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Ethical Considerations for the Solo Practitioner or Small Law Office

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Produced on June 11, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

When you run your own practice or a small law firm, you are more than just a lawyer. You're also an entrepreneur, albeit in a professional service business with extremely high (and sometimes complicated) ethical requirements. In this fast-paced, humorous presentation taught by Cliff Ennico, a solo practitioner with forty years' experience in advising entrepreneurs, you will learn to master the rules of ethics that apply to the business of law.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Master the do’s and dont’s of ethical marketing for your practice
  2. Participate in lawyer referral networks
  3. Communicate ethically with clients, especially via email
  4. Manage your clients' expectations, and your time
  5. Write great retainer letters
  6. Avoid billing disputes with your clients
  7. Protect your clients' privacy using digital technology
  8. Preserve your clients' files and records
  9. Prepare your practice for eventual sale

Credit Information

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Faculty

Cliff Ennico

Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico

Cliff Ennico is a leading expert on the legal and tax issues facing entrepreneurs and early-stage companies and the author of 16 books, including “Advising eBusinesses,” “Forms for Small Business Entities” and “The Crowdfunding Handbook: Raise Money for Your Small Business or Startup with Equity Funding Portals.”

A New York State admitted attorney for the past 37 years, he has helped launch over 15,000 businesses and is perhaps best known as the former host of MoneyHunt®, a fast-paced reality TV show for entrepreneurs that aired on PBS nationwide from 1994 to 2003 and is widely considered a precursor to SharkTank.



Reviews

WB
William B.

Great to listen to

JM
John J M.

Enjoyable course; enthusiastic presenter;

BZ
Ben Z.

Extremely knowledgeable solo practitioner!

TP
Thomas P.

Delightful home-spun delivery - entertaining.

MD
Matthew D.

This is the best lawline course I've yet taken. Practical, no-nonsense advice for ethical solo practitioners given in a way that kept my interest. Very well done!

VE
Vincent E.

Bright guy

MK
Michelle K.

Outstanding!

JB
James B.

I really appreciated that Clif will allow attorneys to use his disclaimer forms. This was a very good program for those just starting their own firm.

CM
Christine M.

Pleasant presentation!

JH
Joanne H.

Great class. He is a nice guy, likes his clients, is smart about how he practices and his advice is very sound. Have him do more seminars.

RN
Richard N.

Great Class!!

AB
Anne B.

I enjoyed this presentation very much - it was very helpful. Thank you.

SP
Sean P.

Outstanding practical presentation. One of the very best Lawline courses I have reviewed in the past 10+ years.

CR
Cathleen R.

Mr. Ennico was an excellent lecturer - the material was relevant and presented in a clear manner, and he was engaging and humorous. Highly recommended.

KV
Kristin V.

This was the quickest hour of CLE I’ve ever taken. Cliff was informative and gave a great presentation!!

MD
Michelle D.

Excellent speaker

WM
William M.

Wonderful. Many, many jems here.

MS
Marybeth Pascale S.

Great speaker

BS
Blair S.

Presenter was engaging and the material was very interesting.

RC
Robert C.

Great course! Very informative and presentation held my interest. Thank you!

PK
Peter K.

He was informative, clever, straight forward and often funny. Good stuff

PH
Patricia H.

Very good tips and a lot of heads up advice.

MB
Michael B.

Fun to watch, had a lot of useful advice about setting up.

RS
Rick S.

Outstanding presentation with excellent materials. I especially appreciate the availability of the YouTube videos. Thanks!

JD
Joseph D.

EXCELLENT!!! Unlike too many courses, this one taught me a lot of things I did not know. Speaker had a good sense of humor which made the course that much more enjoyable.

MD
Michael D.

excellent

KD
Kathleen D.

Excellent - very highly recommend this to all solo/small firm attorneys!!

RG
Richard G.

Very relevant with respect to the solo/small law firm issues we face. I would take an updated version of this CLE again!

PK
Philip M. K.

I wish that I would have found this 25 years ago when I started my now-closed solo practice

AP
Addie P.

Entertaining and informative

RP
Robert P.

The BEST and most practical CLE on this subject. Professional, informative yet very entertaining. Valuable reminders and tips on solo law practice.

JB
John B.

Excellent practical advice for solo practitioners.

MS
Michael S.

What a charming, funny and informative instructor!

DG
Daniel G.

Very well presented by Mr. Ennico.

CW
Charles W.

Excellent presentation. Immediately valuable information.

CR
Christy R.

Very good presenter.

LS
Lorien Elizabeth S.

Great presenter, enjoyed this program, very informative

JF
Judy F.

I really enjoyed this presenter and the content was very helpful.

PA
Paul A.

Great information all the way through and actually enjoyable - well done!

CK
Carl K.

Spectacular. Cliff crushed it!!!!!

HW
Harold W.

Excellent!

DF
Daniel F.

Very good

ES
ERIK S.

Excellent program, thanks!

SR
Sean R.

Good

DP
Dimitrios P.

he was on point- interesting to listen to. excellent program

LP
Lisa P.

really enjoyed this class.

TR
terry r.

Good presenter Kept it interesting Didn't read to me but summarized

PB
Precious B.

Love your personality. Appreciated the last point about being "nice". I willkeep that in mind.

SM
Sharon M.

Excellent presenter

WM
William M.

Great presenter.

DH
Douglass H.

Good, fast paced, practicable program.

HC
Hazel C.

Excellent faculty

AT
Amy T.

Great presentation and content.

LB
Louise B.

Great discussion and practical advice to avoid pitfalls.

DL
Donavan L.

This was awesome.

EB
edward b.

cliff was great

DB
David B.

One of the best I've ever watched.

JM
June M.

Awesome! I could listen to him all night.

DS
David S.

Exceptional content and style.

NF
Nicholas F.

Favorite course so far.

KF
KENDRA F.

Practical tips and entertaining speaker

JG
Jeffrey G.

Phenomenal presenter, could listen to him all day. ou should have him do presentations on substantive topics.

TM
Tom M.

entertaining

TG
Tony G.

Great course. Very timely and practical.

EA
Elizabeth A.

Good, practical tips for a solo practitioner, or one who works in a small office. Thank you!

JR
Jeannine R.

Engaging speaker

AP
Arthur P.

Had good practical information

WO
Wendy O.

He is the best of all CLE lecturers I knew him 30 years ago and he has really gotten quite good.

EC
Edward C.

Mr. Ennico was not only a wealth of substantive and practical information but also entertaining in his delivery.

GM
Gavino M.

A great refresher course and great information.

DG
Daniel G.

Informative AND entertaining -- great presentation!

SR
Steven R.

Very engaging. Good examples.

DM
David M.

This was the best presenter I have watched, so far.

EL
Edmond L.

Great speaker!

JG
Joseph G.

Superb

JS
James H S.

Great!

LL
Lawren L.

great advice

NH
Natalie H.

very enjoyable lecture with practical tips.

DF
David F.

Excellent CLE class

JP
Jaclyn P.

Great instructor.

PS
Paul S.

Very relevant to this viewer.

AT
Alan T.

Engaging speaker kept my attention.

BH
Benjamin H.

Great course.

CM
Cameron M.

Good presentation!

MS
Mark S.

Thank you.

CD
Christine D.

very good speaker

SS
Suzanne S.

Really great presenter

RA
Russell A.

excellent practicle suggestions...such as for communication and billing

ML
Mark L.

Excellent instructor

JB
Julie B.

One of the best CLEs ever. Tremendous amount of valuable information with great delivery.

LC
Lucia C.

Great presenter! One of the best CLE courses I've taken.

AM
Anne M.

This presentation was just excellent and a big help to my small office legal practice. Great Job lawline in getting this presenter.!

PB
Patrick Randolph B.

This teacher was very good and what he discussed as well as the advice he gave is really applicable to all lawyers, not just those in a solo practice or small office.

BN
Brian N.

Great speaker

JC
James C.

Outstanding presentation!

WC
Wilbert C.

the instructor was knowledgeable and an excellent communicator

PC
Patricia C.

Useful program and engaging presenter.

EB
Edward M B.

The was one of the best courses I've taken; excellent!

SK
Sandra K.

An engaging speaker who inspires confidence in the solo arena.

FB
Fred B.

Very personable, informative, would listen to him on other subjects too

JF
Jenifer F.

Great course, thanks! Great course, thanks!

KN
Ken N.

This video should be required watching for ANY attorney.

JG
Jerry L G.

Very interesting - excellent instructor.

AG
adam g.

Excellent advice that covered more than I expected.

MR
Matthew R.

Fantastic! As a fellow solo I was happy to hear tips and tips -- even the one I already do, it was nice to get some new info and it was communicated clearly and in a fun manner.

MA
Marc A.

Good program

JE
Juan E.

Lots of solid advice for solo practitioners! I really enjoyed this CLE.

HK
Heidi K.

Lots of good food for thought. Appreciate resources, suggestions for tools.

WS
William S.

Very helpful seminar, Cliff gave excellent practical advise and useful examples. I will recommend this course to others.

DT
Douglas T.

excellent presentation and content

BA
Britton A.

Fantastic, entertaining, and informative. The best I've seen by far after watching many lawline CLEs!

RM
Robert M.

Good speaker. Good content.

CC
CANDICE C.

A great presenter! Made a dry subject interesting.

CS
Chris S.

Excellent presentation.

JL
James L.

He made a dry subject interesting and practical and humorous.

BM
Bradley M.

One of the better cle’s I’ve attended. Great presentation. Very practical real world advice.

AT
Alexander T.

Superlative. Two thumbs up.

EL
Erik L.

Cliff was an engaging speaker who clearly presented his material and unlike many presenters did not run out of time. He also started out in an entertaining manner and kept my attention, which can be difficult to do with a remote learning platform.

CG
Charles G.

Very good.

WM
William M.

This guys is excellent and quite wise.

CO
Catherine O.

Excellent presentation with a lot of humor...

NB
NANCY B.

Speaker was excellent!

MS
Max S.

Good program, plus very entertaining presenter

GC
Gerald C.

good course

DC
Daniel C.

Love this guy, who knew ethics could be so entertaining?

AC
Annmarie C.

Very engaging and well informed speaker. A lot of good practical advice.

FB
Frances B.

Great!

MR
Michael R.

Good practical advice Good practical advice Great practical advice

RB
Roberta B.

outstanding presentation!

JC
Joseph C.

Cliff is a great instructor.

CC
Charles C.

Excellent speaker! Very enjoyable course.

KB
Katherine B.

Definitely one of the better (and more entertaining) programs I've seen recently. Great practical advice told in a relaxed, easy to understand manner. Loved this one.

BC
Bruce C.

Cliff is very entertaining and insightful.

LV
London V.

one of the best ethics courses i've taken

IY
Isil Y.

This was an outstanding CLE -- helpful, good pace, engaging speaker.

RB
Rachel B.

Entertaining and informative! Thank you.

GY
Genevieve Y.

Really enjoyed this teacher. Will look for more courses taught by him.

ES
E. Nathan S.

A lot of the presentation dealt with marketing and building a small practice. But the ethical ramifications and pitfalls were insightful and important.

AS
Alicia S.

Good, solid, practical and helpful advice. Thank you!

WQ
William Q.

very useful information

LB
Lynn B.

Yes

SS
Sarah S.

Excellent. Please invite Cliff Ennico back.

KW
Katharine W.

Engaging and helpful

SP
Sheri P.

great class

CR
Cory R.

Highly recommend!

RG
Robert G.

Not bad

TO
Tammy O.

This instructor's knowledge with respect to ethical issues and marketing combined with his practical experience and entertaining personality was extremely effective and memorable.

JR
Janet R.

By far one of the best programs I have ever watched - from Lawline or any other company!

PS
Paul S.

Great class. Real practical.

KS
kathleen s.

One of the best ethics courses I ever tool. Would listen again

AP
Andrew P.

This was a fantastic program!!!!! The material presented is not only helpful with the practice of law but also helpful for almost any type of business operation The presenter is wonderful Please offer more programs by this speaker!!! Thank you!!!!

SD
scott d.

The speaker was absolutely fantastic.

SD
Salvatore D.

Engaging instructor, informative course material.

SL
Stacy L.

Great presenter

LN
Leonard N.

Best and most practical course I have seen so far.

BR
Barbara R.

Excellent lecturer

EH
Elizabeth H.

Excellent

BT
brian t.

I loved this speaker!!

DB
Don B.

Excellent presentation. Did not use written material.

DD
Dorothy D.

The presenter was great!!

DS
Douglas S.

Excellent. Enthusiastic. Real, practical advice. First rate.

JO
Jennifer Anne O.

Excellent!!!

JR
Jason R.

Excellent presentation

JY
John Y.

Really enjoyed the speaker.

LO
Lisa O.

Excellent advice and what a great speaker. I hope there are more courses available from him! Wow!

CP
Christopher H P.

Very well done, and very helpful.

JF
Jeffrey F.

Awesome!

DW
Deborah W.

Cliff is great.

MK
Malik K.

The most excellent presentation for solo practitioners. Very welll done.

KB
Keith B.

Well presented. Knowledgeable. Very easy and enjoyable to listen to. Articulate and good solid sound counsel. Knows his ethics. Someone you could call and count on.

RS
Richard S.

Great course!

DC
Dora C.

Loved the ending quote. Hanging that one in my office.

CP
Christopher P.

great speaker, made it all easy to understand

AT
Andrea T.

Excellent speaker, very pragmatic approach with lots of tips and examples

QP
Quentin P.

Best CLE I have seen on this site. Really enjoyed it.

JC
Jason C.

Informative AND entertaining to listen to. Great speaker.

BK
Brett K.

Very good presentation.

AC
Andrew C.

great presenter

SC
sheila c.

Great content

RS
Robert S.

An excellent program!

AS
Allan S.

Wonderful overview of ethical considerations

JC
James E. C.

Excellent

YS
Yardley S.

Easy to listen to. My of my favorites

CR
Clara R.

Great CLE. Very entertaining. Presenter had a nice personality and good information.

MW
Mark W.

Cliff Ennico is the most engaging CLE speaker I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to, whether with your organization or any other. And, I’ve been practicing since 1979, so I should know!

MR
Mario R.

Great course! I may check out the instructor's Youtube channel!

EF
Elsa F.

Loved the course! Presenter was great!

RC
Richard C.

One of the very best lecturers. Bravo.

SC
Samuel C.

I enjoyed the presenter: he was knowledgeable and engaging.

KB
Kathy B.

presenter is very engaging

RL
Robert L.

Loved the course!

RM
Robert M.

Excellent

LS
Lee S.

Very good speaker wonderful course

JH
Jennifer H.

Great program.

SR
Susan R.

Thanks for that One Last Point. I needed that!

PM
Paul M.

great presentaton. great personality.

RQ
rosie q.

really good!

MD
michelle d.

probably the most engaging speaking i have seen on lawline

DZ
david z.

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE INSTRUCTOR

OA
Orit A.

He kept me engaged in the course. I would watch more of his CLEs.

RA
Ryan A.

Great job...I'd watch you again!

RR
Robert R.

Great tips. Very informative and entertaining.

JB
Jessee B.

Very helpful!

BJ
Billy J.

Outstanding presentation!!!!!! Tremendously helpful.

MG
Michael G.

Excellent course. Speaker was humorous, while being very substantive. Learned a lot!

GE
Gregory E.

Great CLE.

DH
David H.

Best of my bundle. Great course and great presenter!

AR
April R.

This is the kind of information that I believe Is most useful for experienced attorneys to have as a reminder.

EK
Evan K.

Fabulous. Thanks!

AL
Ann L.

Kept my interest great suggestions

JW
John W.

The best one I've watched in a long time.

SG
Sean G.

Hands down best presentation I've seen in my years of doing using your site with respect to both quality of presenter and content.

OM
Otto M.

Great presentation & practical advise.

CS
Chuck S.

Well versed in his field.

RN
Rajesh N.

Great entertaining and practical

MC
Martha C.

Engaging speaker!

RR
Richard R.

I liked it. The speaker was knowledgeable and engaging - and most helpful.

MW
Michael W.

Very engaging presenter. Well done.

HH
Hillary H.

Personable and Practical. Thank you.

GC
George C.

Excellent presentation.

JY
John Y.

outstanding. best course.

PO
Patrick O.

Very helpful information, shared with an excellent exciting fellow lawyer.

MG
Maria G.

Great speaker!

MS
Margaret S.

Excellent presentation and very helpful to solo practitioners. I learned a lot of how to improve my practice!

RD
ralph d.

great presenter - very practical approach, thank you

RL
Roger L.

Cliff was humorous as well as practical, both characteristics appreciated by us small practitioners.

WL
Walter L.

I thought the speaker was intelligent, practical and concise with a good sense of humor to make this subject palatable.

JF
Jennifer F.

Thank you Cliff!!! This was an outstanding program. Delivery was energetic and the content was excellent. I really appreciated this hour.

JP
Jane P.

Great presenter!

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