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Starting A Solo Practice In New York 2021 Part 2: Operations, Technology And Risk Management

Starting A Solo Practice In New York 2021 Part 2: Operations, Technology And Risk Management


Are you considering opening your own firm? Are you a recent law school graduate just starting out? Are you considering leaving your place of employment and starting your own practice?  Starting up a solo or small firm has its own unique financial, technical and practical concerns, but beginning a practice also has its own set of rewards, fulfillment, and accomplishments. To maximize your chances of success, you must have a plan. 

Part two of this two part series is an overview of operations, technology and risk management when starting your solo practice, including: 

Managing Your (Cyber) Practice

• Maximizing Efficiency: Hardware/Software/Cloud 

• Cybersecurity: Preventing and Mitigating Risk 

• Operational Issues: Data Management 

• Emergency Preparedness  

Get the Clients and Cases You Want: How to Build a Sophisticated Litigation Practice Outside the Big Firm

• Finding Clients

• Exploiting Your Small Size to Get the Clients and Cases You Want

• Practice and Time Management: Do It Right or Die 

• Coordinating With Co-Counsel to Build Your Practice

• Special Pitfalls of Litigation to Avoid 

Risk Management, Client Intake, Letters of Engagement, Retainers,and IOLA: Best Practices for Lawyers

Practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a Malpractice claim or grievance.

Understanding Your Malpractice Insurance Policy: Making Sure You Have the Right Amount and the Right Coverage

• Applying Your Coverage: How to Fill Out the Application Form

• Defining Your “Practice Areas” the Right Way

• Do You Need “Prior Acts” Coverage?

• How Much Coverage Do You Need?

• What Do You Do When Someone Threatens to Sue You?

Legal, Practical and Ethical Challenges of Attorney Outsourcing and the Virtual Law Firm in the Age of COVID-19

• What is “Attorney Outsourcing”?

• When is Outsourcing Legal Work and Per Diem Coverage Appropriate?

• The Do’s and Don’ts: Attorney Outsourcing and Per Diem Case Coverage

• Outsourcing Due Diligence for Assigning Attorneys and Coverage Counsel

• Ethical Considerations When Assigning and Covering Appearances Other Matters

• Outsourcing in the Digital & COVID Era

• Navigating Outsourcing

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Start Date:
  • May 17, 2021
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