CLE: Hanging A Shingle: A Primer to Starting Your Own Practice

When: Friday, November 13, 2009 -
3:30pm to 6:30pm

Where

BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

Webcast
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Handout
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If you are considering starting your own legal practice – or “hanging a shingle” – this presentation will answer many of your questions and help you avoid some of the more common pitfalls. Seasoned practitioners will address a myriad of issues related to the creation of a new practice, including formulating a realistic business plan, the nuts and bolts of setting up your office, acquisition and effective use of technology, marketing your practice, managing billing, and avoiding malpractice.

This event will be held in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility.

Online Registration
To register for this CLE* program, click here.

For cost and payment details, see the registration page.
For more information, contact Betty Campbell at betty.campbell@unlv.edu or (702) 895-2874.

*This program has been approved for three CLE credits, including 0.5 ethics credits.

Moderator:
Steve Johnson
E.L. Wiegand Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research
William S. Boyd School of Law

Topics and Panelists:
Introduction
(5 minutes)
Professor Steve Johnson

Developing a Business Plan (15 minutes)
Amy Gamage '03, Gamage & Gamage

Necessities for Getting Started (15 minutes)
Sean K. Claggett '03, Sean K Claggett & Associates

Technology (20 minutes)
Marvin L. Longabaugh '01, Longabaugh Law Offices

Legal Library and Research Tools (15 minutes)
Sean K. Claggett '03, Sean K Claggett & Associates

Bookkeeping, Recordkeeping and Billing (20 minutes)
Gina Madsen '07, General Counsel for Small Businesses, Law Office of Gina Madsen

How to Ethically Market Your Practice (20 minutes)
Gina Madsen '07, General Counsel for Small Businesses, Law Office of Gina Madsen

Smart Business Practices (20 minutes)
Miriam E. Rodriguez '03, Law Office of Miriam E. Rodriguez, P.C.

Managing Your Malpractice Exposure (20 minutes)
Amy Gamage '03, Gamage & Gamage

Q & A Session (30 minutes)