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Skills for the New Solo Practitioner in New York

1h 16m

Created on September 24, 2016




This course identifies the basic skills needed to start a solo practice in the state of New York.  From incorporation to form-building, the course covers an array of topics, including:

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Attorney as a Counselor at Law
  • Why work for yourself as opposed to someone else?
  • Incorporation, insurance and integration
  • Support networks and business networking
  • Retainer agreements
  • Generating pipelines of income

From exploring nuances of traveling from Court to Court to practical skills for proper and effective attorney collaboration, Cory H. Morris, a Long Island-based civil rights and criminal defense attorney, provides real life examples, hardships, hurdles and practical guidelines to making it "Shingle" in New York.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the "how-to's" of starting a New York Law Practice
  2. Understand the business of law
  3. Design a Business Plan for a solo practitioner
  4. Set the bar: Recognize the ethical duties of a solo practitioner
  5. Develop Professional Responsibility skills, addressing issues of reputation and civility
  6. Grasp the necessary skills needed to become a solo practitioner, including tips & tricks

This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2016 Bridge the Gap Event.

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