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Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2021 Part Two

Starting a Solo Practice in New York 2021 Part Two


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 program 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


Marc M. Natale, Balestriere Fariello

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

Jayson Taylor, Esq., Bridge Builder 146 LLC

Kyle Edmonds, Esq., Bridge Builder 146 LLC

Darren Kirton, Esq., Bridge Builder 146 LLC

Marian C. Rice, Esq., L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP

Lana James-Moore, USI Affinity

John Balestriere, Esq., Balestriere Fariello

Non-Member Price: $300.00
Published Date:
  • May 17, 2021
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VKJ61B
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 2.5
Law Practice Management Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 5.0