8:15 - 8:45am REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST
8:45 - 9:00am WELCOME/ INTRODUCTIONS
9:00 – 10 AM TECHNOLOGY EVERY SOLO NEEDS
Learn what technology equipment is necessary in starting and maintaining a solo practice.
Speaker: Timothy S. Faith, Esq, Towson, MD
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
10:15 – 11:15 AM BUILDING A PRACTICE: HOW TO GET AND KEEP CLIENTS
Tips include selecting areas of practice, determining your legal strengths and weaknesses, determining and maximizing referral sources, client development, where clients come from and what marketing tools a new practitioner should use. Learn how to choose clients and keep them happy.
Speaker: Shikha Parikh, Esq. Montgomery County
11:15 – 11:30 AM BREAK
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM AVOIDING GRIEVANCE & MALPRACTICE
Learn what steps to take as a solo practitioner to minimize your risk of legal malpractice and prevent problems before they happen.
Speaker: Irwin R. Kramer, Esq, Reisterstown, MD
12:30 – 1:30 PM LUNCH (Provided)
1:30 – 2:00 PM HANDLING THE STRESS OF SOLO PRACTICE
Law practice is tough but solo practice and a new solo practice can seem overwhelming. Hear how to handle these issues and where to find help and resources.
Speaker: Lisa Caplan,
2:00 – 3:00 PM PRACTICAL BUSINESS TIPS: STARTING A SOLO PRACTICE
Topics will include budgeting and financial issues as well as practical management tips to make it work.
Speaker: Steven Manekin, CPA, Ellin & Tucker, Chartered
3:00 – 3:15 BREAK
3:25 – 4:00 PM EVERYTHING ELSE: TIPS NO ONE ELSE TOLD YOU
Speaker: Pat Yevics, MSBA