Lectures & Events

 
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner, Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance, Professor Business and Society, Center for Business and Human Rights, NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Juliet P. Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
April 2017
Friday
7
April
2017
Glidden House
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Solo and Small Firm Seminar
Sponsor
Feb. 5 & Feb. 6: Two-Day Case Western Reserve University School of Law Career Services Office Seminar
FEB 5, 2010
11:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
This seminar will focus on key issues for attorneys who are thinking about establishing their own practice in Ohio and for attorneys who are already practicing in a solo or small firm setting. The seminar will address broad topics such as the challenges of competing with large law firms and the concept of functioning as a general practice attorney. At the same time, attendees will learn necessary nuts and bolts for functioning as a small practice in Ohio, including tax obligations, practice management, financing, and technology. Speakers who will lead the discussions all have experience at solo and small practices, most within the state of Ohio. Carolyn Elefant, author of "Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be" will speak on both days.
Additional Information
* CLE credit is $200


DAY ONE SCHEDULE

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Introduction: The Future of Law Practice.
Speaker: Carolyn Elefant

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Solo and Small Firm Practice: Running with Big Law. Speakers: Chris Guarnieri, Louise Mosher and Bob Sweeney

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Business Taxes: Solo and Small Firm Tax Obligations. Speaker: Joseph Stepan


DAY TWO SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Nuts and Bolts of Law Practice Management: Business Plans, Marketing, Billing and Fee Structures, Handling Client Funds, Networking. Speaker: Carolyn Elefant

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Banking/Financing: How Do I Pay For It? Speaker: Dennis Boose (Dollar Bank)

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Representing the Individual: What It Means to Be a General Practice Attorney. Speaker: Paul Kerson

1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Technology: What Do I Need to Start a Practice and What Do I Do With It When I Have It? Speakers: Dean Boland and Afif Ghannoum



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