Registration: 11:45 a.m.
Seminar: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
$47 - ECBA Members (Judges & Attorneys) and their Paraprofessional Staff
$60 - Non-members
This course has been approved for 1 hour Substantive CLE credit
Ellen Freedman, CLM, serves as the Law Practice Management Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In that capacity she assists PBA’s members with management issues and decisions on the business side of their practice, including areas like technology, financial management and profitability, human resources, marketing, risk management and setting up a practice. Ellen is founder and President of Freedman Consulting, which assists PA law firms with a full range of issues and projects on the business side of the practice. Ellen holds the designation of Certified Legal Manager through the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the credentialing body for the CLM degree. Of the 11,000+ members of the ALA, approximately 260 are certified legal managers. Ellen was one of the first 20 in the nation to have achieved this designation. She holds a Certification in Computer Programming from Maxwell Institute, and a Certification in Web Site Design and a B.A. from Temple University. Ellen was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in October, 2020. Membership in the College is by invitation only. Eligible nominees include those who have made significant contributions to the field of law practice management for over 10 years. Since its establishment over 20 years ago, nearly 300 practitioners from five different countries have become Fellows of the College. Ellen managed inside law firms for 20 years. Most of that time was spent in a midsize (35+ attorney) firm environment. She launched her consulting practice in 1998, and joined the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1999. Ellen is an associate member of the American Bar Association, and its Law Practice Management and General Practice & Small Firm sections. She was a member of the Association of Legal Administrators for over 20 years, and founded the Independence Chapter. She is a frequent author and speaker on law firm management issues on a national level.
Managing mountains of information, while coping with the relentless daily responsibilities of servicing your clients, can be a stressful and daunting task for any attorney. This fast-paced session addresses the persistent challenges you are likely to face, and explores the tools readily available to help you meet those challenges head-on and stay on top of your game.
This session examines the variety of reasons we fail to maximize productivity. It illuminates how to incorporate better organization and communication, and how to overcome procrastination, to ensure that work flows smoothly and efficiently, while avoiding ethical blunders and disciplinary complaints.
Reservations due to the ECBA office by Tuesday, June 14, 2022.