Being "Shingle": Starting a Solo Practice in New York

(1106 Ratings)

Produced on: January 22, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 51 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

This program is a practical course for anyone considering starting their own practice. Here, you will identify the basics of starting a solo practice, or going "Shingle." From incorporation to form-building, the course will cover topics such as: 

  • Why work for yourself as opposed to someone else?
  • Incorporation, insurance and integration
  • Support networks and business networking
  • Retainer agreements
  • Generating pipelines of income

In this course, Cory H. Morris, a Long Island-based civil rights and criminal defense attorney, provides real life examples and practical guidelines to going "Shingle" in New York. 

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Identify the “how-to’s” of starting a New York Law Practice 

II.    Understand the business aspects of law 

III.   Design a Business Plan for a solo practitioner

IV.   Recognize ethical obligations and issues of reputation and civility

Faculty

Cory Morris

The Law Offices of Cory Morris

Cory Morris is admitted to practice in New York State, the Florida State Bar, the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York. Mr. Morris is an advocate for equality, civil rights and social justice. In recognition of this, Mr. Morris became the recipient of an Equality Award at the Suffolk County New York Civil Liberties Union 50th Anniversary Gala and the New York State Bar Empire Justice Award for Pro Bono work. He is focused on working with people who are charged with a crime, substance abuse issues and helping people vindicate their constitutional rights.

 

Cory Morris currently maintains a practice in Suffolk County, New York. He is the current Secretary of the Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law, is the co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Newly Admitted Attorneys Section and regularly publishes articles in the Suffolk Lawyer as well as other journals and newsletters. Mr. Morris is part of the Assigned Counsel Defender Plan of Suffolk County and serves as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University, teaching courses such as Negotiations, Business Law and Psychology and the Law. 

 

Mr. Morris attended college on Long Island, starting at Nassau Community College, obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Adelphi University and his Master’s Degree from Adelphi’s Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. While pursuing his graduate degree, his concentration was on forensic psychology, substance abuse, and impulsive disorders. He obtained an assistantship with Dr. Larry Josephs, was published in the Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories and contributed to Adelphi’s scholarship, working with a doctoral student and post-doctoral professor in developing his thesis entitled “Impulsivity in the form of Suicidality in Borderline Personality Disorder.” Mr. Morris graduated Touro College at the top of his class, was a Dean’s List recipient and received both the David A. Berg Public Interest Fellowship and the Howard Glickstein Public Interest Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the Brian Lord Memorial Award for his demonstrated commitment to public interest.

 

Mr. Morris regularly does pro bono work and volunteers with the New York Civil Liberties Union, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and other non-profit organizations dedicated to helping the community. He also serves as a Advisory Board Member for Nassau Suffolk Law Services, one of the largest providers of free civil legal assistance in New York.

 

Reviews

NM
Nadia M.

Great, practical advice.

RH
Robert H.

Practical information; effective presentation

CM
Christine M.

Very helpful, great speaker

AM
Agnes M.

Mr. Morris was very impressive for such a young lawyer and had very practical advice to offer.

JO
John P. O.

excellent and practical

SZ
Sloan Z.

very good presentation

EH
Etie H.

Good presenter

DD
donna d.

Great presentation!

ET
Errol T.

Very well presented.

RW
Richard W.

Very informative

TL
Trisha L.

He was funny, and charming. Very. The hour flew. Use him again.

RM
Robert M.

Corey is one of the top presenters I observed in this CLE series.

CM
CATHERINE M.

good reading list

TK
Thomas K.

thanks

SC
Silvia C.

Very interesting.

RL
Rosa L.

Practical content and good stress on ethics

WH
William H.

Best course yet

TP
Timothy David P.

good delivery. thanks

MD
Matthew D.

Very interesting and informative

MD
Mitchell D.

Excellent.

LJ
Lenore J.

THIS CLE COURSE WAS THE BEST ONE I HAVE WATCHED TO DATE. HE WAS CLEAR CONCISE AND ARTICULATE. I LEARNED A BUNCH FROM THIS COURSE.

JM
JC M.

Excellent

PS
Paul S.

Very useful information.

AW
Anthony W.

Appreciated the practical and pragmatic advice.

DK
Danice K.

Very interesting commentator. Informative but also entertaining - I enjoyed the course and took away solid tips.

PR
patrick r.

nice practical tips and suggestions for background resources to consult

EM
Edward M.

excellent speaker

GW
Gwaina W.

Great realistic speaker

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paul k.

Great advice comprehensive for anyone starting a solo practice Exc.

GC
Gerald C.

good coures

CT
Catherine T.

Nice presentation.

CM
charles m.

excellent - great resources.

AG
Arthur G.

Excellent and informative,

CV
Christina v.

Very informative; I wish this were live so there could be Q&A.

JM
John M.

Cory did a great job. Very informative.

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