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The NALFA

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: "Proving Attorney Fees in Litigation"
  September 24, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

John D. O'Connor, Principle, O'Connor & Associates (San Francisco, CA)
Andre E. Jardini, Partner, Knapp Petersen & Clarke PC (Glendale, CA)
Daniel M. White, Partner, White & Amundson PC (San Diego, CA)

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 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: "Courtroom Calculations: Judges on Awarding Attorney Fees"
  October 29, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


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: "The Ethics of Attorney Fees: It Pays To Be Reasonable"
  November 19, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 ETHICS Credit Hours in Sought CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

TBA
TBA
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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  CLE Webinar: "Training Program: Navigating Attorney Fee Disputes"
  December 17, 2020 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $250.00


Faculty

TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description
Attorney fee disputes are often the result of a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.  A panel of qualified fee dispute neutrals address a range of issues that arise in attorney fee and legal billing disputes.  Panelists cover attorney fee dispute avoidance and resolution.  Panelists examine fee agreements, fee dispute clauses, key state bar rules and programs, fee dispute economics, tips for all parties in fee disputes, and more.  Panelists also provide updated training for fee dispute neutrals.  Course materials provided.

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