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Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Workshop – Nov. 9-10

Collaborative Practice specialist Victoria Smith leads a two-day workshop to further engage those trained in collaborative practice.

Agenda Day 1:
• Introductions/Goals/Learning Objectives
Overview of Collaborative Process & Professionals

• Advocacy in a Settlement Context – Role play
Redefining the Role of the Advocate
What we keep from traditional advocacy and what’s new
The Spectrum of Advocacy within Collaborative Practice
Understanding Conflict – Role play

• Overview of Interest-based Negotiation
Spectrum of Interests/Core Concerns
The Neuroscience of Interest-based Negotiation – Role play

• The Synergy of Neutrals and Advocates

• Key Communication Skills
Active Listening
Non-defensive Questioning
“I” Statements

• Understanding Fairness
Question & Answer

Agenda Day 2:
• Roadmap of the Team Case
Comprehensive Team Protocols

• Initial Client Meeting – Role play

• The Role of the Law in an Interest
Based Process Understanding Power

• The Interplay between Fairness, the Law & Interests

• Option Generation

• Questions & Answers
Wrap-up & Closing

National Speaker:
Victoria Smith, Victoria Smith Collaborative PC
A Toronto family lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Her passion and life work is to help clients to resolve their separation and divorce wisely and with dignity, and to support an evolution in the legal profession from adversarial advocacy to conflict resolution advocacy. Over 15 years ago, she confined my practice to out-of-court settlement work using Collaborative Law/Collaborative Practice and mediation. She has successfully resolved hundreds of mediations and collaborative cases. She provides workshops to collaborative professionals across North America and internationally to critical acclaim.

She is an empathic and solution-oriented lawyer and mediator, with a recognized capacity to negotiate creative settlements that meet her client’s needs and goals. She believes in educating, coaching and empowering her clients through a separation process that successfully prepares them for the future. Her goal is to help her clients receive their best possible outcome with the least possible emotional and financial turmoil.

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12 CLE / 12 CME – Thursday & Friday, November 9-10

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Technology & Law Practice Management Institute – Nov. 13-14

• Legal Tech Tips, Tricks, Apps
• It’s Time for a Change – Superior Methods for Complex Legal Documents
• PowerPoint for Lawyers
• Ethical Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing
• 10 Steps to Reducing Dependence on Paper
• Ask the Experts – Pizza Hour

• Tame the Digital Chaos! Essentials of Time, Task & Email Management
• e-Filing and PDFing for Legal Professionals
• Microsoft Word Power Tips
• Fight the Paper with Document Management Software
• The Rules Have Changed – Legal Tech Security Measures Every Lawyer Must Take

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Barron K. Henley, Esq
Mr. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology for 25 years. He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Barron is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes. Barron also teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.

Paul J. Unger, Esq.
Mr. Unger is a Founding member of HMU Consulting, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. HMU specializes in trial presentation consulting, case management software, and legal-specific software training for law firms and legal departments throughout the Midwest. He has provided trial presentation consultation for over 100 cases over the past 5 years. He is also on the adjunct faculty for Capital University Law School’s paralegal program. He is the author of Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals, Amicus Attorney for Legal Professionals, Palm Devices for Legal Professionals, and Outlook for Legal Professionals, manuals designed to maximize the use of legal-specific features.

Prior to joining HMU, Mr. Unger spent five years at Clark, Perdue, Roberts & Scott Co., L.P.A., limiting his practice to civil litigation. He received his B.S./B.A. (political science) and J.D. from Capital University and is a member of The American Society of Trial Consultants, the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association. He is a frequent lecturer for CLE programs throughout the United States.

13 Total CLE / CLE NLS (6.75 CLE / 2.5 E / 6.25 CLE (NLS))
Monday & Tuesday, November 12-13; 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Both Days

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Risk Management: The Road Map to a Better Practice – Live in Indianapolis, Merrillville & South Bend – Nov. 7-9

Properly established and efficient practice management processes and procedures can pay big dividends in protecting against malpractice claims and ethics complaints, with the added benefit that bulletproofing your practice in these small ways frees you to concentrate on your clients rather than the day-to-day operation of your firm. And while every lawyer wants effective systems, too often, though, the hardest part is developing a strategy of review and implementation of the law office operation. This program is for every lawyer who wants better procedures but lacks a road map for reaching a better practice.

• 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.

• During the last two hours of the program you will receive recommended monthly action steps that will help you to reduce your exposure to malpractice and to improve your delivery of legal services.

12-Months to a Better Practice
• Month One: Strategic Planning
• Month Two: Client Evaluation & Intake
• Month Three: Conflicts of Interest
• Month Four: Engagement Letters Non-Engagement Letters Closing Letters
• Month Five: Fee Agreements
• Month Six: Calendaring Procedures
• Month Seven: Billing Procedures
• Month Eight: File Retention Policy
• Month Nine: Cybersecurity
• Month Ten: Disaster Recovery
• Month Eleven: Law Firm Advertising
• Month Twelve: Invest in Yourself

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.

Risk Management: The Road Map to a Better Practice
3 CLE / 3 E – Live in 3 Locations!

Indianapolis – Tuesday, Nov. 7; 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

South Bend – Wednesday, Nov. 8; 9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Live In-Person Only Seminar – Gillespie Conference Center, South Bend

Merrillville – Thursday, Nov.9; 9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Central
Live In-Person Only Seminar – Avalon Manor, Merrillville

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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