Friday, March 27, 2015

You Should Have Been There! By: Jennifer Bicknell

           You should have been there!  Ever heard those words before?  Well, last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday you should have been to the Divorce Practice with Larry Rice “Friends and Family Law” Seminar.  Larry managed to include enough information that could fill two weeks of seminars into two and a half days and did it with an incredible amount of insight, experience, and a touch of irreverence…ok, a lot of irreverence because I am writing about Larry Rice after all.
             Some of the topics Larry personally lectured about were about law practice management, maintaining client relations, how to conduct an effective client interview, drafting Marital Dissolution Agreements and Permanent Parenting Plans, mediation, and trial techniques.  Not only did Larry lecture for two days, but he also brought in several excellent speakers such as his partner, Amy Amundsen, who spoke on tax tips you need to know for divorcing clients.  Also on the agenda was Mary Wagner who discussed appellate practice.  Dr. John Leite delivered a lecture on the neurobiology of divorce and Steve Conn discussed drug and alcohol testing techniques.  In addition, Nick Rice went over digital dos and don’ts surrounding social media.  Rob Vance discussed the numbers of divorce regarding business valuations and Nick Rice and Joe Barton both discussed the pesky business of collecting fees.  Finally, Andrea Schultz discussed the role of the paralegal and the importance of utilizing them in your law office.
             A portion of the proceeds from this seminar are also earmarked for the newly inaugurated Rice, Amundsen & Caperton Family Law Scholarship available to law students at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
             Rumor has it that Larry will be doing this seminar one more time in 2017 so don’t miss out!

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