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The Changing Model of Legal Services Delivery in the “New Normal”

Friday, October 4, 2013

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to the Program

9:45 a.m. The Changing Demographics of Law Firms and the Implications for Training New Attorneys

The panel will explore the challenges facing law firms in hiring and training attorneys in the "New Normal." The expectation of in-house attorneys regarding training their own staffs as well as training provided to law firm lawyers representing their organization.

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. New Methods of Legal Service Delivery in the New Normal

The panel will discuss new pricing models and the structures used to deliver legal services, including the legal process outsourcing industry. The ethical implications of oversight, unauthorized practice, conflicts of interest, and waiver will be discussed in this context.

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch (Included)

Enjoy lunch with the panelists and other attendees. In the past, we have had a number of in-house attorneys attend this program from both smaller and larger business throughout the state.

12:50 p.m. Stress Reduction for Legal Professionals: Lessons from Positivity & Love 2.0

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, will share ideas from her two books, Positivity and Love 2.0, about how busy legal professionals can reduce stress and find greater enjoyment in their lives.

1:50 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Review of Professional Responsibility Issues Business Lawyers Commonly Face

The panel will review some of the major professional responsibility issues faced by business lawyers - such as conflicts of interest, the duty of confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, and the organization as a client - and highlight recent developments in these areas.

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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