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So You Want to Go Solo or Join a Small Firm: Ethical and Other Considerations Young Lawyers Need to Know

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:00 PM -- 8:30 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

Members of NYCLA's Young Lawyers Section may attend the program for $25.* Register on-line as "Law Office Staff."

*Membership in the Young Lawyers Section will be verified at registration

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Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C05212013

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 2.5 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 1.5 General
2.5 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1.5 LPM; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

In today's economic climate, more and more young attorneys are choosing to open their own
law practices, or join together with a few other attorneys to form a small law firm. While that decision may be the right choice in terms of work-life balance, there are many practical considerations that must be considered.

Join NYCLA's Young Lawyers Section and a panel of solo practitioners and members of
small law firms as they discuss the key issues to be aware of when opening your own firm, such as:

  • Attorneys' fees¬†¬†escrow accounts and other banking issues of interest to lawyers
  • How to determine whether a potential client is the right one for you
  • How to organize your law office and divide the work load, including attorney
    supervision of subordinates and non-legal staff
  • Ethical considerations of marketing your firm, adhering to the attorney advertising
    rules and solicitation

     

Faculty:

Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA's Young Lawyers' Section and NYCLA's Ethics Institute

Program Chair: Benjamin Flavin, Finder Novick Kerrigan, LLP

Faculty: Janessa Bernstein, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP; Laura Gentile, Gentile &
Associates
; Erin Lloyd, Of Counsel, Patel  Law LLP; Yogi Patel, Patel  Law LLP



 

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