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Developing Lawyers Series: Law Practice Management, Part 3
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When: 01/18/2017
8:15 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Dentons US LLP
303 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308
United States
Contact: Nicole Drummond

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Our Law Practice Management Program is a 3-part CLE series designed to provide developing lawyers with practical information and strategies needed to cultivate a successful law practice. Each program is approved for 3.5 CLE credits, including one hour of Professionalism credit, for a total of 10.5 CLE hours. This series is open to Atlanta Bar members and non-members and is limited to 75 participants.


Register now, as spots will fill up quickly!

3.5 CLE Credit, including 1 hour Professionalism

Register by January 6, 2017 and receive a $25 discount (not applicable to student registrations)
Atlanta Bar Member: $125 ($100 Early)  
Non-Member: $150 ($125 Early)
Paralegals: $100 ($75 Early)
Law students: Members $25/Non-Members $50


Non-members must fill out this registration form.




Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Location: Dentons LLP
Moderator: Edward A. Marshall, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP


7:45 AM – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM Financial management
Speaker: Tom Democko, CPA Tax and Accounting Services, Sole Practitioner

• How much law school debt do you have?  Do you think you will ever pay it off?
• Strategies to pay down that debt
• Advice from peers and elders
• Tax Tips not to overlook 

8:45 AM - Marketing, Publicity and PR: Setting Yourself Apart from the Crowd
Speaker:  Sara G. Khaki, The Khaki Law Firm LLC
• Defining your Magic Statement & Brand
• Getting & staying relevant through technology 
• Delivering value in your marketing
• Developing your “List”
• Creating your own Publicity

9:15 AM - Maintaining Your Mental and Physical Health

Speaker: Christopher 'Chase' Carey, MBA, 1st Degree Black Belt


• Incorporating Black Belt Principals into Your Life 
• Getting a Grip - the Myth of Work Life Balance 
• Swipe Left 
• Meditation for Professionals 


9:45 – Break 

10:00 AM – Advice from the Top - Secrets to Success
Speaker: Genevieve H. Dame, Esq., Owner & Managing Attorney Dane Law

• Opposing Counsel are People, too!
• Understanding the Value in Everything
• Have a Marketing Plan from the Get Go

10:30 AM – Financial Management Considerations for Solo/Small Law Firms

Speaker: Steven J. Best, Esq., Partner, Affinity Consulting Group LLC


• Your firm is your business
• Keeping up with fee entries & managing alternative fee arrangements
• Soft costs v. Hard Costs – how to charge and manage;
• Setting up and maintaining an IOLTA account in Georgia
• Billing is the best act of communication
• Collections and charging interest
• What is GAAP accounting and why should a lawyer care?

o Assets
o Liabilities
o Equity
o Revenue
o Expenses


11:00 AM – The Art of Self-Promotion
Speaker:  Debby Stone, JD, CPCC, PCC, Principal and Senior Executive Coach, Novateur Partners

• Building stronger business development relationships
• Establishing credibility and creating curiosity in conversation
• Confidently, gracefully and authentically telling your story

12:00 PM - Adjourn 


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