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Lessons Learned From Our Very Own Law Firm Management Master

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Description: For over 15 years, we have collaborated in legal and entrepreneurial endeavors. We are from different generations, and have each contributed to the other’s development.
This course will focus on some of the principal lessons we have learned and how they can apply to improving your practice and growing your client roster including the importance of Perseverance, Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, and Belongingness. Along the way, we all face many ethical challenges, and we will review how to abide by the ethical rules in applying these lessons.
The program will include the following sections of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct and state and court civility codes.
ABA Model Rules:
  • Preamble, Rules 1.1 Competence
  • 1.3 Diligence
  • 1.4 Communication
  • 5.1-5.3 Supervisory Responsibilities
  • 5.5 Unauthorized Practice & Multijurisdictional Practice
  • 8.4 Misconduct.
Presenter Bios 
Francine Friedman Griesing is the founder and Managing Member of Griesing Law, LLC, a women-owned and operated law firm based in Philadelphia with offices in Cincinnati and New York.
Fran is a valued, strategic advisor to top executives and general counsel at the region’s and country’s largest corporations and institutions.
Fran has over thirty-five years of experience representing clients in complex business transactions, high stakes litigation and alternate dispute resolution matters. Her clients include public and closely-held companies, not-for-profit organizations, government entities and executives.  After practicing at AmLaw 100 firms and as Litigation Chair for the City of Philadelphia, Fran founded Griesing Law so women could reach their potential in the male-dominated legal field.
Fran has been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA, Best Lawyers in America, Client Choice Guide USA, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for her expertise in commercial litigation and employment law. She has also been acknowledged as one of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Influencers of Law Lifetime Achievers and Diversity & Inclusion Lifetime Achievers, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, The Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year, Ms. JD’s Sharing Her Passion Honoree,  ABA Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference Women Who Inspire Us;and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Women Lawyers and is the recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Education Center’s Excellence in Legal Education Award and the American Bar Association’s Excellence in Legal Writing Award.
Fran is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded Bossible, a marketing and business development consultancy that helps entrepreneurs, professionals, small businesses and diverse businesses build and execute marketing plans that amplify them as thought leaders in their industries, and GriesingMazzeo Leadership, a training and human resources advisor for small, middle market, women and diverse owned businesses and professionals.  She is highly regarded as a trailblazing entrepreneur, selected by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Bank of America as the 2018 Woman Business Owner of the Year and by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia as the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year. She also received the Women’s Business Enterprise Center East WBE Leadership Award. She has been included in Women’s Enterprise Magazine’s Top WBE CEOs, Philly Biz’s Executives of the Year,  Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction, Business Philadelphia’s Women to Watch and one of the Governor of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business.
Fran is a highly sought speaker and writer and is also featured in “The Road to Independence, 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Firms”, published by the American Bar Association.  She has taught Business Law, Public Employment Law and Advocacy Skills at Temple University's Beasley School of Law and Fox School of Business & Management and has been a guest lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University.  Fran is an honors graduate of Binghamton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review.

Jessica L. Mazzeo, Esquire is a serial entrepreneur who operates three women owned businesses that she co-founded.  GriesingMazzeo Leadership serves as an outsourced human resources department with an emphasis on cultural belonging as well as providing one-on-one professional development and coaching for individuals; Bossible is the go-to strategic partner for branding, marketing, and business development services.  As Member and Chief Operating Officer of Griesing Law, a full service business law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Jessica focuses on overseeing and implementing all of the Firm’s business operations while establishing policies that promote and retain the Firm’s culture and strategic vision.  Jessica counsels clients on overall employee issues and employment best practices and advises on legal strategies that align with business goals.  A thought leader on diversity and inclusion, employee issues, business generation and overall business management, Jessica writes a quarterly column for The Legal Intelligencer and speaks around the country.  She was the 2020-2021 Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Association of Legal Administrators, and has been a volunteer for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms since 2012 and for the Women's Business Enterprise Council East from 2014 to 2021.  She received her B.B.A. from Temple University and her J.D. from Widener University Delaware School of Law.  You can reach Jessica at , , or

Practice Areas: Business Organizations & Contracts, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property Law
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 08/10/2022 2:00 PM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Total Credits: 1
Specialty Credits: Ethics 1
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: 08/09/2023
Training Type: Online

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