Law Practice Management CLE Programs

Law Practice Management Continuing Legal Education programs are open to all members and non-members.  Topics include finance, technology, human resources, marketing, client development and day-to-day operations of your law firm. All LPM live programs and events are recorded and available online, on demand.  Special member pricing options are available.  Recent programs include Leveraging Technology in Your Practice, Technology, Tools and Ethics Rules, Powerpoint 101 for Lawyers, Maximizing the Use of Your iPad in Your Law Practice and many more.

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Upcoming Law Practice Management CLE Programs

September - December Live CLE Programs and Webcasts

Buying or Selling a Law Practice | Practical and Ethical Considerations and the NY Rules
Recorded September 10, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Download the Archive on Monday, September 15th!
2.0 MCLE Credits | Chair: Nat Wasserstein
Location: BNY Mellon | 701 Westchester Ave | East Side Entrance | White Plains, NY

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.
3.0 MCLE Credits | Chairs: Patrick McKenna, Pat Spataro and Marian Rice

Women on the Move 2014Co-sponsored by the Committee on Women in Law
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Larchmont Shore Club
4.0 Credits | Chairs: Linda A. Redlisky and Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, Esq.

Risk Management 2014 | Statewide CLE Program
4.0 MCLE Ethics Credits |  Overall Planning Chair: Marian Rice
Friday, October 17, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Westchester | Mark Housman, Esq.
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Long Island | Marian C. Rice, Esq.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Albany | Scott Bush, Esq.
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | NYC | Mark Anesh, Esq.
Friday, November 21, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Buffalo | Dennis R. McCoy, Esq.
Friday, December 5, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Syracuse | P.G. Ferrara, Esq.

Succession Planning and Client Transition | LPM CLE Webcast
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
| 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1.5 MCLE Credits Chair: Joel Rose

Partner Compensation: Admitting New Partners, Classes of Partners and Part-time Partners in Today’s Practice Environment
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
| 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1.5 MCLE Credits Chair: Joel Rose  

Hot Topics in Law Practice Management 2014 Summit
Security Concerns for Law Firms | What You Need to Know about Cybersecurity, Data Security, Office Security and More
Co-sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC  
7.0 MCLE Credits 

New York Executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway at 48th | New York, NY 10019 
Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street. 

Management Training for Lawyers | Tips for Managing Partners 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1.5 MCLE Credits Chair: Joel Rose
LPM CLE Webcast

Bridging the Gap CLE
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 & Thursday, December 11, 2014
Co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section
New York CityLive |
 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, New York, NY 10016
(Historic B. Altman building; two blocks east of Penn Station)
| Video Conference |
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
State Bar Center | 1 Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207
Buffalo | Video Conference | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Conference Center Niagara Falls | 101 Old Falls Street | Niagara Falls, NY 14303

2015 NYSBA Annual Meeting | "LPM Day” | The Planning Ahead Guide
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New York Hilton | NYC

LPM CLE Programs Available Online, On Demand

Hiring and Managing Staff - The Lawyer as an Employer (2014) | 2.0 MCLE Credits | $50 Members
Geared toward solo and small firm practitioners, this comprehensive program will address hiring and managing staff and will provide an overview of human resource compliance.  Get an overview of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1981, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Equal Pay Act, New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) and distinctions between federal, state and city laws.  Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar Association and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Risk Management 360 | 6.5 MCLE Credits | $150 Members 
Navigating law practice risks, the stresses of lawyering, and ever-changing technology, all while maintaining professional standards   
This full day program will feature speakers and panelists from multiple disciplines discussing these topics while sharing their expertise about the law of law practice as well as the many resources available to make your practice efficient, effective and rewarding.  Co-sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, Attorney Professionalism Committee, Lawyer Assistance Program, Committee on Continuing Legal Education and Electronic Communications Committee.  

Leveraging Technology in Your Practice | 2.0 MCLE Credits
During this fast-paced CLE webcast program will you learn twenty-five ways to streamline your practice. Covering the latest trends in technology, the overall goal of this program is to help you become a more efficient lawyer. Learn ways to leverage technology in your day-to-day practice to work more efficiently.

The Law Firm of Tomorrow Today | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Exploring issues raised by the Report of the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession, download this program to learn how your firm can begin to incorporate elements of the law firm of the future into your law practice today.

Technology in Your Practice - Trends, Tools and Ethics Rules | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Exploring the hottest trends in legal technology, this program provides an overview of practice matters including outsourcing, knowledge management, legal research, virtual law practice, cloud computing, and related technologies.  Panelists discuss ethical considerations, security concerns, accessibility issues, information sharing, billing considerations, overhead and competitive advantages.  This program includes the ever popular "50 Apps in 50 Minutes." Get fifty tips to streamline your practice.

Virtual Law Firms and Of Counsel Arrangements | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Get an overview of “of counsel” arrangements and recent developments concerning “virtual law firms.” Panelists will share tips on growing your firm.

Ethics in the Workplace
Developing & Implementing Internal Controls for Ethics and Conflicts, Quality Review, Professional Responsibilities and Staff
A nationally recognized law firm management consultant moderates this program and addresses the role of managing partners, members of management/executive committees and heads of practice groups to insure that firm attorneys and employees operate within the bounds of the rules of professional conduct.
1.5 MCLE Credits | $50 NYSBA Members 

PowerPoint 101 for Lawyers - The Skills You Need for Powerful Powerpoint Presentations (2013)
Featuring W. Russell Corker, Esq.
|  1.5 MCLE Credits | $75 NYSBA Members 

Starting a Practice in New York - Going Solo (2014) | 7.5 MCLE Credits

Starting Your Own Practice in New York - Going Solo in the Real World (2013) | 8.0 MCLE Credits

Legal Malpractice (2013) | 4.0 MCLE Credits | Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies and Ethics

iPad for Legal Professionals - How To's and Best Practices | 1.0 MCLE Credit | Featuring John R. McCarron, Jr., Esq.

Basic Human Resources for Solo and Small Firms | 1.5 MCLE Credits | Featuring Nancy B. Schess, Esq.
This program provides an overview of human resource compliance. Geared towards solo and small firm practitioners, this program covers the basics of staffing, hiring and firing.

Living to 103 - Are You Prepared?
Senior Lawyers Fall Section Meeting | Co-sponsored by Law Practice Management

Selling or Closing Your Law Practice - Ethical Considerations | 1.0 MCLE Credits 
Starting a Practice in New York - Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Practice in New York | 7.5 MCLE Credits
Legal Malpractice - Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies and Ethics | 4.0 MCLE Credits
The Trouble with Larry: Dealing with a Problem Partner | 3.0 MCLE Credits
Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Recent Developments in E-Discovery | 3.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics
Partner Compensation Systems | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Attorney Escrow Accounts in New York | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Risk Management for Attorneys Protect Your Practice | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Marketing on a Shoestring  | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Technology in Your Practice - Trends, Tools and Ethics Rules | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Bill Collection and the Business of Law  | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Safe-Guarding Client Information | 1.5 MCLE Credits
E-Discovery What You Need to Know | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness  | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Growing Your Firm "Bringing on Lateral Partners | Partnership Agreements 101" | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Growing Your Firm “Growing Your Practice or Corporate Legal Department:
Retirement 101/Selling Your Law Practice-A Program for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Malpractice Insurance – The Application Process   | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Alternative Fee Arrangements  | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Legal Project Management | 1.5 MCLE Credits

The Law Practice Management Committee wants to hear from you.  If there is a program topic you would like to see offered in the future, or if you would like to participate in an upcoming program please contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq. at or 518-487-5590.

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