Starting a Solo Practice in New York
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, 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.
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.
Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee and Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.
Friday, May 5, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
810 Seventh Avenue, Empire Forum, NYC
7.0 MCLE Credits
3.5 Law Practice Management, 3.5 Ethics
NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. | Law Office of Clifford R. Ennico
- 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
Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program is transitional. 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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