In this two-part, 3-hour program, the presenters will identify and discuss the principal issues that an attorney should address in going through the process of establishing a solo practice. A sampling of the takeaways attendees can expect to receive include a basic understanding of malpractice insurance coverage, how to responsibly handle other people’s money, identification of the ethical concerns that come with the use of technology, and ideas about how to ethically market a practice. REGISTER NOW.
ALPS Insured - $65.00; Non-ALPS Insured - $95.00
Program Table of Contents
Part 1: Making the Idea a Reality (April 29th, 2015 at 1:30pm EST)
- The Pros and Cons
- It Starts with a Plan
- Selecting a Structure
- The Business Decisions List
- Money & Ethics – Keeping it Clean
Part 2: Building & Managing the Practice (May 6th, 2015 at 1:30pm EST)
- Service Delivery – All about the Tech
- Hanging Your Shingle is the Easy Part - Getting Your Name Out There
- Managing Risk
- Client Selection & File Documentation
- Confidentiality & Communication
- 74. Preparing for the Unexpected
1 Alaska Ethics Credits; 3 Alaska General Credits; 1.2 Colorado Ethics Credits; 4 Colorado General Credits; 1 Delaware Ethics Credits; 3 Delaware General Credits; 1 Indiana Ethics Credits; 3 Indiana General Credits; 4 Kansas General Credits; 1 Maine Ethics Credits; 3 Maine General Credits; 3 Michigan Ethics Credits; 1.2 Missouri Ethics Credits; 3.6 Missouri General Credits; 1 Nevada Ethics Credits; 3 Nevada General Credits; 1 North Dakota Ethics Credits; 2 North Dakota General Credits; 1 South Dakota Ethics Credits; 3 South Dakota General Credits; 3 Tennessee Dual Hours Credits; 3 Utah General Credits; 1 Vermont Ethics Credits; 3 Vermont General Credits; 3 Virginia General Credits; 3.6 West Virginia Ethics Credits; 1 Wyoming Ethics Credits; 3 Wyoming General Credits
Mark Bassingthwaighte Esq., Risk Manager
As a Risk Manager with ALPS, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. is responsible for developing and delivering new risk management and CLE products and services, risk management consulting, and law firm risk evaluations. In his tenure with the company, Mark has conducted over 1,000 law firm risk management assessment visits, presented numerous continuing legal education seminars throughout the United States and written extensively on risk management and technology. Mark received his J.D. from Drake Law School.
Susan Cartier Liebel, Esq., Founder and CEO
Susan Cartier Liebel is the Founder & CEO of Solo Practice University®, the only educational and professional networking community for lawyers and law students designed for those who want to create and grow their solo or small firm practices.
A coach/consultant for solos and small firms, an attorney who started her own practice right out of law school, an Entrepreneur Mentor for the acclaimed Law Without Walls, an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law for eight years teaching law students how to open their own legal practices right out of law school, a columnist for Above The Law, LawyersUSA Weekly, The Connecticut Law Tribune, The Complete Lawyer, and Law.com, she has contributed to numerous online publications including Forbes.com, Also interviewed by MSNBC, Susan is often quoted in legal publications and books on solo practice as well as entrepreneurship and issues facing women in the workforce.
Susan is also a member of the advisory board for the innovative Suffolk School of Law - Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation charged with guiding the Institute’s future, particularly as it considers possible curricular innovations that will help law students prepare for the 21st century legal marketplace.
She speaks frequently to law schools, bar associations and professional organizations around the country on issues facing solos, offering both practical knowledge and inspiration.