This was from the 2019 Solo Summit
Basics to Starting a Law Firm – In this session, learn about the basics to starting a law firm including entity choice, business planning, office considerations, technology needs, and resources for how to to land your first clients.
Speakers: Kathleen Hyland, Esq.
Accounting 101 for Lawyers: This session will provide an overview accounting practices for law firms, including a review of impacts of entity selection, tax planning, accounting systems, and IOLTA accounting.
Speaker: John Pontius, Esq.
Lessons from the Legal Frontline: Must-Have Resources That Support & Sustain New, Small Law Firms – Many small-firm and solo attorneys are spread thin, with limited resources — we’re talking about time, energy, and money. How can you run a professional, productive, and profitable law firm on your own? With dependable and affordable tools and talent, that’s how!
Maddy will equip you with recommendations for services, software, processes, and support systems that set you up for a successful and sustainable law practice, from the start — whether you plan to remain solo or significantly expand your firm.
Speaker: Maddy Martin, Smith.ai
Running a Risk Averse Firm – Learn about the risks of running a law firm including Client Management, Accounting, Marketing and your own limitations as an attorney. Get practical advice on best practices to avoid violations, and get informed on the grievance process and professional liability insurance just in case.
Speaker: Irwin R. Kramer, Esq.
Disaster Planning – Attendees will learn about the types of disasters that could face any solo or small firm attorney
at any time, and planning techniques to help avoid disaster or mitigate disaster if it strikes.
Speaker: Lydia Lawless, Bar Counsel, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
*****Due to materials submitted no Ethics hours are applicable for VA CLE*****