You can have the kind of practice you want, the type of clients you want to help, and the level of success that you deserve. I want to help you achieve that. Together we can change the way the world gets divorced.

Joryn Jenkins

SATISFACTION

Your Practice Your Way

Create an ideal practice with the clients and cases that you want.

FULLFILMENT

Make a Positive Impact

Know that you are making a real difference in the lives of families.

ACCOMPLISHMENT

Lead Your Community

Become the thought leader on changing the way the world gets divorced.

SUCCESS

Live the Life You Want

Find the level of success you desire balancing life, work, and purpose.

Founder and President – Open for Business Institute

Joryn Jenkins

In nearly 40 years of practicing law, Joryn has enjoyed a wide variety of experience, which qualifies her well for her training and coaching other attorneys to expand their practice, both collaborative and otherwise.

In the beginning, Joryn worked for one of the ten largest law firms in the country in D.C., practicing employment law. She then broke from big firm life to work in California exclusively for a single client on 50 class-action sex discrimination claims. Winning 47 of those claims, she returned back east to accept a job offer from Tampa’s State Attorney. For the next three years, she spent nearly every workday in court, prosecuting both jury and non-jury trials. After serving there as a division chief, she accepted an offer from a highly regarded boutique litigation firm. She remained there for five years, handling all of the firm’s appeals and bankruptcy matters, as well as routine commercial disputes.

Before joining Stetson University’s College of Law faculty full-time as trial practice instructor, Joryn briefly joined a well-known Tampa law firm to head up its bankruptcy division.

Although she was still carrying a full-time teaching load as a Stetson law professor, Joryn founded Open Palm Law in 1994. Her first case was a successful appeal to the Florida Supreme Court.

Joryn is the only practicing lawyer in Florida to have been awarded the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen Award, presented in the United States Supreme Court. Only one person annually earns this honor.

She has worked as a government attorney; she has worked in a large national law firm, in a mid-sized local law firm, and in a small boutique law firm; she has taught law school and now, in her small firm practice, she is, herself, a small business owner. Her experience provides her with a well-rounded perspective, which permits her to understand how to help fellow attorneys grow the type of practice that they want to have.

Joryn lives with her husband on Davis Islands. In 1994, LexisNexis published her Florida Civil Motions Practice, and she has published seven books on collaborative practice, five as author and two as the editor.

Step-by-step individual and group coaching to help you expand your practice through marketing.

Books, posters, and banners to help you educate yourself as well as your clients and other colleagues.

Learn how to stay ahead of the game in terms of marketing your practice effectively. Receive sound advice from professionals with a proven track record. Feel free to let us know in the message what most interests you.

The Open for Business Institute Approach

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Coaching

We provide step-by-step individual and group coaching to help you expand your practice through marketing.

Training

Group training on a variety of vital skills you need to grow your business and be more successful.

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Books, posters and banners to help you educate yourself as well as your clients and other colleagues.

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