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CLE Programs

NALFA hosts CLE programs on attorney fee and legal billing topics.  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: "Litigation Budgets & Legal Spend in Legal Departments"
  September 27, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

W. Bruce Anderson, VP & Outside Counsel Management, Citigroup Inc. (Tampa Bay, FL)
Amy M. DeCesare, VP Litigation Management Claims Group, Allied World Insurance (Farmington, CT)
Torrey Tomasi, Senior Litigation Auditor, Liberty Mutual Insurance (Burlington, VT)

Course Description
Shareholders and corporate officials have a fiduciary duty to pay only reasonable fees and expenses in litigation.  A panel of in-house counsel address a range of issues in managing outside legal fees and costs in litigation.  Panelists discuss effective litigation management measures to control outside legal spend including litigation budgeting, legal bill review, the use of vendors, data, and software.  Panelists also cover the economic realities of litigation such as outside retention agreements, billing and fee disputes and more.  Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "View From The Bench: Awarding Attorney Fees in Federal Litigation"
  October 25, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

Hon. Gene E.K. Pratter, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Hon. William Matthewman, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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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, attorney fee award factors, establishing hourly rates, attorney fee disputes, attorney fee allocation issues, and more.  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: "Fee-Shifting Cases: Prevailing Party Issues & Fee Claim Strategies"
  November 29, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


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  CLE Webinar: "E-Billing & Matter Management: Systems of Savings"
  December 27, 2018 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  NALFA Professional Development Program
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

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