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Law School: Are Recent Graduates Prepared for the New Era?

Content Partner:  LawBiz® Management
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Law schools don’t teach the practical principles of business that are essential to the economic success of their graduates. They tend to see law practice as a profession  that is not governed by the same business principles that governs other professions. They do not speak of the law as an industry.  Yet, law practice and all its supporters is a multi-BILLION dollar industry. Anyone who says different is not focused on the real world. When the “profession” loses thousands of lawyers (for the first time in its history) and more thousands of support staff from only the larger law firms (forgetting about the impact on small law firms and sole practitioners), the economic impact is HUGE.  However, business techniques and rules still apply, and law practice is certainly not exempt.

Our session will feature interviews with recent law school graduates who will describe their current environment and how law school did or did not prepare them for their current status. Also, our moderator, nationally recognized coach and law firm management consultant, Ed Poll will discuss the top 10 principles to succeed.

Ed Poll, J.D., M.B.A., CMC, is a recognized expert in law practice management. He helps attorneys & law firms increase profitability, coaching them on issues of internal operations, practice development, & financial matters. Ed enables lawyers to be more effective with their clients with less stress for both the lawyer and the client.. He practiced law for 25 years, has coached lawyers for 20 years, and is the author of 13 leading books. His latest book, Growing Your Law Practice: Thriving in the New Era, will be released by West Pub. Co. in February 2010.

Ed is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a board-certified Coach to the Legal Profession and a charter member of the Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame. He can be reached at (800) 837-5880, www.lawbiz.com, www.lawbizblog.com and www.lawbizforum.com.

Wendy Stultz is a 2005 graduate of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. After a time as a Deputy District Attorney, she now works as a Tax Attorney/Tax Resolution Licensed Agent in negotiating personal and business resolutions with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board.

Fernando Rodriguez is a recent graduate of Drake University Law School and author of "Third Tier Reality," a blog designed to inform prospective law students about the dangers of attending law school. 

Jessica Albrecht received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Northeastern University in Boston.  She previously worked with a legal services organization in central Massachusetts, providing pro bono representation for low-income clients in employment, unemployment and disability cases.

Practice Areas: Accounting & Business of Law, Business of Law, Career Development, Law Practice Management
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 01/27/2010 2:00 PM EST
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live
Course Type: Public

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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
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Training Type: Online

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Jessica Albrecht - Massachusetts Attorney
Fernando Rodriguez - Author of Third Tier Reality; featured in the National Jurist and Above the Law
Wendy Stultz - Tax Attorney/Tax Resolution Licensed Agent
Edward Poll, JD, MBA, CMC - LawBiz Management Company
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