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How to Avoid Scams Targeting Lawyers 2021

Product ID: CA3231R3
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Senior Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Stay ahead of scammers

Are you confident you can tell the difference between a legitimate inquiry from a prospective client and a potential scam?

Unfortunately, the latest scams targeting law firms aren’t always obvious. It can be easier to make a mistake than you might think, and unsuspecting attorneys from coast to coast are incurring six-figure losses.1 In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect your practice from falling victim to fraud.

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OnDemand seminar

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Member $89.00

Non-Member $139.00

Credits

1 LPM

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 22, 202112:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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Co-produced with the Senior Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Stay ahead of scammers

Are you confident you can tell the difference between a legitimate inquiry from a prospective client and a potential scam?

Unfortunately, the latest scams targeting law firms aren’t always obvious. It can be easier to make a mistake than you might think, and unsuspecting attorneys from coast to coast are incurring six-figure losses.1 In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect your practice from falling victim to fraud.

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Co-produced with the Senior Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Stay ahead of scammers

Are you confident you can tell the difference between a legitimate inquiry from a prospective client and a potential scam?

Unfortunately, the latest scams targeting law firms aren’t always obvious. It can be easier to make a mistake than you might think, and unsuspecting attorneys from coast to coast are incurring six-figure losses.1 In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect your practice from falling victim to fraud.

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Dean R. Dietrich is a shareholder in the Law Firm of Dietrich VanderWaal, S.C. He has represented attorneys in matters before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of Lawyer Regulation and has consulted with numerous law firms and lawyers regarding compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. He serves as Chair of the State Bar Committee on Professional Ethics, and he has also served on the Committee appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review changes to Supreme Court Rules Chapter 20. Mr. Dietrich is a graduate of Marquette University Law School.

Christopher C. Shattuck has been the Law Practice Assistance Manager for the State Bar of Wisconsin since 2017. Mr. Shattuck previously managed a department and litigated cases at a creditors’ rights firm in Milwaukee. In addition to providing confidential law practice consultations, he frequently writes and speaks on law practice management topics. He received his undergraduate and master of business administration degrees from the University of Wisconsin — Oshkosh and his law degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in southern California.

Travis J. Stieren has been the Program Administrator for the Office of Lawyer Regulation’s Trust Account Program since January 2018. Prior to managing the Trust Account Program, Travis was an investigator with the OLR for 14 years, during which time he conducted formal grievances as well as hundreds of trust account overdraft investigations. Before coming to the OLR, Travis spent several years in private practice in small law firms in both Wisconsin and Massachusetts and served as a Senior Law Clerk to the Massachusetts Superior Court. Travis has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

  • Spot potential scams
  • Weed out inauthentic clients
  • Know how to detect and prevent wire fraud
  • Avoid losing money to scammers in disguise
  • Protect your practice from a growing threat
  • Senior Lawyers Division members
  • Emeritus members
  • Senior active members
  • Solo and small firm practitioners
  • Law office managers
  • Paralegals

Senior Lawyers Divison Members Discount

Senior Lawyers Division members can attend the webcasts in the Staying Sharp Seminar Series for free!*

*Free tuition for Senior Lawyers Division members applies to live webcasts and webcast replays. It does not include CLE OnDemand.

Practical practice pointers

No matter how many decades of law practice are under your belt, as an attorney, you must continually acquire new skills and stay on the top of the latest technologies. This constant need to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice” can be a challenge at any age. The Staying Sharp Seminar Series will help lighten the load, by giving attorneys in the later stages of their careers tips for upholding ethical responsibilities, providing competent representation, and maintaining lifelong focus on well-being.

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