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Law Firm Compensation & Bonuses: Planning for 2023

Law Firm Compensation & Bonuses: Planning for 2023 Presenter: Brenda Barnes and Camille Stell Join Brenda Barnes and Camille Stell for a Discussion about Law Firm Compensation and Bonuses. They are co-authors of the newly published book RESPECT – An Insight to Attorney Compensation Plans. Date: Web., Feb 23, 2023 Time: 1pm – 2pm ET Cost: $97 (free to LOM Premium members) CLICK HERE to register for free.  

Navigating Workplace Conflict: Practical Tools for Difficult, Messy, Touchy Situations

  Navigating Workplace Conflict: Practical Tools for Difficult, Messy, Touchy Situations. Presenter: Lynne Curry, PhD, President of Communication Works, Inc. Join Lynne Curry for this practical, ‘how-to” webinar that’s packed with the proven ideas, tips and techniques to help you gain positive outcomes from even the most severe personal, professional, and workplace conflicts. How to recognize and respond to the most common types of office and staff conflict situations How to identify difficult and toxic staffers and recognize when conflict situations might arise What steps to immediately take when responding to common workplace conflict situations How to maintain your own “cool” and make it through unscathed when dealing with toxic, angry, and even nasty and insulting staffers The most effective way to start a conflict discussion that also helps avoid… . . . read more

A Basic Guide to Client Trust Fund Accounting & Reporting for Law Firm Administrators

  Download Handouts: California State Bar Trust – IOLTA Handbook – 2022 California State Bar Trust – IOLTA CTAPP 2023 Rule Frequently Asked Questions: Client Trust Account Protection Program Trust Accounting and Management Reports – December 2022 4889-7625-9137 Practical, “How-to” Help to Create and Use Client Trust Accounts and Comply with the Latest Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements. Presenter: Diane L. Camacho, President, CEO, DLC Consulting Services, LLC Here’s just some of what you’ll learn: What is a client trust account? Who is required to have a client trust fund account? When and how to set up a client trust account The latest rules and regulations governing client trust accounts. The difference between a client trust fund and a security deposit account What types of funds can be placed in client… . . . read more

WEBINAR RECORDING

Everything You Need to Know NOW About Flat Fee Billing

  Downloadable Files: PDF Handout Presented by Liz Miller, a recognized expert in legal practice management, this 60-minute, Skill-Builder Webinar tells you what you need to know RIGHT NOW about flat fee billing, including how to determine if your firm should consider making the move to flat fee. You’ll discover why law firms are turning to flat fee billing, the financial and practical advantages of flat fee billing, common objections and obstacles to flat fee, and proven steps to implement profitable flat fee billing in your firm, including how to set flat fees. In short, you’ll find out if flat fee billing can pay off for your practice. Here’s just some of what you’ll learn: What is flat fee billing, what are the different types of flat fee billing, including… . . . read more

WEBINAR RECORDING

Building an Accountability Culture and a Thriving Practice


Lynne CurryJoin Lynne Curry, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and author of “Beating the Workplace Bully,” AMACOM 2016, and “Solutions”, for a fast-paced, practical look at developing an accountability culture in your organization.
Here’s just some of what you’ll learn:
• Why accountability matters to your bottom line
• The key steps for creating an accountable culture
• How to attract and retain accountable employees
• How to coach for increased accountability.

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Model waiver of COVID-19 infection liability sign to post at your law office

As long as COVID-19 remains a threat, you run the risk of being sued by clients, vendors, guests and other visitors (“visitors”) who claim they contracted the virus at your office facility as a result of your inadequate safety measures. One way to limit liability is by conspicuously posting a sign at the entry of your facility indicating visitors’ agreement to waive their rights to sue you for COVID-19 infections by entering the office. Although there’s no guarantee that a court would enforce such a waiver, the Model Sign below uses fairly conservative language that has been found to be enforceable in other situations. Caveat: The inclusion of the phrase purporting to insulate you against your own negligence in Sections 3 and 4 is fairly risky and you may want… . . . read more

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Model visitors’ waiver of COVID-19 infection liability form

As long as COVID-19 remains a threat, you run the risk of being sued by clients, vendors, guests and other visitors (“visitors”) who claim they contracted the virus at your office as a result of your inadequate safety measures. One way to limit liability is having visitors sign a form agreeing to waive their rights to sue you for COVID-19 infections before entering the office. Although there’s no guarantee that a court would enforce such a waiver, the Model Form below uses fairly conservative language that has been found to be enforceable in other situations. Caveat: The inclusion of the phrase purporting to insulate you against your own negligence in Sections 3 and 4 is fairly risky and you may want to talk to counsel about whether to use it… . . . read more

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Using waivers to avoid getting sued for COVID-19 infections

In these times of pandemic, signs and forms like this purporting to shield the owner of a facility against liability have become a fixture in workplaces and other facilities. You might even be using them at your own office. The idea is to notify clients, vendors and other visitors (which, for simplicity’s sake, we’ll refer to collectively as “visitors”) that they’re entering the facility at their own risk and in so doing, waiving their rights to sue the owner for any illness or injury they suffer while on the premises. Of course, that includes COVID-19 infection. It seems like a simple, cost-effective way to limit liability risks to visitors who may claim they got infected while they were at your office. But will it work? The answer may depend, in… . . . read more

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Telecommuter home office hazard assessment & inspection checklist

While not an OSHA obligation, it’s highly advisable to take measures to protect the health and safety of telecommuting office employees who work from home. How? By having employees seeking approval to telecommute designate a room or area as their home workspace and arranging for somebody to perform a hazard assessment inspection to verify that the workspace is safe, healthy and appropriate for the proposed use. Option 1: Have an office supervisor or manager visit the site and do a physical walk-through inspection; Option 2: Have the employee videotape the space and/or submit detailed photos and a floor plan and do the inspection virtually; Option 3: Have the employee inspect the space himself/herself. Whoever does the assessment should use the Checklist below.

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Model mandatory face mask policy

More than 20 states have enacted laws requiring the use of face masks or coverings in indoor public places. Here’s a Model Policy incorporating current legal requirements and public health guidance that you can adapt for your own lab.


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