"BILLING BLUNDERS AND FEE AGREEMENT ESSENTIALS"
Lynda C. Shely, Esq.
Ethics Lawyer, Speaker, Consultant
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 12-1 p.m.
Ethical and practical considerations for ALL firms - even those that think they do not need to track hourly time! Lynda will review what clauses are mandatory for all fee agreements in Arizona, as well as clauses that will help with client communications and expectations.
Billing tips: You will learn the five things to never do in a time entry, why block billing is prohibited in Arizona, how to get paid faster, and common mistakes made in client invoices.THIS WEBINAR QUALIFIES FOR 1 HOUR OF ETHICS CLE CREDIT.
COST: APA Members $25; All others $30.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: FRIDAY, September 8, 2017, AT 5:00 P.M.
Lynda C. Shely, of The Shely Firm, PC, Scottsdale, Arizona, provides ethics advice to over 1500 law firms in Arizona and the District of Columbia on a variety of topics including conflicts of interest, fees and billing, trust account procedures, lawyer transitions, multi-jurisdictional practice, ancillary businesses, and ethics requirements for law firm advertising/marketing. She also assists lawyers in responding to initial Bar charges, performs law office risk management reviews, and trains law firm staff in ethics requirements. Lynda serves as an expert witness and frequently presents continuing legal education programs around the country. Prior to opening her own firm, she was the Director of Lawyer Ethics for the State Bar of Arizona. Prior to moving to Arizona, Prior to moving to Arizona, Lynda was an intellectual property/antitrust associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC. Lynda received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and her JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC.
Lynda was the 2015-2016 President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. She serves on several State Bar of Arizona Committees, and as a liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. She is an Arizona Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates. Lynda has received several awards for her contributions to the legal profession, including the 2007 State Bar of Arizona Member of the Year award, the Scottsdale Bar Association’s 2010 Award of Excellence, and the 2015 AWLA, Maricopa Chapter, Ruth V. McGregor award. She is a prior chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection and a past member of the ABA’s Professionalism Committee and Center for Professional Responsibility Conference Planning Committee. Lynda was the 2008-2009 President of the Scottsdale Bar Association. She has been an adjunct professor at all three Arizona law schools, teaching professional responsibility.