Linda Watson was a district attorney for years before she decided to start her own practice, a successful criminal and matrimonial law shop in Central Illinois. In this introduction to law practice management, she will share everything she learned about managing a thriving practice, staying ethical, and being a sought after attorney.
First, she will discuss how to embrace technological aspects of managing a law practice - including digital platform operations, the tech you need to use every day, and different types of technology you may want to consider, depending on your practice area. Next, she will discuss staffing considerations, such as how many staff you need, how you know when to grow, what credentials to look for in support staff, how to ethically supervise non-lawyers, and how to provide a good work-life balance for your crew so that you can keep them long term. Finally, Linda will discuss finances - your own and your client’s. From client counseling to client trust accounts to payroll and other law firm expenses, Linda will break down the brutal truth about managing money as a solo practitioner.
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