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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.

Free CLE Friday: "OLR - Inside the Black Box"

Director of Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, Timothy Samuelson, and Deputy Director, Francis Sullivan, join Matt Beier for the first WILMIC Free CLE Friday of 2023.  During the presentation “OLR – Inside the Black Box”, they discuss OLR’s 2021-2022 Annual Report, related Supreme Court Rules, case studies from other jurisdictions, and the status of OLR’s petition to revise the Rule of Professional Conduct regarding attorney trust accounts, SCR 20:1.15.

2022 WILMIC Winter Seminar - "Hey, That's Mine! Avoiding Legal Malpractice & Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning, Family Law & Marital Agreements"

Attorney Marta Meyers and Attorney Michael Maas join WILMIC’s Matt Beier and Brian Anderson to discuss Estate Planning and Family Law topics such as marital assets, custody, procedural and substantive fairness, distribution of assets, wills and trusts, and probate.

2022 WILMIC Summer Seminar - Ethical and Malpractice Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney

Peyton Engel, Andrew Martinez and Cole Ruby join WILMIC’s Matt Beier and Brian Anderson on panels discussing ineffective assistance of counsel, Machner Hearings, and the “Actual Innocence” rule and its history in Wisconsin.

Anatomy of a Legal Malpractice Insurance Policy

What are the risks and challenging issues facing defense lawyers? Hear about client communication, conflicts of interest, advising your client of insurance policy limits, claims handling, extra contractual liability, and other issues.

Plaintiffs Personal Injury – Avoiding Mistakes and the Claims That Can Come With Them

What are the risks and challenging issues facing defense lawyers? Hear about client communication, conflicts of interest, advising your client of insurance policy limits, claims handling, extra contractual liability, and other issues.

Understanding Malpractice Risks and Your Insurance Policy

Knowing the warning signs of a potential malpractice claim, understanding the best approach to good client communications, managing client expectations, knowing how your malpractice insurance policy can protect you and much more.

WILMIC Winter 2021

WILMIC Summer Program 2021

Practicing Law in the Covid Era

WILMIC Winter Program 2020

Client Demands and Expectations: How They Have Changed & How Do You Manage Them?

WILMIC Summer 2020

WILMIC Summer Program 2019

Succession Planning – How Do I Do That?

WILMIC Summer 2018 Program

Getting the Most Out of Your Practice – The Nuts and Bolts of being a Good (and Happy) Lawyer

Medicare Update and Managing Malpractice Risks

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”

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.

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.