The 2020 OBA Annual Meeting kicks off today. It is virtual this year and Oklahoma lawyers can register for free for some great programming. Our Annual Meeting offers 12 hours of MCLE credit including several hours of ethics education. It is not too late for OBA members to register.

I’m going to focus on the law practice management and technology focused content in this post. We have some great experts teaching at our meeting.

  • Jack Newton is CEO and founder of the practice management solution Clio. His program The Client-Centered Law Firm: How to Succeed in an Experience-Driven World is based on his popular new book of the same title, which has been called “an astonishing mix of market analysis, business strategy and practical how-to advice.” His remarks are informed by Clio’s annual Legal Trends Report. Jack is a real visionary and lawyers do not want to miss this program. Clio even donated a few copies of Jack’s book to be given as door prizes during the livestreamed session.
  • Several years ago Claude Ducloux of LawPay entertained us with the singing group The Bar & Grill Singers at OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference. His presentation this year is What I Wish I’d Learned in Law School: Running the Ethical Office in the 21st Century (Ethics).
  • Catherine Sander Reach, ABA TECHSHOW 2020 Co-Chair will give a timely program Friday afternoon Everything A Law Firm Should Know About Microsoft 365. Timely because most lawyers are either using Microsoft 365 or will be using it soon.
  • Online Client Development (Google My Business, Social Networking, and Communities) is a program where Gyi Tsakalakis, founder of AttorneySync, will share his expertise. If you haven’t yet set up Google My Business for your law firm, this is a “must attend” program. Many free online marketing tools and techniques will be examined.
  • Laura Mahr, the founder of Conscious Legal Minds LLC, has three presentations on building a resilient mindset, dealing with burnout and bouncing back. Her previous presentation to the OBA on these subjects garnered great reviews.
  • Tomorrow’s programming includes Tales from the Trenches, an ethics program brought to you by Oklahoma Attorney’s Mutual Insurance company with panelists: Phil Fraim, Isaac Fraim and Alison Cave. What happens in the trial of a professional malpractice case against a lawyer is something good for all lawyers to appreciate.
  • Clio is also hosting a demonstration of Clio at 12:30 pm Thursday November 12. If you aren’t using a practice management solution this is a great overview of the features of these services, especially since Clio has just announced some new features. There is an additional registration, but no charge. Go to Thursday on the conference schedule