Practice Education Center

Welcome to the Practice Education Center (PEC). The PEC was developed to offer accessible, educational law practice management resources for legal professionals. The growing selection of topics are based on the Self-Audit Checklist and years of working with lawyers. These streaming audio lessons are available where ever you have an Internet connection – no downloading required. Our goal is to offer practical guidance and resources, help legal professionals build risk-prevention skills and promote ethical best practices.

For more information or to suggest new topics, please contact LOMAP at lomap@wsba.org.

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Practice Education Center Audio Introduction

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Presented by Charity Anastasio, WSBA Practice Management Advisor

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Annual Firm Checkup Going Paperless
Business Plans Marketing
Calendaring Opening a Law Practice
Conflicts of Interest Practice Transitions Opportunities
Emergency Preparedness Protecting Client Data
Employee Relations Time & Billing
Fee Agreements Trust Accounts

Annual Firm Checkup
Every law firm benefits from an annual audit to identify weaknesses and make meaningful improvements.

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Business Plans
Every business, no matter how small, should start with a basic plan.

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Calendaring
Understanding best practices for calendaring in a law office is essential.

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Conflicts of Interest
Establish and maintain a comprehensive conflicts check system.

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Emergency Preparedness
Implement an emergency plan to make the unexpected less difficult.

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Employee Relations
Develop employee management and leadership skills to improve the law office culture.

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Fee Agreements
Learn the essential components of fee agreements.

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Going Paperless
The paperless trend makes good business sense. Learn how to move from less paper to no paper effectively.

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Marketing
A well-crafted marketing plan is essential to the growth and development of your practice.

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Opening a Law Practice
Any lawyer or LLLT can do it, but a thoughtful, well informed beginning offers richer rewards.

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Practice Transitions Opportunities
As baby boomers retire or choose alternative work arrangements, opportunities arise for all generations.

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Protecting Client Data
Understand the technology used in the law office and secures client confidences proficiently.

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Time & Billing
Timekeeping and billing improvements offer direct rewards in the law office, but they require diligence and commitment to do it right.

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Trust Accounts
Lawyer trust accounting need not be a source of dread. Learn basic systems to maintain an IOLTA.

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