Solo and Small Firm Conference 2019: Success Beyond Tech (On Demand/MP3 downloads)

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6 General CLE credits, 3.5 Ethics (Oregon specific) credits, 1 Business Marketing credit, and 1 Personal Management Assistance credit
Program date: September 20 and 21, 2019

Learn how to develop and hone nontech skills required to grow and maintain a thriving law practice.


Aside from knowing the law, being a successful solo or small firm practitioner also means being skillful in a variety of business-related areas, including management, communications, and collaboration. All too often, you are told that technology will do all of this for you—but you quickly learn that it takes more than tech to run a successful practice. Learn how to develop and hone these nontech skills to grow and maintain a thriving law practice.

Look to the general sessions for issues common to all law practices, including building trust with clients and opposing counsel, legal ethics, an overview of recent tax law changes, and how to get quality client referrals. Two breakouts focus on specific topics that fit your individual needs, including key employment concepts for building a productive legal team and contract drafting and ethics for transactional lawyers.

Cosponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Section.

Presented by:
• Drake Aehegma, Attorney at Law, Portland, OR
• Paula Barran, Barran Liebman LLP, Portland, OR
• Paul Britton, Heltzel Williams PC, Salem, OR
• The Honorable Stephen Bushong, Presiding Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
• Kwame Christian, American Negotiation Institute, Columbus, OH
• Claude Ducloux, National Director of Education, Ethics and State Compliance, LawPay, Austin, TX
• Denise Gaskin, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC, Portland, OR
• Elizabeth Inayoshi, The Law Office of EJ Inayoshi LLC, Hillsboro, OR
• Ksen Pallegedara Murry, KPM Law LLC, Milwaukie, OR
• Gil Price, PMG, Seattle, WA
• The Honorable Kelly Skye, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR
• Barbara Smith, Heltzel Williams PC, Salem, OR
• Emily van Siereveld, Clio Specialist, West Linn, OR
• Lee Wachocki, Professional Liability Fund, Tigard, OR

Product purchase includes on-demand video of:
• All plenary sessions
• Breakout B—Beyond Employment Law 101: Being a Good Boss Is Good for Business
• Breakout C—The Ethics in Contract Drafting
Plus MP3 downloads of:
• Breakout A—The DIY Solo
• Breakout D—Why Litigators Who Write Well Win
Access all content after purchase via the My Account/My Content link above.

Total for all sessions: 6 General CLE credits, 3.5 Ethics (Oregon specific) credits, 1 Business Marketing credit, and 1 Personal Management Assistance credit
ID 57391, 09/20/2019
Complete by 09/20/2022
for Oregon credit

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Listening to an MP3 download is considered self-study and should be reported on OSB MCLE Form 6 (Contemporaneous Individual Screening Log). For reporting questions, please visit or call the OSB MCLE Department at (503) 431-6368 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 368.