Work-Life Balance: Getting Lost in Our Own Lives & Effective Billing Practices: Happy Clients & Happier Attorneys
Fri., Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
3.0 Total Hours (1.0 Mental Health/Substance Abuse; 0.5 Ethics and 1.5 General)
$175 Attorney Rate
$85 Paralegal Rate
200 Providence Road, Suite 106
Charlotte, NC 28207
8:45 a.m.: Registration
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CLE
No Walk-Ins. Limited Seating.
Programs & Speakers:
Work-Life Balance: Getting Lost in Our Own Lives
Lawyers suffer increasingly from depression and anxiety, impairments of their own accord, but also major contributing factors to substance abuse. This program examines some of the root causes of lawyer distress and factors that the legal profession itself and lawyers’ personalities contribute to these conditions. Based on the premise that “Work-Life Balance” is a modern day fiction, the program focuses on areas of life that lawyers can control in order to increase their happiness and emotional resilience.
Speaker: Norman Smith, attorney and active LAP volunteer and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the LAP Steering Committee.
Effective Billing Practices: Happy Clients & Happier Attorneys
Choosing a Billing Type & Pricing It - Setting a Billing Method; Benefits and Drawbacks of Different Fee Arrangements and Pricing Strategies
Beginning the Relationship – Salesmanship & Agreements – Salesmanship; Justifying & Negotiating Fees With Clients and Standard Fee Agreements and How They Work
Timekeeping, Billing & Bookkeeping - Techniques for Accurately Recording & Invoicing Time; Software and Technology and Record Preservation, Trust Accounting & Keeping Bruno at Bay
Ethically Addressing Nonpaying Clients - Strategies for Collection; Collection from Delinquent Clients; Withdrawal from Representation; Fee Dispute Resolution and Ethical Concerns
Speakers: Philip Newsom; Heather Culp; David Melin; Keith Nichols; Annemarie Pantazis
Mail: 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208