Annual Seminar Videos

Each year, WILMIC holds a Summer Seminar and a Fall Seminar that presents timely and relevant information for lawyers looking for ways to improve their practice.

If you have any questions on the topics presented below, or would like to be a presenter at a future seminar, please contact Tom Watson either via e-mail or at (800) 373-3839.

2017 Fall Seminar

“Through the Lens of Adversity: Help Clients See Better”
Caryn Sullivan, Chris Rogers, Gregg Herman and Steve Meyer explore how choices, expectations, communication, participation, accountability, and perspective can influence the outcome of a difficult situation and the client’s evaluation of the assistance provided by the lawyer.

2017 Summer Seminar

“Avoiding the Missteps: Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning – Lawyers Face Many Potential Landmines”
David Krekeler of Krekeler Strother SC, Bill Williams of Bell Moore & Richter SC, WILMIC Senior Claims Attorney Brian Anderson, and WILMIC Claims Attorney Matt Beier discuss debt collection, bankruptcy work, representing clients in estate planning and the malpractice claims in these areas and how lawyers can avoid the common pitfalls.

2016 Fall Seminar

“Cyber Risk – Are You Prepared? Security Issues, E-Trust Accounting and Website Strategy”
Art Saffran of Saffran Technology, Mary Hoeft Smith from the Office of Lawyer Regulation, and Pat McKenna of MojoWeb Productions discuss issues such as cyber risk, cyber security issues, new electronic trust accounting rules and insurance regulations, website strategies, social media, client support and reputation management.

2016 Summer Seminar

“Avoiding the Missteps: Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning – Lawyers Face Many Potential Landmines”
David Krekeler of Krekeler Strother SC, Bill Williams of Bell Moore & Richter SC, WILMIC Senior Claims Attorney Brian Anderson, and WILMIC Claims Attorney Matt Beier discuss debt collection, bankruptcy work, representing clients in estate planning and the malpractice claims in these areas and how lawyers can avoid the common pitfalls.

2015 Fall Seminar

“Real Estate Practice Since the Recession: What’s Different? What Will Get You Sued?”

Atty. Michelle Behnke, Atty. Cheri Hipenbecker, Atty. Scott Hutchinson, and Atty. Mark Young give presentations and participate in a lively Q&A moderated panel discussion covering topics such as new HUD-required closing forms, disclosure forms, title insurance, contingencies, limited representation and drafting effective engagement letters.

2015 Summer Seminar

“Managing Expectations – From Client Selection to Fee Disputes: Avoiding OLR Complaints and Learning From Mistakes”

Atty. Gregg Herman, Atty. Stephen Hurley and Atty. Megan Phillips discuss topics such as learning from mistakes, general practice pitfalls, first meetings with clients, how to avoid getting sideways with OLR rules, ethics problems, suing for fees and avoiding malpractice and ethical violations.

2014 Fall Seminar

“Solo & Small Firm Roundtable – What Keeps You Awake at Night? Getting the Most Out of Your Practice and Taking On Modern Day Challenges One Step at a Time”
Topical panel discussions on limited scope representation, fee structures, client selection, communication, ethics, social media, technology, engagement letters, billing and confidentiality. Panelists: Atty. Richard Cayo, Atty. Cathleen Dettmann, Atty. Diane Diel, Atty. Aviva Kaiser, Atty. Kevin Klein, Atty. Kevin Palmersheim, and Tison Rhine.

2014 Summer Seminar

“I Want it All and I Want it Now! Meeting Increasing Client Expectations”

A panel made up of Atty. Ira Zarov, Atty. Jeff Smith, Atty. Shannon Wynn, Atty. Sally Anderson and Atty. Joe McCarthy discuss topics such as confidentiality, communication issues, attorney-client privilege, advertising issues, malpractice claim prevention, social media, unbundled legal services, bartering and engagement letters.