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Events

NALFA hosts CLE and professional development programs on attorney fee and legal billing topics.  All our programs are free for NALFA members, faculty, and fellows.  A $75.00 discount applies to registered guests from any previous NALFA program.  To register by phone, call us at (312) 907-7275 or CLICK HERE (pdf) to register by mail-in form.  Ask about our group rate discounts and free media passes.  Registered guests of 4 or more NALFA programs will earn a Certificate in Reasonable Attorney Fees and qualify for CLE Fellowship.
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  CLE Webinar: "E-Billing & Matter Management: Systems of Savings"
  December 28, 2017 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  NALFA Professional Development Program
  Tuition: $250.00



Faculty

Thomas D. Romando, Manager of Expert Bill Review, Bottomline Technologies, Inc. (Portsmouth)
Robin Snasdell, Managing Director, Consilio LLC (Houston)
Linda Hovanec, Senior Director, Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, Inc. (Hartford)

Course Description
E-billing in law is the electronic delivery of legal invoice data from law firms to legal departments.  In a panel discussion, national thought leaders in this field update corporate counsel, vendors and others on the latest developments and advances in e-billing and matter management and provide the latest news on LEDES/UTBMS.  Panelists also discuss analytics, the use of artificial intelligence, legal bill review, and how to select and manage a system that will most effectively track legal data and reduce outside legal spend.  Course materials included.  This program will be recorded.

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  CLE Webinar: "Legal Fees & Billing Issues in Insurance Coverage"
  January 25, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00



Faculty

Peter K. Rosen, Global Practice Chair of Insurance Coverage, Latham & Watkins LLP (Los Angeles)
Robert D. Allen, Principal, The Allen Law Group PLLC (Dallas)
Jay M. Levin, Principal & Practice Chair of Insurance Recovery, Offit Kurman PA (Philadelphia)

Course Description
Our panel of top insurance litigators address a range of attorney fee and billing issues that arise in all types of liability coverage.  Panelists take an in-depth look at fee entitlement and fee recovery for attorneys representing insurers and policyholders.  Panelists examine methods used to control defense costs, fee discovery, defending fees, and attorney fees as damages in bad faith situations.  Panelists also survey recent court decisions and key state rulings on attorney fees in the insurance coverage context.  Course materials included.  This program will be recorded.

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  CLE Webinar: "US-UK Exchange Program: A Guide to Legal Fee & Billing in the US & UK"
  February 22, 2018 @ 9:00am-11:00am (US Central)
  NALFA Professional Development Program
  Tuition: $250.00 USD


Faculty

Glenn Newberry, Head of Costs Unit, Eversheds Sutherland (London)
Iain Stark, Head of Costs Department, Weightmans (Liverpool)
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Course Description
An international panel address a range of legal fee, billing, and costs issues in the US and UK.  Panelists provide a guide to each nation's legal billing system, examine the economics and state of the American Rule and the English Rule, discuss the comparative roles of UK Costs Lawyers and US-based attorney fee experts.  Panelists also consider fee and billing issues in cross-border matters, representing multinational corporations abroad, and practicing abroad.  Course materials included.  This program will be recorded.

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  CLE Webinar: "View From the Bench: Awarding Attorney Fees in Federal Litigation"
  March 30, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00



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Course Description
Only judges can approve attorney fee awards.  A panel of sitting federal judges address a range of issues in awarding attorney fees and expenses in large, complex litigation in federal court.  Panelists discuss the nuts and bolts of attorney fee awards including fee calculation methods, fee award factors, and fee allocation issues.  Panelists also offer judicial insight on attorney fee claims and provide practice tips for fee-seeking and fee-challenging litigators.  Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "Updated Training on Attorney Fee Dispute Arbitration & Mediation"
  April 26, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


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  CLE Webinar: "Attorney Fees & Ethics: It Pays To Be Reasonable"
  May 31, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 Ethics Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


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  CLE Webinar: "Litigation Budgets & Legal Spend in Corporate Legal Departments"
  June 28, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


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2017 CLE Sponsors: "Program Partners & Thought Leaders & on Reasonable Attorney Fees and Expenses"