An ideal attorney/client relationship runs smoothly from start to finish. The client is satisfied, refers friends and pays legal fees on time. The attorney enjoys professional, personal and hopefully financial rewards. However, the reality is that issues and problems (many of which are avoidable) can arise at any point during the course of representation. This program offers a practical and strategic approach to developing and maintaining effective and ethical relationships with law firm clients.
As early as 1996, many state bar associations began issuing formal (or advisory) ethics opinions on the ethical uses of Internet technology. Many of those opinions relating to Web sites and online communications apply the advertising rules that already exist for print advertising. In the late Summer of 2010, the American Bar Association issued its Formal Opinion 10-457 discussing ethical concerns
The representation of women and minorities in major U.S. law firms, especially at the partnership level, remains abysmally low. The numbers indicate that relative to the overall population (half women; one-third minority) and that of the demographic makeup of law students, women and minorities continue to be under-represented among the partnership ranks at major law firms. According to the latest
Everyone knows that, much like diet and exercise, networking is good for you and that, similarly, there are lots of excuses for avoiding it.
When coaching lawyers or conducting CLEs on business development, the author hears a lot of resistance to incorporating networking as a means of building a book of business. Here are the most common excuses:
I don't have the time.
Would you like to increase your client base but don’t know where to begin? Do you want to actively market your practice on a restricted budget – but don’t want to run afoul of the Ethics Rules? If so, you won’t want to miss Cynthia Sharp’s energetic and informative presentation. Attendees will be provided with tools and motivation to create and implement an individual