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Unlimited On Demand CLE Pass
The MSBA, HCBA, and RCBA offer hundreds of hours of On Demand CLE programming each year covering over 25 practice areas.  With Unlimited On Demand, you can access that content in a way that is convenient and cost-effective.

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A Practitioner’s Toolkit for Capacity Testing and Expert Witness Analysis

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The materials will (1) give the attorney a working understanding of how to test for capacity, (2) explain clinical capacity testing, (3) help the practitioner to understand how and why the tests are done,  and (4)  explain how to review expert opinions on clinical testing.
 
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  • Probate and Trust
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Bob Ross’ Painting Mistakes are Happy Accidents | Attorney Mistakes Are Not | Referee Olson’s Landscape View from the Bench

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This is not a paint-by-the-numbers lesson in probate, but it will help even the most experienced probate attorney file a matter that is a flawless work of art.  As Bob Ross might have said if he were a lawyer, “Anyone can file an almighty filing!”

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Building an Estate Planning Practice | Practical Insights from a Panel of Experienced Estate Planners

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

For attorneys contemplating opening an estate planning practice or expanding your practice areas to include estate planning.  Learn from this panel of highly experienced estate planning attorneys about the business side of starting and sustaining a practice, as well as some substantive topics that attorneys new to this area of the law need to know.

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  • Probate and Trust
Buying and Selling Lakeshore Property in Minnesota

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear from Duluth longtime real estate attorney Paul Kilgore about buying and selling lakeshore property, including title, access, land use, liability and riparian rights issues.

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  • Real Estate
Do Overs, Mulligans, and Second Chances | Winning Strategies for Post-Decisions Motions

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

It’s never fun to lose, and trying to steal victory from the jaws of defeat can be a risky proposition. Though post-trial motions remain critical to correcting errors and positioning your case for appeal, if they are misused they can take your case from bad to worse. In this session, we’ll review the common forms of post-decisions motions, the best uses of each, their necessity (or not) for keeping issues alive on appeal, common mistakes lawyers make in post-trial motions, as well as tips and tricks for how to most effectively and strategically deploy these motions in your practice.

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation
Don’t Panic! The Basics of an Ethics Complaint

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Co-presenters from the 2nd District Ethics Committee provide a summary of the ethics complaint process, from complaint to disciplinary recommendation.

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Easements 101

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Basics about easements: What are they? How do they work? Best practices, tips, and tricks. 

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  • Real Estate
Easy Time, Billing, and Accounting Options

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

It’s no mystery that law firms need software to run their business – to store data, manage workflow, avoid conflicts, and serve their clients. The problems faced by most law firms is that there is no time to find the right software, it is difficult to determine which features are valuable to your team and clients, and the number of options out there often keep firms from making a decision. In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to navigate the features in several time, billing & accounting programs – giving legal professionals a jump start on the research they should be doing before picking a product for their firm.

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Estate Planning for Family Law Attorneys

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will provide an estate planning overview for family law attorneys, highlighting concerns that arise in divorce and/or custody cases for which estate planning approaches or tools may be beneficial. 

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  • Estate and Probate Law
  • Family Law
Estate Planning for the Estate Planning Attorney | Solo and Small Firm Succession Stories and Strategies

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Are you a solo/small practitioner interested in learning how to properly transition out of practice or plan for succession? Or are you interested in acquiring a firm from a solo/small practitioner?  Do you work with other attorneys and handle probate/estate administration or business transactions?  This CLE panel will cover planning tips, probate pitfalls, ethical obligations and succession woes about winding up or transferring a practice upon the retirement or death of a solo/small practitioner.  All of us use different software, niches within our practice areas, work alone or hire full-time permanent or contract employees, and manage our cases in different ways.  When an emergency happens to the managing attorney taking care of the day-to-day firm tasks, someone has to step in and figure it out!  Take a break from helping your clients plan for the future, and join us for a discussion on planning for your own.

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  • Small Firm Practice
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Face-off | Debate on 50/50 Parenting Time Presumptions

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

Understanding the nuances of parenting time presumptions through a debate on the topic. Michael Boulette and Samantha Gemberling will each take a position in arguing the benefits and disadvantages of a 50/50 parenting time presumption.     

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Great Minds Think Differently

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

One of our greatest strengths is the diversity of how our brains think and how we each approach and experience the world around us. Neurodiversity celebrates that strength and diversity among all of us, including those who have cognitive differences such as autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and mental health disabilities. This CLE will dive into the concept of neurodiversity, and how we can accept and support our clients, friends, family members, and colleagues who think differently.

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Grounding Your Practice in Wellness | Bringing Your Best Self

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The demands of our practice can bring us out of balance. During this session we will talk about simple ways to right yourself and right your legal practice.

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Growing Your Practice, Making Partner | A Professional Development Panel Discussion

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join our panel as they discuss how to grow your practice and become partner. Our panelists will share their own experiences of professional development and offer advice for what should be top of mind for new lawyers as they look to expand their business and reach partner.

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Identifying Tax Impacts for Planning, Administering, Litigating, and Settling Estates

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Overlooking certain tax issues could create a monster in the closet! Scott Ruhsam will help you understand the tax issues that come into play when you are drafting a client’s estate plan which thereafter flows and interplays with the administration of a trust or estate. In addition, Scott will outline the importance of the tax perspective during settlement options in estate and trust litigation…because no one wants the tax issue to come back and haunt them! 

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Immediate Responses to Criminal Law Questions

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Hear from two criminal law practitioners about how to respond to calls with criminal law inquiries, before you even refer the caller/client to a criminal law attorney. What to advise when someone calls with “Do I take the test?” in a DWI situation, including criminal and civil impacts of different responses. What to respond when someone calls about being questioned by police, and how to respond to calls about police searches (house/apartment/office/car), touching on constitutional protections, search warrants, and consent. 

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  • Criminal Law
Implicit Bias and Unconscious Bias as it Relates to Self Awareness and Accountability

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Marriage and family therapist Joe Reid, LMFT, Ph.D., will explore implicit bias/unconscious bias on the part of family law attorneys with the following presentation goals: - Define implicit bias and unconscious bias - Define and practice mindfulness as a resource and skill - Understand and explore my defense mechanism - Exploring how perceptions impact my relationships with others and how it impacts my decision making - Self assess my awareness and openness to the other (perceptions, values, beliefs, choices).

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Insurance Claims 101 for the Non-Insurance Lawyer

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Learn about the basics of insurance claims from an experienced insurance law practitioner whose practice focuses on appeals and motions, mainly in the areas of administrative law, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith.

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  • New Lawyer Essentials
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Introduction to Business Valuation in a Marital Dissolution

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Factors to consider when determining whether a business valuation is needed in a divorce; common business valuation terminology; introduction to valuation approaches and methods; discussion of the income approach; and common errors in a business valuation report.

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  • Family Law
Law and Literature Trial Trilogy | Race, Gender, And Bias in Three Acts Trial Act III | “Twelve Angry Men”

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

The law embodies a perspective, but whose?  These three law and literature CLEs look at the role that racial and gender biases have in the law through a discussion of three literary works: Susan Keating Glaspell’s short story, “A Jury of Her Peers,” Ann Petry’s short story, “The Witness;” and Reginald Rose’s play, “Twelve Angry Men.” 

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  • Elimination of Bias
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Law Day CLE | Reconsidering Criminal Justice After the Death of George Floyd

1.25 Elimination of Bias CLE credits

The death of George Floyd nearly a year ago shook the nation and the world. Among other things, it re-focused criminal law reformers on the continuing problems of racial disparities, over-incarceration, and the relationship between the police and the communities they serve. Mark Osler, a former federal prosecutor and reform advocate who teaches at the University of St. Thomas, will talk about these swirling currents and what might come next.

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Law in the Time of COVID: Virtual Court and Administrative Practice

2.0 Standard CLE Credits

How local tribunals are handling court hearings and trials in this time of COVID, with restrictions, partial re-opening, and social distancing recommendations. Hear about different practice areas and from both perspectives, bench and practitioner.

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Legal Parentage without Marriage | Lessons from Bischoff v. Vetter

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

• Jack DeWalt, attorney for the Petitioner and Appellant, will share his experience representing a non-biological parent that did not marry the birth mother, or adopt the children, in her case seeking recognition as a legal parent.
• Mary Pat Byrn, attorney and legal scholar on same-sex couples and parenting, will share her views on the Bischoff case and how attorneys should address similar cases in the future.

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  • Family Law
Legal Writing | Striving for Clarity

1.25 Standard CLE credits

Judge Bacharach will illustrate principles from his recently published book (ABA Press), entitled Legal Writing–A Judge’s Perspective on the Lessons from Science and Rhetoric.

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  • Legal Research and Writing
Lessons from COVID | Best Practices for Interviewing, Hiring, On-Boarding, and Orienting Remotely

2.0 Standard CLE credits

Tips, processes, protocols for how best to function remotely: remote interviews and hiring; introducing new hires into the organization’s community and keeping them engaged; and ensuring ongoing mentoring and professional development opportunities are available and utilized. Discussion will include framework and principles for successful orientation of new attorneys, generally and virtually, with special attention to inclusivity in our COVID times.

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  • Practice Management
LGBTQ+ SCOTUS Update: Why It Matters and What You Need to Know

1.25 Elimination of Bias Credits

Who are LGBTQ+ individuals and what legal rights do they have? At the beginning of June, less than half of states offered protections for LGBTQ+ people. What has changed in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County? Learn why this decision matters, what it changed, and what work still needs to be done.

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Making the Estate Planning Process Accessible for Older Clients with Vision and Hearing Loss

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit 

As people age, the number of people who experience significant age-related hearing and vision loss increases: almost 50% of people over 70 have significant hearing loss and about 12% have significant vision loss. With an understanding of what our senior clients are experiencing, and what you can do to assist them, you can improve the quality of service you provide, and help reduce frustration in the estate planning process. 

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  • Elimination of Bias
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Nellie Francis, Champion of Women's Equality and Racial Justice

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Dr. William Green’s presentation will be on Nellie Francis, an often overlooked local black woman who both participated in leading the campaigns for women's suffrage in 1919 and (in the wake of the lynchings of three black men in Duluth in 1920) drafted and successfully lobbied the bill to make lynching a crime. The presentation is a moving and compelling story not often told of how a Minnesota black woman helped shape the 19th amendment by bringing together white and black women in a united front. Capping off the program is a fantastic question and answer session that wraps with Dr. Green’s thoughts on systemic racism and how we can all take part in the current conversation and shape the future.

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New Lawyers Section Pro Bono Eviction Expungement Training

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join the RCBA New Lawyers for their annual volunteer event in March.  This year we are switching to a volunteer event more related to the legal community, providing pro bono legal advice to low income clients seeking eviction expungements. The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have impacted low income Minnesotans in large numbers. Helping someone expunge an eviction from their records can make a big difference in their life, helping them find safe and affordable housing.

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Nonmarital Issues in Divorce

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Understand financial aspects of martial dissolutions is critical. This presentation will cover old and new nonmarital issues in divorce and provide examples of nonmarital tracing for different assets.

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  • Family Law
Passing the Torch | Estate Planning Considerations for the Small Business Owner

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Small business owners face unique estate planning challenges. Issues of incapacity, the transfer of property, and family harmony can be further complicated when the family business is the primary asset. This CLE examines the tools available to the estate planning attorney when working with a small business owner. 

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PR Problems for the PR’s Attorney | Legal Ethics in Probate and Trust Representations

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Karin Ciano and Jennifer Peterson of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility welcome your questions in advance of their CLE on avoiding ethical pitfalls in probate and trust planning, administration, and litigation.  This Q&A session will help you mind your Ps and Qs under the PR rules so you can get back to focusing on your PR clients ASAP.

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Primer on Partition

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This presentation will deal with the basics of conducting a partition action. When partition can be brought, necessary property interests. Property which is subject to partition. Elements of the partition complaint and defenses thereto. Methods of partition, in kind or by sale. Conducting a partition by sale.

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  • Real Estate
Real Estate Legislative Update

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

What happened at the legislature this year in real estate area, including tolling of statutes of limitation and the possible $25 soil and water district surcharge on deed and mortgage recordings.

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Real Estate Section: Timeshare Basics

1.0 CLE Standard Credit

How timeshares work, trends in the industry, legal issues that should concern timeshare owners; how to get out of timeshares, and some very basic information about how timeshares are created.

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Recent Changes to Minnesota’s Guardianship Law

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for a panel discussion of experienced practitioners to hear about their interpretations and experiences with the recently changed guardianship law.

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  • Probate and Trust
Restructuring Commercial Leases During COVID-19

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The COVID-19 pandemic and related government restrictions have caused a severe drop in sales for many restaurants and retailers and has forced many office tenants to send their employees home to work. This course will help the attorney with a commercial tenant navigate the choppy and changing waters of rent restructuring during these uncertain times. Topics to include rent deferrals and abatements, force majeure, operating covenants, co-tenancy provisions and more.

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Role of a Family Court Guardian ad Litem

1.0 Standard CLE Credits 

This program will discuss the following with time for Q&A:

    • History and current status of Family Court Guardian ad Litem program
    • Volunteers vs. State employees
    • Qualifications of a State employee GAL
    • Mandatory vs. permissive appointments
    • Appointment process
    • Post-appointment process
    • GAL Rules

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Solo Small Firm Section - Digital Marketing for Solo Small Firm Law Firms - How To Maximize your Online Presence to Attract More Ideal Clients

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Internet traffic has increased 70% in the past few months. Online marketing is more important and powerful than ever for client development. Learn about digital marketing. Topics will include your website, Linked In, Facebook, ads, and webinars. She will educate us on how in interview and hire marketing help – from part time contractors to agencies. 

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Tax Issues Relating to Sole Proprietors and Small Law Firms

1.5 Standard CLE Credits

Learn about current tax topics important for sole proprietors and small law firms, including business structure/entity selection; sales tax issues and common questions; income tax filing issues; retirement planning options and reporting; and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) accounting and taxation.

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The Nimble Law Practice

1.5 Ethics CLE Credit

Successful solo and small firms need to be nimble in order to manage variations in workload, supplement expertise or skill sets, deliver excellent and cost-effective legal services, build and maintain a consistent client base, and be resilient in challenging times. This practical program will explore how the Rules of Professional Conduct apply to and promote the nimble law practice. 

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The Risks and Dangers of Social Media

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

As technology has grown to be an everyday tool for communication, education, and entertainment, social media has become a nexus for our online lives. As such, family law professionals working with survivors of online harassment/cyberstalking must understand the risks of social media and the harmful roles it can play. In this interactive course, you will do a deep-dive into how social media is used to harass, monitor, and
threaten survivors. You will explore smart phone technology, location apps, and both ubiquitous and niche social networking sites.

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  • Family Law
  • Technology
The Role of Domestic Violence in Alternative Dispute Resolution

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Settling a family law case out of court can be difficult when there is domestic violence. The dynamics of domestic violence can conflict with the purpose of mediation. Rana Alexander, Esq. of Standpoint will discuss how domestic violence affects alternative dispute resolution processes and the attorney’s role in the proceedings. She will also cover how attorneys can educate judges on why alternative dispute resolution is not always beneficial to the parties in cases where there has been domestic violence.

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The Successful Probate Mediation

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Join us for a presentation discussing the following: 
* Selecting the right mediator; 
* Tips for preparing your client for mediation;
* Negotiating like you actually want to settle;
* How even a failed mediation can prepare you for trial;
* Pulling a settlement out of the mediator’s hat.

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The View from the Bench

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Hear directly from Ramsey County Probate Court Referee Olson about current issues, and answers to your questions about probate practice in the current environment.

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  • Trust & Estates
Trusts and Estates Section-Estate Planning Practice in Time of COVID-Lessons Learned

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

COVID-19 has been here for several months.  What are the lessons learned from navigating estate planning practice while social distancing, working remotely, and taking necessary precautions to protect clients and law office staff? What are the best approaches to transitioning to re-entry, as the pandemic subsides, and we experience partial opening-up?

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Visual Design for Lawyers | Simple Tools for Creating Powerful Presentations

1.0 Standard CLE Credits

Great lawyers know how to make compelling legal presentations. And knowing the basics of visual design can enhance your next presentation. In this fast-moving and fun session, the Faegre Drinker Design Lab will share simple design tools that any lawyer can use—inside and outside the courtroom. Learn how to use tools like color, composition, and typography to clarify, engage, and persuade

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Voting Rights and Native American Suffrage

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

This CLE will provide a brief history of Native American suffrage and discuss current barriers to voting in Indian County.

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  • Constitutional Law
  • Tribal Law
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Wellness and Self Care | Learn a personalized systematic approach to self care

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

This one hour presentation will help you identify your specific health concerns and design a wellness self care program that suits you. Using a holistic approach we will explore various factors that affect your health and learn ways you can easily incorporate new lifestyle habits that will improve your health and wellness.

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What is a Creditor Claim Anyways? Tips, Traps and Tribulations of Estate and Trust Creditor Claims

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

Joshua Hillger will explain the ins and outs of “claims” in an estate administration.  This CLE will help you gain a clearer understanding of how to advise a Personal Representative who is dealing with a claim against an estate, and learn about some options for the situations when the estate doesn’t have enough money to pay a claim or you believe the PR needs to challenge a claim in an estate. So, stop spinning your wheels and find a solution for those challenging administrations!

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Would We Free Britney? Minnesota Guardianship Law and the Conservatorship of Britney Spears

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

A panel discussion of the troubling and notorious case of the Conservatorship of Britney Spears by three professionals specializing in incapacity planning, guardianships and conservatorships. Minnesota is held out as a model for being protective of the rights of persons subject to guardianship and conservatorship. This circus would never happen here – or would it? 

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  • Estate and Probate Law
You Don't (or Don't Have to) Do This For Free

1.25 Standard CLE Credit

How to practice law AND get paid as a solo practitioner or small firm.  We will provide practical tips from A to Pay on how to assess potential clients, draft your representation agreement, stay on top of receipt of payments, and know when and how to turn the matter over to collections.

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  • Small Firm Practice