May 4, 2011 – The State Bar Practice411™ Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics and Answers makes it final stop of the fiscal year in Eau Claire on June 15. 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.
The seminars, presented in two sessions, begins with a hot breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 12 p.m.
The first session, “Minimizing Malpractice with Effective Case Management,” is presented by Todd Scott, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual. More than 40 percent of malpractice claims reported are the result of administrative errors or poor client communications. Do you have the systems in place to avoid missing deadlines or failing to file a document with the court on time? This program will examine the most common malpractice errors reported against attorneys, and the case management systems underwriters look for when assessing professional liability risks and the solutions for reducing malpractice exposure.
The second session, “Ethics and Technology in the Law Firm,” is presented by State Bar Law Office Management Advisor Nerino Petro. 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.
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. Tuition for UPass holders is $20. The program will be submitted for for 3.5 CLE and 3.5 EPR credits.
Individual free consultations with Petro are available the afternoon of each program. Call org ejohnson wisbar Emily Johnson at (608) 250-6098, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6098, to schedule your private consultation.
Register online for the June 15 seminar or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788.