Webinar Schedule

View our latest free webinars on vital business and marketing topics for attorneys, hosted by Avvo’s in-house experts and acclaimed guest speakers.

Jabez LeBret

Hosted by:

CIO, Get Noticed Get Found, Inc.

Ethics of Using Technology to Market Your Law Firm (CLE Ethics Credit 1.0 Hour)

April 2, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
This webinar covers topics in Technology

With changes to technology and the model rules it is important that you understand both what techniques you should be using to drive business to your law firm and the ethical implications of those tactics.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn the best strategies to ethically:

– Establish your online presence
– Use ratings and reviews in your favor
– Utilize mobile and online advertising technologies

Please note – this course material has received previous CLE accreditation in the following states: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MA, MO, NB, NM, NV, OH, PA, WY

BONUS! Live attendees of this program will receive a complimentary copy of Online Law Practice Strategies.

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Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers ( 1hr Ethics CLE PA/CA/FL/IL/TX and .25hr in WA)

April 9, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
This webinar covers topics in Blogging, Social Media

What are the primary legal issues that arise when blogging? Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel and VP of Business Development, will review the basics of getting started with blogging, and cover some of the potential pitfalls that face bloggers in general – and legal bloggers in particular.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

– The application of attorney advertising rules to legal blogging, and the first amendment considerations involved.
– Defamation, liability for third party comments, and the nuts and bolts of dealing with takedown requests under the DMCA.
– Special considerations when blogging about clients.

*Please note, CLE credit will only be given to those that attend the session live.

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Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

The Cargo Cult of Legal Marketing Regulations (1hr Ethics CLE in PA/WA/CA/FL/IL/TX)

May 7, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET) Webinars

“Cargo Cults” of the Pacific attempted to bring back the material abundance islanders had enjoyed during WWII by replicating the circumstances associated with those outcomes. Similarly, attorney regulators often enforce outdated legal marketing regulations despite the abscence of harm that those regulations were originally designed to prevent.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn:

– How historic prohibitions on “runners and cappers” are being used to squelch performance-based advertising methods.
– The prevalence of mechanically applying rules in situations where there is no risk of consumer harm.
– A new approach bars could use to protect consumers AND the free speech rights of attorneys.

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Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

If You’re Not on Facebook You’re Committing Malpractice (1 hour ethics CLE in PA/WA/CA/FL/IL/TX)

June 11, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
This webinar covers topics in Facebook, Social Media

Can you imagine cross-examining a witness about a telephone call if you’d never used a telephone before? It sounds ridiculous, but that’s precisely where many attorneys find themselves today when it comes to social media. With most of the population now using one or more of these tools to communicate, it’s increasingly dangerous for attorneys to blithely ignore social media and other developing technologies.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

– The growing number of ethics opinions addressing social media, and the obligation of attorneys to be familiar with them.
– How to think about counseling clients on use of social media during a pending matter — and the attorney’s own use.
– The intersection between competency requirements and changes in law office technology.

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Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

Being Smart With Social Media (1hr Ethics CLE in PA/CA/FL/IL/TX and 1hr general credit in WA)

July 8, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
This webinar covers topics in Online Reputation Management, Social Media

Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel, will cover the latest decisions and opinions surrounding social media and the ethics rules governing legal marketing. Examples will be included highlighting the most effective – and ethical – ways lawyers can use social media to develop business, as well as a number of ways that social media is often misused by attorneys.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn:

– The difference between inbound and outbound marketing – and why it’s critical to understanding ethical use of social media.
– How the rules governing attorney marketing are limited by the First Amendment.
– Why professionalism is of paramount importance in a world of easy, ubiquitous communication.

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Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

Working on the Web: Delivering Legal Services Online (1 hour Ethics CLE in PA/CA/FL/IL/TX/WA)

August 14, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
This webinar covers topics in Mobile Marketing, Online Reputation Management, Website Design

E-commerce has exploded over the last 15 years, and this trend is finally finding its way to the law. This webinar is designed to help lawyers and law firms understand the primary ethics issues that may arise when selling or delivering legal services online.

Lawyers who attend will learn about:

– Online advertising and fee-splitting: A review of the first amendment considerations and limitations surrounding online referrals.
– The ethics of online Q&A: How does answering questions online from people who may be out-of-state mesh with state-based practice limitations?
– Online “deals” and unbundled services: To what extent do online deals or other unbundled offers implicate ethics rules around advertising, trust accounts, excessive fees, conflicts and the duty of competence?
– Technology & security: What special considerations around technology and cloud-based applications are in play when serving clients online?

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Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

Someone Online Hates You: Ethical Responses to Negative Online Feedback (1hr Ethics CLE in PA/CA/FL/IL/TX/WA)

September 10, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
This webinar covers topics in Online Reputation Management, Social Media

In this webinar, Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel and VP of Business Development, will discuss ways to help lawyers and law firms get comfortable with the rapid proliferation of online feedback and the most effective – and ethical – ways to respond.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

– The spread of online feedback via social media and review sites, and the importance of this trend to professional services and reputation
– Why suing for defamation is the technique of last resort
– Avoid violating the ethics rules around misleading advertising and attorney-client confidences when responding to online feedback

*Please note, CLE credit will only be given to those that attend the session live.

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Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

Ethics of Blogging for Lawyers ( 1hr Ethics CLE PA/CA/FL/IL/TX and .25hr for WA)

October 8, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET)
This webinar covers topics in Blogging, Social Media

What are the primary legal issues that arise when blogging? Josh King, Avvo’s General Counsel and VP of Business Development, will review the basics of getting started with blogging, and cover some of the potential pitfalls that face bloggers in general – and legal bloggers in particular.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

– The application of attorney advertising rules to legal blogging, and the first amendment considerations involved.
– Defamation, liability for third party comments, and the nuts and bolts of dealing with takedown requests under the DMCA.
– Special considerations when blogging about clients.

*Please note, CLE credit will only be given to those that attend the session live.

Sign up now »

Josh King

Hosted by:

General Counsel & VP of Business Development, Avvo

The Cargo Cult of Legal Marketing Regulations (1hr Ethics CLE in PA/WA/CA/FL/IL/TX)

November 12, 2015 at 10AM (PT) / 1PM (ET) Webinars

“Cargo Cults” of the Pacific attempted to bring back the material abundance islanders had enjoyed during WWII by replicating the circumstances associated with those outcomes. Similarly, attorney regulators often enforce outdated legal marketing regulations despite the abscence of harm that those regulations were originally designed to prevent.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn:

– How historic prohibitions on “runners and cappers” are being used to squelch performance-based advertising methods.
– The prevalence of mechanically applying rules in situations where there is no risk of consumer harm.
– A new approach bars could use to protect consumers AND the free speech rights of attorneys.

Sign up now »