New Jersey MCLE

Fee Arrangements: Get Paid for Your Time & Advice

We were lucky enough to work with renowned attorney James E. King ofthe King Law firm this week to put together some excellent programs on fee agreements.[1] The first course discusses the ethics of fee agreements and the second course delves into what is considered a ‘reasonable’ fee. Mr. King presented numerous nuggets of wisdom, but probably none greater than this kernel of truth:…

Why don’t more attorneys find value in CLE?

I have been pondering this all week. What got me started thinking about this was last week’s post about the Illinois attorney who got his secretary to complete his online CLE. At first I found it comical that the attorney’s misdeeds were revealed (he must have made his secretary mad!). Then the more I thought about it, the angrier I became for…

Cybersleuthing & Intellectual Assets

On Thursday night I had the pleasure of taping another wonderful event with the North County Bar Association here in San Diego. It was a great dinner on a beautiful Southern California spring evening, and there was a wonderful presentation on Cybersleuthing – or more appropriate title ‘digging up dirt online.’ It was a great presentation that instructed attorneys how to find…

New Jersey Imposes Mandatory CLE

After two years of fact-finding and deliberation, New Jersey’s Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will require mandatory continuing legal education for all plenary-licensed attorneys, starting next year. Under the plan, attorneys licensed to practice in New Jersey will have to take 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years. This includes judges, law school professors and limited license in-house counsel.…