NYSBA Law Practice Management | Mini-MBA Core Curriculum

"Business School for Lawyers" 

You didn't go to law school to be a human resources director, finance director or marketer, but it's the mastery of these functions that frees you to be a great lawyer.  Download programs on finance, technology, HR compliance, marketing and business development and create your own mini-MBA program.

Save up to 40% when you create your own bundled CLE program.

Learn the skills necessary to run your firm efficiently and effectively.

Additional Programs Available Online, On demand | www.nysba.org/LPMCLE


Finance

Accounting for Lawyers  | 7.0 MCLE Credits (1.0 ethics)
Designed to help lawyers gain a working knowledge of important issues involving accounting as they relate to the practice of law. 

Attorney Escrow Accounts: Rules and Regulations | 4.0 Ethics
Get an overview of the administration of attorney trust accounts – including IOLA accounts – and the rules governing the handling of funds in those accounts.

Bill Collection and the Business of Law  | 1.5 MCLE Credits

Alternative Fee Arrangements  | 1.5 MCLE Credits


Human Resources

Hiring and Managing Staff - The Lawyer as an Employer (2014) | 2.0 MCLE Credits | Featuring Nancy B. Schess, Esq.
This program will provide an overview of human resource compliance. Geared toward solo and small firm practitioners, this comprehensive program will address hiring and managing staff.  Highlights distinctions between federal, state and city laws and provides an overview of human resource compliance.   

Basic Human Resources for Solo and Small Firms | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Featuring Nancy B. Schess, this program provides an overview of human resource compliance. Geared towards solo and small firm practitioners, this program covers the basics of staffing, hiring and firing.

Electives
The Trouble with Larry: Dealing with a Problem Partner | 3.0 MCLE Credits
Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Partner Compensation Systems | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Growing Your Firm "Bringing on Lateral Partners | Partnership Agreements 101" | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Growing Your Firm “Growing Your Practice or Corporate Legal Department | 1.5 MCLE Credits


Marketing

Legally LinkedIn | 1.5 MCLE Credits in Ethics
What Lawyers need to know about LinkedIn and ways to market yourself and 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.  

2015 March Marketing Conference | Grow Your Practice | 5.0 MCLE Credits including 2.5 Ethics 
Panelists will share advice on attorney websites, public relations, LinkedIn marketing, targeted prospecting and social media. Panelists will also explore the limitations placed on lawyers by ethics rules. 

Marketing and Business Practices to Grow Your Firm 
6.5 MCLE Credits | 3.0 ethics, 2.5 law practice management, 1.0 skills 

Marketing & Business Development 101 for Small to Medium Sized Firms | 4.5 MCLE Credits (2.5 ethics)
Get practical ideas you can implement right away. Panelists will share advice on attorney websites, blog posts and other online writing, online banner advertising, use of videos on the web, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media. Panelists also explore the limitations placed on lawyers by the ethics rules.

Marketing on a Shoestring | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Through email, websites, blogs and social media lawyers can reach far more potential clients than ever before. This program provides a framework for understanding and managing ethical liability for lawyer marketing.


Technology

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

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

Leveraging Technology in Your Practice  | 2.0 MCLE Credits
During this fast-paced CLE webcast program will you learn twenty-five ways to streamline your practice. Covering the latest trends in technology, the overall goal of this program is to help you become a more efficient lawyer. Learn ways to leverage technology in your day-to-day practice to work more efficiently. 

The Law Firm of Tomorrow Today  | 4.0 MCLE Credits (2.0 ethics)
Exploring issues raised by the Report of the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession, download this program to learn how your firm can begin to incorporate elements of the law firm of the future into your law practice today.

Technology in Your Practice - Trends, Tools and Ethics Rules | 4.0 MCLE Credits (3.0 ethics)
Exploring the hottest trends in legal technology, this program provides an overview of practice matters including outsourcing, knowledge management, legal research, virtual law practice, cloud computing, and related technologies.  Panelists discuss ethical considerations, security concerns, accessibility issues, information sharing, billing considerations, overhead and competitive advantages.  This program includes the ever popular "50 Apps in 50 Minutes." Get fifty tips to streamline your practice.

Electives
Safe-Guarding Client Information | 1.5 MCLE Credits
E-Discovery What You Need to Know | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness  | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Malpractice Insurance – The Application Process   | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Legal Project Management 101 | 1.5 MCLE Credits  


**Pre-requisite:  Starting a Practice in New York State | 7.5 MCLE Credits

"One of the best CLE programs at NYSBA.”  

Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2016 | Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Successful Practice | 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.

Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2015 | 8.0 MCLE Credits including 4.0 Ethics
Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Successful Practice

Starting a Practice in New York (2014) | Video and Materials Online, On Demand 
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? This program will provide an overview of what it takes to own your own practice. 

Starting Your Own Practice in New York (2013) | Video and Materials Online, On Demand
From choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting new clients, this program provides practical and useful tips for starting a practice in New York.  Focusing on solo practice, topics include: choosing a legal entity, working from home, office equipment, choosing a practice area, work-life issues, finding clients, time management, managing and organizing your practice, marketing your solo practice ethically and effectively and much more.


Learn more about law practice management resources available to members at www.nysba.org/LPM.

For more information about law practice management initiatives, contact Katherine Suchocki, Esq., Director, Law Practice Management at 518-487-5590 or ksuchocki@nysba.org