2019 MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON THE BUSINESS OF LAW
Institute
ITEM #:  1029912001   |   EVENT CODE:  279509    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$445.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase

ONE DAY REGISTRATION OPTION
To register for only Day 1 or only Day 2, call Minnesota CLE at 800-759-8840.

MINNEAPOLIS

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019

8:45 AM - 4:30 PM   |   Check-In:  8:00 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

The 2019 Midwest Conference on the Business of Law

How to Create a More Efficient, Profitable and Healthier Law Practice


An Important Conference for Those Who Want to Create a Better Law Firm
Practicing law and running a business is a hard combination. Minnesota CLE has created this conference to help small- to medium-sized law firms become more successful – more efficient, more productive and better able to handle the business aspects of a law firm. 

Many Sessions from Which to Choose – Select Those Best for You
We’ve created a conference with helpful plenary sessions and then allow you to choose small group sessions that will be most instructive to you. From strategic planning, to financial metrics, from issues of growth to project management, from systems to the best use of the cloud, these and many more sessions are planned to help your law firm become more successful. 

An Opportunity to Network with Others Who Want to Improve the Quality of Their Law Firm
Minnesota CLE has created a unique opportunity to network with like-minded attorneys interested in building a better law firm business – whether to increase profits, to grow, or to create a healthier law firm. Don’t miss this special event and your chance to learn from and interact with others who are intent on a better practice environment.

Sign Up for the Entire Conference or Choose Just One Day
Though we recommend both days, we recognize the work demands and pressures you face – so you can choose to attend Day 1 or Day 2 or both days of the conference – but don’t miss this special opportunity to invest in your law practice and your law firm. We guarantee you’ll leave with good ideas for making your firm a better place to be.


DAY 1 – NOVEMBER 7, 2019


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Paul M. Floyd, Course Chair

9:00 – 9:55 a.m.
Defining Your Value Proposition, Core Competencies and Competitive Advantage
George Dierberger

9:55 – 10:05 a.m.
BREAK

10:05 – 11:00 a.m.
Creating Systems – Increasing Efficiency and Productivity
Ryan McKeen

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
BREAK

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Strategic Planning and Implementation: Vision, Metrics, Firm Culture and More
Sonia Miller-Van Oort

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
SMALL GROUP SESSION A

101
Growth – Why and How? Risks and Rewards

Clark D. Opdahl, Steven A. Smith & Chad A. Snyder
Eric T. Cooperstein (moderator)

102
Potential Client Screening – Using the Scorecard Method

Matthew E. Ludt

103
Finding and Retaining Lawyer Talent – People That Make Your Law Practice Better

Kendra Brodin


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAK

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
SMALL GROUP SESSION B

201
Project Management Tips – Techniques and Methods That Create an Easier Workflow

Ryan McKeen

202
Developing a Client-Centered Law Firm – And the Dividends It Pays

Shannon D. Hoagland

203
Financial Metrics, Budgeting and Cost Controls – Planning for Profitability

Paul M. Floyd, Matthew H. Morgan & Jon R. Schindel


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
SMALL GROUP SESSION C

301
Yearly Planning for Lawyers: Setting Goals, Growing Your Business, Client Acquisition and More

Chad Burton & Chad A. Snyder

302
The Business Case for Diversity

1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Roy S. Ginsburg

303
Compensation Models to Grow the Firm – Which Model Is Best for You?

Paul M. Floyd


DAY 2 – NOVEMBER 8, 2019


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Paul M. Floyd, Course Chair

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
The Future of the Practice of Law – And What It Means to You Now!
Mark A. Cohen, Sam Glover & Terrie S. Wheeler
Paul M. Floyd (moderator)

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Re-Imagining Your Law Firm – What Is Your Vision? Defining Success, Setting Goals, Creating a Culture, a Structure and Process
Billie Tarascio

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.
BREAK

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Branding, Brand Promise, Marketing and Pricing
George Dierberger

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
SMALL GROUP SESSION D

401
Law Firm Staffing – Hiring Attorneys? Contract Attorneys? Support Staff? There’s More Than One Way to Do It!

Laura J. Broomell, Heather M. Gilbert & Jon R. Schindel
Eric T. Cooperstein (moderator)

402
Marketing – Great Tips for Getting and Keeping Clients – The Clients That Match Your Business

Jeffrey M. Baill, Shannon D. Hoagland & Terrie S. Wheeler
Susan D. Minsberg (moderator)

403
How to Use the Cloud – Efficiently, Effectively and Safely

Todd C. Scott


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
BREAK

2:15 – 3: 15 p.m.
SMALL GROUP SESSION E

501
What Advisors and Contractors Can Do For You – Getting Help in IT, Marketing, HR, Finance and More!

Toni L. Halleen

502
The Power of the Initial Consultation – Turning Inquiries Into Clients or Fans

Billie Tarascio

503
Work Smarter Not Harder – How to Use the Zapier Tool to Boost Firm Productivity

Jessica L. Birken


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
SMALL GROUP SESSION F

601
I’ve Got My Eyes on You: Ethics Requirements for Supervising Your Staff

1.0 ethics credit applied for
Eric T. Cooperstein

602
Cloud-Based Platforms and Applications That Will Save You Time and Make Your Practice Easier

Jessica L. Birken & Todd C. Scott

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Thursday & Friday
November 7 & 8, 2019

Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
There are no replays.

Visit the Meet Minneapolis website to search for hotels and book your room. The closest hotels to the Minnesota CLE Conference Center are the Minneapolis Marriott City Center and the Radisson Blu Minneapolis.

Tuition rates for the full 2-day conference:
$395 MSBA members / $395 paralegals / $445 standard rate

Tuition rates for the 1-day option:
$275 MSBA members / $275 paralegals / $325 standard rate
To register for only one day, please call Minnesota CLE at 651-227-8266 or 800-759-8840.

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 11.0 total CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit for session #302 and 1.0 ethics credit for session #601. We anticipate Day 1 will qualify for 5.5 credits and Day 2 will qualify for 5.5 credits. The maximum number of CLE credits an attendee may claim for the full two-day conference is 11.0 credits.

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STANDARD PRICE
$445.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase

ONE DAY REGISTRATION OPTION
To register for only Day 1 or only Day 2, call Minnesota CLE at 800-759-8840.

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