Starting a new law firm is a daunting task for any attorney, whether that task is undertaken as a solo lawyer, or in partnership with colleagues. Regardless of your years of experience in practice for others, or a family history in the practice of law, or all that stuff that you thought you learned when you were in law school, the practical considerations for establishing a law firm can quickly become overwhelming if you are without guidance.
Four questions common to those attorneys seeking to establish their own law firms are as follows: (1) Yeah, But what’s it really like to practice, and to manage a business at the same time? (2) How can I afford all of the technology that I need for a modern practice? (3) How do I do this without transgressing ethics requirements? (4) What do I do about malpractice insurance?
If you’re considering those questions yourself, and have hesitated to start your own practice without the answers, the beginning of May brings with it, for you, not only flowers, but also a continuing legal education program that can get you started on the road to entrepreneurship.
On Monday, May 2, from 3-6 pm, at the Boston Bar Association’s downtown office, the New Lawyers and Solo & Small Firm Sections will present a program on practice start-up that will: offer the impressions of solo attorneys with varying degrees of experiences (a few decades versus a few years); run down essential technology inputs for new practices, including suggestions for saving on same; provide an overview of some chief ethics concerns; and, cover your malpractice insurance options--in answer to the all of the questions posited above.
For more information and to register, visit the BBA’s calendar page for the event.