SBM presents 'Tips and Tools' for a successful practice

The State Bar of Michigan will present “Tips and Tools for a Successful Practice” from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the State Bar’s Michael Franck Building in downtown Lansing.

The semi-annual seminar features presentations on how to maintain mutually beneficial client relationships, draft effective fee agreements, manage lawyer trust accounts, analyze ethical issues, and use innovative techniques and technology for law office management.

The seminar presents an opportunity for solo practitioners and new lawyers to obtain practical information from colleagues who have effectively implemented law office management techniques and utilized economically-priced technology to improve the quality and efficiency of their law practices.

Registration costs $100 for lawyers who have been in practice for less than five years, and $125 for those who have practiced law for five years or more.

The registration fee includes seminar materials, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

Payment and the registration form, which can be downloaded from the SBM website at Tips and Tools

Registration, must be received by today, Nov. 1. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Participants can register online at, fax the registration form to SBM at 517-372-5921, or mail it with a check or credit card payment to: State Bar of Michigan, ATTN: Finance Department, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, 48933-2012.

For additional information, contact Karen Spohn with the State Bar of Michigan Professional Standards Division at 517-346-6309 or via e-mail at