Speaker & Facilitator

Collage of Anne-Marie, as a speaker, delivering keynotes, workshops, and as part of a panel both virtually and in person.
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As a recognized authority on law practice management, solo and small firm operations, and barriers to legal access, Anne-Marie brings an authentic, engaging approach to CLE and professional development programs. She consistently provides compelling learning objectives, practical knowledge, and actionable takeaways.

Anne-Marie has designed, developed, and delivered adult education programs for over 20 years. For more than a decade, she has been a frequent CLE speaker and organizer for local, state, national, and specialty bar associations. Regardless of the audience, she effectively distills complex topics and connects in a meaningful way.

Below are some of Anne-Marie’s most requested presentations – each can be delivered as a keynote, in a workshop setting, or as part of a panel. She can customize most presentations to meet your organization’s desired outcomes. Anne-Marie is available for half-day and full-day seminars. In addition, she is capable of utilizing technology tools to bring the quality of in-person presentations to virtual events and keep attendees engaged and interested.

Anne-Marie delivering Building & Managing Legal Incubators to Attract New Lawyers: Considering Different Budgets, Objectives, and Timeline as a keynote at ACLEA's 55th Annual Meeting in 2019. The program's title slide is projected on the screen behind her.

Sample Keynotes and Workshops

  • Minding the Gap: Opportunities in a Latent Legal Market**
  • Best Practices for Getting the Doors to Your Firm Open
  • Managing the Virtual Office**
  • Identifying Your Ideal Clients & Where to Find Them**
  • Financial Aspects of Starting & Maintaining a Practice**
  • Building Your Client-Centered Law Firm with Alternative Services & Fees**
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Firm Metrics & KPIs
  • Intentional Design of Your Client Engagement Process**
  • The Art & Craft of Effective Client Communications**
  • Ethically Getting Paid & Getting Out**
  • Personal Productivity Methods for Lawyers**
  • Building Your Resilience Muscles**

Past Speaking Engagement Highlights

ABA GPSolo

ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) 2020 “Thinking Outside the Box: Tips for Establishing A Career in A Solo or Small Firm Setting”**

ABA GPSolo

Consortium for Access to Justice 2019 “Dude, Where’s My Lawyer? Assisting Unwell and Unavailable Attorneys”**

ABA GPSolo

TexasBarCLE 2018 “Disaster-Proof Your Practice: Technology Shortcuts for Solos”**

ABA GPSolo

Texas Young Lawyers Association 2020 “Healthy Habits and Boundaries for Lawyers”**

ABA GPSolo

ABA TECHSHOW 2021 “The Value Proposition of Legal Incubators: Today and in the Future”

ABA GPSolo

ACLEA 2019 “Building & Managing Legal Incubators to Attract New Lawyers: Considering Different Budgets, Objectives, and Timeline”

ABA GPSolo

Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program 2020 “Existential Crisis: Attorney Self-Worth”**

ABA GPSolo

Practising Law Institute 2020, 2018, 2017 “Solo Practice Bootcamp: Best Practices from Legal Incubator Programs to Help You Launch Your Own Practice”**

ABA GPSolo

State Bar of Texas 2019 “Incubating Socially Conscious Law Practices”

ABA GPSolo

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2021 “Eliminating Barriers to Legal Access: Obstacles and Opportunities for Your Practice”**

Anne-Marie virtually delivering Eliminating Barriers to Legal Access: Obstacles and Opportunities for Your Practice as part of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's 17th Annual Elder Law Short Course in 2021. The slide on the screen reads: "but, Americans do not take most of their justice situations to lawyers or courts for another very important reason: they do not understand these situations to be legal." A quote from the Community Needs and Services Study.

**may qualify for ethics, professionalism, and other specialty CLE credit in some jurisdictions

What Attendees & Organizers Say About My Presentations…

“Great ideas for anyone thinking of starting an incubator. Speaker’s passion was infectious.” July 29, 2019

“Thank you to you both for what I truly believe was an OUTSTANDING presentation! It’s unlike anything else we have offered and I’m sure it will be incredibly well-received.” June 24, 2021

“I’m listening to you on the webinar today. I joined late but am impressed. I’d love to connect!” April 13, 2021

“I really appreciated your presentation. Made me feel a lot more confident that I am on track in going solo.” March 31, 2021

“I had the privilege of participating in your PLI Bootcamp in December. Every jurisdiction would benefit from having someone like you. I look forward to witnessing your impact on your future endeavors.” December 1, 2020

“Wonderful presentation today! Thanks so much for taking time for my group. You make the statistics come to life – love it.” October 27, 2021

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