Law Practice Management Curriculum

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. 

Learn more about Law Practice Management Resources | www.nysba.org/LPM 


Upcoming Law Practice Management CLE Programs

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Find programs based on Area of Practice, Credit Type, Credit Amount, Location, Format, and Title here!

Bridging the Gap
Tuesday, December 16 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC
Wednesday, December 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC

Growing Your Law Firm Like an Entrepreneurial Enterprise 
Wednesday, January 8 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Webinar

Introduction to Online Reputation Management (OMR)
Thursday, January 16 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Webinar

Hot Topics: ESI In Criminal Investigations & Proceedings
Friday, January 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Webinar 

From Lawyer to Leader: Hiring Your First Paralegal 
Thursday, February 13 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Webinar

Working at a Branch Office: The Unique Opportunities and Challenges
Wednesday, February 26 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Albany or Webcast

Risk Management for Lawyers
Friday, February 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | NYC
Friday, March 6 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Rochester
Thursday, March 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Syracuse
Friday, March 13 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Buffalo 

An Ethical Exploration of the Three R's: Ratings, Rankings and Reviews 
Tuesday, March 10 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Webinar 

Applying for Malpractice Insurance
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Long Island or Webcast

Completing Your Cyber Application
Friday, March 13 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Long Island or Webcast

How Attorneys and Judges are Addressing New Technologies - Part II 
Wednesday, March 18 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | NYC or Webcast

Recognizing the Risks of Facial Recognition Technology:  A Look at the Potential For Bias and Other Ethical Issues
Wednesday, March 18 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | NYC or Webcast

Discovery, Use, and Admissibility of “Black Box” Data
Thursday, March 19 | 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Webinar

"Employing” AI: Explainable AI, Algorithmic Bias, and the Workplace
Thursday March 19 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Webinar

At the Intersection of Highly Automated and Autonomous Vehicles, and the Fourth and Fifth Amendments
Thursday, March 19 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Webinar   

The Lawyer as Employer
Tuesday, April 21 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Webinar

Accounting for Lawyers
Friday, June 19 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | NYC 
Friday, June 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Albany or Webcast


Programs to Help in Starting Your Practice 

Solo Practitioner Conference 2019 
This program explores best practices, client service, reputation management, social media, office technology, business development and ethics. 

Technology Summit 2019 | 25.5 MCLE credits 
Nationally recognized experts and New York attorneys including members of the NYSBA Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession will come together to explore how new technologies are affecting law firms and client information.

The Lawyer As Employer 2019 | 2.0 MCLE Credits
This program addresses deciding when you need an employee and what that employee should be, an associate or a paralegal. 

Hot Topics in Law Practice Management | LPM Day 2019 NYSBA Annual Meeting Program | 7.0 MCLE Credits
Five Signature Areas to Foster Change in Attorney Wellness  

How to Build a Successful Solo Practice Out of a Home Office
| 3.0 MCLE Credits
This program provides an overview of starting and running a successful practice from home.

Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2019 | 7.5 MCLE Credits
This program provides an overview of what it takes to own your own practice. 


Programs to Help in Growing and Managing Your Practice

Recent Developments in Internet Law 2019 | 7.5 MCLE Credits
This program will provide you with a comprehensive update to recent developments in internet and technology laws and regulations applicable to business in the U.S. and abroad.

Judiciary Law 470: A Review of Recent Cases & Ethics Opinion | 1.0 MCLE Credit
Exploring the status of virtual offices in New York State.

Women on the Move 2019 | 3.5 MCLE Credits
Because there are still obstacles to shattering the glass ceiling, this program will address the ways women attorneys have made changes – in our mindset, in our careers and in the law – in order to overcome challenges we have faced as women attorneys, along with a frank discussion of challenges we still face and what we can do to move forward.

Representing the Start-Up Venture 2019 | 7.0 MCLE Credit
This program focuses on representing the venture startup and dealing with the often complicated legal, tax, financial and ethical issues involved in working with fast-growing enterprises run by time-challenged entrepreneurs and backed by professional investors.

Buying or Selling a Law Practice 2018 | 2.0 MCLE Credits
Selling a law practice is not an easy thing to do. However, with thoughtful planning, buying or selling a law practice can be a viable option for retiring attorneys and growing firms. 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. 

Technology in Your Practice 2018 | 7.0 MCLE Credits
This program will explore cybersecurity best practices, social media ethics for solo and small firms as well as technology enhanced content marketing and employment law.

Managing Partners Roundtable: Emerging Technologies 2018 | 3.0 Credits
This program will include an overview of hot topics in technology for lawyers as well as information on how law firms can prevent cyber attacks.

Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution 2018  | 2.0 MCLE Credits
This program will cover an introduction to the Part 137 Program as well as an overview of how to be successful at a Fee Arbitration.

Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals 2018 | 7.0 MCLE Credits
Learn about the spectrum of automation tools demonstrated from the amazing things your word processor is already capable of, from simple Word functionality to creating Tables of Authorities.

Tame the Digital Chaos | Distraction, Time, Task & Email Management for Lawyers | 3.0 MCLE Credits 
Learn how to take back control of your day and own your technology instead of it owning you. 

Fight the Paper! Paper Reduction Strategies | Becoming More Mobile in Your Practice | 3.0 MCLE Credits 
Get organized and reduce paper in your office from document generation/automation to the closing of a matter.

Attorney Escrow Accounts 2017 | 4.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics
Attorney Trust Accounts, Traps for the Unwary, IOLA, and the Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection 

Excel Essentials for Lawyers | Using Excel in Your Law Office | 3.0 MCLE Credits in Skills 
A demonstration of the most important features of Microsoft Excel using concrete examples and realistic data.

Women on the Move 2017 | Managing Difficult Conversations | 4.0 MCLE Credits
This program provides information and strategies on how to effectively communicate and overcome hurdles female attorneys may face in their career. 

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

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.

Legally LinkedIn | What Lawyers Need to Know about LinkedIn and Ways to Market Yourself and your Practice | 1.5 MCLE Credits in Ethics
Learn how to attract clients and develop business. Panelists will share advice on LinkedIn marketing, targeted prospecting and social media while exploring  the limitations placed on lawyers by the ethics rules. 

Structuring the Leadership Role of the Managing Partner | 2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice
A Managing Partner ensures alignment of people - - that partners have input, are heard, and that opinions are considered through strong communication and effective listening skills and through effective mentoring. A Managing Partner is accountable for effecting change and execution of the Firm’s strategies through the activities and priorities of the Board.  

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.

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.

The Do's and Don'ts of Finding and Hiring an Associate for your Law Practice...and how to avoid a future discrimination claim | 2.0 MCLE Credits 
This program caters to helping attorneys in their quest to grown their practices, including resources for finding qualified associates and interviewing skills from the employers side. 

Online Communications and Social Media in a Global World | 1.0 MCLE Ethics Credits 
Liability and ethical pitfalls for attorneys.


Programs to Help in Protecting Your Practice

Risk Management 2019 | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Designed for all practicing attorneys regardless of their level of expertise, this program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance. The program includes an overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, disciplinary rules, recent developments and cases of interest

Legal Malpractice 2019 | 4.0 MCLE Credits
Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies, and Attorney Disciplinary Procedures  

Cleaning Out Your Data Closet: How to Dispose of Electronic Data 2018 | 3.0 MCLE Credits 
Learn the challenges posed by "old" data and how that data might be disposed of without regulatory or litigation-related risk.

Completing Your Cyber Application 2018
 | 2.0 MCLE Credits
Hear industry experts and learn the ins and outs of completing your cyber application. Learn tips and tools to make it a fast and efficient process.

Managing Partners Roundtable : Emerging Technologies for Lawyers 2018 | 3.0 MCLE Credits
This program will include an overview of hot topics in technology for lawyers as well as information on how law firms can prevent cyber attacks.

Applying for Malpractice Insurance | 2.0 MCLE Credits
Learn about malpractice insurance considerations while gaining practical tips when applying and purchasing the appropriate coverage.
 
Safeguarding Against Cyber Attacks
| 3.0 MCLE Credits 
What All Law Firms Need to Know About Cybersecurity and Protecting Client Information

Cyber Attacks on Law Firms
 | 2.0 MCLE Credits 
What All Lawyers Need to Know About Ransomware, Cyberliability and Insurance Concerns for Law Firms

Navigating the Cyber Policy Application and Cyber Security Practices for Law Firms | 2.0 MCLE Credits in Law Practice Management
This program will cover the basics of applying for cyber insurance and navigating the application process.


Bridging the Gap Programs

The Bridging the Gap continuing legal education program offers 16.0 total credits.Newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all of their annual MCLE requirements by attending this two-day program which is ideal for “bridging the gap” between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. This transitional course is designed to help newly admitted attorneys develop a foundation in the practical skills, techniques and procedures that are essential to the practice of law.  Experienced attorneys who have an interest in other areas of practice can also attend and benefit from this program by learning practical information from skilled and experienced practitioners.

View past Bridging the Gap programs online:

Bridging the Gap 2019
MarchSeptember 

Bridging the Gap 2018 
March | August | September 

Bridging the Gap 2017
March | July | December 


More On-Demand CLE Programs That May Be Of Interest To You:
Preparing for and Responding to Disasters: A Guide for Lawyers (2019) | 2.0 MCLE Credits
Succession Planning: Retirement 101 (2019) | 6.0 MCLE Credits
Non-Compete Agreements in New York (2019) | 3.5 MCLE Credits
Time Management for Lawyers (2019) | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Client Intake: Best Practices for Attorneys
| 1.0 MCLE Credits 
Planning Ahead and Preparing for Retirement or Transition
 | 7.5 MCLE Credits 
Management Training for Lawyers | Tips for Managing Partners | 1.5 MCLE Credits   
Succession Planning and Client Transition | 1.5 MCLE Credits
What Makes Lawyers Happy | An LAP Ethics and Professionalism Program
 | 2.0 MCLE Credits
New Horizons in eDiscovery:  How New Rules, Cyber-Security and Specialized eDiscovery Counsel are Shaping the Future of eDiscovery | 3.0 MCLE Credits 
Buying or Selling a Law Practice | Practical and Ethical Considerations and the NY Rules | 2.0 MCLE Credits 
Online Content Management | 2.0 MCLE Credits 
Leveraging Technology in Your Practice | 2.0 MCLE Credits 
The Law Firm of Tomorrow Today  | 4.0 MCLE Credits  
Technology in Your Practice - Trends, Tools and Ethics Rules   | 4.0 MCLE Credits  
Growing Your Firm Part 2
 | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Ethics in the Workplace | 1.5 MCLE Credits
PowerPoint 101 for Lawyers | 1.5 MCLE Credits
iPad for Legal Professionals | 1.0 MCLE Credits
Basic Human Resources for Solo/Small Firms
 | 1.5 MCLE Credits
Living to 103 - Are You Prepared? 
| 7.0 MCLE Credits
Retirement - Selling Your Law Practice | 1.5 MCLE Credits  
The Trouble with Larry: Dealing with a Problem Partner | 3.0 MCLE Credits  
Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners | 1.5 MCLE Credits  
Recent Developments in E-Discovery | 3.0 MCLE Credits in Ethics  
Partner Compensation Systems | 1.5 MCLE Credits   
Marketing on a Shoestring  | 4.0 MCLE Credits  
Bill Collection and the Business of Law  | 1.5 MCLE Credits  
Safe-Guarding Client Information | 1.5 MCLE Credits  
Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness  | 1.5 MCLE Credits  
Growing Your Firm "Bringing on Lateral Partners | Partnership Agreements 101" | 1.5 MCLE Credits 
Retirement 101/Selling Your Law Practice-A Program for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners | 1.5 MCLE Credits  
Legal Project Management | 1.5 MCLE Credits  


Relevant Book and Form Products of Interest for Law Practice Management
Admission to the New York State Bar, 2015 (Print)
Admission to the New York State Bar, 2015 (E-Book)
Attorney Escrow Accounts: Rules, Regulations and Related Topics, 4th Edition (Print)
Attorney Escrow Accounts: Rules, Regulations and Related Topics, 4th Edition (E-Book)
Best Practices in Legal Management (Book with Forms on CD)
Best Practices in Legal Management (Downloadable Forms)
Grow Your Practice: Legal Marketing and Business Development Strategies (Print)
Grow Your Practice: Legal Marketing and Business Development Strategies (E-Book)
Legal Careers in New York State Government, 10th Edition 
Model Partnership Agreements (E-Book)
Planning Ahead Guide: How to Establish an Advance Exit Plan to Protect Your Clients' Interest in the Event of Your Disability, Retirement or Death


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 [email protected] or 518-487-5590. 

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