Succession Planning for Your Law Practice

MCLE Credits: 1.5
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, March 26 (POSTPONED TO APRIL 22)

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Wednesday, April 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 1.5 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.5 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $129

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Why Attend?

  • Adopt the best practices in succession planning
  • Find out how to prevent the loss of law firm intelligence
  • Learn how to evaluate potential successors
  • Discover why mentoring and training are vital parts of succession planning
  • Examine the various insurance options crucial to long-term succession planning

All formats of the presentation on Thursday, March 26, have now been cancelled. Both the webcast and telephone presentations on Wednesday, April 22, ARE STILL SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

Taught by an attorney with over 30 years of risk management experience and the chair of the Dissolution Committee for LeClairRyan

With baby boomer lawyers beginning to wind down their legal careers, the industry faces unprecedented change in leadership for which it is arguably ill-prepared. Taking the time to develop an over-arching transition vision and strategy often takes a backseat to day-to-day operational issues. However, law firms need to plan for turnover years in advance, and start by gauging the immediacy of their individual firms’ needs. There are many activities your firm can implement to facilitate the eventual changes in leadership.

This seminar will outline some of the effective long-term strategies for succession planning including partner roles and responsibilities, leadership development, compensation, retirement, and insurance. It will educate the practitioner on ways to ensure appropriate investments are made for the future of the firm infrastructure, leadership, technical skills as well as the transition of client relationships. It will explore ways to maintain continuity during transitional times and how to retain key clients. This program provides a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive discussion on succession planning.

 

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Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

March 26 (CANCELLED)

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 22) (Eastern Time) (STILL SCHEDULED TO BE PRESENTED AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED)
11:00 Succession Planning for Your Law Practice
12:30 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough / McLean
Lori D.  Thompson, Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC / Roanoke


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough / McLean

Eileen Garczynski is a senior vice president and equity partner of Ames & Gough. She is a lawyer by training and has more than 30 years of risk management and insurance experience. She leads the law firm initiative at Ames & Gough, focusing on the risk management and insurance needs of law firms. She is a Special Liaison to the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability, having been a former member of that committee. She is also the former vice chair of the Insurance & Risk Management Committee for the Section of Intellectual Property Law of the ABA. Ms. Garczynski recently authored the second edition of How to Place a Cyber Liability Insurance Policy as well as a guide on Protecting Law Firms Against Management Liability Threats for the American Bar Association.

Lori D. Thompson, Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC / Roanoke

Lori Thompson is an experienced litigator who regularly represents businesses in state and federal court proceedings at the trial and appellate levels and represents individuals in complex estate and family law disputes.  Prior to joining Spilman, Thomas & Battle as a Member in August of 2019, she served as an executive officer of a national law firm for over 7 years, and her roles included serving as the Business Development Officer, where she led two mergers that doubled the size of the law firm and supervised practice group, industry team, and client team leaders; and as the firm's General Counsel.  Upon the closing of the law firm in 2019, she served as Chair of the firm's Dissolution Committee. 

Ms. Thompson is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubble, and has been named Best Lawyers© "Lawyer of the Year" in Roanoke for Bankruptcy Litigation, a "Leader in the Law" and an "Influential Woman of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, and among the "Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia" by Super Lawyers.  She is a past President of the Roanoke Bar Association and past member of the VBA Board of Governors.  Ms. Thompson was also inducted as a Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation, Class of 2014.  She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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