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The Indiana State Bar Association has partnered with Butler University’s College of Business, Executive Education Office, to offer Business School for Lawyers beginning in August.

Attorneys who complete all five sessions will earn a Certificate of Business Administration. The sessions will be Aug. 24 and 25, Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and Nov. 9.

On Aug. 24, “Strategic Thinking for Lawyers” will cover the use of strategic thinking in setting long-term goals for a law firm. The goal of this session is to introduce strategic thinking and analysis to attorneys and to demonstrate its value.

A session on business development on Aug. 25 will provide a comprehensive overview of the components of a business development plan, along with action strategies to help attorneys develop and implement a plan.

On Sept. 14, “Financial Accounting & Tax Reporting” will introduce important financial, managerial and tax reporting concepts that are relevant to law firms.

The Oct. 5 session is a follow-up to the Aug. 25 business development session and will focus on how to implement specific strategies.  

The final session on Nov. 9 is “Developing a Law Firm’s Human Capital.” The goal of this session is to introduce leadership and human-capital development techniques and demonstrate how an attorney can use these techniques to help manage the daily activities of a firm and provide longer-term opportunities for employee development. Butler University College of Business has identified a number of core leadership capabilities and will zero in on the most crucial ones.

The cost for ISBA members is $575 per session or $525 per session, if an attorney registers for all five. The cost for ISBA Young Lawyers Section members is $475 per session. The cost is $675 per session for non-ISBA members.

Registration information is available online at www.inbar.org. For additional information, contact Maryann Williams at 800-266-2581 or mwilliams@inbar.org.

 

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