Bills Out - Money In
Practice Management Track (Introductory)
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:15am-11:15am

If you would rather have a tooth filled than ask your legal clients for money, or if you're billing but they're not paying, attend this session. Our speakers will discuss and demonstrate technology available to the legal profession to ensure you get paid, from your retainer agreement (setting client expectations), through the end of the case and beyond. Say goodbye to write-offs and discounts and hello to steady law firm financial management!


Steven J. Best

Affinity Consulting Group, Atlanta, GA

Steven is an attorney as well as certified law office practice management consultant. He is a founding partner of the Affinity Consulting Group, a renowned law practice management and software consulting company. Steve graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Economics and received his law degree from Emory University School of Law. Steve's love for technology, knack for numbers, thorough understanding of law office operations, and work as an attorney, give him a unique perspective related to the operations and technology needs of a private law firm, public law office and/or corporate legal department. He has achieved certified status on such well recognized products as PCLaw, Amicus Attorney, Time Matters, HotDocs, and Worldox,and resells products such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Tabs3, and Practice Master. Together with his industry recognized partners, Affinity has consulted with thousands law firms and law departments throughout theUnited States, Caribbean, and Canada.

Peggy Gruenke

Curo Legal, Cincinnati, OH

With over 30 yrs. experience in the legal environment, as an entrepreneur and business owner and as an IT consultant, Peggy has combined her experiences to bring results and a competitive advantage to law firms assisting solo and small firm attorneys in building their businesses by providing management, operational and business development services.

Peggy started her own business, LegalBizSuccess, in early 2013, recognizing the growing need for her services in the Cincinnati area. Later in 2013, Peggy was named Director of Practice Management for Curo Legal. Curo Legal was founded by Chad Burton and Stephanie Kimbro out of a desire to help legal professionals become more efficient and productive at serving their clients and developing a successful and fulfilling law practice. In her role with Curo Legal, Peggy directs the delivery of practice operations services, including practice management, technology, virtual assistance, marketing, financial services and professional development. Peggy is a Certified Clio Consultant and serves on various industry committees including: