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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 October Programs

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 | Paul G. Ferrara, Esq.

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

Coming Soon!
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
Recorded September 18, 2014 | 3.0 MCLE Credits | Chairs: Connie Boland and Adam Cohen 

Using Powerpoint at Trial
Powerpoint as a Tool of Persuasion

1.5 MCLE Credits |

iPad for Legal Professionals | How To's and Best Practices
1.0 MCLE Credit |

Leveraging Technology in Your Practice |  25 Tips to Streamline Your Practice
2.0 MCLE Credits |

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

Marketing and Business Development 101 for Small to Medium Sized Firms
4.5 MCLE Credits |

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