Program Details

Law Firm Management, Marketing and Best Practices for Solo and Small Firm Family Lawyers

Content Partner:  Boston Bar Association
Price: $155.00*
Member Price:  $125.00
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In the current legal market, many young attorneys are going solo right after graduation from law school.  In addition, experienced attorneys moving from larger firms or government agencies into a solo or small firm practice are facing unique challenges. 

This program will address the benefits and challenges of going solo and provide best practices and helpful advice on avoiding ethical and financial pitfalls when setting up a family law practice.  The panel will consist of experts in law office management, solo & small firm family law practitioners, and an attorney from the Office of Bar Counsel. 

After this seminar, attendees will know the myriad options for a family law practictioner such as; marketing tips and best practices, IOLTA basics, billing, growth of client base and development of mentor/mentee relationships.  Additionally, the panelists will touch on traps to avoid specific to family law. 


I.  Successful Solos: Having a Vision and Defining your Family Law Practice

II. How to be a Competent and Confident Family Solo - The Nuts and Bolts of a Family Law Practice

- Navigating the Probate and Family Court,
- Marketing
- Office space
- Billing and funding your firm
- Setting up systems that work
- Using technology in your practice
III. Support for the Solo and Small Firm Family Lawyer
- Learning the ins and outs of family law
- Finding a family law mentor
- Time/case management
IV. Traps to Avoid
- Dealing with difficult divorce clients and family conflicts
- Avoiding financial pitfalls
- Ethical considerations

Practice Areas: Accounting & Business of Law, Business of Law, Family Law, Law Practice Management
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 10/11/2012 4:00 PM EDT
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Total Credits: 2.75
Specialty Credits: 
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

West LegalEdcenter provides accreditation as described here. You may be able to self apply for credits in states not listed.

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John W. Marshall - Board of Bar Overseers
Jared D. Correia - Law Office Management Assistance Program
Gabriel Cheong - Infinity Law Group LLC
Barbra I. Black - Black & Vitelli, LLC
Robert Simpson - Ware Rider Communications
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