Century City, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2009
Debra S. Frank, a Certified Family Law Specialist in Century City, California, led her team in creating and hosting a successful Law Practice Management program for the LACBA Family Law Inn of Court that was held May 5, 2009. The team included Anne C. Adams, Raymond R. Goldstein, Abbas Hadjian, Thomas M. Hall, Barbara K. Hammers, Merlyn Noure Hernandez, John A. Lazor, M. Teri Lim, Ed Poll, and Christine V. Twining. The program gave the audience law practice management tips while playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The participants discovered what clients they should avoid, initial intake procedures that work, client trust accounting issues and Rules of Professional Conduct, how to effectively substitute out of a case, and more. Ed Poll, a nationally recognized law firm strategist, law practice management consultant, author of guides to practical profit, and coach to lawyers throughout the country, was on site to share his experience and advice with the audience members. The judicial officers in the audience were also called upon to give their opinions about the issues at hand.
This was one of the many educating and varied programs that the LACBA Family Law Inn of Court puts on every year. As an American Inn of Court (AIC), the LACBA Family Law Inn of Court is an amalgam of no more than 80 members including judges, experienced lawyers, law professors, less experienced lawyers, and law students in an organized and continuing structure designed to enhance directly the professional and ethical quality of legal practice in the community.
Debra S. Frank is a founding member and and a Master of LACBA Family Law Inn of Court. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee and its Secretary, editor of its annual Family Law Symposium book, and a mediator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law section. She regularly serves as a moderator and presenter for family law programs. She just completed three-year terms as a Commissioner for the Family Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization and as the Chair of the Financial Issues South subcommittee of the State Bar Family Law Executive Committee. She is a Board Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS) and its Newsletter Editor for the 2008-2009 term. She is also on the Board of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Section and the Century City Bar Association. Debra S. Frank was admitted to the California bar in 1977. She is also a member of the District of Columbia bar. She graduated from Boston University in 1970 with honors, Carnegie Institute of Technology (M.A., with honors, 1972), and Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1977).