Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”) is used to document identity and work authorization of persons employed in the United States. Every employer is required to correctly execute them within three days of an employee beginning to work for pay but many organizations find the process challenging. Not all
companies have Form I-9 policies and many which do, have not ...
Are you a soon-to-be retired solo practitioner? You may be able to strategically sell your practice to enhance your retirement portfolio, as well as secure qualified counsel for your long time clients.
It is critical that you know what your practice is worth, who your optimal buyers are and how to find them, as well as how to structure a fair and balanced deal.
If you’re ...
How would you like to snap your fingers and instantly judges, jurors, and clients would agree with your position? It may not be that easy, however you can dramatically improve your chances for success if you understand how people make decisions and what causes them to act. This dynamic CLE program draws on the latest scientific research to illustrate how you can ethically influence
As attorneys, chronic stress is often a part of our job. If we do not effectively manage chronic stress, however, it has the potential to cripple our productivity levels. Chronic stress can also make it physically, mentally, and emotionally impossible to advocate for our clients and communicate with them effectively and competently. Further, we run the risk of violating the rules of professional ...
This program will explore ethical issues from a transactional lawyer's perspective. Using the ABA's Model Rules of Professional conduct as a guide, we'll consider sticky situations that often arise in the course of negotiating and drafting contracts, like these:
The adage that all publicity is good is not always true. The press is filled with stories about how lawyers end up in hot water by filing improperly-redacted documents, disclosing confidential information to family and friends, and allowing technological ignorance to prejudice clients.
Legal technology is a double-edged sword; it can cause malpractice, or it can guard against it! Most of the top causes for malpractice and grievance issues are related to organization, communication, and law office management. As such, they are largely preventable. How do you properly communicate confidential information with clients? How do you properly negotiate documents with opposing counsel?
As the "Me Too" movement shines a light on sexual misconduct and sexually inappropriate actions, it's time for lawyers of both genders to examine the effects of this kind of conduct in the legal community. When speaking on this issue, presenter Philip Bogdanoff has found that sexual misconduct and bias is a recurrent issue in our judicial system and that many attorneys are hesitant to report this misconduct.
In this presentation Bogdanoff will review disciplinary cases involving inappropriate sexual conduct by judges, prosecutors, and attorneys. This interactive presentation even gives you the chance to pit your opinions about the violations against the actual rulings by the Ethics review boards in each case.
IOLTA account mismanagement is one of the most common reasons attorneys find themselves in disciplinary hot water. In most cases, the attorney has never been trained how to handle a trust account, or what the best practices are for handling one. In this program, attendees will learn about the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct, and how they can use best practices to account for all client and