March 16, 2011 – The State Bar Practice411™ Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics and Answers series continues its annual statewide trek on April 20 in West Bend. The half-day seminars assist lawyers improve their efficiency, reduce risk, and improve client relations. Topics are related to technology and ethics, and all seminars are submitted for CLE and EPR credits.
All seminars, presented in two sessions, begin with a hot breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m.
The program kicks off with “Ethics and Technology in the Law Firm,” presented by State Bar Law Office Management Advisor Nerino Petro.
Mark your calendars!
- West Bend, April 20
- Eau Claire, June 15
As computer technology becomes more entrenched within the legal profession, lawyers must be aware of the potential pitfalls that can arise. Safekeeping data and your documents, protecting your computer, and guarding against digital disasters are just some of the good practice management techniques you will learn about in this session.
“Malpractice Considerations With Unbundled Legal Services” is presented by Tom Watson, WILMIC.
Unbundled legal services, or limited scope representation, is a growing trend in the legal profession. This program covers issues that lawyers must consider when taking on this kind of representation. These issues include: identifying related matters to the representation, explaining the risks of limited scope representation to clients, identifying the scope of representation in writing, terminating the representation properly, communicating the representation to the court, and engaging in ghostwriting documents for clients.
Todd Scott, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, is the speaker at the June 15 Eau Claire program. Topic to be announced.
This series is hosted by the State Bar’s Practice 411 Law Office Management Assistance Program. Tuition is $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers. The April program has been approved for 3.5 CLE and 3.5 EPR credits. The June programs will be submitted for up to 3.0 CLE credits and up to 3.0 EPR credits.
Individual free consultations with Petro are available the afternoon of each program. Call (608) 250-6171, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6171 to schedule your private consultation.
Register online for the April 20 seminar or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788.