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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: "The Ethics of Attorney Fees: It Pays To Be Reasonable"
  December 12, 2019 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 ETHICS Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

Daniel M. White, Partner, White & Amundson APC (San Diego, CA)
Elizabeth T. Simon, Ethics Attorney, Akin Gump LLP (Washington, DC)
Brent W. Landau, Global Managing Partner, Hausfeld LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

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 fee agreements, fee disputes, fee splitting, 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: "Establishing Hourly Rates: It's All Local"
  January 30, 2020 @ 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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Course Description
Every new year, hourly rate data must be examined and justified.  In litigation, hourly rates remain the most important and ever-present economic variable.  Our panel of experts discuss 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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  CLE Webinar "Legal Fees & Billing Issues in Insurance Coverage Litigation"
  February 27, 2020 @ 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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Course Description
Insurers pay more in legal fees than any other industry.  A panel of some of the nation's top insurance litigators address a range of attorney fee and legal billing issues that arise in the tripartite insurance relationship in all types of liability coverage areas.  Panelists take an in-depth look at fee entitlement and fee recovery for attorneys representing insurers and corporate policyholders. Panelists examine billing guidelines, defending fees, fee discovery, and attorney fees as sanctions 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.

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