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Skills for the New Solo Practitioner in New York

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Produced on September 24, 2016

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Course Information

Time 1h 16m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Litigation

Course Description

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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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.




Great lecture

Kathleen E.

Terrific presenter!

Eric C.

About average. A lot of common-places.

Gerald C.

very good

Jeffrey W.

Great job.

Morse G.


Julie A. B.

In this comprehensive program, an interesting commentator inspires anyone launching a solo legal career. The insightful speaker contributes practical and pragmatic advice that can be immediately and successfully incorporated into practice.

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