Continuing Legal Education

FRANCINE TONE

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Business Strategist, Speaker & Workshop Leader helping law firms develop lifelong relationships with top clients, improving realization rates, and giving lawyers freedom.

 

CLE Presenter demonstrating that supercharging ethics is at the foundation of business growth, increasing client retention and improving profits and work-life balance.

 

Faculty Member at Lawline.com, a premier online CLE provider with over 120,000 earning CLE credits.

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Stress Management for Attorneys: Ethical Traps for the Unwary

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“Helpful course for any time, but especially for 2020. Gave me some things to put into practice and think about going forward.” Matthew J.

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The American Bar Association Model Rules 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 address the relationship a lawyer has with his or her client. From competence and diligence to adequacy and quality of communication with a client, a lawyer’s ability to meet these duties can become impaired when a lawyer suffers from chronic stress.

This course addresses what constitutes chronic stress, the many ways lawyers unknowingly suffer from chronic stress, and the ethical arenas and specific ethical duties that are often violated as a result of chronic stress. The course will benefit attorneys who are struggling with chronic stress and the practice of law.

Francine Tone is available to present this program to private firms or any attorney group or association. 

(California State Bar application pending.)

The Ethics of Client Communication: Using Emotional Intelligence Competencies to Improve Your Communication Skills

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“Presenter was completely in command of her topic and she exuded sincerity and empathy. Very very impressive. I really appreciated choosing this course.” Eugene B.

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A lawyer’s failure to communicate is the number one issue clients cite in bar complaints, complaints about attorney fees, bad reviews online, and even malpractice claims. But attorneys are also feeling overwhelmed by client requests for instantaneous information. So what is getting missed in translation? 

This course is an in-depth exploration of what constitutes effective client communication and how to avoid ethical violations and client dissatisfaction. The program will identify key emotional intelligence competencies that can help every lawyer become more effective communicators, and reduce or eliminate client complaints about poor communication.

Francine Tone is available to present this program to private firms or any attorney group or association. 

California MCLE Certificates will be provided by Francine Tone, an approved provider #18410, who certifies this activity has been approved for 1 Hour Ethics continuing education by the State Bar of California.

Avoiding In-House Cyber Danger Zones: The Ethics of Attorney Advertising (California)

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Technology has changed significantly in recent years. It was one thing to debate what size yellow pages ad you should get. It’s another thing to debate what and how to maintain a law practice presence on the ever-changing landscape we call the internet. What constitutes “advertising” and “communications” under the rules of ethics? The answer isn’t always clear. Are you ethically in compliance or inadvertently walking in the “Danger Zone”? Find out in this amusing, but informative, presentation on Cyber Space Danger Zones as it relates to your In-Office Internet presence. The course focuses on websites and blogs and ends with a discussion on cyber-security

Francine Tone is available to present this program to private firms or any attorney group or association. 

California MCLE Certificates will be provided by Francine Tone, an approved provider #18410, who certifies this activity has been approved for 1 Hour Ethics continuing education by the State Bar of California.

Avoiding Cyberspace Danger Zones: The Ethics of Attorney Advertising

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"I thought this was the best Seminar I have seen on Lawyer Advertising, and I have attended several Seminars on this issue." "She is a very clear and convincing presenter." - Lawline Viewers

 

 

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Technology has changed significantly in recent years. It was one thing to debate what size yellow pages ad you should get. It’s another thing to debate what and how to maintain a law practice presence on the ever-changing landscape we call the internet. What constitutes “advertising” and “communications” under the rules of ethics? The answer isn’t always clear.  Are you ethically in compliance or inadvertently walking in the “Danger Zone”? Find out in this amusing, but informative, presentation on Cyber Space Danger Zones.

 

Francine Tone is available to present this program to private firms or any attorney group or association. 

Stop Letting Invisible Lions Eat Your Practice (and Eventually You) [Overcoming the Impact of Chronic Stress: How to Successfully Maintain Your Competence and Law Practice)

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"We really enjoyed hosting you and your presentation was fantastic!  You are not only a good speaker but you also shared very valuable information that all lawyers need." - Oklahoma State Bar Association  

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While many attorneys are winning battles in the courtroom, they are losing battles in their lives. They are often overworked, unappreciated, and unhappy and attorneys are almost four times more likely to suffer from depression than people working in other fields. The suicide rate is so alarming, several State Bar Associations are working on combating the crises in the industry. How did it get so bad? And are you at risk? Is your partner or an associate at risk? Find out how brain science reveals that you are under more stress than you realize and why these mild stressors from a multitude of sources are literally killing you and reducing your ability to think and exercise skillfulness even in your area of choice.

Francine Tone is available to present this program to private firms or any attorney group or association. 

California MCLE Certificates will be provided by Francine Tone, an approved provider #18410, who certifies this activity has been approved for .75 Hour minimum continuing education, including the subfield credit in Substance Abuse/Mental Illness by the State Bar of California.

Keeping Your Client's Trust Even When Things Go Wrong

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"The El Dorado County Bar Association has been holding monthly CLE's for at least 5 years. After your presentation, I smiled with pride when someone said something like this, 'Wow, you really snatched a good one!'"

--Katherine Baily, Executive Director, El Dorado County Bar Association.​

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Ever wonder why clients become so upset and you, their lawyer, are faced with explaining so much to alleviate your client's anxiety as you watch trust slipping away? Take this course and find out what's at the source of the client's reaction (sometimes over-reaction) and learn how to reduce and even eliminate these reactions. Learn easy strategies to reduce/eliminate client grumblings and complaints while at the same time creating strong trusting relationships that withstand litigation battles and heated negotiations.

Francine Tone is available to present this program to private firms or any attorney group or association.

California MCLE Certificates will be provided by Francine Tone, an approved provider #18410, who certifies this activity has been approved for One (1) Hour minimum continuing education, including the subfield credit in Ethics by the State Bar of California.

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