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General Law

The Successful First Family Law Client Meeting

Helping Your Client Choose the Best Process

Are you a family lawyer who wants satisfied clients who pay their bills and send you future referrals? In this workshop, you and your staff will learn:

  • How to listen to your potential clients to explore their situation and needs.
  • How to describe process options and match them to your client’s situation and needs.
  • The benefits and risks of different process options.
  • Other tips for a successful first client meeting, resulting in satisfied clients.

This workshop will benefit not only family lawyers but their staff members who are often the first contact for potential clients.

conner-catherineCatherine Conner, CFLS
Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

Ms. Conner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her primary focus is on providing couples with options for resolving their disputes respectfully without going to court. The strategies she employs include private judging, mediation, collaborative practice, and settlement counsel. Ms. Conner is a past President of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire and a Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Additionally, she’s a mediation and collaborative practice trainer with the Center for Understanding in Conflict and has co-authored a practice manual for collaborative practitioners entitled “Collaborative Practice Materials.”

Rodney, AmyAmy Rodney, CFLS
Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

Ms. Rodney is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She’s been practicing in Sonoma County since 1980. She finds that compassion and dignity are key to good results in alternatives to litigation in family cases, and utilizes mediation, collaborative practice, and consultation for settlement. She’s very often appointed by the court to represent children and is available as a parenting coordinator in parenting disputes. For more than 30 years, Ms. Rodney has been involved in mediation and actively participated in the local community as both a professional and an educator. She graduated first in her class from Golden Gate University and is on the board of the statewide collaborative organization, a three-time Family Law steering committee member, and a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association. She has frequently been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in Family Law. Additionally, she’s one of the people responsible for bringing Kids’ Turn to Sonoma County and a member and former president of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:00 pm

Catherine Conner, CFLS; Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP
Amy Rodney, CFLS; Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

MCLE Units: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in General Law

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $70–Public

Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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