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Updates and events from the Law Practice Management and Technology Section

Join the Solo and Small Firm and Law Practice Management and Technology Sections of CLA for "Night of Networking," an evening mixer celebrating the legal community across California. Read more
Whether we are serving as an advocate lawyer or mediator, we all need to feed our families and pay our staff! We must be paid in a timely manner to survive in business, and at the same time follow the ethical rules of professional responsibility for fees and billing. This program will give you insights from one who has mediated hundreds of attorneys-client fee disputes. Read more
This webinar will focus on why and how law firms must plan to address both privacy and cybersecurity concerns. The additional item of complying with the CRPA regarding to employee data is also on the agenda. This webinar will provide an overview of securing your legal practice. The tips provided will include a list of resources. Read more
Join the CLA and Trellis for an engaging webinar as we cover how legal analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. Read more
Often deposition testimony is the chief way (and in private arbitration, sometimes there is no written discovery) to identify the issues, facts, documents, and witnesses. This webinar will focus on the use of deposition transcript software to streamline that process. This webinar will details the many advantages of using deposition transcript software. The tips provided will include a detailed discussion regarding the designation of transcripts for use at trial and using video deposition testimony. Read more
Is your firm prepared for your most active rainmaker to retire? Is recruiting and retention of top talent a challenge because you have not addressed succession? This program will guide you through the challenges to succession planning, a deep dive into succession planning, along with best practices for your firm to develop a successful model to transition lawyers and clients through the process. Read more
As challenges related to COVID-19 continue to emerge, we need to better understand the financial issues our law firms face in order to overcome them. Join us for a discussion on three primary areas of firm finances: setting fees, billing, and collections. Read more
Not every judge or lawyer is ready for virtual court appearances, the key is to be prepared when it is your time. Read more
As professionals prepare to “return to work,” everyone is wondering the same thing: what will “work” look like when the pandemic is over? Some aspects of business will return to how they were before March 2020 while others have changed forever. Approaching client development in a pre-pandemic manner is no longer a viable option for client-focused lawyers. Learning how best to position yourself and your practice in the next normal will be a critical element to your future success. Read more
As businesses become more reliant on technology, when found litigating in California, businesses will find that a larger share of potentially relevant evidence is digital or electronically stored information (“ESI”). Read more

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