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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: "View From the Bench: Awarding Attorney Fees in Federal Litigation"
  May 30, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Approved)
  Tuition: $250.00

Faculty
The Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
The Honorable James G. Carr, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
The Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

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: "Patent Attorney Fee Awards Post-Octane Fitness"
  June 13, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty
David S. Bloch, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP (San Francisco)
Robert Frederickson, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP (Boston)
Rudy Telscher, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP (St. Louis)

Course Description
A panel of prominent patent infringement litigators address a range of issues in patent attorney fee awards since the Octane Fitness and Highmark Supreme Court rulings.  Panelists discuss a range of fee issues and the new landscape of litigating patent cases.  Panelists focus on the new "exceptional" case standard, fee entitlement, fee recovery and winning and defeating attorney fee claims in federal court.  Panelists also discuss patent fee award statistics, current court trends, practice tips, and the future of patent fee awards.  Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "Attorney Fees in Class Action Litigation"
  June 27, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00

Faculty
Kevin R. Budner, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP (San Francisco)
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Course Description
Class actions generate the largest 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 action 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: "View From the Bench: Awarding Attorney Fees in Federal Litigation"
  August 29, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty
The Hon. William Matthewman, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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Course Description
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CLE Webinar: "Proving Attorney Fees in Litigation"
September 26, 2019 @ 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: "Professional Fees in Large Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases"
October 17, 2019 @ 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: "Attorney Fees in Qui Tam Whistleblower Actions"
October 31, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
Tuition: $250.00

Faculty
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CLE Webinar: "View From the Bench: Awarding Attorney Fees in Federal Litigation"
November 21, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
Tuition: $250.00

Faculty
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CLE Webinar: "Attorney Fees & Ethics: It Pays To Be Reasonable"
December 19, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
2.00 ETHICS Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
Tuition: $250.00

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