This year’s conference will feature three tracks for attorneys at various milestones in their careers: “Start Your Practice”, “Run Your Practice”, and “Grow Your Practice.”
Programs in the “Start Your Practice” will include Accounting 101 for Lawyers, and Best Principles for an Efficient/Profitable Practice.
Programs in the “Run Your Practice” will provide programs on a variety of topics, including E-discovery, technology for your practice and in the courtroom, and wage & hour issues related to hiring employees for your firm.
Finally, Programs in the “Grow Your Practice” will focus on ways to market yourself, your services, and your firm.
The program will include a brief Solo & Small Firm Section meeting and close with a networking Happy Hour at Centerstage in Live! Casino.
2018 Solo Summit Agenda
8:30am – 9:00am:
Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit with Vendors
9:00am – 9:50am:
Start Your Practice: “Getting Started”, Diva Bole, Esq., Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
Run Your Practice: “Help Wanted: What You Need to Know if You’re Ready to Hire Employees.”, Melanie Glickson, Esq., Glickson Law Firm
Grow Your Practice: “Expanding Your Practice with Limited Scope Representation”, Dave Pantzer, Esq., Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and Siobhan Madison, Esq., Civil Justice, Inc.
10:00am – 10:50am:
Start Your Practice: “Accounting 101 for Attorneys”, Elana Schulman, CPA, CFE
Run Your Practice: “Getting Paid Without Getting into Trouble”, Mary Ellen Flynn, Esq., Andalman & Flynn, PC
Grow Your Practice: “Lawyers in Transition: What are the Rules, Ethics and Common Courtesy that applies to Arrivals and Departures”, Howard Metro, Esq., McMillan Metro, P.C.
11:00am – 11:50am:
Start Your Practice: “Basic Principles for an Efficient/Profitable Practice.”, Valerie Nowottnick, ACP, Paralegal Consultants, LLC
Run Your Practice: “Best-Practice Law Firm Technology tools in the Cloud Generation”, Steve Stern, Legal Technology Solutions, LLC
Grow Your Practice: “Can I Say That? Ethical Considerations of Marketing Your Practice”, Lydia Lawless, Esq., Bar Counsel, Attorney Grievance Commission
12noon – 1:00pm:
Lunch/Visit with Vendors
1:10pm – 2:00pm:
Start Your Practice: “Staying Sane while Solo”, Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, MSBA Lawyers Assistance Program
Run Your Practice: “Weapons of Mass-Discovery – Trends and Best Practices for e-Discovery” ,Steve Stern, Legal Technology Solutions, LLC
Grow Your Practice: “Getting Published: Writing to Position Yourself as an Expert”, Tatia Gordon-Troy, Esq., Ramses House Publishing, LLC.
2:10pm – 3:00pm:
Start Your Practice: Client Communications: Avoiding Malpractice & Ethical Complaints in Your Law Practice”, Anne W. Hill, JD, MBA, CPCU, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
Run Your Practice: “Trial by iPad”, Mark Muffoletto, Esq., Amos & Muffoletto, LLC
Grow Your Practice: “Nuts & Bolts of Social Media Marketing”, Tatia Gordon-Troy, Esq., Ramses House Publishing, LLC
3:10pm – 3:25pm:
Solo/Small Firm Section Meeting
3:15pm – 4:30pm:
Networking Happy Hour at Center Stage in Live! Casino & Hotel
Live! Casino and Hotel, 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD, USA