On Demand Program

How to Start and Run A Successful Solo or Small-Firm Practice


Aired Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Runtime: 8:00h

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MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
Member : $0.00
Non-member : $150.00
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Do you dream of starting your own practice? Have the recent law firm mergers and shifts affected you? Are you reevaluating your career and thinking about striking out on your own? Have you been recently admitted to the Bar and have a plan to go straight into your own practice? “How to Start and Run a Successful Solo or Small-Firm Practice” is a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts seminar about how to set up and operate your own firm.
Attended, literally, by thousands, this lively program, which has been one of the most popular and valuable MBA seminars to date, includes a working, networking lunch for a chance to meet with colleagues who can help get you started.

Our faculty of experienced, successful lawyers will provide guidance and insight on every aspect of starting a law firm while sharing practice pointers on growing their own firms.

A networking reception will follow this incredible program allowing you to continue to meet and mingle with colleagues.

Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine will be served.

Program highlights include:
The Mechanics of Setting Up Your Firm

  • Analyzing the costs and benefits
  • Going solo vs. associating with others
  • Selecting a practice area
  • Scouting sources of business before making the move
  • Location considerations
  • Choice of entity
  • Technology
  • Office space
  • Staffing
  • Budgeting
  • Financing
  • The proper way to leave your current firm

The Mechanics of Running Your Firm

  • Case selection
  • Client relations
  • Docket control
  • Fees and billing
  • Accounting and bookkeeping systems
  • Bank accounts, including IOLTA
  • Discrimination and harassment policies
  • Avoiding malpractice
  • Malpractice and other insurance
  • Highlights of the rules of professional conduct

The Essentials of Marketing

  • Networking
  • Speaking, lecturing, teaching
  • Writing
  • Getting written about
  • Advertising
  • Web sites
  • Using social media

Putting it All Together

  • Working efficiently and profitably
  • Setting priorities
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Where to turn if you need help

Additional faculty to be announced


David W. White, Esq., Program Co-chair
Breakstone, White & Gluck PC , Boston
Marc Breakstone, Esq., Program Co-chair
Breakstone, White & Gluck PC , Boston
B.J. Krintzman, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of B.J. Krintzman , Waban
Alan J. Klevan, Esq., Panelist
Law Offices of Alan J. Klevan , Newton
Denise I. Murphy, Esq., Panelist
Rubin and Rudman LLP , Boston
Robert R. Pierce, Esq., Panelist
Pierce & Mandell PC , Boston
Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, Esq., Panelist
Joseph & Joseph , Newton
Rodney Dowell, Esq., Panelist
Law Management Innovation, LLC , Melrose
Gabriel Cheong, Esq., Panelist
Infinity Law Group LLC , Quincy
William Bogaert, Esq., Panelist
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP , Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Law Practice Management Section
The Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section

NOTE: This is a previously recorded MBA On Demand product.
When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

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