Sponsored by the Young Lawyer
and Solo/Small Firm Divisions. Light
YLD and Solo/Small Firm Division members, please use
promo code FIRMSER to register for the six-session series, or promo code
FIRMSES to register
for individual sessions.
The Prepare for Success series provides a practical approach to all
aspects of starting a small or solo practice, including determining your overhead
and technology needs, effectively marketing, seeking, and keeping clients and
how to ensure compliance with the ethical rules. Presenters include practitioners who have
successfully started and managed solo and small firms, judges, and
professionals in marketing, accounting, and business management. This interactive
program focuses heavily on real-world approaches to efficiently and effectively
starting a private practice.
May 21, 2014xxxxSession I Starting Up -- 2
This session will explore the nuts and bolts of
starting a law practice, from determining the best corporate structure to
locating office space (or merely renting conference room space, etc.), and
where to get the basics you need to get your firm started to budget and
Presented by: Dwight
Watland, Watland & Allen, PLLC
Hayes Esquire PLLC
Professional Practice Strategies
June 18, 2014xxxxSession II Law Firm Ethics –
2 Hrs. Ethics Credit
This session will provide you with ethics tips to
consider when establishing a new Practice, including fee agreements, the basics
of dealing with client money, and more.
Presented by: Karen Clark, Adams & Clark, PC
xxxxxxxxxxxxRalph Adams, Adams & Clark, PC
August 20, 2014xxxxSession III Do I
Need Staff Or Is Outsourcing For Me? – 2 Hrs.
This session will review the ins-and-outs of staffing
issues, including a discussion regarding the use of independent contractors, in
lieu of employees.
Presented by: Melinda Sloma, Sloma Law Group
xxxxxxxxxxxxLee Davis, Lee Davis & Associates Inc.
xxxxxxxxxxxxDavid Kresin, Robaina & Kresin, PLLC
September 17, 2014xxxxSession IV Streamlining Workflow – 2 Hrs.
This session will help you find creative ways to
manage and streamline workflow.
Presented by: Flynn Carey, Mitchell|Stein|Carey, PC
Ahart, James F. Kahn, PC, dba
Bankruptcy Legal Center™
October 15, 2014xxxxSession V How Do I Get Clients? Marketing And Beyond – 2 Hrs.
This session will give you tips on everything you need
to know about networking, advertising,
and marketing your law firm. This panel will include
two current MCBA Young Lawyers
Division board members.
Presented by: Matt Fendon, Fendon Law Firm
Kleinman, The Kleinman Law Firm, PLLC
xxxxxxxxxxxxNicole DePue, Tiny Advertising & Design
Kimbrough, Maricopa County Bar Assoc.
November 12, 2014xxxxSession VI Candid Advice For Lawyers – 2 Hrs.
How does one achieve professional satisfaction and
success in the practice of law? The answer to this question is as varied as the
makeup of our bar. This panel will kick off with a wide-ranging discussion of
how lawyers from diverse practice backgrounds - ranging from family law,
environmental law, criminal defense and big firm litigation practice, to an
appellate court judge – have built their firms and practices from the start.