD
Brian D.

I wish I had had the chance to work with this guy.

CR
Christine R.

Great presentation, especially on how "success" doesn't always mean more money.

MZ
Marjorie Z.

Outstanding speaker - delivers fundamental, important messages in a fresh and authentic way.

DR
Deborah R.

Excellent speaker and presentation. I would like to see more classes on these types of topics.

AD
Alison D.

I loved this CLE course! I would watch more like this.

MS
Mitchell S.

Becker did a great job. Wonderful presentation.

SS
Steven S.

Excellent

JK
Joung Ho K.

Great advice from a man of wisdom for a successful law practice and successful life.

BH
BRIAN H.

This is one of the best continuing education presentations that I have attended in my 33 years of practice.

CP
Caroline P.

Great presentation.

JB
James B.

Very helpful and inspiring.

BG
Bob G.

very good speaker.

JH
Jonathan H.

It was a very positive course and set me off well to proceed with my weekend!

GR
gary r.

excellent plus

VO
Vincent O.

Inspirational.

MS
Marlene S.

Excellent presentation with great substance and advice. Would like to hear from this speaker again.

LR
Lysandra R.

Really enjoyed this Program and Alan Becker. Its necessary to have that balance in life and career.

DD
daniel d.

Alan Becker had a profound effect on my thinking about continuing in the active practice of law.

ED
Elizabeth D.

Great mix of direct, practical tips and personal stories.

AE
Alex E.

One of the most interesting and beneficial seminars I have seen in 25 years. Thank you Mr. Becker!

JW
Judy W.

Great! A breath of fresh air in legal education.

PH
Pamela H.

Loved it!

Load More

$99

$ 99 Litigation and Law Practice Management In Stock

Accreditation

Get Unlimited Access to Lawline Courses

Unlimited CLE Subscription gives you access to take almost any course from our catalog and earn as much CLE credit as you need.