National Speaker Month Kicks Off This Week!

National Speaker Month begins this week and continues through the end of month. We have 8 highly sought after national speakers joining us for a wide array of CLE topics. Click any of the programs below to learn more about the topics covered and speaker biographies.

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ADVANCED CHARITABLE GIVING
6 CLE / 2 E – Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

TOPICS:
• Overview of the Advanced Planning Process
• Advanced Planning with Gifts of Real Estate & Other Assets
• Advanced Planning with Gift Annuities
• Advanced Planning with Charitable Lead Trusts and Charitable Lids
• Advanced CRT Planning: Cool Ways Your Clients Can Use Charitable Remainder Trusts
• Advanced CRT Planning: Ethical “Gotchas” in Planning w/ Charitable Remainder Trusts
• Ethical Issues in Advanced Planning

NATIONAL SPEAKERS:
Pamela J. Davidson, Gift Planner, Davidson Gift Design, Bloomington, IN
Philip M. Purcell, Ball State University Foundation, Muncie, IN
Gregory W. Baker, JD, ChFC, CFP, CAP, Exc. V.P., Renaissance Administration LLC, Indianapolis, IN
Ted R. Batson, Jr., JD, MBA, CPA, CFP, Exc. V.P., Renaissance Administration LLC, Indianapolis, IN

LOCATIONS:
Live In-Person Seminar: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Group Webcast: May Oberfell Lorber Law Office, Mishawaka
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer
Video Replay Seminars: Available statewide after Live Seminar date

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MAKE LEGAL TECHNOLOGY WORK FOR YOU & YOUR CLIENTS
INSTEAD OF THE OTHER WAY AROUND

6 CLE / 1.5 E – Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

TOPICS:
• It’s Time for a Change: Superior Methods for Drafting Complex Legal Documents
“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”
— Stewart Brand
• Cloud Computing for Lawyers: The Pros, Cons and Ethics Issues and Options
“Ethics change with technology.”
— Larry Niven

• Case Management Systems – How it Works and Options for Your Firm
“Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers.”
— Leonard Brandwein

• PowerPoint for Lawyers
“Mankind is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid”
— William M. Kelly

• A Practicing Lawyer’s Guide to Disaster Avoidance & Business Continuity in a Digital World
“Mankind is the lowest-cost, 150-pound, nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced by unskilled labor”
– NASA in 1965

NATIONAL SPEAKER:
Barron K. Henley, Esq., Affinity Consulting Group, Columbus, OH

LOCATION:
Live In-Person Seminar: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer
Video Replay Seminars: Available statewide after Live Seminar date

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MEDIATING COMMERCIAL & LITIGATED CASES LIKE A MASTER MEDIATOR
6 CLE / 6 CME – Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

TOPICS:
• Review Two Basic Structural Models of Mediation
• How to Settle Your Case in the First Ten Minutes: The Mediator’s Introduction
• Managing the Interests at the Table: Working with Attorneys & Insurance Claims Professionals
• Speaking to Parts of People, Iceberg Exercise, Levels of Conflict & “I” Messages
• Indiana ADR Rules & Current Case Law W/ Michael P. Bishop
• The Mediator’s Perspective & Holding Two Separate Truths
• Bias & Impartiality Exercise
• NLP & Perceptual Systems
• Bringing People to Closure and Defining Success

NATIONAL SPEAKERS:
Lee Jay Berman, Founder & President, American Institute of Mediation, Los Angeles, CA
Moderated by Michael P. Bishop, Cohen Garelick & Glazier, Indianapolis, IN

LOCATION:
Live In-Person Only Seminar: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

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MBA CONCEPTS FOR LAWYERS IN THE AGE OF FINANCIAL REFORM
6 CLE / 6 CPE / 1 E – Friday, September 18, 2015 – 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

TOPICS:
• Key Business Concepts
• Introduction to Accounting
• Advanced Accounting Concepts
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Manipulating the Books
• Accounting Concepts Applied to Legal Drafting
• Introduction to Corporate Finance
• Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
• Cash Flow Analysis • Understanding Stocks and Bonds
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Derivatives

NATIONAL SPEAKER:
Professor Edward S Adams, University of Minnesota School of Law, Minneapolis, MN

LOCATION:
Live In-Person Seminar: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer
Video Replay Seminars: Available statewide after Live Seminar date

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LEGAL WRITING IN A SMARTPHONE AGE
3 CLE / .5 E – Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND OUT:
• The do’s and don’ts of legal prose and writing in discovery
• How to write and edit more efficiently
• How to apply storytelling to your writing of statements of fact
• How studying advertisements can help your arguments
• Ethical issues relevant to legal writing – RPC1.1 (Competence); 1.3 (Diligence); 1.4 (Communication); 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions)

TOPICS:
• Organizing your ideas: proper style, paragraph structure
• Convincing leads and conclusion: avoiding legalese
• The ethics of legal writing including citing to adverse authority, attributing sources, and use of metadata regarding electronic communication
• How the internet changes the rules of privilege
• Drafting legal documents
• Writing for courts
• The process of editing (yourself and others)
• Special factors in technical writing

NATIONAL SPEAKER:
Steven D. Stark
A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Steven Stark has taught hundreds of writing and speaking courses to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Steven is also the author of four books and one e-book. He has been a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, as well as a columnist for the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette. A former Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, he has a vast background in the fields of legal writing, communication, and inter-cultural studies.

LOCATION:
Live In-Person Only Seminar: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

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SPEAKING TO WIN: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
3 CLE / .5 E – Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 1:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

TOPICS:
• How to write a speech or testimony to get your message across
• How to use humor to your advantage
• How to respond to questions without hesitation, and improve your delivery
• How to deal with a hostile or indifferent audience
• Relevant ethical issues – RPCs 3.3 (Candor towards the Tribunal); 3.4 (Fairness to opposing party); 3.5 (Impartiality, and decorum of a trial); 4.1 (Truthfulness in statements to Other); 4.2 (Communication with persons represented by counsel)

NATIONAL SPEAKER:
Steven D. Stark
A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Steven Stark has taught hundreds of writing and speaking courses to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Steven is also the author of four books and one e-book. He has been a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, as well as a columnist for the Boston Globe and Montreal Gazette. A former Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, he has a vast background in the fields of legal writing, communication, and inter-cultural studies.

LOCATION:
Live In-Person Only Seminar: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

 

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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