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Beginning the Client Relationship for a Civil Practice

Continuing Legal Education

March 8, 2013 Friday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This session will focus on initial client interviews and include such topics as client intake, managing client expectations, engagement letters, and common ethical issues with transaction-based practices. Sample documents will be provided.

If you have interest in this session, it is part 1 of a series of Civil Litigation offerings from our Attorney Apprenticeship Program which includes:

  • Motions 101 (March 8, 1 to 4 p.m.): Learn the most common types of motions in a civil litigation practice from pre-trial motions to dispositive relief. (IBA352)
  • Written Discovery and Depositions (March 21, 1 to 4 p.m.): Learn the skills you need to effectively draft and respond to Requests for Production of Documents and Interrogatories and the ins and outs of conducting and defending a deposition. Participants will work on sample discovery and learn how to effectively use discovery in a deposition. (IBA355)
  • Negotiation Tactics and Alternative Dispute Resolution (April 10, 1 to 4 p.m.)– More and more civil litigation ends in mediation and settlement. Learn effective negotiation tactics to resolve your client’s dispute as well as the basics of a good settlement agreement. (IBA453)

The Attorney Apprentice Program is designed to provide substantive knowledge and practical experience to new and less experienced attorneys. Designed to bridge the “knowing-doing gap” often experienced by new practitioners, the program includes practice and role play to accelerate the learning curve and personal growth of participants.

The Attorney Apprentice Program features a core curriculum aimed at developing attorney business and marketing skills. The core curriculum will be presented on Friday, April 19, 1 to 4 p.m. (IBA456)

You can register separately for each session.

Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Event Code
IndyBar Education Center, 135 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 1500
Credit Hours
1.00   (1 General Credit)
IndyBar Lawyers Helping Lawyers Task Force
Kathleen Hart, Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP; Tony Paganelli, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

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