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Starting a Solo Practice from Scratch: Business, Legal and Ethical Issues

Starting a Solo Practice from Scratch: Business, Legal and Ethical Issues


One of the great things about being a lawyer is that you don’t have to spend your life working for other people: you can always “hang out your shingle” and practice on your own. When you start your own law practice, you are an entrepreneur and will face many of the same management challenges entrepreneurs face when starting new businesses. Like any entrepreneur, you will need to create a business, marketing and operations plans to ensure that your enterprise will be successful.

In this fast-paced program, you will learn the fundamental business skills necessary to build a successful solo law practice anywhere in the United States, from an experienced lawyer who has run a highly successful solo practice from a home office for the past 25 years.

Among the topics covered are:

  • Choosing the Right “Practice Mix” and Client Base
  • Deciding Whether or Not to Work from a Home Office
  • Tax Deductible Expenses and the Home Office Deduction
  • Should You Form a Professional Corporation or LLC?
  • Finding Resources: The Six Things Every Solo Law Practice Needs
  • Time Management for the Solo Lawyer
  • Marketing Your Practice Effectively and Professionally
  • Planning Your Cash Flow to Ensure Profitability
  • How to Manage Your Clients
  • How (and How Much) to Bill Your Clients
  • Managing Growth: Should You Take On a Partner?


Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. – Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico

Carol Schiro Greenwald – MarketingPartners

Non-Member Price: $250.00
Published Date:
  • July 22, 2020
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VHZ11
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Recorded Date:
  • 3hr