How to Host a Seminar

Beasley & Ferber attorneys are available to provide free, educational legal seminars anywhere in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Held for years at senior centers, churches, libraries, hospitals, and for retiree and civic groups, the seminars are highly engaging, informative, and no-pressure events. Here you’ll find our seminar host contact form, a sample seminar video, and our FAQs about hosting a seminar.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Hosting a Seminar

During a typical seminar, Attorney Edward Beasley or Attorney David Ferber will share a range of important estate planning information. Topics include how to protect against the potentially catastrophic effects of a nursing-home stay; bullet-proofing trusts from nursing-home costs; protecting inheritance funds from outside creditors and divorcing spouses; and many other important matters.

Hosting an estate planning seminar is a great way to provide valuable programming for seniors and their families or caregivers. These complex topics can be confusing and overwhelming; attendees have reported that the seminar helps make sense of them. A seminar opens your facility to people who might become new patrons, members, or supporters. Additionally, there have been occasions when people choose to make bequests in their estate plan to support the charitable organization hosting the presentation.

Absolutely not. There are no fees or financial strings attached to any seminar. They are a free public service for attendees and the host.

A seminar generally lasts about two hours, which includes plenty of time for audience questions.

Seminar attendance ranges greatly depending on the location and venue; registrations have been finalized anywhere from 5 to 100 people. Registrations can be capped to fit any space limitation.

Typically, seminars are held in the morning (10 a.m. – noon); early afternoon (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.); or evening (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) However, arrangements can be customized based on what you feel is best for people in your community. Additionally, a “double session” may also be scheduled (an afternoon and evening session on the same day, for example) to accommodate people’s different needs and work schedules.

Generally, an average seminar room holds 25-50 people, as that is the most common range of attendance for a seminar. However, we will certainly work with any host in arranging the most sensible accommodations.

Not much is really needed. We just request that there are enough chairs for attendees and that they are arranged “theatre-style,” – essentially in rows. No special audio or visual equipment is necessary. Ample and close parking is an important consideration.

Many hosts have their own in-house publications, such as newsletters, bulletins, e-newsletters, websites, or social media channels. We can supply an informational paragraph, photo, or whatever else you need to inform your community members. Additionally, we handle and pay for all outside advertising, which includes local newspapers, online calendars, flyers to local hotspots, posts on our website, and social media channels.

We work with hosts to decide how registrations will be handled. A host can take calls and sign-ups, our office can handle them, or we can arrange a combination.

A seminar truly is aimed at educating people – not promoting the firm. People are welcome to sit, listen, and take in the information; that can be all. At the end of every seminar, attendees receive a sheet in which they indicate – privately and at their discretion – whether they’d like to set up a consultation with Beasley & Ferber. They are perfectly welcome to move forward, or not.

Beasley & Ferber is able to provide free educational legal seminars in a variety of areas, including for families with children with special needs, veterans, blended families, and same-sex couples.

To inquire about scheduling any kind of seminar, please contact us.

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