San Francisco Attorney Conference 2019

March 7, 2019

DLC Consulting Services & Golden Gate University School of Law

Law Office Management Essentials

The San Francisco Conference for Solo and Small Law Firms

Take advantage of this opportunity to join us on March 7th for a one-day law office management conference especially designed for solo and small firm practitioners. Learn best practices from companies partnering with solo and small firms and take away solution-oriented information that you can immediately use to more effectively manage your firm. Network with attorneys from like-sized firms during our noon roundtable luncheon and our cocktail reception at the end of the day. CLE credit will be given for appropriate programs.

Agenda 2019

8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 10:15 Welcome and “The Importance of IT Hygiene for Attorneys” *
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 “Digital Marketing”
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch and Table Top Discussions on issues such as Hiring Staff, Training,

Research and other topics attendees would like to discuss.

1:00 – 2:30 “Generations in the Workplace” **
2:30 – 2:40 Break
2:40 – 3:40 “What You Should Know About Being an Employer”
3:40 – 4:40 “50 Risk Management Tips in 50 Minutes”
4:40 – 5:30 Networking reception

*CLE Legal Ethics in California, Oregon, and Texas

**CLE Elimination of Bias in California

Session Descriptions

The Importance of IT Hygiene for Attorneys

Tools like WiFi, smartphones, cloud computing, and other technologies that were non-existent twenty years ago are now indispensable to the modern practice of law. As attorneys, are we using these tools in a way that preserves our duty to our clients and to the public? Even the smartest and most diligent of attorneys can land herself in ethical hot water by being careless in her use of technology. In this CLE, we will explore what it means for an attorney to practice good IT hygiene and the potential consequences of failing to do so.

Digital Marketing

Lael Sturm will lead the session and answer your marketing questions with the goal of giving you actionable advice that you can put to work immediately to grow your practice. Lael has been working in digital marketing for over 20 years. His agency, LPSS supports businesses of all sizes (including a wide range of law firms) with one important thing in common: they all want to grow.

The key learning points will be:

  • How to use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to reach new clients
  • Content expertise as a marketing tool
  • What does success on social media look like?

Generations in the Workplace

From the Inside Out: What are the internal factors that drive success and how can you take control of them. Understanding how people are different and how we react to those differences helps us work better together and advance our diversity efforts in the legal community.  Trust is an integral part of our diversity efforts.  Learn how this effects our firms and how to manage the differences.

    What You Should Know About Being an Employer

    Whether you have one part-time college student working for you a few hours a week or a group of full-time associates and staff, there are laws and best practices you should follow. Federal, State and local labor laws change rapidly and at seemingly random times. Ms. Fairgrieve will share what should you know as an employer in San Francisco and the Bay Area and what documents you should have.

    50 Risk Management Tips in 50 Minutes

    Your firm’s Risk Management program is made up of ALL employees and partners in the firm.  Everyone needs to be invested and accountable.  Risk management is a firm-wide activity shared by everyone, both in quality control and risk avoidance.  Firms cannot survive long without assigning lawyers or staff to monitor conflicts and calendar.  In addition, financial oversight of client intake, billing and collections is also critical.  Managing risk well results in happy clients, the avoidance of costly claims and the long-term survival of your firm.

    In this presentation, we will review the key policies and procedures to ensure that your firm provides ethical, high quality, and well-managed legal representation. 

    Golden Gate University Logo

    March 7, 2019

    Registration – 8:00 a.m.

    Program and Reception: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Register Today!

    Early Bird Registration: $150 (register before 1/31/19)

    $200 Regular | $250 Day of Event

    GGU Students & Alumni Rate $70 Regular | $100 Day of Event

    Golden Gate University

    536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


    Sabir Ibrahim

    Sabir Ibrahim

    Founder and CEO, Exactify.IT
    The Importance of IT Hygiene for Attorneys

    Sabir Ibrahim is founder and CEO of Exactify.IT, an IT managed services provider and technology consulting firm that caters exclusively to attorneys and law firms. He is also creator of, a one-stop technology shop for attorneys to launch, manage, and grow their own law firms. Prior to launching Exactify.IT, Sabir practiced in technology-related fields of law such as patent prosecution, patent litigation, technology licensing, and open source compliance. Over the course of his legal career, Sabir has served in formal and informal technology advisory roles in many of the organizations in which he practiced. He also worked as an IT consultant and software engineer prior to attending law school. Sabir received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an article editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. He received his BSE in computer science from the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

    Exactify.IT is an IT managed services provider that caters exclusively to law firms and other providers of legal services. We serve as an outsourced IT department for law firms, freeing them of the need to employ their own in-house IT staff. We thereby enable smaller law firms to operate like large law firms by giving them access to IT and cybersecurity resources that are dedicated to serving attorneys, without requiring the overhead of an in-house IT team.

    Lael Sturm

    Lael Sturm

    Long Play Strategic Solutions
    Digital Marketing

    LPS Solutions provides real-world strategies and tools to address growth (demand generation) and revenue challenges. We work to understand your business and your objectives then offer quantifiable results. Our prices are competitive and our team is flexible. Bring us your challenges with marketing, sales, business development, financing (buy and sell side), team and other speed bumps; We will work with you to grow your business and get you the outcome you desire.

    Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve

    Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve

    Fairgrieve Law
    What You Should Know About Being an Employer

    Rose-Ellen is the owner of Fairgrieve Law Office. She advises employers on employment policies and practices, and defends against claims made to administrative agencies and filed in state or federal court. Prior to opening her own firm in 2013, Rose-Ellen was a litigator in the San Francisco Attorney’s Office for 15 years.

    Regina Maciula

    Regina Maciula

    50 Risk Management Tips in 50 Minutes

    Gina Maciula is currently working as a consultant to law firms on general management, human resources, and risk management. Gina served on the board of PilotLegis, a risk purchasing group for mid-sized law firms, for over 20 years. She was Executive Director for Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, where she oversaw operations while the firm grew from 20 to 70 attorneys. She was president of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and chaired the California State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also chaired the Certified Legal Management (CLM) Committee for the Association of Legal Administrators for six years. She provided consulting and training for a variety of companies in recruiting, business communications, and administration, including Bank of America, Clorox and Viacom, among others.

    Diane L. Camacho

    Diane L. Camacho

    DLC Consulting Services, LLC
    Generational Diversity in the Workplace

    After spending over 30 years working in and managing law firms, Diane started her consulting business. She is aware of the heavy load managing attorneys carry to keep their law firms running efficiently. Diane helps firms that need expert management help on a part-time or project basis allowing managing attorneys to do what they do best, practice law. Diane received her B.S. from the University of San Francisco in Organizational Leadership and Management. She currently teaches Law Firm Management at San Francisco State University.  Diane is a Certified Legal Manager.

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