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Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the ISBA Young Lawyers Division

Sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

 

Learn how to protect yourself, your practice, and your clients from financial and technological mishaps!

 

As a solo or small firm attorney, you have worked hard to build your practice, manage your time, and prepare for the future.…now it’s time to protect everything you've accomplished. Join us for this in-depth look at how you can continue building your practice, promote yourself online, and enjoy your profession - all while avoiding various ethical traps along the way. Attorneys who are new solo or small firm practitioners - and those thinking about becoming one - who attend this seminar, will better understand:

  • The ethical issues you need to be aware of regarding client confidentiality;
  • How to protect your retainers, fees, and income;
  • How to properly use IOLTA accounts;
  • The financial details involved in starting your own firm;
  • How to network during business events;
  • The risks associated with using social media to promote your practice;
  • How to balance stress with a happy personal and professional life;
  • The top causes for grievances against lawyers;
  • And much more!

 

Program Moderator:

Annemarie E. Kill, Avery Camerlingo & Kill LLC, Chicago

Program Information
Date Presented:
May 14, 2015 8:40 AM Central
Length:
No Longer Available
Technology and the Rules

Protect yourself and your clients with this informative presentation that examines the confidentiality concerns that can arise in this modern world, as well as the Rules of Professional Conduct addressing this issue. Discover the overriding ethical concerns that you need to be aware of regarding client conversations, work-product, email, and more!

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Mary K. Foster   [ view bio ]
Retainer Agreements and IOLTA Accounts

In this segment, attorneys will share the law, requirements and best practices for properly retaining your clients. Protecting your retainers, fees and income can be your largest concern, and you want to make sure you do it right. In this section, our speakers will also touch on the proper use of IOLTA accounts. In addition to the legal requirements, the program will overview the etiquette, expenses and possible income associated with these practices.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
David T. Holtermann   [ view bio ]
Tamika R. Walker   [ view bio ]
Accounting: How to Start Your Firm and Maintain it

In this segment a seasoned legal practitioner with her own law firm and an experienced CPA will discuss the financial and practical details involved in creating your own law firm. The speakers will discuss business plans, taxes, lines of credit, budgets and balance sheets, billing structures, conflict checks, fee collections, retainer agreements, payment of employees and yourself, and more.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Bill Barnes   [ view bio ]
Juliet E. Boyd   [ view bio ]
Social Media: Promoting and Protecting Your Practice

This presentation explores how attorneys can promote their practice online while not running afoul of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics include: the risks associated with tweeting, blogging, and LinkedIn endorsements, creating lawyer bios, and ways to mitigate the risks in order to comply with the ethics rules.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.50
Speaker Information
Erin Wright Lothson   [ view bio ]
Law Practice Management: How to Be the Lawyer Your Mother Tells Everyone You Are

Manage your practice to produce better results for your client and your bottom line. Mr. Rice reveals the secrets to a successful law practice drawn from his own experience and practices of thousands of real lawyers from across the nation. Learn how to lower your stress, improve your bottom line, and bring happiness to yourself and those who work with you.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Larry Rice   [ view bio ]
Top Causes for Grievances against Lawyers and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

Our distinguished speaker from the ARDC will share some of common grievances lodged against solo and small firm attorneys and will share his top tips on how to avoid making those mistakes in your practice.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
James J. Grogan   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 5.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 5.50
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