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The NALFA

CLE Programs

NALFA is the nation's leading CLE provider for programs on attorney fees and legal billing.  Our CLE programs are live, remote, and multi-state.  All our CLE programs are free for our 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.  If you register for 4 or more NALFA programs (live or on-demand), you'll earn a Certificate in Reasonable Attorney Fees and qualify for NALFA fellowship.
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  CLE Webinar: "Attorney Fees & Ethics: It Pays To Be Reasonable"
  April 30, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 ETHICS Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $175.00


Faculty

Stephanie L. Stewart, Partner, Robinson Stewart Montgomery & Doppke LLC (Chicago)
Ronald C. Minkoff, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC (New York)
Heather L. Rosing, Shareholder & CFO, Klinedinst PC (Los Angeles)

Course Description
The law and ethics of attorney fees prevent the practice of litigation from being just another capitalist enterprise.  A panel of some of the nation's top legal ethics experts cover a range of ethical issues on attorney fees and legal billing. Panelists review the state ethical rules related to reasonable attorney fees and proper legal billing practices. Panelists address the latest issues in attorney fee ethics including the ethics of fee agreements, fee disputes, fee splitting, fee collection, fees paid by cryptocurrency, litigation financing, and more. Panelists consider several real world ethical fee hypotheticals in the context of the business of law. Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "View From the Bench: Awarding Attorney Fees in Litigation"
  May 28, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $175.00


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

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  CLE Webinar: "Attorney Fees in Class Action Litigation"
  June 25, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $175.00


Faculty

Stephen J. Herman, Partner, Herman Herman & Katz LLC (New Orleans)
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Course Description
Class actions generate the largest attorney fee awards.  A panel of some of the nation's top class counsel discuss a range of attorney fees issues in class action and other multi-party litigation.  Panelists discuss the latest class action jurisprudence on fee award factors, fee calculations methods in mega-cases, fee reductions, and more.  Panelists also consider hot issues on attorney fees in class actions including fee recovery strategies, responding to objectors, fee allocation issues, and fee issues in current mass torts.  Panelists also examine recent court trends in class action fee awards from across the U.S.  Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "Hourly Rates in the COVID-19 Era"
  July 30, 2020 @ Noon-2pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $175.00


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Course Description
Every new year, hourly rates must be examined and justified.  In litigation, hourly rates remain the most important and ever-present economic variable.  Our panel of experts have a substantive discussion on the factors that determine prevailing market hourly rates for partners, associates, and staff attorneys. Panelists examine the major hourly rate factors including location, practice area, position title, and size of law firm.  Panelists also explore the economic and market conditions that can effect hourly rates in the aggregate, best practices for conducting an hourly rate survey, and more. Course materials included.

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