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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 $100.00 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"
  May 26, 2022 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX (Pending)
  Tuition: $300.00


Faculty

John D. O'Connor, Principal, O'Connor & Associates (San Francisco, CA)
Bradley H. Trushin, Senior Partner, Chepenik Trushin LLP (North Miami, FL)
Benjamin K. Sanchez, Principal, Sanchez Law Firm (Houston, TX)

Course Description
Attorney fee requests must be proven in a court of law.  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 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: "Courtroom Calculations: Judges on Awarding Attorney Fees"
  July 28, 2022 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $300.00


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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 in Class Actions"
  September 29, 2022 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $300.00


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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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  CLE Webinar: "Big Law Billing in Big Bankruptcy"
  November 17, 2022 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 CLE Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, OH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $300.00


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Course Description
In large bankruptcy cases, professional fees can quickly grow into the millions of dollars.  Panelists cover a range of fee, rate, and billing issues that arise in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.  Panelists take an in-depth look at the role of the bankruptcy fee examiner, the process of legal bill review, hourly rates, expenses, and ways U.S. Bankruptcy Courts manage fees and expenses in major reorganization cases.  Panelists also examine practicing under the updated USTP Fee Guidelines, new developments post-ASARCO, and consider fee and billing issues in current large bankruptcy matters.  Course materials included.

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  CLE Webinar: "Ethical Billing Practices in Litigation"
  December 15, 2022 @ Noon-2:00pm (Central)
  2.00 ETHICS Credit Hours Sought in CA, FL, GA, IL, PH, PA & TX
  Tuition: $300.00


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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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