Best Practices for Successfully Starting and Growing Your Own Law Practice

Best Practices for Successfully Starting and Growing Your Own Law Practice

Location: Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus


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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Office of Career Services and Office of Alumni Relations
and
Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

are pleased to present

 

Best Practices for Successfully Starting and Growing Your Own Law Practice

Friday, February 22, 2013, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus

With the legal job market remaining incredibly competitive for the foreseeable future, an increasing number of recent law school graduates are opening solo or small-firm law practices. For those of our graduates who are contemplating going solo or those with their own practice, Hofstra Law is offering a series of panel discussions that will focus on the nuts and bolts of developing your own practice.

Panel 1: The Business of a Solo Practice, 9-10:30 a.m.

A primer on a variety of business matters related to starting your own practice, including law firm finances and accounting, human resources issues, office space, malpractice coverage, advertising and marketing.

Panelists
Michael J. Garibaldi, President and CEO, Israeloff, Trattner & Co., P.C.
Lisa B. Waterman, Director of Marketing, Israeloff, Trattner & Co., P.C.

1.5 Law Practice Management CLE credits available

Panel 2: Ethics of a Solo Practice, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

A discussion of ethical issues that solo or small-firm law practitioners face on a daily basis

Panelists
Susan Fortney, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Director of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Andrew R. Leder ’92, Partner, The Law Firm of Andrew R. Leder, Esq., PLLC
Maria Matos ’93, Executive Secretary, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Department, Committee on Character and Fitness
Marian C. Rice, Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P., and President, Nassau County Bar Association
James M. Wicks, Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C.

1.5 Ethics CLE Credits available

Lunch & Panel 3: Alumni Panel, 12:30-2 p.m.

Recent Hofstra Law graduates will talk about their experience in developing successful solo practices.

Panelists
Dev Dhamija ’04, Attorney, DhamijaShah LLC
Joshua G. Fensterstock ’03, Founder and Principal, Fensterstock Law PLLC
Andrew “Drew” Mollica ’10, Attorney, Law Office of Drew Mollica
Amber Peshkin ’08, Attorney, Peshkin & Bettenhauser

Panel 4: Marketing of a Solo Practice, 2-3 p.m.

An overview of current trends in marketing, business development and networking, with practical steps to grow your firm.

Panelist
Spencer Baretz ’97, Partner, Hellerman Baretz Communications 

Registration fee: $60, includes meals and CLE

Complimentary registration for Protégé Donors and the Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013. View more information about the Protégé Donor program, visit law.hofstra.edu/Giving or call Eric Post at 516-463-4391.

A limited number of CLE scholarships are available. To apply, email the application form to Judith.N.Black@hofstra.edu or call 516-463-6889.

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