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    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Austin Bar Association 816 Congress Ave Suite 700 Austin Texas 78701
    Register

    NOTICE: In order to help us continue to offer high quality free meals to our members, we need an accurate RSVP count. If you are unable to attend, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. The section pays for lunch if you attend, but if you don’t and fail to timely cancel, you will be invoiced for a $10 meal fee.

    Topic: The Happier attorney: how using flat fees can reignite the joy you once felt in your law practice

    Speaker: Brita Long

    Description: 

    This talk will introduce reasons why attorneys are moving away from hourly fees to flat fees; how flat fees are better for attorneys and their clients; a few things to watch out for so that you are using flat fees ethically, efficiently, and effectively; and in which practice areas they can be used.

    Cost: Free to members, $10 for nonmembers
    Credit: 0.75 hours
    Ethics: ___ hours

    RSVP by September 22nd to be counted for lunch.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Austin Bar Association 816 Congress Ave Suite 700, Austin, Texas 78710
    Register

    NOTICE: In order to help us continue to offer high quality free meals to our members, we need an accurate RSVP count. If you are unable to attend, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. The section pays for lunch if you attend, but if you don’t and fail to timely cancel, you will be invoiced for a $10 meal fee.

    ***WE WILL STILL MEET AT THE 816 CONGRESS AVE LOCATION OF THE AUSTIN BAR**

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    Topic: Saxon and Romance words in legal writing: a history lesson, a plain-English pitch, and some techniques for persuasion. Plus, don't let these writing myths hamstring your prose.

    Speaker: Wayne Schiess

    Description: This talk will discuss how and why attorneys should use plain English in legal writing and also dispel some common writing myths.

    Cost: Free to members, $10 for nonmembers
    Credit: 0.75 hours
    Ethics: ___ hours

    RSVP by October 21st to be counted for lunch.

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