Starting Your Law Practice

STARTING YOUR LAW PRACTICE STARTING A LAW PRACTICE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH Starting a practice from idea inception, business plan, entity choice, setting up protocols and procedures, to deciding practice areas; this session offers practical steps from the trenches lessons. The 13 things that must be done and what order to do them in. Charity Anastasio, Esq., MSBA Law Office Management Assistance, Baltimore, MD Rapid Fire Sessions ENTITY CHOICE Choosing an entity for the law office, what you need, and how to do it. Seth C. Polansky, Esq., The Law Offices of Seth Polansky, Silver Springs, MD WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MALPRACTICE POLICY Key clauses, what they mean, and how price is determined in professional liability insurance. Kay Kenny, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTION PROTOCOLS The basic protocols and procedures that protect client confidences, both in technologically and physically, and where to start in setting them up. Chris Flohr, Esq. Blackford and Flohr, Severna Park, MD PRACTICAL IOLTA ADVICE A discussion of how to set up, reconcile, and ethically manage a lawyer’s trust account. Raymond A. Hein, Esq., Deputy Bar Counsel, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Annapolis, MD Tiffany Devonshire, Esq., Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Baltimore, MD SOLO/SMALL STRESSERS: HOW TO SPOT AND SURVIVE Law practice is tough no matter which way you cut it, but especially for the newly minted solo or small firm owners. Hear what to look for, how to handle it, and where to find help and resources. Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, Baltimore, MD Rapid Fire Sessions EMPLOYMENT LAW HIGHLIGHTS THAT HELP SOLOS Hiring pit falls for the unwary and how to avoid them while still getting the help you need. Melissa Menkel McGuire, Esq., Law Office of Melissa Menkel McGuire, Baltimore, MD CONFLICTS CHECKS How to set up and run a simple conflicts check system ethically and efficiently. Chris Flohr, Esq. Blackford and Flohr, Severna Park, MD HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING ONLINE CONTENT Taking what good material you have (or not) and repurposing it as interesting online content for your website. Conrad Saam, Mockingbird Marketing, Seattle, Washington WHAT NOW? TIE IT ALL TOGETHER! Question and answer session on how to tie all this together and get into action. Various speakers from earlier in the day.

Starting Your Law Practice

Starting Your Law Practice

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STARTING YOUR LAW PRACTICE

STARTING A LAW PRACTICE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH
Starting a practice from idea inception, business plan, entity choice, setting up protocols and procedures, to deciding practice areas; this session offers practical steps from the trenches lessons. The 13 things that must be done and what order to do them in.
Charity Anastasio, Esq., MSBA Law Office Management Assistance, Baltimore, MD

Rapid Fire Sessions
ENTITY CHOICE
Choosing an entity for the law office, what you need, and how to do it.
Seth C. Polansky, Esq., The Law Offices of Seth Polansky, Silver Springs, MD

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MALPRACTICE POLICY
Key clauses, what they mean, and how price is determined in professional liability insurance.
Kay Kenny, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTION PROTOCOLS
The basic protocols and procedures that protect client confidences, both in technologically and physically, and where to start in setting them up.
Chris Flohr, Esq. Blackford and Flohr, Severna Park, MD

PRACTICAL IOLTA ADVICE
A discussion of how to set up, reconcile, and ethically manage a lawyer’s trust account.
Raymond A. Hein, Esq., Deputy Bar Counsel, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Annapolis, MD
Tiffany Devonshire, Esq., Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Baltimore, MD

SOLO/SMALL STRESSERS: HOW TO SPOT AND SURVIVE
Law practice is tough no matter which way you cut it, but especially for the newly minted solo or small firm owners. Hear what to look for, how to handle it, and where to find help and resources.
Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program, Baltimore, MD

Rapid Fire Sessions
EMPLOYMENT LAW HIGHLIGHTS THAT HELP SOLOS
Hiring pit falls for the unwary and how to avoid them while still getting the help you need.
Melissa Menkel McGuire, Esq., Law Office of Melissa Menkel McGuire, Baltimore, MD

CONFLICTS CHECKS
How to set up and run a simple conflicts check system ethically and efficiently.
Chris Flohr, Esq. Blackford and Flohr, Severna Park, MD

HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING ONLINE CONTENT
Taking what good material you have (or not) and repurposing it as interesting online content for your website.
Conrad Saam, Mockingbird Marketing, Seattle, Washington

WHAT NOW? TIE IT ALL TOGETHER!
Question and answer session on how to tie all this together and get into action.
Various speakers from earlier in the day.