IRELA Meeting

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • Belvedere Events and Banquets 1170 W. Devon, Elk Grove Village, IL

Speaker: Melanie C. Leonard, of Law Office of Melanie C. Leonard, PC

How to Leverage a Practice Management System For More Than Just Billing

The features provided in most Practice Management Systems can enable you to stop practicing from a defensive position and allow you to better anticipate the needs of your client and your own firm, helping you to either grow your practice or turn it into a more profitable business that is capable of being sold and providing you a benefit as you transition to other opportunities (like sipping margaritas on the beach!).

Our presenter and Clio Certified Consultant, Melanie Leonard, Esq., walked us through the virtues of practice management systems and provided practical approaches to implementing a system.

Melanie also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association.

LITIGATION UPDATE: Following our June, 2017 meeting at which Nora Devine spoke on the prosecutions of real estate attorneys undertaken by the IDFPR, the ISBA filed an action against the IDFPR for Declaratory and Injunctive relief and a Writ of Prohibition.  The action is pending. An update on the litigation and on other issues affecting your practice was provided by IRELA President Ralph J. Schumann at the October 18th meeting.

To access and download the PowerPoint presentation as a PDF file, click on:

Leonard PowerPoint Notes pages

The Facebook Live saved video of today’s presentation is available for viewing at:

Leonard Presentation Facebook Live Video

NOTE:  The Program begins at approximately 5 minutes, 30 seconds in.

 Belvedere Events and Banquets

1170 W. Devon, Elk Grove Village, IL  |  847.534.0600

When:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

One hour of MCLE credit is available for this CLE seminar for IRELA members in good standing. Plan to attend this meeting.

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