18th -The Importance of a Will10am-11am The importance of having a will, a statutory durable power of attorney, and your advanced directives, regardless of the size of your estate, your age, your health will be discussed. Special discount rates on Probate Documents will be offered to attendees.Admission is free.Location: 1177 W. Loop S., Suite 700 Houston, Texas 77027 RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Writers Guild 2017 Spring Conference: Diverse Inspirations: Connecting the Dots Panel- Writing Legal Thrillers See Houston Writers Guild website for details:http://www.houstonwritersguild.org/
13th -Starting Your Own Law Practice: Setting Yourself up For Success as a Lawyer. Law students, young lawyers, and mid level lawyers who are going out on their own will hear tips of the trade from a 35 year veteran and learn how to set up a legal office, how to manage their time so that all areas are attended to, how to hire and train staff, and how to make sure there is time for a fulfilling life outside the law. This 3 hour workshop will get you started. Cost: $199. Bring a friend for free. - More details to be announced.
18th - 19th- American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division 2017 Joint Meeting with GLSA (Group Legal Services Association) in Scottsdale, Arizona
Click Here for more info 1.) CLE – The Wellness CLE Part II: More Secrets of Conscious Lawyers Speaker: Melanie Bragg, Legal Insight, Inc., Houston, TX
Session Description: Melanie Bragg, contributing author of the ABA-GP Solo eReport bimonthly column on Mindfulness, will discuss roads to finding peace and wellness in the midst of a turmoil-filled world, beyond those covered by Part I of this program. We will do a meditation as well as discuss other techniques to practicing the art of presence. By becoming a “Conscious Lawyer” not only will you be happier, and have more energy, but you will be able to handle the inherent stresses of your practice and will be able to more efficiently and effectively handle client problems. With a little bit of effort, you can see dramatic changes in the way you relate to the world around you. This hour of CLE credit is designed especially for attendees looking to be active in mind, body, and spirit during the Friday afternoon session of a legal conference and beyond. Attendees will walk away with a variety of resources to help them continue their journey to mindfulness.
Participants may have the opportunity to receive a free service at the Fairmont Well & Being Spa at a time of their choosing, after completing both hours of this program.
2.) CLE – Cross-Marketing Your Publications and Your Practice Speaker: Melanie Bragg, Legal Insight, Inc., Houston, TX
Session Description: Lawyers are readers and writers. Have you ever thought about using those skills to enhance the caliber and profile of your law practice while achieving your secret dream of becoming an author? Is now the time to start?
This session will discuss the process of becoming an author and give you ideas as to how to achieve your goal of being both a successful author and lawyer. In today’s world, there are so many options out there in the area of publications, from blogging, to columns, articles, and books, to use as marketing tools to boost your law practice’s profile and to generate clients. Ethical and legal issues raised in the course of publishing and cross marketing will be addressed. Bragg has discovered some unique benefits to this process that she will share with you in this interactive format. You will have plenty of time to get your questions answered so be ready to begin a new era of law business marketing and writing that will fulfill you personally and can surprise you with financial rewards.
27th -Effortless Marketing: Putting Your Unique Qualities to Work. Based on the chapter in the American Bar Association publicationHOW TO CAPTURE AND KEEP CLIENTS, 2ND ED. In this interactive 3 hour workshop attendees will learn the 3 part formula for marketing success in any business. Participants will assess their dreams and set their goals, create affirmations and visualizations to speed up the process, determine what skills need to be developed to attain them, and to create a detailed plan of action with included accountability to achieve their dreams and desires. Cost: $199. Bring a friend for free.