Is the Untapped Legal Market on Your Radar?
June 18, 2014 – A huge segment of the legal market, 85 percent, is untapped and lawyers need to move quickly before this segment is gobbled up by nonlawyer online legal service providers. In this video, futurist Jordan Furlong talks about this virtually untapped audience.
Hiking Boots Ready: Ralph Cagle on Running for President-elect
March 5, 2014 – In April, Ralph Cagle will square off with Kevin Palmersheim in an election for the State Bar of Wisconsin's president-elect post. Recently, Ralph sat down for a brief Q&A to discuss why he's running, what he hopes to accomplish, and why he always keeps a pair of hiking boots in his car.
Being Himself (Within Reason): Kevin Palmersheim on Running for President-elect
March 5, 2014 – In April, Kevin Palmersheim will square off with Ralph Cagle in an election for the State Bar of Wisconsin's president-elect post. Recently, Kevin sat down for a brief Q&A to discuss why he's running, what he hopes to accomplish, and why Packers-Vikings games are a must-win for him before any jury trial.
Succession Planning: Where Will Your Firm’s Next Leaders Come From?
Feb. 19, 2014 – Succession planning is critical to a firm’s future viability and helps protect client interests, but it’s a very difficult and often avoided topic for most lawyers. In this video, Michael Moore explains why firms, and solo practitioners, should have a plan in place.
Blueprinting for Success: Achieve the Status You Seek
Feb. 5, 2014 – What are the intangibles that differentiate lawyers who thrive from those who wither? In this video, Deborah Epstein Henry discusses the skills necessary to achieve the success and status they desire.
A Changing Landscape: The Economics of Practicing Law
Nov. 20, 2013 – In this video, State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro discusses the 2013 Economics of Law Practice in Wisconsin Survey. Petro highlights information regarding typical attorney flat rate charges, private practice billing rates, hours per week, billing methods, and more.
Don’t Let Technology Lead to a Malpractice Suit
Nov. 6, 2013 – In this video, risk management expert Todd C. Scott highlights the latest trends in malpractice and shares advice on the habits and systems firms should use to keep client matters on track and avoid malpractice claims.
2013 Economics of Law Practice in Wisconsin Survey
In this video, State Bar Practice Management Advisor Nerino Petro discusses the 2013 Economics of Law Practice in Wisconsin Survey, recently released by the State Bar of Wisconsin. Petro highlights information regarding typical attorney flat rate charges, private practice billing rates, hours per week, billing methods, and more.
Regulating Off-duty Conduct: Social Media and Legal Issues for Employers
Sept. 4, 2013 – In the age of social media and viral videos, evidence of employee conduct (or misconduct) can quickly become widespread, and use of social media may cause an employer to take disciplinary action. In this video, Madison attorney Wade Harrison discusses why employers should pay close attention to this evolving area of the law.
Limited Liability Entities: A Smart Way to Protect Your Law Practice
July 17, 2013 – A lawyer or group of lawyers may limit legal liability and minimize income tax and payroll tax costs by forming a business as a limited liability entity. In this video, Madison attorney Joe Boucher discusses why this is one aspect of running a business lawyers should not overlook.
National Mock Trial is Coming to Wisconsin
June 19, 2013 – The National Mock Trial Championship is coming to Madison in May 2014. In this video, longtime Mock Trial Attorney Coach and National Mock Trial Executive Committee Chair Kevin Lonergan weighs in on the importance of the competition and how members can show their support.
14 PDF Tools All Law Firms Should Have to Maintain Client Confidentiality
June 5, 2013 – Lawyers face unique document production challenges, from the filing requirement of courts and other governmental agencies to the need to maintain confidentiality of client information and prevent unauthorized changes to documents. In this video, Nerino Petro, State Bar practice management advisor, talks about the basic PDF features all lawyers should have in their offices.
Leverage and Information Are Key to Successful Debt Collection
May 15, 2013 – Collecting a debt through legal means is a fairly straightforward process for experienced counsel, but the success of the endeavor depends on numerous variables. In this video, Jim McNeilly and Kurt Carlson discuss the five steps to debt collection.