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The Ethics of Creating Attorney-Client Relationships in the Electronic Age (Telephone)

UNL: Life on the Judiciary Panel

Estate Planning for Retirement Assets (Telephone)

Attorney, Heal Thyself: The Detection, Treatment and Prevention of Substance Abuse (Webinar)

Management & Information Control Issues in Closely Held Companies (Telephone)

A Lawyer’s Guide to Using Professional Coaches (Webinar)
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The practice of law is based on relationships – with clients, potential clients and referral sources. Personal networking is the best way to create and sustain those relationships. Unfortunately, many lawyers will do anything to avoid networking. The key to successful networking is to find the networking method that matches your personality – the one that makes you feel the most comfortable and confident.

When: Friday, June 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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This webinar DOES NOT qualify for CLE credit in Nebraska

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$85 - All Registrants

***Because these seminars are provided through a third party, NSBA dues-paying members are NOT ABLE to use their 2 free ethics credits for these seminars.***

A Lawyer’s Guide to Using Professional Coaches

Presented by Andrew Elowitt, JD MBA PCC

(This is a “simulive” rebroadcast of a previously recorded presentation. Presenter Elowitt will be available during the rebroadcast to answer questions. Program originally recorded March 8, 2016.)

Lawyers are increasingly turning to professional coaches to help them improve their practice and management skills. Being informed and prepared about the coaching process can help you get the most out of your investment in coaching.

Lawyers must know more than the law. Their ethical obligation to provide competent representation continues to expand. (See Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.) From both ethical and business perspectives, lawyers must maintain the requisite knowledge and skill to manage their practices. (Ignorance, for example, of lawyer trust accounting principles isn’t a viable defense to disciplinary charges of misappropriation of clients’ funds.) 

As a result, lawyers are increasingly relying on outsiders to help them run their practices. As legal practice has become more complex, multifaceted and demanding, lawyers now routinely call vendors, consultants, coaches, trainers and mental health professionals for help. Knowing whom to call can be confusing. This confusion is even greater when it comes to coaches and coaching.  It doesn’t have to be.

Attendees will also learn how to avoid the 10 most common mistakes lawyers make when selecting and working with a coach.

Andrew Elowitt, JD, MBA, PCC, brings over twenty-five year’s experience as both an executive and business lawyer to his coaching, facilitation, and organizational development clients.

He is the Managing Director of New Actions LLC, specialists in talent, strategy and leadership development for law firms and corporate legal departments. He is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and an ICF Professional Certified Coach. Before becoming a coach and consultant, Andrew worked both in law firms and as General Counsel during his over twenty years as an active California lawyer. He is regarded as an expert in the use of emotional, social and conversational intelligences in leading and managing legal organizations. He is the author of the ABA’s “Lawyer’s Guide to Professional Coaching: Leadership, Mentoring & Effectiveness” and a frequent contributor to the ABA Law Practice Division’s “Law Practice” magazine.

If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131;

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098