Free CLE Webinars for Lawyers:

The Myths and Mysteries of Substance Use Disorder – February 23, 2017

Many lawyers suffer from substance use disorder – more than is typical in the general population. Fortunately, there are many attorneys who want to help to change that reality, but it's often hard to know where to start. Would you know how to identify substance use disorder? Once you knew about the abuse, would you know how to help? So many things about substance use disorder are a mystery to us and so many things that we hear are myths. What's the truth about substance use disorder? Join this 60 minute webinar to learn facts about substance use disorder and how to help. Terry Harrell, the Executive Director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and Bree Buchanan, J.D., the Director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program both help lawyers suffering from substance use disorder.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1.2 CLE (ethics/professionalism) in NJ, and 1 CLE (legal ethics) in CA. This webinar is approved for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in FL, GA, IA, KS, KY, ME, MN, MS, ND, OK, TX, and VT. This webinar is approved for 1 general credit in CO and IL. This webinar is approved for 1 professionalism credit in LA. This webinar is approved for 1.2 ethics credit in MO. This webinar is approved for 1 substance abuse/mental health awareness credit in NC and NV. This webinar is approved for 1 Attorney Professional Conduct credit in OH.This webinar is approved for 1 ethics credit and 1 substance abuse/mental health credit in SC. This webinar is approved for .75 Personal development & mental health and .25 ethics credit in WA. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3598473237690006018

Ethical Marketing and Client Relations – March 23, 2017

Good marketing and client relations efforts are both practical and ethical. The right message can bring in new clients and motivate current clients to return with more business. The wrong message can spur the loss of a client and potentially cause you to face disciplinary proceedings. Join our webinar, Ethical Marketing and Client Relations, where speakers Sally Schmidt, President of Schmidt Marketing, and Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, will share tips, best practices and practical solutions on topics including: model rules that apply to marketing, the importance of good client relations, marketing solutions, and how staff can assist in providing good client relations. CLE credit will be applied for in a number of states for this webinar – look here for CLE credit updates soon.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1217163049140030978

Spotlight on Conflicts of Interest – May 17, 2017

Join J. Calhoun Watson, Member of Sowell Gray located in Columbia, South Carolina, and Sally Field, Attorney and Legal Professional Liability Leader of Attorney Protective, as they provide valuable insights on conflicts of interest. This webinar is back by popular demand and will provide tips on how to avoid conflicts of interests and discuss what actions to consider should a conflict arise. The webinar will also include a review of applicable ethics rules.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:05 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:05 Eastern Time and 10:00AM Pacific Time
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2499267274406056962

How to Bill Without Getting Burned – July 20, 2017

Your firms' billing practices can be the source of great frustration for your clients and can also land you in front of a disciplinary board. On the other hand, the right billing practices can reinforce the value of your services to your clients and spur more business. Your approach can make all the difference. Join speakers Erin McCartney, J.D. and Richard Ford, J.D. to learn the ethical pitfalls to avoid and how to bill without getting burned.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
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System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8851225114660291073

Top 10 Risk Management Tips for Solo Practitioners – Sept 14, 2017

Risk management is an important topic for attorneys to consider. For solo practitioners, there are unique risks and needs to consider in the execution of risk management plans. How do solo practitioners ensure that they are properly protected while acting as both business leaders and attorneys? Join us for this one-hour webinar to hear insights and practical tips, especially for solo practitioners, from seasoned attorneys Erin McCartney, J.D., and Megan Zavieh, J.D.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: Sept 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
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System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/764474322530633217

Hindsight: A Great Thing To Borrow – Oct 12, 2017

As the saying goes, "Hindsight is 20/20." Many lawyers sued for malpractice gain clarity on best practices only after it is too late. This webinar is designed to help you acquire a clearer understanding of the risks by studying what went wrong for other attorneys during their malpractice cases. Join speakers Walter Houghtling, J.D., and Erin McCartney, J.D., to discuss malpractice cases and gain helpful insights.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
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System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/761297833764662529

Time Management Tips for Lawyers – Nov 6, 2017

Time management skills are essential for lawyers. Not only can time management skills allow you to be efficient for your clients, such skills can also help to ensure that you don't miss deadlines and run afoul of your ethical obligations. Join this webinar to hear from time management expert and lawyer, Margaret Spencer, J.D., and ethics expert and lawyer, Sally Field, J.D.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: Nov 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
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System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4200228257331842305

Crazy Claims: Lessons Learned from Cases that Veered of Track –
Dec 7, 2017

Join George Jonson, J.D., and Erin McCartney, J.D., as they examine actual cases that took a turn for the worse. The discussion will include an analysis of any applicable "Model Rules of Professional Conduct," as well as an evaluation of the lessons that can be learned from each case.

Attorney Protective is an Approved Multiple Activity Provider in CA and NJ and this webinar will qualify for 1 CLE credit in those states. CLE credit has been applied for and pending approval for 1 CLE (Ethics) credit in most states. Please check back here to view updates regarding CLE credit approval.

Date: Dec 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time
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System Requirements:

PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/123421660468755713

For information on your state's CLE requirements, please visit your state bar's website.