Law Practice Management Welcome

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    • About Law Practice Management

      Law Practice Management resources provide lawyers, law firm managers and legal professionals with information on practice management trends, marketing, client development, legal technology and finance. Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a managing partner at a national law firm, you’ll find law practice management resources to meet your day-to-day practice needs. Checklists, best practices, publications and continuing legal education programs provide up-to-date information and practical tips to help you better manage your law practice.

      If you have questions about law practice management, contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq, Director of Law Practice Management or Michella Weiss, Law Practice Management Program Coordinator for the New York State Bar Association.

      Katherine Suchocki, Esq.
      Director, Law Practice Management
      New York State Bar Association
      One Elk Street
      Albany, New York 12207
      (518) 487-5590 
      ksuchocki@nysba.org

      Michella Weiss
      Program Coordinator, Law Practice Management
      New York State Bar Association
      One Elk Street
      Albany, NY 12207
      (518) 487-5591
      mweiss@nysba.org

      If you would like to get involved with Law Practice Management initiatives, we want to hear from you!

      Click here to learn more about the LPM Committee and view the Committee Roster. 
      All Law Practice Management informational programs are recorded and available online. View archives of past events here


      Law Practice Management Continuing Legal Education programs are open to all members and non-members. Topics include finance, technology, human resources, marketing, client development and day-to-day operations of your law firm. All LPM live programs and events are recorded and available online, on demand. Special member pricing options are available. Recent programs include Leveraging Technology in Your Practice, Technology, Tools and Ethics Rules, Powerpoint 101 for Lawyers, Maximizing the Use of Your iPad in Your Law Practice and many more.  

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  • Upcoming Programs

    Consider Networking a Strategy, Not a Tactic
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Live & Webcast
    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP | 1350 Broadway | New York, NY 10018
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    2017 Annual Meeting
    NYSBA's 140th Annual Meeting | January 23-38, 2017
    New York Hilton Midtown | 1335 Avenue of the Americas | NYC

    Career Development Conference | Monday, January 23, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Intro to Legal Research Using Fastcase | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    LPM Day | Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    Intro to Legal Research Using Fastcase | Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Advanced Legal Research Using Fastcase | Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    The Voice of the Children | Friday, January 27, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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    2017 Marketing Conference for Solo Practitioners | 7.0 MCLE Credits 
    Friday, March 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    NY Society of Security Analysts | 1640 Broadway | Suite 1010 | NYC
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    Legal Malpractice 2017 | 4.0 MCLE Credits
    Each program is a half-day CLE from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 | Westchester | Live Program | Elmwood Country Club
    Friday, March 17, 2017 | Rochester | Live Program | RIT Inn & Conference Center 
    Friday, March 24, 2017 | Albany | Live Program | New York State Bar Association
    Friday, March 24, 2017 | New York City | Live and Webcast | CUNY Graduate Center
    Friday, March 31, 2017 | Long Island | Live Program | Melville Marriott 


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  • Starting a Practice

    Are you considering opening your own firm? Are you a recent law school graduate just starting out? Are you considering leaving your place of employment and starting your own practice?  New York State Bar Association Law Practice Management resources can help you start, build and grow your firm.

    Starting up a solo or small firm has its own unique financial, technical and practical concerns, but beginning a practice also has its own set of rewards, fulfillment and accomplishments.  To maximize your chances for success, you must have a plan. Whether you are considering a change or whether you are a recent law school graduate, Law Practice Management CLE programs will help you explore your options.  From choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting new clients, get practical and useful tips to help you succeed.

    This program provides an overview of what it takes to own your own practice. From choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting new clients, get practical and useful tips for starting a practice in New York.  Focusing on solo practice, program topics include: setting up bank accounts; general accounting information; tax concerns; setting up IOLA accounts; client retainer agreements and intake forms; collecting payments; leaving your old firm; handling referral business; the ethical issues of using the Internet to market your practice; social media considerations; increasing your list of contacts; and much more.


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    Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2017 

    Friday, May 19, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    AMA Executive Conference Center | NYC 


    STARTING A SOLO PRACTICE IN NEW YORK 2016


    Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2016 | 8.0 MCLE Credits including 3.5 Ethics
    Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Successful Practice
    Program Faculty:

    Cliff Ennico, Esq. | Peter Giuliani | Marian C. Rice, Esq. | Joe Rivera, Esq. | Dr. Carol Schiro Greenwald | Stefan Savic, Esq. | Gary Fiebert | David DePietto | Chintan Panchal, Esq. 


    STARTING A SOLO PRACTICE IN NEW YORK 2015

    Starting a Solo Practice in New York | 8.0 MCLE Credits including 4.0 Ethics
    Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Successful Practice
    Program Faculty:

    Cliff Ennico, Esq. | Peter Giuliani | Marian C. Rice, Esq. | Joe Rivera | Dr. Carol Schiro Greenwald | John Balestriere, Esq. | Marc Natale | John R. McCarron, Jr., Esq. | David DePietto | Carmel J. Mushin, Esq.


    Can't attend a program in person? 
    View recent programs on Starting a Practice in New York available for immediate download here.
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    For More Information and Resources on Starting a Practice in New York State, Click Here

  • LPM On Demand

    Law Practice Management Continuing Legal Education programs are open to all members and non-members. Topics include finance, technology, human resources, marketing, client development and day-to-day operations of your law firm. All LPM live programs and events are recorded and available online, on demand. Special member pricing options are available. 

    Need only Professional Practice Credits?
    Need only Ethics Credits?
    Need only Skills Credits?
    For a complete list of our available online, on demand, LPM CLE Programs, Click Here!
    Find all Bridging the Gap Segments you can bundle here!


    Finance


    Attorney Escrow
     Accounts 2015
     | 4.0 Ethics Credits
    Addresses the administration of attorney trust accounts – including IOLA accounts – and the rules governing the handling of funds in those accounts.

    Avoiding Ethical Nightmares: Attorney Escrow | 1.5 MCLE Ethics Credits 
    Everything you wanted to know about NYS Interest on Lawyers Account Fund (IOLA), but didn't know to ask.

    Accounting for Lawyers  | 7.0 MCLE Credits 
    Designed to help lawyers gain a working knowledge of important issues involving accounting as they relate to the practice of law.  


    Technology


    Microsoft Word Academy for Lawyers
     | 7.0 MCLE Credits in Skills
    How to Dramatically Improve Speed and Accuracy While Drafting Complex Legal Documents

    Microsoft Word in the Law Office and Document Automation Systems | 3.0 MCLE Credits in Skills
    How to Dramatically Improve Speed and Accuracy While Drafting Complex Legal Document

    How to Achieve Meaningful Paper Reduction in Your Practice | 3.0 MCLE Credits in Law Practice Management
    A Lawyer's Guide to Adobe Acrobat, Scanners and PDFs

    Applying for Cyber Insurance 101 | 2.0 MCLE Credits in Law Practice Management
    Navigating the Cyber Policy application and cyber security practices for law firms.  

    Law Practice Management: Technology Tips for Your Practice | 1.5 MCLE Credits 
    Learn 25 ways to streamline your practice and become a more efficient lawyers as well as ways to leverage technology in your day-to-day practice.


    Human Resources


    "LPM Day" Leadership Development Conference
     | 
    7.5 MCLE
    Tips for Structuring the Leadership Role of Managing Partner and Implementing a Leadership Structure in Law Firms 

    The Do's and Don'ts of Finding and Hiring an Associate for your Law Practice | 2.0 MCLE Credits 
    How to avoid a future discrimination claim.  

    Hiring and Managing Staff - The Lawyer as an Employer (2014) | 2.0 MCLE Credits
    Geared toward solo and small firm practitioners, this comprehensive program will address hiring and managing staff.

    Basic Human Resources for Solo and Small Firms | 1.5 MCLE Credits
    This program provides an overview of human resource compliance. 


    Marketing


    Women on the Move 2016
     
    | 4.0 MCLE Credits 
    Exposure, Evidence and Ethics -- Social Media's 21st Century Role in Lawyering. 

    Legally LinkedIn | 1.5 MCLE Credits in Ethics
    What lawyers need to know about LinkedIn and Ways to Market Yourself with your Practice 

    2016 Marketing Conference for Solo Practitioners | 7.0 MCLE Credits including 3.0 Ethics
    Using technology and the internet to turbo-charge your business development success.  


    Client Development


    Client Intake: Best Practices for Attorneys
     | 1.0 MCLE Credits
    This program includes an overview of what all attorneys need to know about client intake. 

    Succession Planning and Client Transition | 1.5 MCLE Credits 
    This program will provide an overview of succession planning and client transition.


    Law Firm Operations


    Risk Management 2016
     | 4.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics
    This program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance.

    2016 Leadership Conference | 7.5 MCLE Credits including 1.5 Ethics
    Tips for Structuring the Leadership Role of Managing Partner | Implementing a Leadership Structure in Law Firms. 

    Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2016 | 8.0 MCLE Credits including 3.5 Ethics
    Get an overview of what it takes to start your own practice, from choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting new clients.

    The Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession | 2.0 MCLE Credits including 1.0 Ethics
    With continued efforts to bridge the serious justice gap between those in need of legal services and those represented by counsel. 

    Structuring the Leadership Role of the Managing Partner | 2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice
    Overview of structuring the role of the managing partner at a law firm, featuring nationally known management consultants and panelists. 

    Virtual Practice | After Schoenefeld v. NY: Where is Your Office? | 2.0 MCLE Credits
    Practicing Law Virtually and Ethically | What Lawyers Need to Know 


    The Law Practice Management Committee wants to hear from you.  If there is a program topic you would like to see offered in the future, or if you would like to participate in an upcoming program please contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq. at ksuchocki@nysba.org or 518-487-5590. 

    To view all Continuing Legal Education programs and events, visit www.nysba.org/CLE.  
    Get involved with the NYSBA Tech Community
    Stay informed. Follow NYSBA LPM on Twitter