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Avoiding the Technology Traps

Ethical and strategic use of technology is a practice essential, especially in the face of cutting-edge breach attempts, increasing demands on attorneys for fast and efficient digital communication, and the promises and perils of generative AI as a practice aid.

Neurodiversity: A Primer for Lawyers

Understanding what neurodiversity means for individuals, their colleagues, and working environments assists when developing recruitment, retention, and intake policies that welcome all clients and ensure attorneys and support staff contribute to the firm’s success.

Effective Marketing within the Rules of Professional Conduct

Sabrina Bier Director of Digital Media and Education at Proper Title, Jayne Corcoran, Marketing Director at Proper Title, and Michael J. Rooney, Attorney at Law discuss how to market yourself and your practice, while staying within the guidelines of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics covered include fees, marketing and advertising guidelines, soliciting clients, working with unrepresented persons, and misconduct issues.

How to Start and Grow Your Own Successful Estate Planning Practice

This course discusses the process of building up your book of business in your trusts & estates legal practice. Topics include: Moving into your own practice, business infrastructure, issues once you have started, staffing, use of Artificial Intelligence, and adding partners. Originally presented as part of the Estate Planning for the 99%.

The Legacy of Bostock v. Clayton County for LGBTQ Rights Cases

In this presentation based on his award-winning book, Before Bostock: The Accidental LGBTQ Precedent of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, Dr. Jason Pierceson, University of Illinois Springfield, examines the history of the inclusion of "sex" in Title VII and how that set the foundation for cases being brought on behalf of trans and queer individuals under Title IX, for example. The presentation further explores the development and application of legal theories used in “sex stereotyping” matters, specifically contrasting how caselaw has interpreted gender identity differently from sexual orientation in statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex..

Can Insurance Protect You from Wire Fraud?

Real estate continues to be a top target for cybercrime. Over the past five years, business email compromise (BEC) has impacted real estate transactions to the tune of $1.6B in wire fraud losses, according to the recent FBI IC3 I-060923-PSA.

Mistreatment of African American Elders

The paucity of data on elder mistreatment is made worse by the intersectionality of race and age. This presentation will focus on risk factors for African American older adults for elder mistreatment within the framework of health disparities and social justice. It will also highlight resources for legal professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in the area so they can engage in culturally appropriate approaches to justice for this community.

Generative AI and the Law: What You Need To Know

Get up to speed quickly with generative AI, current AI regulations worldwide, and the professional conduct implications of AI in the practice of law.

How To Take Charge of Technology - Ethically and Mindfully

Join attorneys Becky Howlett and Cindy Sharp as they present strategies designed to help attorneys manage and even unplug from the digital world — ethically and mindfully — with special emphasis on MRPC 1.1, comment 8 (“benefits and risks associated with relevant technology”); MRPC 1.6, confidentiality; MRPC 1.3, diligence; and MRPC 8.4, professional misconduct.

Combating Ageism in the Legal Field

Unpack age bias in the legal field — what it is, why it matters, and ways to enhance collaboration across all age levels.

Strategies for Trauma-Informed Law Practice

This program explores best practices to curb the negative effects of trauma within the legal profession. Examine how unresolved primary trauma, as well as vicarious trauma, can hinder an attorney’s ability to effectively manage and cope with stress, which can have dire impacts on professional responsibilities and health. Learn to detect trauma so that you can strengthen connections with your clients, while also creating environments that support your mental health and overall well-being.

ChatGPT in the Legal Field: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Ethical Considerations

Gain valuable insights into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the law. Through real-life examples and demonstrations, explore how ChatGPT can enhance legal research, drafting, client communication, and even marketing while also considering potential ethical considerations as you incorporate ChatGPT into your legal practice.

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