Sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Association and The Iowa State Bar Association’s General Practice Section
Taking place at the alluring Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa, this event offers solo and small firm practitioners the opportunity to attend a CLE geared directly to their type of practice. That's right. A whole conference dedicated to you and your practice!
Nebraska MCLE #125822. 9 CLE hours, including 2 hours ethics.
Iowa MCLE #233441. 11 CLE hours, including 2 hours ethics.
Registration Fees - Prices below reflect the early-bird registration fees. Registering after August 8 will result in a $50 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.
$550 - Regular registration
$350 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
$135 - Non-Attorneys/Paralegals (Register via registration form)
$10 - Law Students
$30 - I am attending the seminar & want printed materials (cost is additional to registration fee)
The Iowa State Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association have set aside a block of sleeping rooms for guests. Sleeping rooms are not included with your registration. Discounted room rates have been negotiated at $94 (+ taxes and fees) per night for both August 11 and August 12.
**Attendees can make room reservations at the $94 rate prior to Aug. 8, 2016, by visiting www.ameristar.com and entering promo code ISBH16, by calling 877-462-7827 and mentioning the ISBA GP Section Annual Meeting 2016, or by contacting Rayna Gochanour at 402-672-3077 or Rayna.Gochanour@ameristar.com.**
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
4:00 - 6:00 - Welcoming Reception and Registration
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
7:00 – 8:00 – Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 – Tweets, Bleats, Blogs and Chats: Ethics in the Cloud – Speaker: Dustin Cole, Attorneys Master Class
9:00 – 10:00 – Breakouts
Practice Management Software: A New Outlook – Speaker: Scott Baird, Tabs3, Jodelene Weir, Clio
Employment Law in 60 Minutes: The Basics Every Employer and Attorney Should Know – Speaker: Catherine Cano, Jackson Lewis
Not Your Father's Yellow Pages Ad Anymore...Social Media and Marketing – Speaker: Matthew Gardner, Gardner Law Firm
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:15 – Breakouts
Cyber Liability and Protecting Confidential Client Information – Speaker: Todd Scott, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
Unbundling the Sticks – Real Estate Transactions – Speaker: Deborah Petersen, Petersen Law
The When, How, Why – and Why Not – of Advertising and Public Relations – Speaker: Dustin Cole, Attorneys Master Class
11:15 – 11:30 – Luncheon
11:30 – 12:30 – Small Firms, Big Markets – Speaker: Mary Vandenack, Vandenack Williams LLC
12:30 – 12:45 – Break
12:45 – 2:45 – The Model Rules and a Practice That Works Like a Business – Speaker: Robert Clements, Benchmark Business Group
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – Breakouts
Succession Planning/Buying or Selling a Practice – Speaker: Joseph Feller, Koopman Kennedy & Feller
Estate Planning: Breaking Down the Basics – Speaker: Laura Essay, Dvorak & Donovan Law Group
4:00 – 5:00 – “Beer and Bull” Small Group Sessions: Discussions on Productivity/Time Management Tips, Marketing and Staffing (beverages and snacks provided)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
7:30 – 8:30 – Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 – Breakouts
Alternative Fees: Making Them Profitable – Speaker: Mary Vandenack, Vandenack Williams
Family Law 101: Best Practices and Pitfalls – Speaker: Brandie Fowler, Higgins Law
E-Discovery for Solo and Small Firms - Speaker: Anith Mathai, GoldFynch
9:30 – 9:45 – Break
9:45 – 10:45 – Breakouts
Staffing/HR-Recruiting for Small Markets – Speakers: Katie Samples Dean, Sonntag Goodwin & Leef, P.C. and Phil Garland, Philip L. Garland Law Firm
Representing Business Clients – Speaker: David S. Houghton, Houghton, Bradford & Whitted
Introduction to the Nebraska Child Support Calculator – Speaker: Adam Astley, Slowiaczek, Albers & Astley
10:45 – 11:45 – Breakouts
Mobility in Representation: Taking Technology from the Desk to the Bench – Speaker: Rick Sheehy, P&L Technology, Lincoln
Juvenile Law Basics: Interviewing and Counseling the Youth Client – Speaker: Christine Henningsen, University of Nebraska Center on Children & Families
Introduction to Casemaker – Speaker: Jim Corbett, Casemaker
Introduction to Fastcase – Speaker: Christina Steinbrecker Jack, Fastcase Representative
Thank you to the sponsors of the Solo and Small Firm Conference!
Thursday Night Reception Sponsor
Friday Coffee Break Sponsor
Friday Lunch Sponsor
Midwest Special Needs Trust
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
Structured Financial Associates Inc.