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The practical skills required for running and growing your practice are covered in titles California Basic Practice Handbook, California Client Communications Manual, and Fee Agreement Forms Manual, among other valuable resources. These publications are also available in OnLAW, which gives you the added advantages of the web: speed, search capabilities, portability, and links to cited cases and codes. We have many CLE webinars and On Demand programs that address Law Practice Skills as well.

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Attorney Fee Agreements

3 hours MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics


Fee disputes can result in costly proceedings and malpractice claims, not to mention the damage they can cause to client relationships and your overall practice. In this program, you will learn how to recognize the signs of a potential fee dispute before it happens and how to resolve disputes without legal proceedings or malpractice claims. The panelists also discuss the status of enforcement of attorney liens against a client's eventual recovery.


This program offers effective techniques for avoiding fee disputes including the use of the State Bar fee agreement forms, the drafting of fee agreements, and managing the client relationship. The panel of experts also discuss the pros and cons of arbitration, mediation, and litigation.

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Building a Successful Mentoring Relationship

0 hours MCLE Credit 


Mentoring can build valuable, long-lasting relationships for both parties. Whether you think you could use a mentor, or are considering becoming a mentor, a successful mentoring relationship results from having a plan and setting realistic expectations. Get tips on how to find a mentor or mentee and make the most of this valuable relationship from frequent mentor and the Alameda County Bar Association’s 2011 “Mentor of the Year” Gail Mitchell.

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Building and Maintaining Strong Client Relationships

1.5 hours MCLE Credit including 1 hour in Legal Ethics


Law is a service profession and a business. Many attorneys obtain their best business through referrals from past clients, and increasingly online. Often clients seek out a lawyer because they are stressed and in crisis. Many potential clients have unrealistic expectations of what their lawyer can and should do for them. As a lawyer, your job is to professionally guide your client through a complicated (and uncertain) legal labyrinth while equipping them with knowledge and securing their informed consent at each stage. All the while you must be prepared to present negative results in a manner that maintains client satisfaction enough to lead to positive reviews and possible referrals.

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California Administrative Mandamus

Depend on this comprehensive guide for obtaining judicial review of state and local agency decisions. Includes in-depth treatment of applicable standards of review.


California Attorney Fee Awards

Litigate attorney fee awards with confidence using this comprehensive and nuanced guide, authored by recognized authority Richard M. Pearl.


California Attorney's Guide to Damages

Learn how to quickly evaluate a case and determine the appropriate range of damages in actions across many practice areas. Includes discussion of the taxability of settlements and judgments.

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