This three-part series will provide practitioners in smaller firms with the perspectives they need in three foundational areas: business development and client management, litigation practice, and legal research. Each program will be an interactive session benefiting both newer practitioners and more experienced attorneys. This series also includes a networking event for small firm practitioners to network and learn from each other. These events are also open to law students.
DATE Thursday, June 8, 2023
TIME 6:00 p.m.–7:40 p.m.
LOCATION W220 and virtual
Followed by a cocktail reception in W202 until 9:00 p.m. sponsored by Shulman & Hill.
CLE 2 credits Skills (NY transitional or nontransitional)
SPEAKERS Ilyssa Fuchs ’12, Partner, Cohen & Fitch LLP Cary London ’09, Partner, Shulman & Hill
In this program, Ilyssa Fuchs ’12 and Cary London ’09 will provide a nuts-and-bolts overview of the skills you need to work at a small or solo firm litigating civil rights and/or personal injury actions in New York City. The presentation will include guidance on how to evaluate new clients and their claims and practical skills concerning investigating cases, including filing FOIL requests and requesting medical records, filing out and filing Notice of Claim forms, pleadings, and other legal documents, using state and federal e-filing systems, financing cases, and investing in services that will maximize your firm’s capacity, among other topics.