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F2. Designing CLE Programs Based Upon Practice Management Lessons from the Coronavirus


Presenters:
Barron K. Henley |  Cynthia Sharp Esq., Esq. |  Lenne' Espenschied |  Mr. Stuart Teicher
Duration:
50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video


Description

The pandemic has had a massive impact on how lawyers work now and will work in the future. The new normal is definitely not going to be like the old one. It also opened up a Pandora’s Box of cyber security and ethical issues with people working remotely. As lawyers come to grip with the new reality, they can identify most of the problems, but may not know where to turn for the solutions. We view this as the perfect opportunity for new programming ideas that address remote working, confidentiality, managing a practice and employees when you’re not all in the same office anymore, and avoiding communication breakdowns (internally and externally) when everyone is geographically dispersed. Depending upon personality types and environment, working from home might be great for one person and torture for another. Finally, a generation of lawyers traditionally relied upon support staff to complete work product, but that staff is no longer just 10 feet away. Because of this dynamic, many lawyers want to learn how to use the core production tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, Acrobat, etc.) and become more technologically self-reliant (not to mention the ethics rules changes in 38 states which arguably require this). In this segment, we’ll give you lots of great ideas for programmatical content to address these issues and more.

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Presenters

Barron K. Henley's Profile

Barron K. Henley Related seminars and products

President

Affinity Consulting Group LLC


BARRON K. HENLEY, ESQ. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, and a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law ("RPTE") Sections. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments. Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.


Cynthia Sharp Esq.'s Profile

Cynthia Sharp Esq. Related seminars and products

Director of Attorney Development

The Sharper Lawyer


Veteran Attorney Cynthia Sharp works with motivated lawyers seeking to build sustainable law practices. After building and selling her boutique firm which she ran for over a quarter of a century, she embarked on a professional speaking and consulting/coaching career. For the past 10 years, she has dedicated herself to sharing practice building strategies and processes with solo and small firm attorneys throughout North America. In recognition of her contributions to the profession, the ABA GPSolo Division named her Trainer of the Year in 2019. Cindy is author of The Lawyer's Guide to Financial Planning published in 2014 by the American Bar Association In the spring of 2020, she co-founded legalburnout.com, a community dedicated to the wellbeing of lawyers.


Lenne' Espenschied's Profile

Lenne' Espenschied Related seminars and products

Speaker

Lenne' Espenschied CLE


Lenné Eidson Espenschied has earned her status as one of the two most popular contract drafting speakers in the country by continually striving for excellence and providing innovative, practical skills-based training for transactional lawyers. She practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for 25 years, focusing on corporate and transactional representation of technology-based businesses. She is the author of two books published by the American Bar Association: Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (ABA Fundamentals, 3rd Ed. 2019) and The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers (ABA Fundamentals, 2011). She provides CLE on a variety of topics related to contract drafting to thousands of lawyers around the globe. 


Mr. Stuart Teicher's Profile

Mr. Stuart Teicher Related seminars and products

Lead Educator

Teicher Professional Growth, LLC


Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law and writing instruction. A practicing attorney for over 25 years, Stuart’s career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and legal departments, provides CLE instruction at law firm client events, and also gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings. 


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