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September 2019

Tech Summit: New York State Bar Association

September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza, Times Square, NYC

The 2019 Tech Summit is a two-day event which will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square, NYC. The packed two-day schedule includes presentations on everything from cybersecurity to PDFs, i-devices and admissibility of tech-related evidence. Get your CLE credits for the year, along with important tech information by joining me at the Summit!

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October 2019

New York State Bar Association Solo Practitioner Conference

October 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Convene, 810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY United States
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The New York State Bar Association will be holding its annual Solo Practitioner's Conference again this year, on October 28, 2019. The conference will feature a full day of programming specifically geared toward solo practitioners, and covering topics including networking, reputation management, client appreciation, and using LinkedIn effectively and ethically (my topic). For more information on the program, or to register, visit www.nysba.org/SoloConference2019. I hope to see you there! (But if you can't make it in person, the program will…

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November 2019

Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association: LinkedIn

November 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Irish Coffee Pub, 131 Carlton Avenue
East Islip, NY 11730 United States
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On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, I'll be joining the Suffolk County Women's Bar Association for their monthly meeting to discuss how women lawyers can use LinkedIn more effectively.

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Get Active and Get Real Results from LinkedIn

November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zola Media Webinar

On November 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. Eastern, I'll be doing a webinar with Zola Suites/Zola Media, Get Active and Get Real Results from LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a rapidly-growing professional network, and one in which most lawyers have a presence. But although many lawyers have established a LinkedIn Profile, few use the platform actively or see results from their participation. This webinar will show you how lawyers can get active on LinkedIn and get results from their efforts. We’ll cover…

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December 2019

Combating Scope Creep with Alternative Fee Arrangements

December 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

On December 17, 2019, I'll be presenting a webinar based on my recent article in the ABA Law Practice Division's Law Practice magazine, entitled, Combating Scope Creep with Alternative Fee Arrangements. More details and registration information coming soon.

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March 2020

Juggling Marketing and Practicing Law: Tools and Tips to Help You Strike a Balance

March 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Fairport, NY, 199 Woodcliff Avenue
Fairpot, NY United States
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Keynote presentation for the Monroe County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference. Trying to balance the demands of practicing law and serving your clients with marketing and business development can be a real challenge. In this program, you’ll get tips on how to improve your productivity and manage tasks and activities more effectively, along with some suggested tools that you can use to make your job easier.

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Monroe County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference – LinkedIn Breakout session

March 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Fairport, NY, 199 Woodcliff Avenue
Fairpot, NY United States
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Using LinkedIn Ethically and Effectively LinkedIn is the premier business network and the one often most suited to lawyers. It can be a powerful tool for attracting clients and referrals and furthering business relationships. But there are some potential ethical traps that need to be avoided as well. This session will cover some ways that you can maximize your results on LinkedIn within the bounds of the rules of professional conduct.

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Combating Scope Creep with Alternative Fee Arrangements

March 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ABA Law Practice Division Webinar United States + Google Map

Are you afraid to use alternative fee arrangements in your practice because you're worried about scope creep? Or are you currently using alternative fees yet struggling with clients who keep asking for more work but don't want to pay additional fees? Find out how you can prevent or eliminate scope creep when using alternative fees.

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June 2021

Getting Paid: Tips, Techniques and Ethics

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
person's hands using mobile phone for online banking and image of money

Clients can easily become dissatisfied when they don’t understand the lawyer’s fees or billing practices. Lawyers lose money when they fail to capture their time properly and do not approach billing and invoicing from the client’s perspective. Improper billing practices and poor client communication surrounding fees can result in ethics complaints. But by making a few simple changes to your billing and collections practices, you can improve your collection rates and your relationship with clients. Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s): 0.5…

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July 2021

Creating an Exceptional (and Ethical) LinkedIn Presence

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - July 22 @ 5:00 pm

Maintaining your professional network is even more crucial now than it ever has been, and LinkedIn is an often overlooked resource for doing so. Although a large majority of lawyers have a LinkedIn presence, few lawyers use it strategically or obtain the maximum benefits from using it. Allison C. Johs, co-author of Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals, will present this LinkedIn session to give you practical tips, answer frequently-asked questions, and point…

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