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Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association

Sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
 

Learn how to advertise your practice and grow your client base in today’s technologically advanced world with this full-day seminar! As an attendee, you will:
 

  • Learn how to ethically use the latest technology to market your practice;
  • Understand the importance of securing your office technology, mobile devices, and cloud services;
  • Discover how easy it is to “go paperless” in your practice; 
  • Get tips and advise on how to get more clients and grow your practice;
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people – including clients, other attorneys, and judges;
  • Explore the best practices for hiring staff in your firm;
  • Discover how to protect yourself against email phishing schemes;
  • And much more!

 

Program Moderator:

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

Program Information
Program Date:
October 02, 2015
Using Technology and Social Media for Effective and Ethical Advertising

Like any business, law firms must be marketed for the best possible exposure to new and potential clients. This session explores the various options available to lawyers and offers an in-depth examination of free vs. paid websites, effective social media tools, and ethical uses of the latest technology to help market your practice.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Sarah E. Toney  [ view bio ]
Security in your Practice: Mobile Devices, Firewalls, Using the Cloud

Law firms face security threats every day – not only in their offices, but also when using mobile devices and cloud-based services (such as DropBox, Google Drive, and more). Join us for an in-depth look at how to secure your office technology, mobile devices, and cloud services. Specific recommendations for both free and commercial tools, as well as checklists and tips for maintaining a secure computing environment, are also included.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Aaron W. Brooks  [ view bio ]
Nerino J. Petro  [ view bio ]
Going Paperless in Your Practice - Tips and Tools

Paper filing systems have many drawbacks. Filing cabinets take up office space and create clutter. Paper is difficult to access remotely, transport, back up, and archive. A loss of the paper file often means a permanent loss of the information. This informative presentation explains what “going paperless” means, both technically and legally, and shows you how to get started – from choosing the proper electronic file format to knowing which type of equipment and software you need. The presentation includes a thoughtful discussion of the workflow issues involved in maintain a robust paperless office system.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.50
Speaker Information
Aaron W. Brooks  [ view bio ]
Tips for the Busy Lawyer on Growing Your Practice

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from our featured speaker, Patrick Wilson, as he teaches you the secrets and proven strategies you can use to get more clients and grow your practice! 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Patrick A. Wilson  [ view bio ]
Dealing with Difficult People

Attorneys must deal with people in the legal system (including clients, attorneys, and judges) who struggle with emotional or mental health issues. This session offers a comprehensive look at the types of issues you may encounter and how you can effectively relate to people in order to be successful and retain a sense of calm for yourself.  Recommendations, best practices, and ethical considerations are included throughout the discussion.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Dr. Scott A. Kaplan  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 4.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 4.50
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