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Barristers Annual Meeting: Taking Control of Your Career

November 6, 2015: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 5 H
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8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast sponsored by JAMS

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker

Kristin Sverchek, General Counsel at Lyft

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.:First CLE Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Litigation Track sponsored by Fenwick & West
How to Leverage EQ to Successfully Maneuver from the Middle
• WHAT? A run-down of how emotional intelligence (EQ) is key in successfully maneuvering the mid-point of your legal career
• WHY? Highlighting today's need to move beyond the technically skilled practitioner to the masterful manager and business generator
• HOW? Utilizing EQ to deliver top-notch legal services while developing meaningful relationships with subordinates, supervisors AND clients
• Interactive exercises and scenarios designed to help participants increase self-awareness, leverage emotions smartly and visualize the professional benefits of boosting their EQ

Track 2: Transactional
Track sponsored by Morrison Foerster
Effective Negotiation and Settlement Strategies
• Identifying your client's goals and the best approach to achieve them
• Educating your client on the process and setting realistic expectations up front
• Selecting the right mediator for your case
• Drafting a winning set of documents

Track 3: Alternative Careers Track
Steering the Technology Startup: Issues for In-House and Outside Counsel Advising Technology Startups
• Overview of needs of in-house counsel in servicing tech companies
• Overview of how outside firms can work with tech companies
• What are some of the issues that high growth tech companies face legally?

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch sponsored by Reed Smith & Judges Panel
Hon. William Fletcher, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Haywood Gilliam, U.S. District Court, Northern District
Hon. Jim Humes, California Courts of Appeal, First District
Hon. Mary Wiss, San Francisco Superior Court

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.: Second CLE Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Litigation Track sponsored by Fenwick & West
Tips All Associates Should Know
• Practical tips and solutions from associates at various stages in their career
• Real-world advice regarding how to manage up and delegate down, dealing with deadlines, professional and business development, raising your profile in the legal community, dealing with difficult counsel, and how to protect the elusive work-life balance
• Issues facing attorneys living the day-to-day realities of the modern associate

Track 2: Transactional Track sponsored by Morrison Foerster
Developing Your Own Book of Business
• Finding clients for a new law practice
• Leveraging professional contacts for referrals
• Getting repeat business from existing clients
• Sharing fees with other lawyers in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct

Track 3: Alternative Careers Track
Developing a Niche Practice Within a Law Firm
• How do you identify the area you should specialize in?
• How do you build your reputation/brand within your firm?
• What are pitfalls to developing a niche within your practice?

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Feature Panel sponsored by First Republic
From Identifying to Taking Action: How to Take Charge of Your Own Career

Chris Grewe, Associate General Counsel, The Climate Corporation
Julia Campins, Founding Partner, Campins Benham-Baker, LLP
Adam Forest, Corporate Counsel, LendingHome
Drew Amoroso, Senior Associate, Reed Smith LLP

• This panel will address how attorneys can take charge of their professional development and change the course of their career
• Hear tips and advice on how to design your own career and build a practice that's focused on issues that are important to you
• The panel will discuss how building a brand, cultivating a network, and identifying mentors, among other things, can empower you to meet your professional goals

4:00 p.m.: Cocktail & Networking Reception sponsored by U.S. Legal Support


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


BASF Student Member$45.00
BASF Member$125.00
Mind the Gap Member$125.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: B157320

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