The tough economic times have made it more likely that lawyers will be faced with the challenge of trying to collect on accounts or defend them. From LAWPRO’s experience, a malpractice claim is a very frequent response to a suit for fees. For this reason, lawyers should tread very carefully when trying to collect fees.
The Ontario Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section has put together a CLE/webinar to help lawyers better understand how to use assessments as a tool, and to ensure they are fairly compensated for the efforts expended on behalf of their clients.
I like the pro-active nature of this program as it will help lawyers gain insights into how to conduct their practices in order to avoid the need for assessments; and how to best prepare for and conduct assessments to maximize the collection of their fees. Ed Upenieks, from Lawrence, Lawrence, Stevenson LLP is the program speaker.
The program runs Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the OBA Conference Centre (200 – 20 Toronto St., Toronto, Ontario), and is available via webinar as well.
The program agenda is as follows:
- 5:30 pm – Registration and Reception (Cash Bar)
- 6:00 pm Buffet Dinner
- 6:40 pm Program
CBA members and non-members may attend the program.
Go here for more details and to register.