Virtual Seminars


Library of Recent Virtual Seminars

The State Bar of Michigan Practice Management Resource Center regularly offers virtual seminars to Michigan lawyers to help them improve their practice. The majority of our webinars are offered free and can be watched at your leisure. Topics include a variety of topics by experts in their field. Register for an upcoming virtual seminar below or checkout all our virtual seminars on YouTube. They are collected in a single playlist to make it easy for you to browse past webinars based on your interests and needs.

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Upcoming Seminars

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Register Here for the August PMRC Seminar

How Successful Law Firms Really Work

Learn the business skills you need to start a law firm or make your firm more profitable in this virtual seminar 10-11:30 a.m. August 30, 2022, via Zoom.

Hosted by the State Bar of Michigan’s Practice Management Resource Center, “How Successful Law Firms Really Work” will feature speakers Robert Feisee and David Ginsberg. This virtual seminar covers all aspects of starting and operating a successful law firm business, including how to:

  • Increase profits.
  • Identify ideal clients for the firm and communicate proactively and effectively with them.
  • Create and develop a cohesive and productive human resources team.
  • Make your firm operate efficiently with the right systems and procedures.

The cost is $25 and open to all members of the State Bar of Michigan and their staffs. Register here.

Speaker Bios: 

Robert Feisee is an estate and business planning attorney. He is the Founder and President of InSight Law. He also previously served as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.

David Ginsberg is an attorney and certified mediator helping clients resolve divorce, property, support and custody issues. He works for Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC providing high quality, effective, dedicated and cost-effective representation to individuals going through family turmoil.


Business Continuity for Law Offices in the Face of Coronavirus

A free on-demand virtual seminar for Michigan lawyers

This all-inclusive virtual seminar will teach you the steps you need to take to develop your remote practice, from setup to running at full throttle. Mobility and efficient remote access were important even before the COVID-19 pandemic, but in a situation like this they can be the difference between the life or death of your practice.

The full virtual seminar runs about two hours. The State Bar of Michigan has made it available on-demand, so you can watch it on your own time.

You can download the materials referenced in the virtual seminar here.

Topics

  • What Constitutes A Business Disaster?—1:55
  • Causes—4:19
  • Practice From Anywhere—6:03
  • Remote Working Checklist—13:34
  • What Will The New Normal Look Like?—17:39
  • Electronic Filing System—25:45
    • Step 1: Bullet-Proof Backup & Security—32:20
    • Step 2: The Hardware—37:29
    • Step 3: Searchable PDFs—50:59
    • Step 4: Search Program or Document Management System—59:02
    • Step 5: If No DMS—1:04:28
    • Step 6: Digitize Everything—1:08:05
    • Step 7: Email Stored Outside Email Program—1:11:23
    • Step 8: Collaborative Tools—1:16:03
    • Step 9: Write it Down & Get Trained—1:16:55
  • Accessing Files Remotely—1:19:48
  • Hardware Considerations—1:23:10
  • Mobile Communications—1:37:33
  • Getting Documents Signed—1:44:37
  • Security & Protecting Client Data—1:46:17
  • Cloud Systems—1:53:47
  • Drafting Documents—1:57:22
  • Home Workspace—2:00:26