Law Firm Retreats & CLE Programming

Whether you are seeking someone to plan an entire law firm retreat, facilitate conversation, or provide a keynote presentation, HTMLawyers can help make it a success. We provide programs on law firm marketing, CLE-approved topics, attorney and client panel discussions, law firm leadership, succession planning, and business development training.

Professional development leaders at law firms regularly engage HTMLawyers for internal breakfast/lunch learning programs, associate and summer associate training, to provide CLE-accredited seminars, and provide law firm clients with CLE and non-CLE programming.

We have worked on, and spoken at law firm retreats ranging from off-sites for individual practice groups for an afternoon to firm wide weekends at a resort destination. We work with the firm in advance of the retreat to establish goals and objectives, and ensure that we’ll deliver what you are seeking to accomplish. Our connections to certified meeting planners, travel associations and related functions (from negotiating hotel and dining contracts to selecting entertainment and social events) can also be provided.

Micah Buchdahl is recognized as a leader in law practice management, from chairing the ABA Law Practice Management Section to creating from scratch the first ABA national law marketing conference. His familiarity with selecting topics, speakers and approaches that work significantly enhance the success of law firms that reach out to Micah for planning, implementation and speaking of retreats and related speaking & training sessions. He is presently a presidential appointee to the ABA Standing Committing on CLE.

When planning your firm retreat, consider the following:

What is the objective? To educate, to network, to develop a strategic plan?

How do you appropriately combine social and business aspects to make the use of the firm’s money and the attorney’s time worthwhile?

What is the likelihood that the law firm’s efforts will be appreciated by the partnership, and launch further initiatives for long-term benefits?

Whether the goal is to introduce new attorneys, develop and implement strategic plans, or simply infuse some energy into the audience, we will tailor the approach to meet your objectives.

Micah brings an entertaining, high-energy (some call it evangelical), educational approach to his presentations. He has regularly received high marks from law firms for his retreat contributions. Attorneys find common bonds in Micah’s experience as a fellow lawyer that has chosen to focus on helping law firms successfully retain and grow. He wakes up a sleepy room, engages the audience, and provides follow-up—the retreat should not end with taking home a bag of logo-embossed goodies. It needs to start, or jump-start future endeavors.

His programs have run from one hour keynotes to full day or multi-day agendas, complete with approaches to team-building, growth strategies and improving or fostering a culture of cross-selling and cooperation among lawyers, practices and offices.

Dozens of law firms have benefitted from Micah’s reputation as one of the leading ethics lawyers in the country as it relates to law marketing and advertising ethics issues, specifically addressing the Rules of Professional Conduct, ethics opinions and related issues in all of the firm’s jurisdictions. For more than a decade, he has annually delivered the marketing ethics program for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Incorporating ethics into almost any CLE program increases value to the law firm.

We will be happy to provide full descriptions, outlines, references and additional information upon request. It is our policy not to identify law firms without consent, and we do not believe in unnamed testimonials. Among the topics that Micah has spoken on at law firm retreats and in-house training sessions are as follows:

  • Law Marketing & Advertising Ethics
  • Marketing & Business Development Strategies and Techniques
  • Perfecting the Elevator Speech
  • Marketing Technologies – Benefiting from the Web, Blogs and Social Media
  • Practice Group Marketing
  • Targeting Industries and Niches
  • Association Involvement and Networking
  • Cross-Selling
  • Internal Marketing
  • Social Media – Effective use, ethical considerations, impact on clients
  • Trade Show Success
  • Build Your Practice
  • Brand Development and Positioning
  • Closing the Sale
  • Client Retention

Contact us today to discuss how HTMLawyers can make your next law firm retreat, CLE program or training session the most successful ever!