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The way to firm success

Starting a practice from idea inception, business plan, entity choice, setting up protocols and procedures, to deciding practice areas; this session offers practical steps and lessons from the trenches.

Starting Your Law Practice is a seminar for new and aspiring law office owners presented by the Maryland State Bar Association
Charles E. Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Dr
Columbia, MD 21046
Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration/Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 am

Welcome/Introductions

8:45 - 9:45 am

Starting a Law Practice: a Practical Approach

Charity Anastasio, Esq., MSBA Law Office Management Assistance, Baltimore, MD

RAPID FIRE SESSIONS

9:45 - 10:00 am

ENTITY CHOICE

Seth C. Polansky, Esq., The Law Offices of Seth Polansky, Silver Springs, MD

10:00 - 10:15 am

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MALPRACTICE POLICY

Kay Kenny, Minnesota Lawyers Manual

10:15 - 10:30 am

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTION PROTOCOLS

Chris Flohr, Esq.,Blackford and Flohr, Severna Park, MD

BREAK (10:30 - 11:00 am)

11:00 - 12:00 pm

PRACTICAL IOLTA ADVICE

Raymond A. Hein, Esq., Deputy Bar Counsel, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Annapolis, MD

Jeannette Rice, Esq., Walsh, Becker & Rice, Bowie, MD

LUNCH (provided) (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

1:00 - 1:45 pm

SOLO/SMALL STRESSERS: HOW TO SPOT AND SURVIVE

Lisa Caplan,
LCSW-C, MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, Baltimore, MD

RAPID FIRE SESSIONS

1:45 - 2:00 pm

EMPLOYMENT LAW HIGHLIGHTS THAT HELP SOLOS

Melissa Menkel McGuire, Esq., Law Office of Melissa Menkel McGuire, Baltimore, MD

2:00 - 2:15 pm

CONFLICTS CHECKS

Chris Flohr, Esq. Blackford and Flohr, Severna Park, MD

BREAK (2:15 - 2:30 pm)

2:30 - 3:15 pm

HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING ONLINE CONTENT

Conrad Saam, Mockingbird Marketing, Seattle, Washington

3:15 - 3:45 pm

WHAT NOW? TIE IT ALL TOGETHER!

Various speakers from earlier in the day.