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 Continuing Legal Education Seminars 

 

 


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
HOW TO MANAGE A SMALL LAW FIRM

Christopher Anderson
Rjon Robins
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8:00 - 8:30 am - Registration and Buffet Breakfast
8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Seminar
7 Hours DUAL CLE Credit
$200 CBA Members / $250 non-CBA Members - Breakfast, Lunch and materials included
Springhill Suites Marriott - 495 Riverfront Parkway

CLE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
Understanding the Hidden Connections Between Small Law Firm Management, Ethics, Professionalism, and Profit
Marketing: Setting the Stage for Ethical, Professional and Predictable Growth
Sales: The Actual Cause of So Many Bar Grievances
Factory: Organizing and Keeping Track of How the Work Gets Done
People: Who, When & How to Hire, Train, Manage & Make a Profit with Legal Staff 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
An estimated 54% of bar grievances filed nationally have their root in a problem with the way the lawyer's firm is managed. Poorly-conceived marketing and sales lead to a poor match between firm and clients. Poorly developed business processes and procedures lead to unpredictable and inefficient work product. Poorly managed financial controls put undue pressure on lawyers to prioritize short-term financial needs, instead of being able to stand-strong for their clients.

 A law firm with inadequate financial controls will, sooner or later, wind up with accounts receivables. Clients who owe their attorney money tend to avoid communicating about important developments in their case or matter. Lawyers who manage a case or matter with inadequate input from a distant client who is staying away due to an outstanding balance tend to get the most bar grievances filed against them when the case or matter blows up in their face.  Inadequate attorney communication tends to be the "smoke" pointing to inadequate financial controls in a law firm. So inadequate financial controls and the absence of supporting law firm management policies and procedures to avoid accounts receivables in the first place tend to be some of many "hidden" law firm management problems that cause bar grievances, incidents of legal malpractice, and low attorney and staff morale.  

 Law firms that are well-managed make lawyers happier. Law firms that are well-managed help lawyers act in a manner more becoming a professional. Law firms that are well-managed also tend to be more profitable than those which are managed by the seat of one's pants, especially if those pants have never sat through even a single course about how to manage a small law firm.

SPONSORS:
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Ruby Receptionist
Rainmaker Institute

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
Sophisticated Aspects of Financial Care

TOPICS INCLUDE:
Business Succession Planning
5 Levels of Charitable Giving
Life and Long Term Care

Speakers
JIM SWINK, ChFC, CLU
Vice President, Raymond James Insurance Group

As vice president of the Raymond James Insurance Group, Jim Swink is responsible for life, disability and long-term care insurance planning design and support for the associates and financial advisors of the firm’s parent company, Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF).  Mr. Swink has been in the financial services industry since 1972. After escaping from the Accounting profession, Jim spent over 20 years designing and implementing executive benefit plans and providing estate planning for business owners and executives.  He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a FINRA Securities principal and has advanced certifications in Employee Benefit Planning, Advanced Estate Planning and Executive Compensation Planning. He is also an approved Continuing Education instructor for Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Swink has been a speaker on Insurance Techniques, Estate Planning and Executive Benefits at a number of Financial Industry National Conferences.  With a great face for radio, he has appeared as a speaker on advanced Estate and Financial Planning and Insurance Strategies on radio programs devoted to Financial Planning. 

SCOTT N. BROWN, Esq.
Spears Moore Rebman & Williams

Scott Brown is in essence a general practitioner, but concentrates in bankruptcy, probate and litigation. He has served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in bankruptcy cases for many years and has represented creditors in other bankruptcy matters. He has undertaken a variety of plaintiff and defense cases at the trial and appellate levels of both state and federal court systems. 

Friday, November 14, 2014
Springhill Suites Marriott – 495 Riverfront Parkway
4 Hours General CLE Credit
8:00 am – Registration / 8:30 am – 1:00 p.m.
$105.00 for CBA Members / $150.00 non-CBA Members
(Includes Seminar Material, Buffet Breakfast and Lunch) 

Hosted By Raymond James 
TODD TINDALL, Senior Vice President, Investments
ELSIE LOCKERY, Sales Associate 

The Chattanooga Bar Association and Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams are independent organizations and are not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014

The BILL AND PHIL SHOW
William T. "Bill" Ramsey, Esq., Nashville, TN
Phillip Hampton, President of LogicForce, Nashville, TN

3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit

$95.00 CBA Members  /  $135.00 non-CBA Members  (Buffet Breakfast Included)
8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am - 11:45 am - Seminar
Springhill Suites Marriott - 495 Riverfront Parkway

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Generational Differences:
How the Traditionals, Baby Boomers, Gen X,
Gen Y and Linksters ("Facebook Generation") Can Work Together

Kathy Story, M.A., J.D.
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit
$95.00 CBA Members / $135.00 NON-CBA Members 
(Breakfast Buffet Included)
8:00 am – Registration

8:30 am - 11:45 am - Seminar
Boardroom of the Chattanooga Bar Association

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
QUALITY OF LIFE
James Vick, Disciplinary Counsel, Board of Professional Responsibility 
Arthur C. Grisham, Esq., Chair, CBA Lawyers Helping Lawyers 
Julian Kaufman, Forte Fitness & Baylor School Trainer
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit
$95.00 CBA Members / $135.00 NON-CBA Members 
(Breakfast Buffet Included)
8:00 am – Registration

8:30 am – 11:45 a.m. - Seminar
Springhill Suites Marriott – 495 Riverfront Parkway

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Back by Popular Demand!! Video Seminars count as LIVE CLE!!


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014

Wednesday Morning Session
INTEGRITY: Good People, Bad Choices &
Life Lessons From The White House

Egil "Bud" Krogh
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit - Counts as Live CLE Credit
$140.00 CBA Members / $175.00 NON-CBA Members 

8:00 am – Registration
8:30 am – 11:45 a.m. - Seminar
J. Guy Beatty Conference Center  -  5th Floor – Volunteer Building


Wednesday Afternoon Session
Lincoln on Professionalism
and
Ben Franklin on Ethics
Featuring Christopher Lowell 
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit - Counts as Live CLE Credit
$140.00 CBA Members / $175.00 NON-CBA Members
 

1:00 pm – Registration
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm - Seminar
J. Guy Beatty Conference Center  -  5th Floor – Volunteer Building

Or Both Morning and Afternoon Sessions
for $250.00 – 6 Hours DUAL CLE

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014


Tuesday Morning Session
Lincoln on Professionalism
and
Ben Franklin on Ethics
Featuring Christopher Lowell
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit - Counts as Live CLE Credit
$140.00 CBA Members / $175.00 NON-CBA Members

8:00 am – Registration
8:30 am – 11:45 a.m. - Seminar
J. Guy Beatty Conference Center  -  5th Floor – Volunteer Building

Tuesday Afternoon Session
INTEGRITY: Good People, Bad Choices &
Life Lessons From The White House

Egil "Bud" Krogh
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit – Counts as Live CLE Credit
$140.00 CBA Members / $175.00 NON-CBA Members 
(Breakfast Buffet Included)
1:00 pm – Registration
1:30 pm – 4:45 pm - Seminar
J. Guy Beatty Conference Center  -  5th Floor – Volunteer Building

Or Both Morning and Afternoon Sessions
for $250.00 – 6 Hours DUAL CLE

 

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
Making Your Case With a Better Memory
Paul Mallor,  President, Success Links
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit
$95.00 CBA Members / $135.00 NON-CBA Members 
(Breakfast Buffet Included)
8:00 am – Registration

8:30 am – 11:45 a.m. - Seminar
Boardroom of the CHATTANOOGA BAR ASSOCIATION

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
The ANNUAL JOHN BODE AND FRIENDS:
Labor & Employment Law Update
John Bode, Esq., Miller & Martin
"Friends" To Be Determined  :)
3 Hours General CLE Credit

$65.00 CBA Members / $90.00 NON-CBA Members
1:30 pm – Registration
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm - Seminar
J. Guy Beatty Conference Center  -  5th Floor – Volunteer Building

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014

STOP THE MADNESS!!
BUILDING A PROACTIVE PRACTICE IN 2015

Tea Hoffmann, Esq and Kurt Winstead, Esq.
3 Hours DUAL CLE Credit
$ 95 CBA Members / $135 non-CBA Members - Breakfast Buffet included
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Seminar
Springhill Suites Marriott - 495 Riverfront Parkway

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
FAMILY LAW UPDATE and ETHICS

Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton
Honorable W. Jeff Hollingsworth
Barry Gold, Esq., Chair of CBA Family Law Section


3 Hours DUAL and GENERAL CLE Credit
$95.00 CBA Members  /  $135.00 non-CBA Members (includes Breakfast Buffet)
8:00am - Registration and Buffet Breakfast
8:30 am - 11:45 am - Seminar
Hamilton County Commission Room - 4th Floor - Hamilton County Courthouse

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