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The Ethical & Malpractice Risks of Starting, Buying, Selling & Leaving a Law Firm, Thursday, March 30

OVERVIEW:
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.

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AGENDA:
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

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NATIONAL SPEAKER:
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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THE ETHICAL & MALPRACTICE RISKS OF STARTING,
BUYING, SELLING, & LEAVING A LAW FIRM
A NATIONAL SPEAKER SEMINAR
3 CLE / 3 E – Thursday, March 30,  9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE GROUP WEBCAST
– Ice Miller Law Office, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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The Essential Malpractice & Ethics Issues of Fee Agreements: 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.

AGENDA: All times local
8:30 A.M.       Registration & Coffee

8:50 A.M.       Welcome & Course Objectives

9:00 A.M.       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

10:00 A.M.      Coffee Break

10:10 A.M.       Fee Agreement Building Blocks:
– Client Identity;
– The Scope of the Representation;
– The Rate & Basis of Your Fee

11:10 A.M.       Coffee Break

11:15 A.M.       Fee Agreement Building Blocks: Continued
– Issues of Withdrawal from the Representation;
– Resolving Disputes;
– Completing the Representation

12:15 P.M.       Adjournment
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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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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.
______________________________________________

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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