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What Does a (New) Lawyer Need to Know About Running a Law Practice?

  • Monday, June 14, 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

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What  a (New) Lawyer Needs to Know About Running a Law Practice: A New Lawyer's Guide to Success

Monday, June 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm

Chair: Jennifer RoggemannJennifer Roggemann Professional Corporation

In your first few years of legal practice, you will face the steepest learning curve of your career. You may be ready academically, but you will quickly find that becoming a lawyer takes more than paper credentials - you have to learn the things not taught in law school, the lessons of reality that transform you from a law student to a full-fledged, confident, successful lawyer. Jennifer Roggeman has been practicing as a sole practitioner for over 20 years. Jennifer will share her experiences, anecdotes and offer advice from her own life and practice that will provide useful tips and tricks in your starting your own legal practice. Jennifer will cover topics such as: 

  • How to establish your vision, missions, goals 
  • Your office's physical location 
  • IT Systems for your practice
  • Finances including start-up cost, budget, line of credit, break-even point,  hourly rate, block fee or not, disbursements
  • Billing including what to charge, how to charge, and billing system
  • Staffing
  • Marketing 
  • Work/life balance

To view the agenda for this program click here.

This program contains 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content.


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