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CLE: Starting Your Own Law Firm?


When: Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: MCBA
303 E. Palm Ln.
Phoenix, Arizona  85004
United States
Bree Boehlke

Phone: 602.682.8588

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Sponsored by the Young Lawyer and Solo/Small Firm Divisions.  Light breakfast provided.


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 Hrs.

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 strategic planning.


Presented by:  Dwight Watland, Watland & Allen, PLLC

xxxxxxxxxxxxCody Hayes, Hayes Esquire PLLC

xxxxxxxxxxxxTerri Helland, 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

xxxxxxxxxxxxKrystal 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

xxxxxxxxxxxxBrent Kleinman, The Kleinman Law Firm, PLLC

xxxxxxxxxxxxNicole DePue, Tiny Advertising & Design

xxxxxxxxxxxxAllen 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.


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