Fee Agreements: Malpractice & Ethics Issues, Live in 3 Locations!

SAMPLE Fee Agreements…They’re everywhere! Legal research sites, bar associations, blogs, law firm websites, and yes, even malpractice insurance carriers, all have SAMPLE fee agreements a lawyer can download and start using. The trouble is, many of those SAMPLES are WRONG! This program will help you identify the absolutely vital malpractice and ethics issues you must master in order to avoid problems with this standard tool of your practice.

TOPICS:
The QUIZ – A chance to test your knowledge in the latest hot topics in legal malpractice and ethics, and what you need to know to protect yourself from novel malpractice risks and ethics complaints

Fee Agreement Building Blocks:
– Client Identity;
– The Scope of the Representation;
– The Rate & Basis of Your Fee
– Issues of Withdrawal from the Representation;
– Resolving Disputes;
– Completing the Representation
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FACULTY:
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.
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FEE AGREEMENTS: THE ESSENTIAL MALPRACTICE
& ETHICS ISSUES OF FEE AGREEMENTS

A NATIONAL SPEAKER SEMINAR
3 CLE / 3 E – Live in 3 Locations!

 

MICHIGAN CITY, October 18
LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City

 

INDIANAPOLIS, October 19
LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

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

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

 

EVANSVILLE, October 20
LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY SEMINAR
– Tropicana Hotel, Evansville

 

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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MBA Concepts for Lawyers, Sept. 29

Your practice must keep pace with the increasingly sophisticated demands of your clients! Do you have 1) the advanced training, 2) sophisticated tools and 3) “in the trenches” experience to understand and analyze financial transactions and deals that are at the heart of most legal matters? MBA Concepts for Lawyers is an answer to the busy lawyer’s prayer!
Your clients are increasingly involved in sophisticated aspects of capital markets, with implications for their lives today, through retirement, and even for their estates. Your role as counselor demands a thorough understanding of these markets in order to compete effectively in a modern legal practice and to provide the sound advice that clients expect and deserve.
Corporate clients increasingly face vigorous scrutiny from shareholders, the press, and ever more aggressive regulators. Your understanding of how business works – and how corporate stability and management effectiveness are measured and reported – are vital to providing effective representation.
MBA Concepts for Lawyers provides a one-day crash course in understanding the legal impact of business operations on your individual and corporate clients, providing important insights into their health, value and future stability. The principles are constant and apply to family businesses as well as huge multi-nationals.
Professor Adams provides practical techniques for reading a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows – helping you to spot vital financial and legal issues. He discusses the risk and return model, explains how stocks and bonds are priced, and advises you on the effective and ethical use of financial leverage. He also explores the accompanying legal doctrines in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and securities. This internationally acclaimed program will refine and expand your knowledge of financial matters giving you, your firm and your clients a real competitive edge.
Topics for Discussion
* 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
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FACULTY:

Professor Edward S. Adams

University of Minnesota School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
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Featuring Professor Ed Adams

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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38th Indiana Law Update, Sept. 20-21: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Michigan City & Evansville

38th Indiana Law Update, Sept. 20-21: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Michigan City & Evansville

36th Annual Judge Robert H. Staton Indiana Law Update, Sept. 23-24, 2014: An ICLEF 12 CLE SeminarThe 38th Annual Judge Robert H. Staton Indiana Law UpdateTM program began in 1979 under the Chairmanship of the late Hon. Robert H. Staton. It continues to offer the finest scholarly review of the latest trends, developments and changes in Indiana Law. Offering 12 CLE credits along with 1 ethics credit, it’s an outstanding value for your CLE dollar.

Indiana Law UpdateTM has no duplicate! If you want the very finest Update program, attend on September 20-21, 2016 in the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center or at one of the Live Group Webcast locations around the state. You can also watch from the comfort of your home or office with our Live Individual Webcasts of Day 1 & 2.

And This Year at the Indiana Convention Center… FREE WIFI ACCESS!

PROGRAM CHAIR:
Hon. Melissa S. May
Judge, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis, IN

TOPICS & FACULTY:
Ethics – Charles M. Kidd & Kevin P. McGoff

Constitutional Law Kenneth J. Falk

State and Federal Tax Update – Richard L. Bartholomew

Family and Juvenile Law – Hon. Vicki L. Carmichael & James A. Reed

Real Estate – Joshua C. Neal

Internet Law – Jessica L. Ballard-Barnett & Anthony J. Rose

Insurance Law – Richard S. Pitts

Torts – Kevin P. Farrell

Evidence: Criminal and Civil – Hon. Robert R. Altice Jr.

Employment Law – Melanie M. Dunajeski

Probate, Wills, Trusts and Elder Law – Todd I. Glass & Randall K. Craig

Business, Contracts and Banking – F. Anthony Paganelli

Criminal Law – Stacy R. Uliana & Jack H. Kenney

Intellectual Property Law – Thomas Q. Henry

Energy, Oil & Gas Law Update – John S. Rowe

Gun Law in Indiana – Guy A. Relford

Bankruptcy Law – Thomas P. Yoder

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38TH ANNUAL JUDGE ROBERT H. STATON
INDIANA LAW UPDATETM
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 20 & 21, 2016
8:50 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Eastern (Both Days)

For your convenience this years program will be available
simultaneously in multiple locations across the state:

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom,
100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225
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LIVE GROUP WEBCASTS
– Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne
120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

– Blue Chip Resort & Casino, Michigan City
777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360
Program begins at 7:50 A.M. Central Time

– RhineErnst LLP Law Office
One Main Street, Suite 600, Evansville, IN 47708
Program begins at 7:50 A.M. Central Time
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LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCASTS OF DAY 1 & 2
DAY 1    – or –    DAY 2
From your home or office computer with internet access
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VIDEO REPLAY SEMINARS
– Available state wide after Live Seminar date

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For a Full Agenda, Additional Info or to Register Please, Click Here.

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Litigating Constitutional Rights: Section 1983 & Other Claims – Aug. 26

The complex area of Section 1983 litigation requires the advocates to be well informed and mindful of the shifting ground as the Supreme Court frequently changes the contours of this area of the law and in some instances completely eliminates a previous theory or claim that plaintiffs were pursuing.
This 1983 seminar of advanced litigation practice is intended to enhance everyone’s knowledge of this area of the law and to also encourage a mutual pursuit of the truth and a mutual respect for each person’s position whether it be the plaintiffs’ theories of recovery or the defendants’ defense as allowed under the law.

Topics Include:
*  Attorneys’ Fees under Section 1988
*  Overview of Monell claims
*  Intersection of Section 1983 & claims of employment discrimination
*  Interplay between notice of tort claim & criminal proceedings
    with focus on civil liability of law enforcement officers
*  Qualified immunity
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FACULTY:
Betsy M. Isenberg – Chair
Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis
Scott L. Barnhart
Keffer Barnhart LLP, Indianapolis
Kenneth J. Falk
ACLU of Indiana, Indianapolis
Thomas M. Fisher
Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Indianapolis
Cory C. Voight
Coots, Henke & Wheeler, Carmel
Bradley L. Wilson
John H. Haskin & Associates, Indianapolis
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6 CLE – Friday, August 26,  9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

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