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  • CLE Programs Fall 2017
    Fall 2017 Live Program & Webcast Schedule. Helping You Be a Better Lawyer! nysba.org/CLE
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  • Upcoming Programs

    Click Here to view the 2017 CLE Fall Calendar! 
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    Risk Management for Lawyers 
    This program is from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at all participating locations. 
    Friday, October 20, 2017 | Rochester | RIT Inn and Conference Center
    Friday, October 20, 2017 | Westchester | Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco
    Friday, October 27, 2017 | Long Island & Webcast | L’Abbate Balkan Colavita & Conti, LLP
    Monday, October 30, 2017 | Albany | New York State Bar Association 
    Friday, November 3, 2017 | Syracuse | Crowne Plaza Syracuse Downtown 
    Friday, November 17, 2017 | New York City | NY Society of Security Analysts 


    Ethics in the Age of the Internet
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    Penn Club of New York | 30 W 44th St | NYC 


    Attorney Escrow Accounts
    This program is from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at all participating locations. 
    Monday, October 30, 2017 | NYC & Webcast | NY Society of Security Analysts
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Albany | New York State Bar Association
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Syracuse | Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel


    Excel Essentials for Lawyers | Using Excel in Your Law Office
    Friday, December 1, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    Executive Conference Center | 1601 Broadway at 48th | NYC 


    Tame the Digital Chaos | Distraction, Time, Task & Email Management for Lawyers
    Friday, December 8, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    Executive Conference Center | 1601 Broadway at 48th | NYC


    Fight the Paper! Paper Reduction Strategies | Becoming More Mobile in Your Practice
    Friday, December 8, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    Executive Conference Center | 1601 Broadway at 48th | NYC 


    Bridging the Gap - Winter 2017
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    New York City | Live Location and Webcast
    Albany | Live Video Conference 
    Buffalo  | Live Video Conference 


    Annual Meeting | Career Development Conference
    Monday, January 22, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    NY Hilton Midtown | 1335 6th Ave | NYC 


    Annual Meeting | "LPM Day" | Hot Topics in Law Practice Management
    Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    NY Hilton Midtown | 1335 6th Ave | NYC 


    Applying for Malpractice Insurance
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP | 1001 Franklin Ave | Garden City, NY 


    Completing Your Cyber Application
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP | 1001 Franklin Ave | Garden City, NY 


    Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals
    Friday, February 23, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    NY Society of Security Analysts | 1540 Broadway at 45th | NYC 


    Bridging the Gap | Spring 2018 
    New York City | March 8th - March 9th | Hotel Pennsylvania
    Buffalo | March 15th - March 16th | Classics V Banquet Center 
    Albany & Webcast | March 20th - March 21st | New York State Bar Association 


    Starting a Solo Practice in New York
    Thursday, May 10, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    Executive Conference Center | 1601 Broadway at 48th | NYC 


    Buying and Selling Your Practice
    Tuesday, May 15, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    NY Society of Security Analysts | 1540 Broadway at 45th | NYC 


    Public Relations 101 for Your Law Firm
    Tuesday, May 15, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Live and Webcast
    NY Society of Security Analysts | 1540 Broadway at 45th | NYC 


    Bridging the Gap | Summer 2018 
    Albany & Webcast | June 14th - June 15th | New York State Bar Association
    Buffalo | July 12th - July 13th | Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
    New York City | August 16th - August 17th | Hotel Pennsylvania 


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  • About LPM

    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.

    We want to hear from you! If you have questions or would be like to get involved with 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.  For more information on the Law Practice Management Committee, visit nysba.org/LPMCommittee

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

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

    Marian C. Rice, Esq.
    Law Practice Management Committee Chair
    L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP
    1001 Franklin Ave, 3rd Fl, Suite 300
    Garden City, NY 11530


    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. 

    Click Here for Available Online, On Demand, LPM CLE Programs. 


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    Stay informed.  Be the first to hear about the latest course offerings. 
    All Law Practice Management informational programs are recorded and available online. View archives of past events here.  


  • 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.


    STARTING A SOLO PRACTICE IN NEW YORK ON-DEMAND PROGRAMS 

    Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2017
    7.5 MCLE Credits including 3.5 Ethics
    Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Successful Practice 

    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

    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 RESOURCES:

    Checklist for Starting a Practice in New York State (PDF)

    Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Successful Practice. 

    NYSBA Solo-Small Firm Resource Center

    Comprehensive resources for attorneys in solo or small firm practice in New York State - everything from marketing advice to sample engagement letters, insurance information to business continuity planning, work-life balance to selecting software and hiring staff.

    Information about Escrow Accounts and IOLA

    Attorney Escrow Accounts - Your "must have" book
    Attorney Escrow Accounts comprehensively covers the most common situations where attorneys handle client funds and discusses the legal and ethics issues encountered in handling clients’ funds. The Third Edition provides an expanded discussion of related issues and updated case and statutory law, as well as a more comprehensive appendix featuring relevant statutes, rules and ethics opinions.

    Technology Resources for You and Your Practice

    Enhance the efficiency and lower the cost of your practice with special discount programs for NYSBA members. From insurance and financial services to discounted office products, your NYSBA membership gets you dramatic savings on important services for all your practice needs. 

    Marketing Your Practice and Business Development 

    Information and programs on attorney advertising, ethics and business development

    Join The Lawyer Referral and Information Service

    Join the Lawyer Referral Service (www.nysba.org/joinlr) and add your name to the list of attorneys receiving referrals from the State Bar.  
    Contact Eva Valentin-Espinal (evalentin@nysba.org) Manager of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service for more information.