Lawline faculty members and attorneys Cari Rincker, Harlan York, and Daniel Gershburg return for an earnest, no holds barred presentation about what it takes to open the doors to your law practice and keep them open.
They explain everything from the necessity of malpractice insurance to what it really means to serve clients in today’s changing legal landscape. Using their own experience to illustrate how rapidly things change in the “business of law,” Cari, Harlan, and Daniel provide insights into how you can build a practice to be proud of.
I. Understand how to decide to start your own practice
II. Grasp the various approaches for doing so (virtual office/brick and mortar)
III. Identify common problems and effective solutions for helping you maximize your chance of success
Daniel Gershburg took a different road when graduating from law school. While he was a member of the Law Review and the Harlan Scholars program, Mr. Gershburg passed up the opportunity to work at large law firms and instead decided to establish his own practice, with the hope of changing the way small practice attorneys are viewed. His practice deals specifically with Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law. Mr. Gershburg has spoken to classes at New York Law School, has been published in New York State Bar Association newsletters, and also serves on the New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. He frequently speaks at community functions in his Brooklyn neighborhood educating members of the community about Bankruptcy as well as financial advocacy. Mr. Gershburg also spends a considerable amount of pro bono time volunteering at the Brooklyn Bar Assocation Volunteer Lawyers Project, assisting low income individuals to file for Bankruptcy.
The First Ever Attorney in New Jersey to win “Immigration Lawyer of the Year” from Best Lawyers and author of the brand new critically acclaimed book "Three Degrees of Law," Harlan York is Former Immigration Chair of the NJ State Bar Association and Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Committee on Immigration. He currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Practice Management Committee.
Mr. York has appeared on National Television on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Primer Impacto on Univision, as well as speaking on a host of immigration issues on Telemundo, NBC, and PBS.
In his nearly two decades exclusively practicing immigration law, Mr. York notes among his most memorable cases:
He frequently lectures on Immigration Law, including at Columbia, New York and Rutgers Law Schools. He is a well-known speaker at events sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and Federal Bar Association. Mr. York was also a Judge at the American Mock Trial Tournament at Yale University.
Mr. York has also provided expert opinions to plaintiffs’ and defendants’ attorneys in civil matters as well as counsel to federal and state criminal defense lawyers, in cases relating to immigration, including the recent “Real Housewives of New Jersey” matter.
His chapter on Immigration Law Enforcement: Collaboration and Authority appears in the 2014 Thomson Reuters/Aspatore book, New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Trends in Immigration Law (Inside the Minds).
Mr. York moderates annual panels for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, on the topics of “Protecting Immigrant Victims of Violence ” and “Immigration and Crime.”
A graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, the State University of New York at Albany and the Tulane Law School, Mr. York is fluent in Spanish. He is admitted in many jurisdictions including the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. York has coached youth soccer for many years and is a Certified Women’s Self-Defense Instructor.
Harlan York regularly posts relevant news and information about trending immigration law topics onhis immigration law blog.
Cari Rincker is the owner of Rincker Law, PLLC, a national general practice law firm concentrating in food and agriculture law. She is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington D.C. She is currently the Chair of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee and serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Agriculture & Rural Issues Committee. She is a prolific writer and blogger on a myriad of food and agriculture law topics and has been recognized as an author of a Top 100 Blawg from the American Bar Association. She recently co-authored a book with Pat Dillon titled “Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs.”
Cari’s passion for agriculture issues is deeply rooted. She grew up on a seedstock Simmental cattle operation in Shelbyville, Illinois where she spent significant time working on her family’s farm. Cari went on to receive her Associate in Agriculture Science from Lake Land College and Bachelors of Science from Texas A & M University, where she had a successful career livestock judging at the collegiate level. Afterwards, Cari went back home to the University of Illinois to complete her Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition. Due to her passion for agriculture law and policy, Cari decided to complete her Juris Doctor from Pace University, School of Law, in White Plains, New York. At Pace, Cari completed certificates in both Environmental Law and International Law.
Cari continues to have her boots planted firmly in agriculture –she enjoys judging livestock shows around the country and is the co-owner of Rincker Cattle Co., a SimAngus operation in Shelbyville, Illinois. She is the Past-President and Founding Member of New York Agri-Women, a Director for the New York Simmental Association, and Past-Secretary of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Young Producers' Council. Cari is a recognized leader in the agriculture industry and the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Early Career Award from Texas A & M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from Lake Land College, the 2010 Vision Award from American Agri-Women and has been twice selected by the livestock industry as the “Best Agriculture Lawyer” in the Best of the Barns Competition.
All of these presenters were great, this course was very helpful.
Excellent presentation. Lawline should offer more courses on law firm management issues and on solo and small practice issues.
Genuine and insightful. Good blend of presenters. Well done.
Great written materials in addition to discussion
Great collaboration and ideas.
Excellent advice based on experience
This was truly outstanding, informative and entertaining. Presenters came off genuine and personable (a hard task for attorneys)!
This was one of the most helpful, relevant and well presented Lawline CLE's that I have every watched. Excellent.
Very informative and got me more motivated to be more of an entrepreneur.
This presentation was highly informative and useful to anyone building a legal practice
Great practical course
Great for solo practitioners, info that isn't usually offered.
Very informative and authentic.
Very good entry level discussion.
Very informative and helpful.
I would recommend, but only to a new attorney, an attorney first starting in private practice, (such as if they worked in government), or a attorney with limited experience who is leaving a firm to go out on their own.
easy to understand and interesting topic
More of these practical courses! Maybe do a multi-part package for solo practitioners starting off: marketing, money, collaboration, etc. Great speakers and materials!
Great notes! Very helpful.
This is my favorite Lawline video to date. Enjoyed the camaraderie between the panelists and their more casual approach.
Filled with valuable, constructive information for beginning a law practice, including a list of resources.
Engaging presentation...good flow between the three speakers...thanks!
Great course! Very worthwhile.
Informative for lawyers contemplating going out on their own
panel format was excellent idea
Great job! Always inspiring to see other solos or small firm attorneys who're doing great!
Good discussion of practical issues related to opening and operating a law practice.
Presentation offered a practical and real-world perspective.
Loved the way the panel differed but did so with respect for each other's opinions. Great use of a panel and mutlitple views and experiences.
This was an excellent course. Extremely informative. The speakers were excellent.
GREAT written materials. Thank you for putting so much effort into them.
Very Helpful and Informative Course
Very helpful and useful information Three viewpoints are better than one
Excellent discussion - lots of practical tips.
Good advice for opening a law practice.
Good practical information regarding how to begin and build a law practice!
This is really an excellent program for everyone--not just those starting out!!! All three were really interesting and the give-and-take between them with ideas and suggestions was marvelous!!! No wonder they have all succeeded in their practices!!!
Excellent, practical advice!
Well presented and usefeul.
This lecture is super good!
I particularly enjoyed the dynamic between the presenters.