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Upcoming CLE: How to Bill Clients and Collect Your Fees (Ethically) - Solo Small Firm Practice News

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Posted on: Mar 21, 2014

Monday, May 5, Noon to 1 p.m.
IndyBar Education Center
1.0 Ethics Credit

During this session, speakers will cover the rules you need to know in order to bill and collect from clients, and do so ethically. You will review important professional rules and case law regarding fee agreements, engagement letters and billing clients. Learn tips from experienced attorneys on finding clients, marketing, billing clients and collecting on those outstanding bills, all while doing so without violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.

About the Speakers:
Jamie Edgar is a sole practitioner at his law rm J. Edgar Law Oce PC. Previously, he worked his way through law school as a baili in the Marion County courts. He spent several years at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Oce handling cases from murder and robbery to DUI and simple misdemeanors. This included three years prosecuting drug dealing cases. Mr. Edgar now takes criminal cases on the highest levels, including federal and state cases throughout the Midwest. He earned his undergraduate degree from DePauw University and his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Mr. Edgar is the chair of the IndyBar Criminal Justice Section.

K. Michael Gaerte is Of Counsel at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group where he concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to criminal defense, his experience includes civil and health care litigation, as well as the defense of professional licensure cases before various state licensing boards. Mr. Gaerte has conducted several internal criminal corporate investigations into allegations of environmental and health care related criminal activity. After receiving his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2001, he returned to his hometown of Indianapolis where he joined the law rm of Kiefer & McGo. In 2004, he became a founding partner of Borland & Gaerte PC where he practiced law prior to joining Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. Throughout his career, Mr. Gaerte has served as a frequent lecturer in the area of criminal defense. He currently serves on the Executive Committee for the IndyBar Criminal Justice Section.

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