Starting a Solo Practice in New York
NYSBA Member: $175
7.5 MCLE Credits; 4.5 Law Practice Management; 3.5 Ethics
Monday, May 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Convene | 810 Seventh Ave (between 52nd & 53rd Streets) | NYC
NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
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?
Starting up a solo or small firm has its own unique financial, technical and practical concerns.
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. 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.
- Creating a "Launch Plan"
- Managing Your Cyber Practice
- How to Get the Clients You Want
- Managing your Reputation both Online and Off
- Understanding Your Malpractice Insurance Policy
- Cutting Edge Ethical Considerations
Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. | Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico, Fairfield, CT
John Balestriere, Esq. | Balestriere Fariello
Gary B. Fiebert, Esq. | GBF Management LLC
Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D. | MarketingPartners
Lana James-Moore | USI Affinity
Jillian L. McNeil, Esq. | Balestriere Fariello
Marc M. Natale | Balestriere Fariello
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP | Chair, Law Practice Management Committee
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jessica Patterson, LPM Program Manager.