General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Conference focuses on preparing for the future

Issue June 2012 By John J. Pregmon, Esq.

The Second Annual General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Symposium was held May 10 at Lombardo's in Randolph. At the afternoon symposium, attendees were provided with practical tips on how to strengthen their business plans and embrace advances in technology, while also participate in a working lunch and networking reception.

Symposium panelists discussed a variety of topics, including the effects of cloud computing on law practices, innovative business models for the modern legal world, ethical issues surrounding contingent fee agreements and client management, and helpful networking techniques. Additionally, a panel of active and retired judges provided a heuristic analysis of alternative dispute resolution.

Scott D. Goldberg, of the Law Firm of Scott D. Goldberg PC in Boston, chaired the event. Rodney S. Dowell, of the Law Office Management Assistant Program, and Alan J. Klevan, of Klevan & Klevan, co-chaired the symposium.

Congrats to Jim Silva of the Law Office of James G. Silva in Westford, winner of the MBA's LinkedIn contest. He attended the General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Conference free of charge.