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Law Practice Management resources provide lawyers, law firm managers and legal professionals with information on practice management trends, marketing, client development, legal technology and finance. Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a managing partner at a national law firm, you’ll find law practice management resources to meet your day-to-day practice needs. Checklists, best practices, publications and continuing legal education programs provide up-to-date information and practical tips to help you better manage your law practice.


Upcoming September Programs

New Horizons in eDiscovery:  How New Rules, Cyber-Security and Specialized eDiscovery Counsel are Shaping the Future of eDiscovery
Co-sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section e-Discovery Committee
Thursday, September 18, 2014�| 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
3.0 MCLE Credits | Chairs: Connie Boland and Adam Cohen

What Makes Lawyers Happy | An LAP Ethics and Professionalism Program
Co-Sponsored by the Lawyer Assistance Committee
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2.0 MCLE Credits | Chairs: Patrick McKenna, Pat Spataro and Marian Rice



New Requirement for Retainer Agreements

All four of the Appellate Divisions recently adopted a new rule governing contingent fees in claims and actions for personal injury and wrongful death. The new rule is mandatory. The rules for the respective Appellate Divisions are: First Judicial Department (22 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 603.7[e]); Second Judicial Department (22 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 691.20[e]); Third Judicial Department (22 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 806.13[c]); and Fourth Judicial Department (22 N.Y.C.R.R. Section 1022.31[c]). Lawyers should be aware that the language varies slightly among the different Judicial Departments. Please note, these changes do NOT apply to medical malpractice cases, which are NOT subject to the new rules and must be handled in accordance with NYS Judiciary Law 474-a. 


LPM CLE Programs available online, on demand

Using Powerpoint at Trial
Powerpoint as a Tool of Persuasion

1.5 MCLE Credits | www.nysba.org/PowerpointatTrial

iPad for Legal Professionals | How To's and Best Practices
1.0 MCLE Credit | www.nysba.org/iPadforLegalProfessionalsCLE

Leveraging Technology in Your Practice |  25 Tips to Streamline Your Practice
2.0 MCLE Credits | www.nysba.org/LeveragingTechnologyCLE

Legal Malpractice | Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies and Ethics
4.0 MCLE Credits | www.nysba.org/LegalMalpracticeCLE

Marketing and Business Development 101 for Small to Medium Sized Firms
4.5 MCLE Credits | www.nysba.org/MarketingCLE



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