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The Dirty Secret: It's Easy to Start & Run Your Own Law Firm


Created on June 24, 2021





This program, taught by Silvia L. Serpe of Serpe Ryan LLP, will teach participants how to start and run a small law firm. Ms. Serpe has practiced for over 25 years. In 2008, she started her own law firm. Then in 2012, she co-founded Serpe Ryan LLP, a small litigation firm. 

This program will provide a simple how-to that will help any lawyer aspiring to hang a shingle. This is a must-see for anyone hesitating to take the leap: it will debunk common myths, and help any lawyer to overcome their jitters. It will also benefit all lawyers looking to improve their business development skills, which are necessary no matter where they practice.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the logistics of setting up a law firm 

  2. Provide tips on business development

  3. Issue spot ethical considerations, and other possible pitfalls

  4. Debunk the myths about starting your own firm

  5. Consider the pros/cons of hanging your shingle

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