HOW TO START AND BUILD YOUR LAW PRACTICE
On Demand Seminar
ITEM #:  1741132201   |   EVENT CODE:  461436
STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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To claim CLE credit, view by:  June 19, 2024

Through December 31, 2023, Minnesota-licensed attorneys can satisfy continuing legal education requirements by viewing and reporting up to 30 credits of on demand programming. Effective the first reporting period after January 1, 2024, there is no limit. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

How to Start and Build Your Law Practice

A Guide to New Beginnings in the New Normal

Originally presented:  June 20, 2022     |     Course length:  6.0 hours


This seminar will give you the tools you need to be a successful, ethical lawyer and entrepreneur. Hear from firm owners about the expected and unexpected challenges they faced when starting out. Learn from successful attorneys about their strategies for growing a profitable firm.

You’ll get real-world tips on:

  • How to create a business plan and a start-up budget
  • How to handle money – yours and your clients’
  • How to bill – fee agreements and alternative fee arrangements
  • How to use social media to build your reputation and bring in business
  • How to practice solo or with partners
  • What technology tools you need to start or enhance your firm
  • And more!

Sage Advice for Creating a Business Plan and Start-Up Budget  (30 MINUTES)
Walk step-by-step through the process of starting your new firm! Topics include: starting out on a shoestring, how to obtain financing, what lenders look for in start-up loans, and much more. Materials will include a hypothetical business plan and income and expense projections.
– Paul M. Floyd

Starting a Law Firm When Everything Is On Fire: Planning for the Unexpected  (60 MINUTES)
As much as attorneys would like the time and ability to plan their venture into entrepreneurship, there are situations that even the most organized attorney cannot prepare for. This session will cover sudden law firm closures, resignations, how to handle client transition, and how to make sure you are upholding your ethical obligations during a tumultuous time.
– Karin K. Ciano, Sarah Soucie Eyberg & Sara K. Van Norman

Beginner Marketing Blunders to Avoid:  How to Expertly Build a Website and Use Social Media to Your Advantage  (60 MINUTES)
Looking for a blueprint to get more hits on your firm webpage? This session will help you create or update your home page to create an effective experience for potential clients. We will also take a look at practical dos and don’ts in using social media; the art of controlling your online presence; developing an authentic brand online; and how to pull it all together to make it look easy.
– Sam Glover & Jessica L. Birken

Solo Isn’t Your Sole Option  (45 MINUTES)
Attorneys starting new law firms don’t need to be solos. This session will discuss the pros and cons of starting your firm with one or more other attorneys, as well as strategies for finding good law partner(s) and dealing with management, governance, and compensation issues that arise in a new multi-attorney firm.
– Jennifer S. Santini & Jayne E. Sykora

Follow the Money – Managing Business and Trust Accounts  (45 MINUTES)
Keeping your deposits and withdrawals straight is key to running a solid practice and staying out of ethical hot water. Learn how to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct as you set up bank accounts, trust accounts, and client fee arrangements.
– Bethany T. Hurd & Jenna C. Westby

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Ethical and Practical Considerations in Offering Subscription Agreements and Limited Scope Representation  (60 MINUTES)
1.0 ethics credit
Traditional, full-representation hourly billing is so last century! Consumers love alternative fee structures but it’s difficult to figure out how to make them work in your practice and avoid getting into ethical hot water. In this session, panelists Jess Birken and Jenna Westby will discuss subscription and unbundled legal services products, and Eric Cooperstein will explain how to structure these representations to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
– Jessica L. Birken & Jenna C. Westby
– Eric T. Cooperstein (moderator) 

20 Top Tech Products You Need to Build Your New Law Practice  (60 MINUTES)
This presentation will identify today’s top software and system tools helping lawyers become more efficient and productive. Learn about mobile tech tools, case management platforms, convenient invoicing and accounting, secure document storage, system vulnerabilities that expose your data to the world, and the answers to all of your tech questions.
– Todd C. Scott

$245

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

STANDARD PRICE
$245.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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