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Starting A Practice In New York (2014)

Member Price | $150.00
Non-Member Price | $250.00
7.5 Total MCLE Credits, (2.5 Ethics Credits)

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? The New York State Bar Association Law Practice Management Committee is pleased to present this program on Starting a Practice in New York.

This program will provide an overview of what it takes to own your own practice. From choosing a business entity to choosing office space and attracting new clients, this program will provide practical and useful tips for starting a practice in New York.

Focusing on solo practice, program topics include: setting up bank accounts; general accounting information; tax concerns; setting up IOLA accounts; client retainer agreements and intake forms; collecting payments; leaving your old firm; handling referral business; the ethical issues of using the Internet to market your practice; social media considerations; increasing your list of contacts; and much more.


Program Topics

Starting Your Own Law Practice I: Creating Your “Launch Plan”

Starting Your Own Law Practice II: Setting Up Your Practice Ethically

Getting Beyond “Everything That Comes In the Door” What Type of Law Should You Practice? Choosing the Right Legal Specialty (or Specialties) in a Tough Market

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

Maximizing Your Marketing | Turning Basic Business Cards, Letterhead and Websites into Marketing Statements; “Marketing Alchemy: Setting New Entities on the Path to Prosperity”

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

Managing and Organizing Your Practice

Human Resources (HR) Issues for the Solo or Small Law Practice

Cutting-Edge Ethical Considerations for the Solo Practitioner

Program Faculty

Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. (Program Chair)
Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico, Fairfield, CT


John Balestriere, Esq. | Balestriere Fariello & Abrams LLP

David DePietto, Esq. | NexFirm LLC

Peter Giuliani | Smock Law Firm Consultants

Carol Schiro Greenwald, Ph.D. | MarketingPartners, Author of “Build Your Practice the Logical Way: Maximize Your Client Relationships

Carmel Mushin, Esq. | RPCK Rastegar Panchal

Marc Natale, Chief of Staff | Balestriere Fariello & Abrams LLP

Joe Rivera, Esq., Vice President | USI Affinity

Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar Association

Total Credits: 7.50 | Ethics: 2.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 5.00

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 1  Creating Your Launch Plan
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 2  Setting Up Your Practice Ethically
Ethics: 0.50
 3  Choosing The Right Legal Specialty
Areas of Professional Practice: 0.50
 4  Understanding Your Malpractice Insurance Policy
Ethics: 1.00
 5  Maximizing Your Marketing Keynote
Ethics: 0.50
 6  Managing And Organizing Your Practice
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 7  Getting The Clients And Cases You Want
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 8  Human Resource Issues For The Solo Or Small Film
Areas of Professional Practice: 0.50
 9  Ethical Considerations For The Solo Practitioner
Ethics: 1.00
Non-Member Price: $275.00
Published Date:
  • May 16, 2014
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VDI04
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 5.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 2.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 7.5