Business of Practicing Law 2015 - What You Didn't Learn in Law School

Date: 11/18/2015

The Business of Practicing Law - What You Didn't Learn in Law School

Chairs:  J.D. Smith & Jomel McNair

5.0 CLE Credits, includes 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism Approved

Recorded, November 18, 2015, Washington State Convention Center


                                Welcome & Introduction
Jomel McNair, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney
J.D. Smith, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle Attorney

         25:48 min    Exempt or Non-Exempt – That is the Question:  Law firm attorney and non-attorney staff – are they independent contractors, or exempt or nonexempt from overtime?
Elizabeth Hanley, Seattle

         34:17 min    ETHICS - Attorneys Working Together: Ethics of concurrent representation of a client with outside counsel. 
Pat LePley, Bellevue Attorney

         17:50 min    On the Job Coverage for Owners:  Engaging with DLI as an Employer. 
Tuyen Manikhoth, Outreach Specialist, Department of Labor & Industries, Tumwater

         29:31 min    I’m Ready, I’m Ready:  Retirement planning with a contingent practice. (0 CLE credit)
Wesley Burns, Northwestern Mutual, Seattle

         27:01 min    I Did It My Way:  Buying a practice and transitioning it to your vision.
Elijah Forde, Olympia Attorney

         26:41 min    Why Can’t We Be Friends in a Dissolution:  Friendly and supportive partnership dissolutions.
Jill Karmy, Vancouver Attorney

         39:34 min    Unemployment Insurance:  Impacts to Your Unemployment Insurance Rate, Unemployment Insurance coverage for employees, contractors, consultants, and others in your employ; UI Hearing Basics.
Scott Michael, Washington State Employment Security Department, Olympia

         24:58 min    ETHICS - When the Client Moves On:  Attorney liens and file transfer ethical best practices when client hires a replacement attorney.
Jon Ferguson, Ellensburg, Attorney

         32:50 min    I’ve Got It All Covered!  Insurance products for attorneys and small business owners. (0 CLE Credit)
Doug Olsen, AAA Washington, Tacoma

         21:31 min    Being in Two Places at Once:  Opening a remote office location.
Mike Costello, Seattle Attorney

         33:29 min    Changes in a Practice:  Rebranding a classic – one firm’s evolution.
Steve Bulzomi, Tacoma Attorney
Bobbie Bailey, Marketing Puget Sound, Tacoma

         31:02 min    Ethics of Client Data Security
J.D. Smith, Seattle Attorney