Mary E. Vandenack, Esq. is a founding and managing member of Vandenack Weaver LLC in Omaha, Nebraska. Mary practices in the areas of tax, business, benefits, high net worth estate planning, real estate, asset protection planning, executive compensation, business succession planning and tax dispute resolution. Mary is a member of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Section where she serves as Co-Chair the Law Practice Group and on the Planning Committee. She also is active in the American Bar Association Law Practice Division where she serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Practice Magazine and on Executive Council. Mary serves on the Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems. Mary was named to ABA LTRC 2018 Distinguished Women of Legal Tech, was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management in 2017, and was the winner of the James I. Keane Memorial Award, presented at the 2015 Tech Show. Mary is a commentator for Leimberg Services and is a frequent writer and speaker on tax, benefits, asset protection planning, and estate planning topics as well as on law practice related topics including improving the delivery of legal services, technology in the practice of law, building sustainable law firms, and alternative fee structures. Mary is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and was chosen as one of America’s Best Lawyers in Trusts & Estates 2020. Mary is also an advocate for wellness in the profession. She teaches mindfulness, meditation, yoga and pilates, and often shares a presentation on mindfulness when teaching at substantive conferences. She writes a column on wellness for SpiritofOmaha.
Alternative Billing Methods: Practicality and Ethics—What Every Attorney Should Know
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CLE Credits earned: 1 GENERAL / 1 ETHICS (or 1 OTHER / 1 ETHICS for WA state)
This webinar will share how to use alternative fees innovatively, profitably and ethically. Alternative fees can create opportunities for efficient, technologically savvy, process oriented attorneys to create income that doesn’t require one to justify oneself every minute of the day in 1/10 hour increments.
Key topics to be discussed:
• What Are the Various Types of Alternative Fees?
• Why Should Attorneys Consider Alternative Fees?
• Ethics of Alternative Fees
• Effective Strategies for using Alternative Fees
Date / Time: January 23, 2020
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
• 9:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
• 8:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific
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Section I. What are alternative fees?
Section II. Types of Alternative Fees
Section III. Considering Client Objectives in Determining Pricing
Section IV. Considering Consumer Trends
Section V. Data Driven Business Decisions
Section VI. Process Oriented Business Strategy
Section VII. Using Knowledge Management
Section VIII. Using Systems
Section IX. Form Automation
Section X. Understand Finances Related to your practice area
Section XI. Ethical Issue Regarding Alternative Fees