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The practical skills required for running and growing your practice are covered in titles California Basic Practice Handbook, California Client Communications Manual, and Fee Agreement Forms Manual, among other valuable resources. These publications are also available in OnLAW, which gives you the added advantages of the web: speed, search capabilities, portability, and links to cited cases and codes. We have many CLE webinars and On Demand programs that address Law Practice Skills as well.

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How to Hang Your Shingle

8.25 hours MCLE Credit including 2.5 hours in Legal Ethics 

 

Thinking about going out on your own? Whether you are new to practice or just want to transition out of a firm, this series will give you the confidence to make the leap. Attorneys from different practice areas and backgrounds give you tips on how they made the transition and what you need to do to successfully start your own solo practice.

$427.50
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How to Hang Your Shingle: Attracting Clients

1.5 hours MCLE Credit including .5 hours in Legal Ethics

 

Now that you are ready to handle cases, you need work. To attract clients you have to get the word out that you are open for business and market yourself to appeal to potential clients. Our speakers will give you pointers on how to set yourself apart from the crowd, offer suggestions for developing a marketing plan, and offer their candid opinions on what types of advertising offers the best return on investment. Application of the ethical rules regarding attorney advertising, referrals, and contact with potential clients will be discussed.

 

$99.00
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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.

 

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How to Hang Your Shingle: Getting Paid

1.5 hours MCLE Credit including .5 hours in Legal Ethics

 

Getting a client does not necessarily get you paid. If you want to actually make money from your efforts, you have to clearly set forth what work you are being paid for, how much you are to be paid, when payment is due, and what kind of payment you will accept. This program will teach you how to ethically collect your fees from clients by determining how to charge for your services, creating effective and binding fee agreements, managing your trust account to ensure you pay yourself at the proper time, and accepting payments in methods convenient for your clients. 

$99.00
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How to Hang Your Shingle: Getting Started

1.5 hours MCLE Credit

 

What are the absolute essential items and resources you need to be ready to take your first client? What if you need to get up and running with very little or no money? What are the advantages to starting in an incubator, taking contract work, or teaming up with another attorney? This program will help you create a roadmap to start up your practice professionally and ethically regardless of your budget or experience level. 

 

$99.00
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How to Hang Your Shingle: Ramping Up

1.25 hours MCLE Credit

 

Now that your practice is up and running, how do you ramp up your small solo practice to a larger, more robust, and more profitable business? The final program in our series will look at ways to make your law firm run more smoothly once you are up and running. Our speakers will offer tips on hiring employees, joining forces with other attorneys, and investing in programs and services to streamline law office management.

$79.00
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