The Solo and Small Firm Practice Symposium CLE (ESF181115)

November 15, 2018

8:15 AM to 3:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

CBA Law Center

30 Bank St New Britain, Connecticut United States

About the Program

Join your fellow practitioners for a full day of learning to help you survive and thrive as a solo or small firm attorney.

The day starts with an optional mindfulness session, and includes a complementary yoga class to close out the day.

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Featured Speaker

Adriana Linares
Adriana Linares
LawTech Partners
Orlando, FL 


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Walt Hampton
Summit Success
Henry A. Herrman
Herrman Law Firm
Los Angeles, CA 
Ryan McKeen
Connecticut Trial Firm LLC


Austin Berescik-Johns_sm chris kriesen
Austin Berescik-Johns
Law Office of Austin B. Johns LLC
 Christopher P. Kriesen
The Kalon Law Firm LLC

Post-Conference Yoga Session* (3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Angie Jacques_sm
Angie Jacques
Take Shape with Angie LLC


8:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.


Registration and Breakfast


8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Mindfulness for Lawyers*
Speaker: Walt Hampton, Summit Success, Canton


9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.




9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.


Selecting a Practice Management Program and How It Can Mitigate Risk
Speaker: Adriana Linares, LawTech Partners, Orlando, FL


10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.




10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.


Your Ethical Responsibilities with Your Legal Documents
Speaker: Adriana Linares, LawTech Partners, Orlando, FL
Moderator: Christopher P. Kriesen, The Kalon Law Firm LLC, Hartford


11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.




11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Managing Client Expectations in an Amazon World
Speaker: Ryan McKeen, Connecticut Trial Firm LLC, Glastonbury


12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.




1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Law Firm
Speaker: Adriana Linares, LawTech Partners, Orlando, FL
Moderator: Austin Berescik-Johns, Law Office of Austin B. Johns LLC, Hartford


2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.




2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.


Mindfulness is Nice, but How about Some Techfulness? Let’s Embrace Technology to Reduce Stress, Not Create It
Speakers: Adriana Linares, LawTech Partners, Orlando, FL; Henry A. Herrman, Herrman Law Firm, Los Angeles, CA


3:25 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.




3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Relax and Refresh Yoga with Angie Jacques*, Take Shape With Angie LLC

    *Optional. Attendance does not affect CLE credit.


Who Should Attend

Any attorney who wants to learn how to improve their effectiveness in practice and their enjoyment of lawyering.


(Includes a light breakfast, lunch, breaks, electronic materials*, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Section Member $75
Member $145
Non-member $290
Student Member $49

CLE Credit

CT: 5.0 CLE Credits (4.0 Ethics; 1.0 General)
NY: 6.0 CLE Credits (5.0 Ethics; 1.0 LPM)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided unless purchased separately. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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