When thinking about
establishing your own law firm, the prospect can seem overwhelming. Particularly in a
down economy, entrepreneurs are faced with different hurdles and new
types of opportunities. How does a small firm gain a foothold and become
It is possible to succeed in this climate - but not without help! With these informative CDs of
our recent Foundations of a New Practice CLE workshops, you will have the basic
building blocks to create a law practice for a new generation
of lawyers. The materials set provides real world examples for how to build a
successful law practice.
Specific Sessions and Speakers:
I. Top Tips for Starting a Law Firm
program offers a rundown of some of the best practical tips for establishing a
new law firm!
Rodney S. Dowell, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.
Kelly Ann Leighton,
Barnes and Leighton
Saba B. Hashem, Bay
Justin Mikowski, Mikowski &
Sankeetha Selvarajah, Perry,
Krumsiek & Jack, LLP
Fitzsimmons, Law Office of Matthew P.
II. Successful Marketing Techniques to
Grow Your Practice
Learn both traditional and non-traditional marketing techniques that wil get
Christopher D. Strang, Desmond, Strang & Scott, LLP
Irvin J. Rakhlin,
James S. Bolan, Brecher, Wyner, Simons, Fox & Bolan,
Robert J. Ambrogi,
Law Office of Robert J. Ambrogi
Peabody, Stybel Peabody & Associates, Inc.
III. Putting Technology to Work: Running a Small
Firm with Big Technology
Learn which are the best technological
practices and how to esetablish the necessary support systems to ensure the firm operates smoothly from Day One.
Steven M. Ayr, The Law Office of Steven M.
Jared D. Correia, Law Office of Management Assistance
Tasha Buzzell, Law Office of Tasha Buzzell
Justin Lee Kelsey, Kelsey & Trask,
IV. Law Firm Financial Management: A Crash
Course On What You Need to Get Started & Keep Afloat
Explore general financial aspects of running a small business such as how to
draft an operating budget, effective tools to manage your firm's financial
accounts and tax planning.
Patricia Ann Metzer, Vacovec, Mayotte
& Singer, LLP
Ronia Stewart, Eastern Bank -
Eric J. Parker, Parker Scheer LLP
V. The Small Business Owner: Managing Your
Gain insight on how to successfully manage practice issues and how to turn
these potential headaches into genuinely effective marketing opportunities.
Laura M. Unflat, The Law Office of Laura M.
Heidi Alexander, Law Office Management Assistance
Jack Kukowski, USI Affinity
Alan J. Klevan,
Klevan & Klevan, LLP
Elizabeth Munnell, Elizabeth Munnell
VI. Drafting A Business Plan: Putting It All
This session provides a step-by-step process of creating a business plan for
your new firm.
Audrey Heidt, Law Office of Audrey
Sofia S. Lingos, Lingos Law
Stephen E. Seckler,
Seckler Legal Consulting and Coaching
Susan Letterman White,
Letterman White Consulting
Julie C. Cahill, Law Office of Julie