Monday, October 12, 2009

NYC Bar Association Program on Solo and Small Firm Practice

The New York City Bar Associationis holding a full day Symposium on Small Firm Practice on November 5, 2009, entitled “Jumping in and Staying Afloat in Your Solo or Small Firm Practice”. Its focus is on how solo and small firm practitioners can start up, maintain and grow their firms most efficiently during a tough economic climate.

The Symposium will be held at the House of the Association at 42 West 44th Street in NYC. It will last from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The workshops, which will be divided into two tracks, will include information on office space, entity choice, tech support, equipment, marketing and networking “on and offline” and finance. There will be workshops on how to properly maintain escrow accounts, achieve a work-life balance and join the Legal Referral service at the New York City Bar. In addition to attending the sessions aspiring solos and small firm owners can get advice from the Small Business Administration, discuss their office needs with vendors who cater to small law firms, and brainstorm with experienced solo practitioners in our “Seasoned Solo” Drop-In Center.

Most of the workshops will last 45 minutes and will provide participants with helpful handouts and checklists to use in their practice. The cost of attendance is $25 for New York City Bar members ($50 for nonmembers) and includes admission to all workshops, exhibit hall, breakfast, lunch and the music reception. To register, go here.

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