Coming to Your Town
The Traveling Roadshow Returns!
Pete Roberts and Jeanne Marie Clavere will be presenting in Richland at the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in the Auditorium on Friday, September 7, 2012, from 8:00 am to noon. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. outside the Auditorium. Four credits total are being offered; two of those are ethics credits. The cost is $99. See additional information and registration.
Protecting Client InterestsFor solo practitioners, a risk arises to the interests of your clients in the event of your disability or death. The WSBA now has the tools for you to spot the issues, plan, and enable your family to rest easier if the unexpected ever happens to you.
Ethics Issues Which Arise When Dealing With Clients With Diminished Capacity Not infrequently attorneys face ethical issues arising from dealing with clients who have diminished capacity, whether it be due to dementia, mental health issues, or youth. This presentation will explore the ethical issues that may arise when a lawyer is representing a client who has become incompetent or unable to make adequately considered decisions. Who is the client? What are confidentiality concerns? What is the lawyer’s obligation to abide by the client’s decisions? What does a lawyer do when she is concerned about the client’s ability to act in their own interest? Discover and analyze concerns raised and proposed guidance offered by ABA and Washington ethics opinions, and the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Reality Check: A Self-Audit for Your Practice You may wonder about “benchmarks” and “best practices” in your firm. How do these concepts apply to your practice? We take a look at the more important features of a successful practice, from client management to technology and a lot in between. Bring your questions!
LOMAP's staff is available to offer CLE programs in your community as part of a local bar meeting or other venue.
Subject areas can respond to your local preferences and can include:
Protecting Client Interests
For solo practitioners, a risk arises of client harm in the event of your disability or death. The WSBA now has the tools for you to spot the issues, plan, and enable your family to rest easier if the unexpected ever happens to you.
Ethics Updates and Technology
A review of updates to the RPCs in the last year and what's on the horizon. Plus a discussion of the current state of Ethics Rules regarding technology, and a look at potential future developments in this area.
Reality Check: A Self-Audit for Your Practice
You hear a lot about "benchmarks" and "best practices." But how does all of this apply to your practice? We take a look at the more important features of a successful practice. From client management to technology, and everything in between.
You hear a lot about cloud computing, data security, virtual staff services, and proper data back-up methods.
Peter D. Roberts is the practice management advisor in the Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) of the Washington State Bar Association. He has 18 years of experience as a legal administrator in law firms in Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, Boston, and Seattle. Peter has his MBA from The College of William & Mary and a Certificate as Small Business Webmaster from the University of Washington. His consultations have assisted over 650 WSBA members. He is a frequent speaker and writer on office management.
Dates and Locations
September 7, 2012
U.S. Courthouse and Federal Bldg 825 Jadwin Ave.Richland, WA 99352Room: Auditorium
8:00 – NoonContinental breakfast included4 CLE Credits (2 ethics)Cost: $99
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