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CLE Programs

NALFA is the nation's leading CLE provider of 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 Ethical Billing & Reasonable Fees and qualify for NALFA fellowship.
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  CLE Webinar: "Ethical Billing Practices in Litigation"
  February 25, 2021 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 ETHICS Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $275.00


Faculty

John Conlon, Principal & CEO, Legal Points LLC (Indianapolis)
Brandon N. Krueger, Shareholder, Sall Spencer Callas & Krueger, ALC (Laguna Beach)
Barry Temkin, Partner, Mound Cotton Wollan Greengrass LLP (New York)

Course Description
The billing record is the blueprint for attorney fees.  In litigation, proper billing practices is critical not only for good client relations but seeking attorney fees in court.  A panel of legal billing ethics experts discuss effective and ethical litigation management.  Panelists address a range of ethical issues in task-based billing including timekeeper practices, billing increments, staffing, billing judgment, details of entries, block billing, reimbursable expenses, billing systems, use of technology, and more.  Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "Proving Attorney Fees in Court"
  March 25, 2021 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $275.00


Faculty
TBA
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TBA

Course Description
Attorney fee requests must be proven in court.  More and more judges are relying on the work of outside expertise to award attorney fees and expenses in large, complex cases.  Litigants are also turning to outside attorney fee experts to prove reasonable attorney fees in court or arbitration.  Our panel of fully qualified attorney fee experts discuss a range of issues that arise in the fee-setting stage of litigation.  Panelists cover proving hour rates, utilizing data points in lawyering, employing all favorable fee award factors, and more.  Panelists also provide practice tips for fee-seeking and fee-challenging litigators.  Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "View From the Bench: Awarding Attorney Fees in Litigation"
  April 29, 2021 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $275.00


Faculty
TBA
TBA
TBA

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 & Ethics: It Pays To Be Reasonable"
  May 27, 2021 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 ETHICS Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $275.00


Faculty

Steven K. Berenson, Senior Counsel, Klinedinst PC (San Diego)
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TBA

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, division of fees, 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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