With fewer job prospects for new lawyers, increased mobility of experienced lawyers, and an increasing population of mature lawyers, the business side of the practice of law has never been more in flux. But while today’s legal landscape of flow and change is new, the rules of professionalism and risk that govern it are long familiar. This program is for every lawyer who will ever have to make a job change in their career.
8:30 A.M. Registration & Coffee
9:00 A.M. The QUIZ A chance to test your knowledge in the latest hot topics in legal malpractice & ethics, and what you need to know to protect yourself from novel malpractice risks & ethics complaints.
10:00 A.M. Break
10:10 A.M. Getting in and Getting Out Issues related to starting-up & winding-down or selling law practice.
11:10 A.M. Break
11:15 A.M. “I’ll Stay a Week or Two…” Issues related to lawyers leaving a firm, from both the firm’s perspective & the departing lawyer’s.
12:15 P.M. Adjourn
Christian A. Stiegemeyer is the Director of Risk Management for The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company and Executive Vice President of The Bar Plan Foundation. He annually conducts more than seventy Risk Management seminars, on a wide variety of ethical and legal malpractice issues, covering current issues concerning professionalism and providing practical solutions for dealing with malpractice and ethical concerns.
Mr. Stiegemeyer also directs The Bar Plan’s Practice Management Program, providing on-site, personalized reviews of lawyers’ law firm practices to help improve risk management and case handling procedures. In addition, Mr. Stiegemeyer responds to The Bar Plan’s ethics and malpractice telephone “Hotline” to timely assist its insureds with issues that arise in their daily practice and has written numerous articles appearing in a variety of national, state and local bar association publications. He received his B.A. from Southeast Missouri State University and J.D. from The Saint Louis University School of Law in 1992.