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Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These! – June 27

SCOPE OF PROGRAM:
Most serious legal malpractice claims and successful state bar disciplinary actions are brought not for debatable violations of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct, but, in fact, for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined ethical obligations. (Don’t take money from the client trust account. Don’t sleep with the attractive domestic client you are representing in an ongoing divorce proceeding. Be candid with the court., etc..) It’s not rocket science—in fact, anyone who has sat in on a basic Professional Responsibility class would know such conduct is ethically problematic. And yet it happens. A lot. Even to our own friends and colleagues.

This engaging, highly interactive program provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, “Why do ‘good’ lawyers ‘go bad’?” Based on a brand new original short film, written and co-produced by Michael and Chris, interspersed with a discussion among 4 experienced legal malpractice defense attorneys regarding the intersection of ethical decision-making and the manifold sources of stress encountered by attorneys in day-to-day practice.

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Get a Sneak Preview!
Here is a link to the official trailer video for this program.

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SCHEDULE
8:30 A.M.      Registration & Coffee
8:55 A.M.      Welcome & Course Objectives
9:00 A.M.      Program Begins
10:30 A.M.    15 Minute Coffee Break
12:15 P.M.     Adjourn

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WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
“Very entertaining and compelling – I wasn’t even on my phone! Good remedies and fresh ideas!”

“Lively engagement, personable presentation style; video presentation makes potentially painful subject more bearable.”

“Humorous and Relevant.”

“Engaging presenters – fun with some really practical ideas on how to deal with complex issues.”

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NATIONAL SPEAKERS
Chris Osborn
ReelTime CLE, Charlotte, NC

Michael Kahn
ReelTime CLE, Vancouver, British Columbia

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NOBODY TOLD ME THERE’D BE DAYS LIKE THESE?
A National Speaker Seminar
3 CLE / 3 E – Tuesday, June 27;  9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

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Mastering Microsoft Word in the Law Office, May 23

This class is designed by lawyers, for lawyers!

TOPICS:
• Word Formatting Fundamentals
  – Modifying Word’s defaults for use in a law firm or legal department
  – Tips and tricks for navigating long legal documents
  – Building clause libraries using AutoText and Quick Parts
  – Automatic paragraph numbering
  – Indents and tabs
  – Getting the formatting to do exactly what you want

• Advanced Legal Document Topics
  – Headers and footers
  – Page numbering
  – Automatically updating paragraph cross-references
  – Endnotes and footnotes
  – Automatic table of contents
  – Automatic table of authorities

• Tools and Techniques for Negotiating & Revising Documents
  – Document collaboration
  – How to ensure all changes are caught – producing a redline
  – How to consolidate proposed changed from many people into a single document
  – How to handle multiple versions and avoid confusion
  – How to protect confidentiality
  – Locking down a document to protect against further changes
  – Indicating proposed changes on a Word document, a PDF and paper – track changes & other techniques

• Styles: If You Don’t Control Them, They Will Control You
– Eliminate random font changes while editing
  – Copy text from one document to another with perfect formatting
  – De-construct and fix documents which are a complete mess
  – Convert WordPerfect files to Word
  – Create custom formatting tools you can use in every document

• Using Templates to Streamline Your Document Generation
– Create model documents with fill-in fields
  – How to create “public” templates and share them with others on your network

• Macros: Automate Your Word Processing
  – Macros – what they are and when to use them
  – Other automation tools in Word – AutoText, AutoCorrect & Quick Parts
  – Creating and sharing macros
  – Assign macros to toolbar buttons and/or speed-keys
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BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you would like to follow along. (Laptop not required)
Sample documents will be available for download in advance so you may follow along in class. Seminar will be taught using Word 2016. The course materials will work with Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 for Windows.

Are you a Mac user? Please let us know ahead of time. We can send you a Word for Mac 2011 and 2016 manual so you may follow along. Word for Windows and Word for Mac have different interfaces, but they are capable of most of the same things with some exceptions.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
Best CLE. Most Useful I’ve Taken – Kara

Great Content, Well Done! – Charles

This Training Class was Outstanding! Lots of Materials. – Margie

Very Happy! I Learned More Than Expected. Written Material is Excellent – Cheri

Presenter was Knowledgeable and Very Entertaining. Great Course! – Diane

A Fabulous Seminar! Thanks to Barron Henley for Empowering Me to Use Word! – Katheryn

Very Informative. Great Seminar for All Levels – Lisa

A Lot of Materials Covered. Enjoyed the Presentation – Lydia

Super Engaging, funny, and Knowledgeable – Julie

Awesome! Mind Blown! Barron is a Great Speaker! — Anonymous
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NATIONAL SPEAKER:
Barron K. Henley, Esq, Partner
Affinity Consulting Group
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MASTERING MICROSOFT WORD IN THE LAW OFFICE
A NATIONAL SPEAKER SEMINAR
6 CLE (NLS) – Tuesday, May 23; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

Up to 12 hours of your 36 CLE hour requirement can be obtained attending NLS (Non-Legal Subject Matter) seminar. MCLE Rule 29, Section 3(a)

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The Lawyer’s Compass: Character, Ethics & Trust in Modern Legal Practice – May 3

The Lawyer’s Compass: Character, Ethics & Trust in Modern Legal Practice – May 3

The Lawyer’s CompassAN OVERVIEW FROM YOUR PRESENTER, JOHN MOORE:
Lawyers are different. Our role in society in general, and the legal system in particular, places great responsibility in our hands. Our ethical rules call upon us to exercise that responsibility in a manner that differentiates us positively. Despite this opportunity, our profession suffers from ever declining levels of public perceptions of our value to society and trustworthiness. At the same time, technology and competition threaten professional opportunities.

Our future success and fulfillment resides in learning how to expand trust and confidence in each of us as a practitioner and in our profession in general. Doing so requires a comprehensive review how each of us can harness the power of trust, the key driver in successful relationships, to enhance our personal and professional lives.

The Lawyer’s Compass focuses your attention on the critical interplay between your character and competencies and success in building trust in client relationships. In particular, you will:

* Learn How and Why Trust is the Primary Driver of Success In the Attorney/Client Relationship & in Your Practice

* Discover How Your Character is Derived from Your Values and Actions

* Identify Your Individual Personality Type & How This Guides Your Actions Daily

* Walk-through a Comprehensive Review of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to Uncover its Inherent System of Values & Aspirations

* Learn Professional Competencies That Will Help You Quickly Build Trust in Client Relationships

* Explore How We Derive Congruence, Satisfaction and Contentment in Legal Practice

* Build Your Own Professional Compass to Guide Your Efforts in Building Future Persona & Professional Fulfillment and Success

* Take an Opportunity to Reflect on How to Become “The Aspirational Lawyer”
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NATIONAL SPEAKER:
John E. Moore
Law Offices of John E. Moore, III, PLLC, Vero Beach, FL

John Moore is a faculty member of the Professional Education Group and is one of those people who you just enjoy spending time with. He is passionate about his life, his work and the help that he can provide to lawyers from all areas of practice. He is a high energy, funny, smart and talented teacher. John’s knowledge is practice-proven. He is a principal in the Law Offices of John E. Moore, III in Vero Beach, Florida, where he maintains an active estate planning practice. He is also an actively licensed CPA.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
* Maybe the best CLE I’ve attended in 38 years of practice. Brilliant use of visuals, examples & outside works to prompt useful self-examination.

* Very engaging & enjoyable! You can tell Mr. Moore knows his subject matter & is a well-researched, charismatic presenter.

* I could not believe that a single presenter could hold our attention particularly on this subject. I was wrong. John did it.

* Thank you for taking the time to prepare & present this excellent seminar. One of the best that I have attended.

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THE LAWYER’S COMPASS
CHARACTER, ETHICS & TRUST IN MODERN LEGAL PRACTICE

6 CLE / 6 E – Wednesday, May 3; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE GROUP WEBCASTS
– May Oberfell Lorber Law Office, Mishawaka
– Taft Law Office, Indianapolis
– Ice Miller Law Office, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

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How to Become a Published Author or Represent One, Thursday, April 6

Everyone has a story to tell; everyone wants to write a book; everyone dreams of being published. But most aspiring authors have no idea how to do so, or attempt to publish without knowledge of the proper way to proceed. Without this knowledge, they give up, become disillusioned, or, if they are offered a publishing contract, find themselves without competent legal representation to protect them.

Attorneys aspiring to write and be published, or those who intend to represent clients with the same vision, will receive up-to-date practical advice regarding the publishing process through How To Become A Published Author or Represent One from Mark Shaw, a California attorney and author of 20+ books and counting.

What Past Attendees Are Saying About the Program:
“Excellent Topic…Great Insight Provided”
– Dennis, Indianapolis

“One of the Best Seminars Yet”
– Cheryl, Indianapolis

“Very Well Done…Interesting…Good Practical Advise”
– Dennis, Newburgh

“Excellent Program”
– Therese, Indianapolis

“Tied for the Best Seminar I’ve Ever Attended”
Anonymous

“Very Practical Approach with Good Detail”
– Brett, Indianapolis

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TOPICS:
* How to choose a book concept with publishing potential.

* Tips about writing skills necessary to be published.

* A Roadmap of the Publishing Industry including the difference Between Traditional Publishers, Subsidy Publishers, Print-On-Demand, Internet/Traditional Self-Publishing, and e-book publishing.

* How an Aspiring Author may locate legitimate Literary Agents and Publishers.

* Should an Author Submit a Manuscript or Query Letter/Book Proposal to Literary Agents and Publishers?

* What are the Components of a Professionally Written Query Letter and Book Proposal?

* What is the Outline of a Contract Between an Author and a Literary Agent or Publisher?

* How can the Author or the Attorney Representing an Author Protect Against Unfair Advances, Royalties, Restrictions on Future Publications, Promotion Clauses Requiring Author Contributions, and so forth?

* What Reference Sources should the Attorney consult so as to Properly Advise a Literary Client?

* Copyright Law – How to Protect Your Intellectual Property
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FACULTY:
Mark Shaw, a member of the California Bar and the American Society of Journalists and Authors, is a former criminal defense lawyer in Indiana, legal analyst for USA Today, ESPN, and CNN for the Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant trials and the author of 25 books including How To Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication and his latest, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen. More about Mr. Shaw, who has guided the publishing efforts of hundreds of aspiring authors around the globe, may be learned at markshawbooks.com and thereporterwhoknewtoomuch.com.

Brian J. McGinnis is an attorney with Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department and the Internet and Technology Law Group.

Megan M. Mulford is a partner with Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and the Sports, Entertainment and Media Group, focusing her practice on copyright, trademark and right of publicity matters and intellectual property agreements.
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Each attendee of the live seminar will receive a copy of Mark’s book:
“How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication”
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HOW TO BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR OR REPRESENT ONE
A National Speaker Seminar
6 CLE – Thursday, April 6; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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