As with so many industries, some sectors of the legal profession have been hit hard by the economy. As a result, a team of industry leaders has been assembled by the Philadelphia Bar Association Law Practice Management Division to assist lawyers who are either looking for employment or who are considering new ways to further their legal careers during the economic downturn. The program will also assist those who counsel lawyers on how they can find employment and continue to practice law in the interim. I will be there to address public relations and marketing for lawyers and will answer questions about media relations.
"Lawyers in Transition," is a 2.5-credit CLE program designed to help struggling attorneys get back on their feet on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. It will take place at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Bldg., 10th Floor, Ste. 1010, in Philadelphia.
Some of the topics to be covered include:
Suddenly Solo: Legal and medical insurance, equipment purchases, whom to notify and how, practical aspects of going and staying solo, going solo temporarily and the ethical aspects of communicating with former clients.
Marketing Yourself: Getting new clients, working with existing clients and the ethical considerations of public relations and marketing for lawyers.
Looking for a Job: Using placement services, interviewing techniques, dealing with stress and the ethical concerns.
The faculty includes:
Daniel J. Siegel, Esq., President, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, Havertown
Mary Platt, Esq., Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia
Ellen Freedman, CLM, Law Practice Management Coordinator, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Harrisburg
Kenneth J. Hagreen, Esq., Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., Camp Hill
Elizabeth Lloyd, Executive Recruiter - Litigation Consultant, Ajilon Professional Staffing, Philadelphia
Susan G. Manch, Shannon & Manch LLP, Washington, D.C.
Gina F. Rubel, Esq., Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
Barbara S. Rosenberg, Esq.
Gina Sage, Senior Account Executive, USI Affinity, Philadelphia
It should also be noted that in furtherance of PBI's goal of assisting attorneys who find themselves in transition and are looking for work during these difficult times, PBI is pleased to offer this program at a substantially reduced fee. In addition to the reduced fee, those who cannot afford to pay for the seminar may attend at no cost. PBI will not require verification for this opportunity; you simply need to check the box appropriate to you.
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