The Ethics of Law Firm Management

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Ethics Law Practice Management

Course Description

This course will discuss Model Rules of Professional Responsibility and the ethical considerations attorneys must follow to successfully run a law practice. Lawyers are held to a higher standard than a regular businessperson, yet a law firm is a (hopefully) profit-making endeavor. We will explore how these two seemingly competing interests must be joined cohesively in order to manage a law firm. How can you deal with your partners, clients, vendors to run the firm in the best interest of the firm as a whole - and not solely the interest of the managing member. This course will also discuss management concerns due to the current pandemic and its ramifications both short and long term.

Whether you want to hang out your own shingle, or join with another lawyer or several lawyers to open a law firm, this course is for you.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the ethics rules applicable to law firm management
  2. Provide tips on dealing with law firm members to ensure long term stability, growth, and happiness of the members and employees of the firm
  3. Consider how COVID has impacted the law firm management in the short and long term

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Jonathan Goodgold

Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett

Jonathan S. Goodgold, Esq. is the Managing Member of Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett since its founding. In addition to managing the firm and actively promoting the firm as a whole and the attorneys within it, Jonathan is an active networker and speaker. He previously has written for the New Jersey Law Journal on employment law matters and has been a repeat speaker for the National Business Institute and Lawline on topics concerning collection law. 

Jonathan is a business lawyer through and through and is a go to resource for other law firms and business owners. Leading the firm’s collection work in all areas and industries allows Jonathan to directly counsel business owners and their operations personnel on the most important item of business, the bottom line. He has counseled clients and negotiated and litigated on their behalf in order for their accounts receivables to become accounts payable. In addition, he regularly counsels clients and litigates on behalf of his clients with respect to employment law and contractual matters.

Jonathan had his own law firm for over seven years focusing on civil litigation, and employment and collection law matters. Prior to having his own practice, Jonathan practiced at a leading labor and employment law firm in New Jersey and a civil litigation firm in Hackensack, New Jersey. 

Jonathan graduated Binghamton University, State University of New York, magna cum laude and with the distinctions of graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors in History. Jonathan earned his law degree (JD) from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and then clerked for the Honorable W. Hunt Dumont in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

He resides in West Caldwell with his wife and three children.