CLE Video Replays coming to a location near you in the months January and February. Read below for the agenda and details, and to register for your preferred location and date.
CLE Credit: 6.0 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism; 1.0 Technology; & 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health
PRICE: $295 for attorneys; $275 for legal professionals
|Comfort Suites Hanes Mall
200 Capitol Lodging Court
|Holiday Inn Express
160 Van Campen Blvd
1820 W 5th St
|Fairfield Inn Brier Creek
10040 Sellona St.
|Comfort Suites Outlet Center
890 Brevard Rd.
- Patrick Brown, Lawyers Mutual Insurance, Cary
- Tom Lenfestey, The Law Practice Exchange, Cary
- Laura Mahr, Conscious Legal Minds, Asheville
- Warren Savage, Lawyers Mutual Insurance, Cary
- Camille Stell, Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services, Cary
8:45-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-10:00 a.m. | Understanding Cyber Risk – Tricks, Traps and Trends (1 hour Technology)
Today’s world is increasingly connected to the internet and we have become accustomed to always being connected. Recent events have also accelerated our reliance on additional technologies for communication and productivity. However, such advancements also come with increased risks as malicious actors seek to exploit those platforms for their personal gain. It can quickly become overwhelming to determine where to begin to address privacy and security. In this program we will show that everyone is a target no matter how big or small we are, review some of the more common risks and real-world examples of attacks, and wrap up with a few quick and easy thoughts on how to start protecting yourself and your clients without spending a lot of money.
10:00-11:00 a.m. | A Roadmap for Succession Planning (1 hour general)
The statistics are alarming:
- 400,000 lawyers in the United States are 62 and older
- 30 – 40% of actively practicing lawyers are at the age and stage where they are beginning to retire or to contemplate retirement
- 63% of law firm partners, aged 60 or older, control at least ¼ of their firm revenue
- Most law firms do not have succession plans in place.
- the challenges to succession planning
- is selling your law firm right for you?
- how to transition ownership to a Next Generation law firm owner
11:00-Noon | Managing Your Firm’s Financial Health During Uncertain Times: A Primer on Fees, Billing and Collections (1 hour general)
As challenges related to COVID-19 continue to emerge, we need to better understand the financial issues our law firms face in order to overcome them. Join us for a discussion on three primary areas of firm finances: setting fees, billing, and collections.
Noon-12:30 p.m. | Lunch provided
12:30-1:30pm | Managing Client Relationships from 6 Feet (1 hour general)
Stay-at-home orders and self-quarantine are impacting our ability to travel freely, but those restrictions don’t mean our connections with clients must suffer. Having a vibrant network is essential to keeping your law practice healthy. Join Camille Stell of Lawyers Mutual Consulting for a conversation about how to communicate with your clients during a pandemic, as well as how to network remotely in order to continue building relationships among your pipeline of clients, potential clients and referral sources.
1:30-2:30 p.m. | Emerging Ethics (1 hour Ethics)
Technology and digital communications continue to push the limits of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Regulatory Reform is being discussed across the country. Next Generation clients are demanding Next Generation law firms. Can we apply the rules designed for old school law practice to the modern law office that is needed for today? Join Camille Stell and Warren Savage for a discussion around the collision of forces arising from regulatory reform, 21st century clients, multi-generational law offices, and a changing legal marketplace.
2:30-3:30 p.m. | Mindfulness for Lawyers: Building Resilience to Stress Using Mindfulness, Meditation, and Neuroscience (1 hour Mental Health)
Learn how to become a more resilient lawyer using mindfulness, mindfulness meditation, and cutting-edge neuroscience techniques. We will discuss the connections between mindfulness and the practice of law, and provide tips about how to use mindfulness during your workday to raise your productivity and lower your stress. Learn how human brains – and lawyers’ brains in particular – are wired, and how your wiring impacts the way you practice law and experience your life. At the end of the CLE, you will have 3 new tools you can immediately put to work to build resilience in your workday.
Minimum of 3 attendees required to meet the NC State Bar attendance requirements.
Lunch will be provided.
Maximum of 10 people to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Social distancing with 1 person per table will be provided.