Fraudsters target thousands of attorneys on a daily basis. In fact, bad check fraud schemes are becoming increasingly more sophisticated such that even the most perceptive attorneys can fall prey and become successfully duped!
This fast-paced audio CLE program, taught by Natalie Kelly, Director of the Law Practice Management Program of the State Bar Association of Georgia, and Dan Pinnington, Vice President of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO), will give you the tools you need to stay ahead of fraudsters so you can avoid turning into their next ”lawyer scam” victim.
Have a question for the faculty? This interactive seminar will give you the opportunity to submit questions to the faculty before and/or during the broadcast. In addition, all registrants receive a set of downloadable course materials and free access to the archived online program later.
What You Will Learn
common bad check fraud scenarios that target attorneys
actual communications from attempted and successful frauds
fake ID and other documents the fraudsters create to make scams look like legitimate legal matters
how to spot fraud’s red flags so you can avoid getting duped
steps to immediately take if you are defrauded
Who Should Attend
Solo practitioners, small firm employees, and other attorneys interested in the latest bad check scams targeting lawyers should attend this continuing legal education program by ALI CLE.
Natalie Kelly, Director, State Bar Association of Georgia Law Practice Management Program, Atlanta, Georgia
Natalie R. Kelly is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia’s Law Practice Management Program in Atlanta, Georgia. She provides extensive practice management and technology consulting and training to Georgia Bar members. She is a member of several legal organizations, and also writes and speaks locally and nationally on modern practice management and legal technology.
Dan Pinnington, Vice President, Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations, Toronto, Ontario
Dan Pinnington is Vice President, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations at the Lawyer’s Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO). He is a legal technology evangelist and is well known for his “tech tips.” His vision, energy, and ideas have made practicePRO an internationally recognized claims prevention initiative. He is a prolific writer, speaker, and blogger (AvoidAClaim and SLAW.ca) on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology, and law practice management issues. He is a veteran of hundreds of presentations at law firms and conferences all over North America and has chaired more than a dozen major conferences. The American Bar Association just published The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Tips to Power Your Practice, a book he co-authored with Reid Trautz. He recently stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine and is one of the founding editors of the Law Practice Today webzine. Dan was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in 2007. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is active in both the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5.
Total 50-minute hours, 1.8.
Suggested Prerequisite: None
Educational Objective: Learn about the latest bad check scams targeting lawyers.