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How to Hang Your Shingle: Choosing your Practice Area (FREE PROGRAM)

1 hour MCLE Credit

 

Whether you are starting your practice from scratch out of law school or after working for a firm for a number of years, your first decision is what type of law you are going to practice. If you are a new attorney, you probably have limited insight into the operation of a law practice in any field. If you have some legal experience, you might be going solo in part because you don’t like the work you have been doing and hope to find a better fit. Different practice areas involve different types of clients, different types of work, and different environments. This panel discussion will give you a day-in-the-life of solo and small firm attorneys in different practice areas to help you make an informed decision about what type of practice will best suit you.

 

Part 1 in our How to Hang Your Shingle series.

Whether you are starting your practice from scratch out of law school or after working for a firm for a number of years, your first decision is what type of law you are going to practice. If you are a new attorney, you probably have limited insight into the operation of a law practice in any field. If you have some legal experience, you might be going solo in part because you don’t like the work you have been doing and hope to find a better fit. Different practice areas involve different types of clients, different types of work, and different environments. This panel discussion will give you a day-in-the-life of solo and small firm attorneys in different practice areas to help you make an informed decision about what type of practice will best suit you.

Program Highlights:

  • Types of legal services in demand
  • Types of clients you will work with
  • Sub-specialties within these practice areas
  • How much help and support is available from other attorneys
  • Work/life balance?
  • What current practitioners think are the best and worst aspects of working in their respective fields

This is a basic level program. No prior experience is assumed.

On Demand MI59982-191

Recorded 4/16

 

$ 0.00

Part 1 in our How to Hang Your Shingle series.

Whether you are starting your practice from scratch out of law school or after working for a firm for a number of years, your first decision is what type of law you are going to practice. If you are a new attorney, you probably have limited insight into the operation of a law practice in any field. If you have some legal experience, you might be going solo in part because you don’t like the work you have been doing and hope to find a better fit. Different practice areas involve different types of clients, different types of work, and different environments. This panel discussion will give you a day-in-the-life of solo and small firm attorneys in different practice areas to help you make an informed decision about what type of practice will best suit you.

Program Highlights:

  • Types of legal services in demand
  • Types of clients you will work with
  • Sub-specialties within these practice areas
  • How much help and support is available from other attorneys
  • Work/life balance?
  • What current practitioners think are the best and worst aspects of working in their respective fields

This is a basic level program. No prior experience is assumed.

JEREMY M. EVANS

JEREMY M. EVANS

JEREMY M. EVANS is the Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer, representing sports, entertainment, and business professionals in contract drafting, negotiations, licensing, and career growth. Evans is also the Director of the Center for Sports Law & Policy at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, where he resides. Every September, the Center hosts the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, a nationally recognized sports law competition. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in American Politics. He earned his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Jeffersonian. As a law student, he competed three times in the National Baseball Arbitration Competition. He is the now the Coach for the Baseball Arbitration Competition Team, which won the National Championship in 2012. Prior to opening California Sports Lawyer, Evans worked as a Graduate Law Clerk with the Superior Court of California. Prior to law school, he worked in finance for Quinn Emanuel Uquhart & Sullivan LLP and as a Legislative Aide to a State Senator in Los Angeles County. In 2013, Evans earned a Certificate from the National Institute of Politics as a Certified Political Consultant-Campaign Manager. Evans is an award-winning attorney and community leader.

RENEE N. GALENTE

RENEE N. GALENTE

RENEE N. GALENTE is the founder of Galente Law APC where she handles personal injury, criminal, and military defense matters. Ms. Galente graduated from Park University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, both Magna Cum Laude, and Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Ms. Galente teaches at both Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College. Ms. Galente is admitted to practice by military courts worldwide. She is a member, and has served on the executive committees of many local, state, and national bar associations, and she was selected to “Rising Stars” by SuperLawyers for 2015-2016.

NANCY B. GOLDSTEIN

NANCY B. GOLDSTEIN

NANCY B. GOLDSTEIN is a solo practitioner in Westlake Village, where her practice focuses on real estate and business matters. Originally from New York, New York, Ms. Goldstein started her career as an analytical chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before becoming an investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She then moved to California and put herself through law school. Now with over 30 years of practice, she represents her clients primarily in easement, land use, and development matters, handling both their transactions and litigation needs. She is the former Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the California State Bar. Ms. Goldstein received her B.A. from the City University of New York, Herbert H. Lehman College and her J.D. from the University of San Diego.

FERNANDO M. LUNA

FERNANDO M. LUNA

FERNANDO M. LUNA is the principal of the Law Office of Fernando M. Luna, focused exclusively on family law matters. Mr. Luna has volunteered for the Los Angeles County Bar Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project, the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, served on the executive committee for the Southern California Family Law Inn of Court, and the Pasadena Bar Association Family Law Program Planning Committee. Mr. Luna also speaks at engagements and seminars throughout the country. He was acknowledged in Pasadena Magazine as one of the top attorneys of 2011-2014. Mr. Luna was further recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012-2016. He received his J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles.

SHANON K. QUINLEY

SHANON K. QUINLEY

SHANON K. QUINLEY maintains a solo law practice in Pasadena, with an emphasis on family law. Ms. Quinley is a frequent author on family law matters, and she served as a chapter author for two CEB publications: California Child and Spousal Support: Establishing, Modifying, and Enforcing and Family Law Financial Recovery. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012–2016. Ms. Quinley received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. At Southwestern, Ms. Quinley participated in the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program where she received accolades for both her writing and oral argument skills. She further was a member of the Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, and served as LeBouef Scholar in the LeBouef Scholars Program for Law and Public Service, in which she taught constitutional law to underprivileged youth.

DAN B. YAKOBIAN

DAN B. YAKOBIAN

DAN B. YAKOBIAN attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he studied Political Science and Jewish Studies, and Southwestern Law. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Yakobian participated in the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) where he received training in various areas of law and provided pro bono legal services to individuals in need. Mr. Yakobian then opened DBY Law where he focuses on employment law, workers’ compensation, landlord-tenant, personal injury, expungements, and business & contracts litigation. Mr. Yakobian is fluent in Hebrew and Farsi. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California as well as in Federal Court in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
SUBTOPICS General Interest
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
SUBTOPICS General Interest