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Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
 

As any solo or small firm lawyer can attest, there are two parts to running a practice: the client part and the practice management part. Paying more attention to one part over the other creates an imbalance that can cost you a reference, ruin your reputation, or worse, land you in hot-water. Join us for this full day seminar that offers you the information and advice you need to successfully run the practice management part of your career, including:
 

  • What you need to know to use technology in the litigation environment;
  • How to manage the life of your practice from start to finish;
  • How to avoid buying new software by using what you already have;
  • Whether or not practice management software is right for you;
  • How to ensure the success of your practice through regular maintenance;
  • How to deal with the stresses of the profession;
  • How to keep good clients and avoid bad ones;
  • How to successfully use Excel, Adobe, and geographical information systems in your practice;
  • How to handle the intergenerational workplace; and
  • Much more!

 

Program Moderators:

J. Randall Cox, Feldman Wasser, Springfield

Barbara L. Delanois, Davis and Delanois P.C., Danville

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

Program Information
Program Date:
September 30, 2016
Honing Your Technology Skills for Use in Litigation

The use of technology in the litigation environment has become common practice, and for your practice to succeed, it’s important that you stay up-to-date. Sharpen your technology skills with this informative presentation that shows you how you can use technology in your next litigation case. 

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.50
Speaker Information
Timothy J. Ting  [ view bio ]
Top 10 Ways to Use the Software You Already Have

Technology is expensive, but there are ways to save money. Join us for an in-depth look at how you can utilize the software you already have, instead of buying more.

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.50
Speaker Information
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
To Practice Management Software or Not to Practice Management Software: Options Explored

This presentation offers a variety of perspectives on practice management software, including how each speaker determined which software to use to manage their practice (if any), as well as the pros and cons of their practice management software choices. Clio, Smokeball, and other options are discussed.

Speaker Information
Gina A. DeBoni  [ view bio ]
Moderator: Annemarie E. Kill  [ view bio ]
Nicole R. Sartori  [ view bio ]
Jared L. Trigg  [ view bio ]
Your Law Firm Tune Up: Organizing and Managing your Firm

As drivers, we subject our vehicles to the occasional tune-up as a way to ensure that everything is working correctly, to maximize our gas mileage, and to increase the life of our car. Doesn’t it seem only natural that we should do the same for our law firm? Don’t miss this discussion on how to give your law practice a much-needed tune-up to ensure its functionality, relevance, and longevity. Topics include: your choice of business entity in forming the firm; best practices in partnership agreements; operating agreements; handling tax returns; credit cards; and more. 

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.50
Speaker Information
Eugene W. Policastri  [ view bio ]
Client Management -- How to Keep the Good Clients and Let Go of the Bad

Without clients, your law practice wouldn’t survive, so it should go without saying that any client is a good client. But that just isn’t true. This informative session examines how to attract (and keep!) the good client, while spotting (and avoiding!) the bad. 

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professional Responsibility: 1.00
Speaker Information
Michael P. Downey  [ view bio ]
The Best Of: Table Clinic Tips on Technology and Practice Management

Our panel of speakers share their ideas on a variety of topics including how to manage e-mail and discovery with Adobe Acrobat, how to integrate associate attorneys into the firm, how to use free geographic information systems (GIS) data in your cases and more!   

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professional Responsibility: 0.75
Speaker Information
Barbara L. Delanois  [ view bio ]
Micahel P. Downey  [ view bio ]
Carl R. Draper  [ view bio ]
Moderator: Annemarie E. Kill  [ view bio ]
Mark C. Palmer  [ view bio ]
Eugene W. Policastri  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 4.25
Including Professional Responsibility: 4.25
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