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Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
 

Get the technology tips you need to maximize your profits with this full-day seminar. Topics include:
 

  • How to build a successful marketing plan for your practice;
  • How to maintain a paperless office by redefining your everyday workflow;
  • How to protect your data and your client’s information;
  • The potential billing and collections issues that may arise in your practice;
  • How to deal with the stresses of the profession;
  • How to run your practice like a business and build a reliable business plan;
  • How setting up a succession plan can protect your practice;
  • Using the cloud in your practice;
  • How to manage social media accounts; and
  • Understanding your firm’s finances.

 

Program Moderator:

Howard Zimmerle, Warner & Zimmerle, Rock Island

Program Information
Program Date:
March 31, 2017
Building a Marketing Plan for Your Practice

Learn how to build a successful marketing plan for your practice with this informative presentation. Topics include: advertising; branding; social media; and management options.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.75
Speaker Information
Randy Jacobs  [ view bio ]
Natalie Murray  [ view bio ]
Howard Zimmerle  [ view bio ]
The Paperless Office - Digital Workflows That Work

Setting up a digital (paperless) office only requires buying some hardware and software, but successfully maintaining a paperless office requires redefining your everyday workflows. This session discusses workflows that allow your office to transfer from a paper-based office to a truly digital office. Learn the steps needed to help you truly be victorious in your paperless quest.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
Security in Your Practice

Learn how to protect your data and clients with this segment, including: how to use the cloud and mobile technology effectively and securely; what to do if things go wrong such as how to reach out to clients; and hardware backup considerations.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
Nerino J. Petro  [ view bio ]
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
A Step by Step Guide to Developing a Succession Plan for Your Practice

This segment provides simple steps to follow as you prepare to walk out the door of your practice.  Topics include: why succession planning is critical and how succession planning also helps you prepare for emergencies. A sample succession plan is provided.  


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.50
Speaker Information
John H. Maville  [ view bio ]
Billing and Collections

Don’t miss this in-depth look at potential billing and collections issues that may arise in your practice, as well as how to delegate properly to staff; the processes and safeguards you should take in billing; docketing and collecting issues; and the ethical concerns you need to consider.  

Speaker Information
J. Brick Van Der Snick  [ view bio ]
Build it and the Profit Will Come: Steps to Building Your Business Plan

Your law firm is a business and should be run as such. Building a sound business plan requires eight key elements: 1) One, five, and ten-year goal setting; 2) the leader function; 3) the management structure of the firm; 4) employment policies; 5) marketing and lead generation; 6) lead conversion; 7) client fulfillment and satisfaction; and 8) firm culture. Each of these elements are discussed during this session, as well as the critically important aspect of creating the right firm culture.


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 1.00
Speaker Information
Kerry M. Lavelle  [ view bio ]
The Best Of: Table Clinic Tips on Technology and Managing Your Practice and Your Life

The program concludes with our table clinic speakers gathering together to answer the most frequently asked questions and to summarize the top tips on their topic. Don’t miss this supercharged summary of the best ideas from throughout the day! 


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Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 1.00
Speaker Information
Randy Jacobs  [ view bio ]
Moderator: Annemarie E. Kill  [ view bio ]
Kerry M. Lavelle  [ view bio ]
Natalie Murray  [ view bio ]
Nerino J. Petro  [ view bio ]
Bryan M. Sims  [ view bio ]
J. Brick Van Der Snick  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 5.00
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 5.00
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