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, May 4, 2023
TIME 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
LOCATION W420 and virtual
CLE 1 credit Ethics (NY transitional or nontransitional)
SPEAKERS Lorraine Galvis ’14, Founding Partner and Lead Counsel, Galvis & Company Michael L. Landsman ’98, Co-Managing Partner, Holm & O’Hara LLP Cary London ’09, Partner, Shulman & Hill
This panel will discuss common challenges solo attorneys and small law firms face, whether starting a new practice or advertising your legal services. Experienced legal entrepreneurs will share practical steps to setting up your new practice, such as forming your entity, trademarking your brand of legal services, money management and bookkeeping (including IOLTA), drafting engagement letters, getting insurance, keeping up with CLE’s, hiring help, and more. Attendees will also learn ethical best practices for handling client disputes and attorney advertising.