April 4, 2012 – The April 11 live Madison Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics and Answers will be offered simultaneously as a statewide webcast. The popular Practice411™ half-day seminars assist lawyers in improving their efficiency in the delivery of legal services and in implementing systems and controls to reduce risk and improve client relations.
About the program
The first session, “Ethics and Technology,” is presented by State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro.
Several rules of professional conduct require lawyers to exercise great care in protecting electronic information. Because of these additional professional obligations, lawyers cannot rely on the standard of care applicable to other business persons. Lawyers must take special efforts to make sure their use of technology preserves confidentiality in order to avoid malpractice suits. Learn about hidden data, encryption, and many other pitfalls of technology.
The second session, “Expand Your Practice with Limited-Scope Representation,” is presented by State Bar Pro Bono Coordinator Jeff Brown.
Limited-scope representation presents an opportunity for lawyers to serve more clients and for more clients to hire lawyers. Brown covers basic ethical and practical issues lawyers should consider when deciding whether and how to offer “unbundled” legal services. Brown discusses valuable resources to get lawyers started down the right path, which can increase client satisfaction, reduce risk, and increase the bottom line.
About the Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics, and Answers series
The half-day seminars assist lawyers in improving their efficiency in the delivery of legal services and in implementing systems and controls to reduce risk and improve client relations. Topics are related to technology and ethics, and all seminars are submitted for CLE and EPR credits. Breakfast & Business 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.
If you have a specific practice management issue you would like advice on, Petro is available immediately following the program. Consult with him on timekeeping and billing software, hardware and office equipment purchases, business and financial planning, personnel, operations, or other practice management issues. Call Administrative Coordinator – Professional Services Emily Johnson at (608) 250-6098, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6098, to schedule your private consultation.
Tuition is $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers. The program will be submitted for up to 3.5 CLE credits and up to 3.5 EPR credits. The series comes to Hayward on June 13.
Register online for the April 11 seminar or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788.