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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 "Legal Fees & Billing Issues in Insurance Litigation"
  February 27, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

Robert D. Allen, Principal, The Allen Law Group (Dallas)
Susan P. White, Special Counsel, Buchalter APC (Los Angeles)
Kaveri Subbarao, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill PLC (Pittsburgh)

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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  CLE Webinar: "Proving Attorney Fees in Court"
  March 26, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00


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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 in large, complex cases.  Litigants are now turning to outside experts on attorney fees to prove reasonable attorney fees and expenses in court.  Our panel of fully qualified attorney fee experts discuss a range of issues that arise in the fee-setting stage of litigation.  Panelists cover establishing 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 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
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 28, 2020 @ 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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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: "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: $250.00


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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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