February 21, 2013
Legal Practice Lab Accepting Spring Reservations
The Columbus Bar Legal Practice Lab is back and accepting registrations for the spring session that begins on March 8. A six-week program, the Practice Lab is designed to provide lawyers with the practical information and skills they need to establish and build a thriving law practice. This series goes beyond simply drawing conclusions about what makes a successful law practice by walking participants through the "how to" of the business side of a law practice. Attendees will learn from seasoned professionals while also networking with others who are new to the small or solo practice.
Each session begins with brown bag lunch and networking from 12:30-1pm. Class begins at 1pm.
March 8 • 12:30-4pm
Overview/Top Tips Panel: What it is like starting a law practice, experiences, specific issues of interest to participants.
March 22 • 12:30-4pm
Law Practice as a Business: Employees, insurance, and other responsibilities of business owners - business entity/name selection, malpractice and other insurance, employee issues, finding space.
April 5 • 12:30-4pm
Financial Management & Accounting: Bank accounts, general business accounting, trust accounting, getting paid, fees.
April 19 • 12:30-4pm
Law Firm Technology: Computers, printers, scanners, software.
May 10 • 12:30-4pm
Marketing (Getting Clients): Networking, websites, social media, CBA resources.
May 17 • 12:30-4pm
Client Relations (Keeping Clients), Work/Life Balance & Professional Involvement: Bar association involvement, public service/pro bono, unhappy clients/bad news.
The program cost includes all six sessions: $75 for Columbus Bar members and $150 for non-members. Space is filling up fast. To register, contact Donna Sweet at email@example.com or 614/340.2062.