3rd Annual Reality CLE, May 7-8

The Real Aspects of Running a Successful Law Practice

We are excited to announce that the Reality CLE program is back for its third year in 2015 with fresh new content, AND an optional pre-program networking event the evening prior! Join your fellow small firm colleagues on May 7-8 at the Crowne Plaza Airport for two energized days packed with valuable information you can immediately put to use in your practice.

To help you manage your budget, ICLEF has again arranged special low tuition rates for everyone, which includes lunch on the first day, 14 hours of CLE credit (including 2 hours towards ethics), the Wednesday evening Reception, Lunch Keynote Feature – The Amateur Life Coach, James J. Bell, Live in-person & FREE PARKING!
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TOPICS:
• Filling Your Financial Toolbox: Banking & Entity Information 
– Credit Card Processing
– Types of Accounts Needed
– Business Structure and Type of Entity
– Real Estate Issues for Law Firms
– PYA – Protecting Your Assets
– When Everything is New – Even You!

• Effective and Ethically Marketing Your Practice (Including .5 E)
– Branding
– Social Media Presence – How Much is too Much?

• Systems Part I – The Production Schedule and Processes
– An Office Manual
– Engagement Letters
– “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”
– Use of Assistants and Paralegals: knowing the line before crossing into the UPL

* Technology Matters – It Really Does!

• Systems Part II – Show Me The Money! (Including 1 E)
– Time and Billing
– Predictability of Payments
– Advanced Fees
– Communications with Client
– E-Commerce
– What the Heck Are Bitcoins?

• 30 for 30
– 10 Hot Tips in Criminal Law Practice
– 10 Hot Tips in Elder Law and Guardianships
– 10 Hot Tips in Real Estate Law

• Golden Nuggets: Practice Ideas & Pointers of the last 12 Months:
A Closing, Open Forum Style Roundtable

– Including How to Deal with Clients in Crisis: Your Professional Responsibilities (Including .5 E)
– Worth Repeating: Following the Main Golden Rule, If you don’t do a lot of it, don’t do any of it

BREAKOUT SESSION I & II (Select Two)
A. Family Law
B. Courtroom Advocacy
C. HR for Lawyers – What Are Your Employees Entitled To?

BREAKOUT SESSION III & IV (Select Two)
E. Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
F. Contracts Drafting, Structure and Analysis
G. Consumer Bankruptcy
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FACULTY:
Elizabeth A. Justice – Chair, Crawfordsville, IN
James J. Bell, Indianapolis, IN
Ryan H. Cassman, Carmel, IN
David D. Deeter, Indianapolis, IN
Robert W. Fechtman, Indianapolis, IN
Rebecca W. Geyer, Carmel, IN
Susan M. Hargrove, Carmel, IN
Hannah Kaufman Joseph, Indianapolis, IN
Mark E. Kamish, Franklin, IN
John E. Kolas, Indianapolis, IN
Richard A. Mann, Indianapolis, IN
Sally J. O’Connor, Indianapolis, IN
Paul B. Overhauser, Greenfield, IN
F. Anthony Paganelli, Indianapolis, IN
Jon Quick, Carmel, IN
Fred Schultz, Bloomington, IN
David L. Swider, Indianapolis, IN
Reid F. Trautz, Annandale, VA
Michael J. Trescone, Bloomington, IN
Paul J. Unger, Columbus, OH
Mark S. Zuckerberg, Indianapolis, IN
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AGENDA:
May 6 Reception:         6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. (Optional)
May 7 & 8 Seminar:     8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
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3rd ANNUAL REALITY CLE
A Unique Retreat for Newer Practitioners & Those That Drive in the Small Practice Lane
14 CLE / 2 E – Wednesday – Friday, May 7-8, 2015
Includes Reception on Wednesday evening, May 6

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel & Conference Center
2501 S. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241

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