AGENDA

ipct-banner4.jpgWelcome to InPractice!  This annual conference was developed for attorneys, law firm administrators, law firm marketers and practice managers to learn about ways to run more efficient, profitable law firms.  At InPractice, you’ll find the largest, most diverse group of legal professionals in New England and an exciting lineup of educational sessions, networking opportunities, complimentary breakfast, interactive panels, leading-edge exhibits, free lunch, raffles and prizes and so much more – all for one low price in one convenient location. Come for the day, or come for just those sessions that interest you.  InPractice is designed to fit the needs of your busy firm.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

6 a.m. – 8 a.m.
EXHIBITOR SETUP (Ballroom Foyer)

7:30 a.m.
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION BEGINS (Third Floor Foyer)

8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

POWER PRINCIPLES OF TIME MASTERY (Nathan Hale Room)
The Keys to Sustainable Peak Performance
Walt Hampton‘There’s never enough time to get everything done!’ That’s the #1 refrain from the attorneys; followed closely by ‘I can’t understand where my time is going and why I’m not making more money.’
Here’s what’s true: Busy ≠ Productive. Busy leads to high stress, low engagement, errors, illness, burnout and poor productivity.
Busy is not sustainable. As ‘busy’ attorneys, it’s easy to get lost in the urgent at the expense of the important; we become distracted, overwhelmed and spread too thin. We ‘lose’ time. The ‘bad news’ about time is that there isn’t any more of it; the good news is that we can master what we have. Time mastery is essential to attorney engagement, client satisfaction, productivity, profit & client satisfaction. The time mastery principles that Walt Hampton teaches will turbo-charge attorney productivity and create sustainable peak performance.

Walt’s highly-rated power-packed teaching includes:

  • How to harness peak performance strategies
  • How to capture time & minimize loss
  • How to laser-focus attention & eliminate distraction
  • How to overcome obstacles & bust through resistance
  • How to stay resilient in times of challenge & change
  • How to make more money in less time

Your attorneys will discover how to significantly increase their performance, boost their productivity and re-claim the power of attention… all with greater balance and ease. Presented by Walt Hampton J.D., Writer, Speaker, Coach & Adventure Photographer

John Torvi

RIGHTSIZING RISK: MALPRACTICE INSURANCE ISSUES AND CLAIM MITIGATION (Ethan Allen Room)
Presented by Landy Insurance

Whether you are a solo practitioner or a lawyer in a large firm, understanding the ins and outs of lawyers’ malpractice insurance will help reduce the risk of a professional liability claim against you and your firm. The seminar will also provide some basic tips for everyday practice to reduce  your professional risk. Speaker:  John Torvi, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST FROM INPRACTICE
WHERE WE LIVE: THE LESSONS OF WATERGATE (Grand Ballroom)
John-Dean-time-magThis is the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation of the presidency. And in advance of a special, separately-ticketed afternoon CLE session, we’ll host a special Town Hall discussion about the lessons of Watergate.  John Dean – the man who first unveiled Nixon’s activities – will be with us, joining a LIVE broadcast of WNPR’s Where We Live. Join host John Dankosky, Dean and a select panel of attorneys for this thrilling special broadcast, live from InPractice.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because this is a LIVE broadcast, we need to keep ambient noise down. Participants must be seated before 9 a.m. Latecomers will be seated as opportunity allows.

10:15 – 11 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

USING PUBLIC RELATIONS TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE (Ethan Allen Room)
londonMany law firms don’t have a budget for advertising, and many lawyers are uncomfortable with the idea of advertising. But using public relations to demonstrate your capabilities and expertise can be an effective and efficient way for solos and small firms to grow your client base. Hear about proven techniques, and walk away with actions that you can immediately implement to start getting the word out about your skills. Presented by Michael J. London, principal of Trumbull-based Michael J. London & Associates.

 

JourneysCover3SUMMIT STRATEGIES (Nathan Hale Room)
Leadership & Peak Performance in the Law
Walt Hampton, J.D. is an executive coach, trainer and best-selling author. Ivy-educated as an attorney, Walt draws on his experiences as a high-altitude mountaineer and ultra-distance runner to teach management, leadership, client development and peak performance skills in a multi-media presentation that will impact, inspire and educate your audience in a way that few others can.
As busy professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the urgent and overlook the important. Success is not a mystery revealed only to a lucky few. Success leaves clues. The success mindset and the peak performance skills Walt teaches will turbo-charge your audience’s practice skills.
Walt’s highly-rated power-packed teaching includes:

  • How to create clients who are raving fans
  • How to build relationships that stand the test of time
  • How to overcome obstacles & bust through resistance
  • How to stay resilient in times of challenge and change
  • How to make more money in significantly less time

You will discover how to increase your client base, boost your profits and re-claim your passions… all with more balance and ease.

 

11:15 a.m. – Noon
SPECIAL GENERAL SESSION
KRenneyKEVIN RENNIE: GROWING A FIRM IN THE SPOTLIGHT
(Grand Ballroom)
From one of the youngest committee chairs in the Conn. General Assembly to one of the Hartford Courant‘s most read and most influential columnists, South Windsor attorney Kevin Rennie has built a successful law firm while in the public bulls-eye. Join us for this lively keynote session from one of the profession’s most visible members. Hear how he balances his columnist duties with his law practice – does his writing help or hinder his law work? He started out in politics – a not uncommon path for attorneys. Did that help? Has his work as a pundit advanced his goals? What are the best things about combining careers? What are the downsides? When it’s Kevin Rennie, you’ll always get the inside story.

1:00 p.m.
INPRACTICE CONCLUDES