2nd Annual Low Bono Conference - Unbundling: Reimagining the Attorney-Client Relationship

June 08, 2018 | 1.25 Law and Legal, 1.75 Other and 3.5 Ethics CLE Credits applied for

Unbundled legal services is a vital emerging market for lawyers. This CLE will provide you the information, resources and practical advice to help you improve your practice if you are currently using unbundled legal services or help you see how best to introduce it to your practice.

Overview

Co-hosted by the WSBA Low Bono Section and Seattle University School of Law CLE, the 2nd Annual Low Bono Conference will provide practical advice on providing your clients with exactly the services they need, when they need them, without wasting time, money or resources. Topics include:

  • How unbundled services work and how it is currently being applied by lawyers;
  • How to explain unbundled legal services to clients;
  • The roles of drafting, negotiation, research and brief services.

Additional important issued to be covered will include:

  • Fee structures;
  • How to use a website to offer low bono services; and
  • Dealing with the stresses of working with clients.

Agenda

Agenda and Speakers are subject to change

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee Service

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

8:45-10:30 a.m.

Session 1 - Unbundled Legal Services: The Practitioner's Perspective

  • Which legal services unbundle best? Why does it matter?
  • How do you unbundle legal services?
  • How do you explain unbundling to your clients?
  • How do you draft fee agreements for these services?
Moderators:

Jessica Martin, Sound Family Law

Stacie Naczelnik, Sound Family Law

Panel

Vincent Omar Barraza,  Barraza Law, PLLC

Renee Lee,  Baugher Law Firm

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45-11:30 a.m.

Session 2 - Unbundled Legal Services and Malpractice/Bar Grievances

  • Limiting risks when providing limited appearances and unbundled legal services.
  • Considering your insurance options when providing unbundled services.
  • Best practices for protecting yourself and your client
Speaker

Duane Crone, Mainstreet Legal Malpractice Insurance

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Session 3 - Technology & Low Bono Services

  • Using the internet to provide low bono services.
  • Ethical considerations of providing legal information on the internet.
Speaker

Forrest Carlson, Assemble Law Group, PLLC

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Session 4 - Unbundled Legal Services: The Business Perspective

  • Setting prices, making money, and paying the bills.
  • Making a living and supporting access to justice.
  • Presenting fee structures to clients.
Speakers:

Paul Barrera, North City Law

Jessica Lewis, Northwest Advocacy Foundation

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45-4:45 p.m.

Session 5 - Professionalism and Personal Satisfaction: Prospering Personally and Financially

  • How do you say no?
  • What do you do when you can't assist a compelling client?
Speakers

Andy Benjamin

Pete Roberts, Practice Management Specialist

4:45 - 5.00 p.m.

Wrap-up and Evaluations

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Post-CLE Social

Location to be announced

Pricing

Attorneys - Over 4 years in Practice

General Registration - $149.00

WSBA Low Bono Section Members - $119

Seattle University School of Law Alumni  - $119

Attorneys - 3 years or less in Practice

General Registration - $119

WSBA Low Bono Section Members - $89

Non-Attorneys - Paralegals and General Public

General Registration - $89

Other

Law Students (in-person participation only) - $20.00

Live Webcast and In-Person attendance options available