CLE

Podcast #56: How to Fix Conferences and Meetings, with Matt Homann

Let’s face it, a lot of legal conferences are pretty bad. You get a lot of presenters reading their slides and panels where one person hogs the microphone. As Matt Homann explains, the needs of conference-goers have changed, which is an opportunity to do better CLE. 2016’s Best Law-Firm Websites Out of more than 150 […]

If You Lead, Business Will Follow

Lawyers in all areas of practice need to get out and become known. Rather than paying for advertising, you should take advantage of the abundance of leadership opportunities available in your community.

10 Ways Local Bar Associations Can Better Serve Lawyers

Local bar associations must begin to address the rapidly changing needs of members and move into this century.

The Challenges Unique to LGBT Litigators

Last week, I attended a thought-provoking seminar on the unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lawyers in the courtroom.

A New Lawyer’s Guide to Teaching a CLE (Part 1 of 2)

Teaching a CLE can be a lot of work, but new lawyers will reap benefits when they do, including public speaking experience and networking exposure.

Roy Will be Talking About Ethics and Client Service for ALI-CLE Next Tuesday at Noon EDT

If you have enjoyed my posts on client service, tune in next Tuesday (the 19th) for a live, one-hour audio webcast/telephone seminar at noon EDT. If you think those posts weren’t so great, you can still earn one ethics credit. The program is Client Service: Effective and Ethical, sponsored by ALI-CLE (previously known as ALI-ABA), and […]

CLE 2.0: Online Quality

the CLE providers who figure out how to differentiate their brand and sell quality content online will win in the CLE 2.0 era.

Why CLE Quality Has Declined As it Becomes Mandatory

According to Carolyn Elefant, the answer is simple: money. Lawyers don’t want to spend any, so CLE providers can’t afford to, either. But mandatory CLE requirements mean CLE providers need to come up with a lot of seminars. That means the majority of people who present are mostly (1) selling something, or (2) unprepared, because […]

Surefire Legal Marketing

In legal marketing, many things can work, but there is only one thing that definitely works, every time: word of mouth.

How Wacky Are Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Rules?

Continuing Legal Education rules and regulations can be burdensome, onerous and downright wacky.