Webinars

Our free webinars feature legal experts speaking to the how-tos and the what-to-dos of building and sustaining a successful law practice, business, and career.

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Increasing Customer Engagement

David Mitroff 00:46:54 November 12, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Stay top of mind with your connections! Leverage email marketing, virtual events, and virtual networking to increase engagement with your contacts and clients. In this webinar, Increasing Customer Engagement in Challenging Times, learn how to create loyalty from the very first point of contact, leverage email marketing and social media platforms to increase engagement, and use virtual networking to connect and provide opportunities for engagement.

Pro Bono in Times of Crisis

Maria Hall, Tiela Chalmers 00:54:49 October 29, 2020 12:00 pm PST

From the COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters to political protests, 2020 has brought challenges like we have never known. Your legal skills are needed to help our most vulnerable community members. Get tips from this webinar, Rising to the Call: Pro Bono in Our Time of Crisis, on how to connect with statewide pro bono efforts and find free training opportunities in areas of law including housing, employment, government benefits, disaster relief and civil rights.

One-Page Strategic Business Plan

Alay Yajnik 00:56:36 October 22, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Strategic business planning is a key component to growing your firm. Unfortunately, it can be time consuming to create and can become obsolete as situations change. This webinar, The One-Page Strategic Plan: Business Planning Made Simple, teaches you strategic planning made simple, fast, and effective. Determine your areas of focus for the next 12-18 months. Identify your firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Establish a strong foundation for marketing your firm and understand what really sets you apart from other attorneys.

Networking for New Attorneys

Anabella Bonfa, Gary Johnson 00:57:44 October 15, 2020 12:00 pm PST

How to Network Like a Star for New Attorneys will give you tips on how to transform your network and market your legal services, from reaching out to potential referral sources to closing the deal with potential clients.

Digital Age Business Development

Alay Yajnik 00:52:45 October 14, 2020 12:00 pm PST

In-person marketing may be dead, but marketing is alive and well! Law firms, even litigation firms, are still getting new clients. In this webinar, Business Development in the Digital Age, learn how to attract clients, build relationships with top referral sources, and create a digital marketing plan for your law practice.

Introduction to CEB’s Practitioner

Stephanie Walker 00:24:24 August 14, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Tour the only California-specific legal know-how solution with An Introduction to CEB’s Practitioner. You already know how to research what the law is and how to find the right cases and statutes. What you really need is to move beyond practice guides and traditional legal research as quickly as possible, so you can save yourself time and your clients money, while delivering high-value strategic analysis. Turn research into results!

Optimizing Online Legal Research

Stephanie Walker 00:47:41 May 21, 2020 12:00 pm PST

When you’re short on time and juggling multiple deadlines, your clients need to trust that you’re researching efficiently and finding the right answers, quickly. Using CEB’s online research tool to demonstrate, this webinar, Tips for Optimizing Online Legal Research, covers techniques for optimizing your research, including understanding the cost-benefit analysis between free and paid resources, crafting effective search terms, getting the most out of primary and secondary sources, mastering search filters, and understanding case law citators.

Notarization in the Age of COVID

Eli Angote, Jeremy Ofseyer 1:28:43 May 21, 2020 12:00 pm PST

The COVID-19 crisis has caused huge disruptions for businesses as well as individuals. Regardless, important transactions must carry on, including those that require notarization. In this discussion, Notarization in the Age of COVID, Eli Angote and Jeremy Ofseyer cover the various options available in this changing landscape, including remote online notarization (RON).

The Impact of COVID-19 on Transactions

Jason Brooks, Simon Khinda 1:11:31 May 15, 2020 1:00 pm PST

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic people are scrambling to understand their rights and obligations. The Impact of COVID-19 on Transactions and What the CARES Act Offers reviews commercial and real estate agreements, what to look for and what common law rights a party may have. The program also discusses some of the benefits the CARES Act offers for real estate owners.

COVID-19 & Criminal Law: Emergency Regulations

Allison Margolin, Raza Lawrence 00:54:49 May 14, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Emergency Regulations During a Time of Emergency: COVID-19 & Criminal Law
covers state and federal criminal justice rules, regulations, and trends during the coronavirus pandemic. Attorneys Allison Margolin and Raza Lawrence of Margolin & Lawrence discuss reforms, setbacks, and the staying power of moving towards a non-custodial system for non-violent offenders, as well as the concepts of punishment and deterrence.

Quelling Fear of Video Mediation

Teddy Snyder 00:56:54 May 7, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Video mediation has shot to prominence as the best way to get to settlement during a national quarantine—and possibly afterwards as well. Maybe your clients feel nervous about using this medium. This webinar by Teddy Snyder, Quelling Clients’ Fear of Video Mediation (and Yours Too), covers all the details you need to help you and your clients succeed in video mediation.

Fee Agreements and Alternative Structures

Jen Grondahl Lee 00:52:47 April 22, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Before you ask clients to retain you, you have to have sound practices and procedures for your fee agreements and billing structures. In this Business of Law webinar, Getting Paid: Fee Agreements and Alternative Fee Structures, Jen Lee discusses billing, flat fee agreements, and alternative fee structures to the billable hour.

Digital Branding Basics for Lawyers

Anna Colibri 00:57:25 April 16, 2020 12:00 pm PST

How Did Yoda Get His First Lead? Digital Branding Basics for Lawyers covers digital branding basics, including brand messaging and brand look feel. Anna Colibri applies these concepts to websites, marketing collateral, and digital marketing tactics (search, social, email, advertising, and content creation).

Debt Relief & Other Options During COVID-19

Karine Karadjian 1:02:09 April 15, 2020 12:00 pm PST

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in layoffs and income reduction across many households. The financial hardship has in turn led many people to contact bankruptcy attorneys seeking relief. In Debt Relief and Temporary Hardship Options During the COVID-19 Crisis, bankruptcy attorney Karine Karadjian discusses some financial relief options available to those affected by Covid-19 in an effort to prevent impulsive bankruptcy filings for situations where a bankruptcy may potentially be avoided.

CARES Act PPP and EIDL Loans

Simon Khinda 1:10:09 April 10, 2020 1:00 pm PST

This program, CARES Act: Key Points Regarding PPP and EIDL Loan Programs highlights the key talking points small businesses, sole proprietors, self-employed and independent contractors need to understand with respect to the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Growing Your Law Firm Online

David Mitroff 1:01:06 April 9, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Strategies for Growing Your Law Firm Business Online covers business growth strategies that leverage social media, content marketing, and virtual social interactions across many platforms. Use websites, blogs, review sites, and email marketing to grow your practice. Online presence is critical for business growth today!

Zoom 101 Tools and Tips

Connie Voos, John Wuopio 00:47:58 April 8, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Zoom is being used for communicating with clients, depositions, and more, allowing attorneys some business continuity while work places have been shuttered and we are all social distancing. Zoom 101: Tools and Tips for Working Remotely will teach you how to use Zoom audio and video conferencing, handle technical glitches, record meetings, preserve privacy and confidentiality, and best practices for participants.

How to Speak Persuasively

Richard Bannin 00:54:43 April 1, 2020 12:00 pm PST

As a lawyer, you can craft a compelling argument and appeal to your listener’s intellect. But for people to hear what you say, you need to craft HOW you say it. How to Speak Persuasively, Whether in Person or Remote is designed to teach lawyers how to leverage the aspects of public speaking essential to engaging and persuading an audience. Learn how to project presence and authority through body language, voice, eyes and use of space. The techniques acquired will help you consistently achieve your objectives with clients (current and prospective), judges and juries.

Law Firm Management and COVID-19

Beth Mora, Mary Grace Guzmán 00:58:54 March 20, 2020 12:00 pm PST

The nature of legal work often requires high levels of social interaction, whether it be in our offices or in the court. In Law Firm Management and COVID-19—Employment and Ethical Impacts for Your Law Practice, Beth Mora and Mary Grace Guzmán discuss social distancing and other crucial considerations and offer solutions regarding lawyers’ responsibilities to their employees and clients during the pandemic.

LinkedIn for Attorneys

Anabella Bonfa 00:52:11 February 26, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Get tips on how to customize your LinkedIn profile, highlight your unique skills, stay top of mind to clients, and avoid the most common LinkedIn networking mistakes in LinkedIn for Attorneys: Creating Your Personal Brand and Writing Highly Visible Posts.

Building Professional Confidence

Amanda M. Rokita, Maria Hall, Pinky Ghuman 00:56:54 February 20, 2020 12:00 pm PST

For lawyers and other legal professionals, confidence is critical. It unquestionably helps in your communications with others. More importantly, however, confidence is arguably required in order to fulfill one’s ethical obligations. In Building Professional Confidence, hear from diverse new lawyers on building confidence, competence, and stretching beyond your comfort zone.

Building a Successful Small Firm Litigation Practice

Lewis Hudnell 00:57:10 February 13, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Do not let the daunting task of starting your own litigation practice deter the entrepreneur in you from branching out on your own. In this webinar, Punching Above Your Weight: Strategies for Building a Successful Small Firm Litigation Practice, Lewis Hudnell shares strategies for starting your own litigation practice, getting your first case, handling large and complex matters, growing your practice, and going toe-to-toe with big firms.

Project Management Tools

Marie Spark 00:36:45 January 29, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Do you ever feel that your work is managing you, instead of the other way around? There is a better way! The ideal lawyer has a combination of leadership, business management, and technical skills—just like a project manager.

 

In Project Management Tools for Success, learn from an experienced project manager how to make order out of chaos, with tools and techniques you can use to be more effective. Learn about identifying your key stakeholders, setting and managing client and other stakeholder expectations, creating realistic project schedules and milestone charts, why communication is 90% of a project manager’s job, how to manage people who don’t directly report to you, and more. 

Building a Brand

Jo-Anna Nieves 00:59:11 December 4, 2019 12:00 pm PST

What do you want your business to become? What does success look like? In defining your firm brand, you define its future. In this webinar, Building a Brand: Measuring, Metrics, and Marketing, Jo-Anna Nieves walks you through how to define your law firm’s purpose and plan for its future. When you first hang your shingle, don’t just blindly go after any client you can get. When you recognize your passions and plan your business based on those passions, it’s easier to target your offerings to serve the clients you want serve. 

Finding Clients and Getting Paid

Jen Grondahl Lee 00:50:25 November 21, 2019 12:00 pm PST

Are you worried about how you will find clients and how to set yourself up for success when it comes to collecting fees? Finding Clients and Getting Paid is for you. This webinar covers how to find clients who are looking for your services and, more importantly, how to convince them to pay you for advice. Don’t fall into the trap of giving out lots of free advice because you think that’s the only way you will get clients.

Soloing by Trial and Error

Mujdah Rahim 1:00:29 November 20, 2019 12:00 pm PST

A law firm is no different from any other business. It sells legal services to consumers. When you start your solo practice, you’re opening a small business, and you need to be strategic about planning long before you open. In this webinar, Soloing by Trial and Error, Mujdah Rahim lays out how to set your law business up for success from the very start. Thoughtful planning and efficient procedures show, and are excellent client retention and marketing tools. The discussion focuses on how to open a law firm practice on a small budget, run your business efficiently with automation, and survive lean months.

 

Build a Sustainable Solo Practice

Maria Hall, N. Micheli Quadros 00:55:59 November 14, 2019 12:00 pm PST

Don’t wait to be hired—create your own dream job! You can build a sustainable solo practice. As a solo lawyer, you have the power to choose your practice area, clients, priorities and schedule. In this webinar, Tips and Tricks: Building a Sustainable Community-Based Solo Law Practice, you’ll learn tips about building competence to practice ethically and effectively, creating a market niche based on your unique talents and vision, keeping overhead low by using technology, and bridging the justice gap by serving diverse clients and clients of modest means. Build a sustainable solo practice!

How to Communicate Persuasively

Mitch Jackson 00:54:59 November 13, 2019 12:00 pm PST

Good trial lawyers know that giving a great opening statement or a compelling closing argument involves more than merely sharing the facts and evidence. They know that to build trust and be persuasive, they must weave the facts and evidence into an interesting and sometimes entertaining story that, in the end, adds meaning and value for everyone in the courtroom. Connecting with others and building your business, especially when using social media, involves the same strategy. Find out tips and tricks from Mitch Jackson in this webinar, How to Communicate Persuasively in Court and on Social Media.