Attorney Forum - Leading in the Face of Adversity

Date & Time: 13 November 2020/ 8:30 AM - 11:25 AM ET

While little is certain in 2020, we can all agree this eventful year has been marked with its share of obstacles. But, fear not - as an attorney, your practice can leverage these hardships to distinguish yourself from the masses.

Join Cleveland area law firm, Weltman, for their upcoming Attorney Forum on November 13th and earn 2.5 hours* towards your Professional Conduct Credit.**

The Forum, Leading in the Face of Adversity, is designed to empower YOU to be the best attorney you can be, while navigating these tumultuous times and continuing to grow your brand. The forum will shed insight on some of the legal industry’s most in-demand topics, including how courts are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic, social-distancing-friendly marketing online to grow your practice, and tips to ensure you’re in the game when it comes to being a team player. Moving forward in the face of COVID-19, a controversial election year, and opposing societal views is crucial for your success, and this forum can help you do just that.

In an effort to best protect the safety of both our guests and panelists, this event will be held 100% online, through an interactive webinar format. This offering is complimentary to attorneys, however, registration is required.

  • 8:30 – 9:15 am: Access and Fairness in the Courts During a Pandemic
  • 9:15 am – 9:25 am: Break
  • 9:25 am – 10:10 am: Social Media Best Practices for Attorneys
  • 10:10 am – 10:20 am: Break
  • 10:20 am – 11:10 am: Professionalism in Adverse Times
  • 11:10 am – 11:25 am: Additional Q&A & Closing Remarks
Program Outline:
Justice Donnelly will address how the Supreme Court of Ohio adapted to the crisis and worked with courts throughout the state to ensure they would remain open and accessible to the public. He will also share his thoughts and observations on how the pandemic will permanently change the way courts will operate in the future. Finally, he will discuss the tolling order that went into effect and how courts have been amending many of the rules to allow for virtual appearance.
Learning Objectives:
1. How the Supreme Court of Ohio adapted to the pandemic
2. Efforts made by the Supreme Court of Ohio to ensure courts throughout the state remain open and accessible to the public
3. What permanent changes to court operations will occur due to the pandemic
4. Overview of the tolling order and how courts have been amending many of the rules to allow for virtual appearances
In today’s ever-changing world, staying up to date with the latest digital trends is important. Engaging with clients and prospects on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allows you to create new connections and grow your personal brand. Social media is a powerful tool that allows you to establish thought leadership and develop trust. During this panel discussion, shareholders from Weltman, Weinberg & Reis will cover social media do’s and don’ts, drawing from personal experiences throughout the discussion. 
Learning Objectives:
1. Overview of social media platforms
2. Cover policies to help attorneys behave appropriately on social media
3. Understand the legal policies that must be followed on social media

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a national treasure and institution for millions of football fans, the game of Football, and the National Football League. It is to the football what the Supreme Court is to the legal profession. And, understandably so, professionalism is paramount to everything attached to the Hall.  During this session, Chief Operating Officer George Veras will guide attendees on maintaining professionalism through adverse times, sharing special examples from his experiences working at “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth.”  He will cover such topics as learning to adapt to uncertainties, welcoming everyone “into the huddle,” and maintaining integrity throughout your career.

Learning Objectives:
1. What it means to exemplify your firm’s/company’s mission statement
2. How to transform your differences into distinguishing factors
3. Building and exhibiting professionalism

*Attendance to the full duration of the event is required to receive CLE credits.
**This event has been approved for 2.5 hours of Professional Conduct Credits by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE.

Space is very limited, register today!


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