AUTHOR: Mike TITLE: Archived Entry (2001-2002) STATUS: Publish ALLOW COMMENTS: 0 CONVERT BREAKS: __default__ ALLOW PINGS: 1 PRIMARY CATEGORY: Archive CATEGORY: Archive DATE: 3/02/2002 12:00:00 AM ----- BODY:
I've been expressly told, by one of the conference organizers, that:

If you think your panel is going to be particularly interesting (and I hope it is!), you might think about posting a few sentences about the panel on this blurb. Self-promotion is a good thing.

So, I'll start it off and encourage others to do so in the thread. On Monday, I will be appearing in my legal capacity along with Randy Houston and (I think) the ever-popular Meg Hourihan for the Freelance Forum, speaking on "Legal Proceedings" at 3:30 p.m. If you're doing freelance work, as many of you are, or if you're in a small firm, you've probably run up against some common legal issues that we plan to discuss:

Should you make the client sign a contract? What happens when the client doesn't pay and you have a contract? What happens when the client doesn't pay and you don't have a contract? How much will it cost for a lawyer to draw up a contract for a job? What other legal pitfalls do you need to avoid?

Even if you're not freelancing and never want to, you'll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come heckle us as we answer every question with the tried-and-true lawyer's answer: "It depends." So how can you resist?

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