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ESF150925-The Legal Entrepreneur Conference: Solo and Small Firm Practice Management
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ESF150925-The Legal Entrepreneur Conference: Solo and Small Firm Practice Management

This full-day program is designed to assist solo and small firm attorneys with the challenges of business development and marketing, law firm management, client relations, and the latest technology. Sessions will be presented by experienced practitioners, along with business development coaches. Multiple opportunities for q&a and networking are built into the event schedule.

9/25/2015
When: Friday, September 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06107
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(860)223-4400


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Exhibitors

Presented by the Small Firm Practice Management Section and the Connecticut Bar Institute

Seminar Code: ESF150925

About the Program:

Solo and small firm practitioners are busier than ever, and need to make every minute count. Come to this conference and learn how to get more business and maximize the results of your marketing efforts, about the latest technology to increase your efficiency and profitability, and best practices for managing today's law office. In addition, the program presents many opportunities to connect with fellow practitioners to build and enhance your network.

You Will Learn:

  • How to get more clients 
  • How to identify your ideal clients and the channels to reach them
  • Marketing strategies, tools and effectiveness assessment techniques
  • Best practices for fees, billing and collection
  • Strategies to manage difficult people and personalities
  • How to use Outlook to enhance your productivity, manage information, and maintain security
  • How to use Adobe to develop a paperless practice
  • Free legal research tools and superuser Casemaker tips

Who Should Attend:

Solo and small firm attorneys, or those considering this type of practice.

Program Faculty:

 

Thomas J. Bailer, Executive Support Services, West Hartford

 

Patricia King, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London

 

 

Elana Bertram, Hawley Legal Resources LLC, Hawleyville

  

Thea Martin, Pathways Legal Group LLC, Branford

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Douglas S. Brown, J.D., Executive Director, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain
Marquita L. Peterson, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain

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Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore, Wolf & Shore LLC, Hamden

 

Jonathan M. Shapiro, Shapiro Law Offices LLC, Middletown

 

Miguel A. Escalera Jr.,  Kainen Escalera & McHale PC, Hartford

Craig Strull 

Craig Strull, Founders Technology Group LLC, Southington

 

 

Michael J. Ficorilli, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain

 

 

Kristen Wolf, Wolf & Shore LLC, Hamden

 

 

Matthew Gordon, Matthew Dallas Gordon LLC, West Hartford

 

 

Elizabeth C. Yen, Hudson Cook LLP, New Haven

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Bill Jawitz, Legal Practice Advisor, Success Track ESQ, Milford

  

John C. Zaccaro, Cipparone & Zaccaro PC, New London

 

 

Catherine Kellett, Yale University Law School, New Haven
 

Program Agenda:

  8:30 a.m. 
 Registration and Breakfast
  9:00 a.m.  Plenary
 

Maximize your Marketing--Best Practices for Solo and Small Firm Budgets
        Douglas S. Brown, J.D.
, Executive Director, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain
        Bill Jawitz, Legal Practice Advisor, Success Track ESQ, Milford
                Learn how to:
                 -Get more business
                -Identify your best client and how to reach them
                -Develop a marketing strategy, on and off the internet, that builds your visibility and credibility

10:30 a.m.  Break
10:50 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions
 

 A. Law Practice Management Track
     Fees, Billing and Collection Tools and Strategies
   
 Elana Bertram, Hawley Legal Resources LLC, Hawleyville
     Kristen Wolf, Wolf & Shore LLC, Hamden
           Learn best practices for rate setting, retainer agreements, and collection.
      

 

 B. Technology Track
     Legal Research: Free Legal Research Tools and Casemaker Tips
      
Catherine Kellett, 
Yale University Law School, New Haven
      Elizabeth C. Yen
, Hudson Cook LLP, New Haven
           Learn the best free legal research tools and specific strategies for getting the most out of         Casemaker.

12:20 p.m.  Lunch
  1:30 p.m.
 Concurrent Sessions
 

 A. Law Practice Management Track
     Managing People and Personalities: Dealing with the Challenges of Clients and  Employees
     
Thomas J. Bailer
, Executive Support Services, West Hartford
     Miguel A. Escalera Jr.,  Kainen Escalera & McHale PC, Hartford
     Patricia King, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London
        Learn how to manage client expectations from the beginning of your representation, and guidelines on when to not take a client.  Learn how to manage employees, and what to do when a difficulty develops.

 

 B. Technology Track
     Technology to Enhance Productivity
      Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore, 
Wolf & Shore LLC, Hamden
      Craig Strull, Founders Technology Group LLC, Southington
      John C. Zaccaro, Cipparone & Zaccaro PC, New London
         Learn:
             -Outlook tools --including filters, autoreplies, folders and calendaring-- to enhance your       productivity and keep you organized and connected.  
             -The latest in email and cloud security
             -How to use Adobe to develop a paperless practice

  3:00 p.m.  Break
  3:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions
 

A. Law Practice Management Track
    Voices of Experience 
        Hear from attorneys in your shoes about what they identify as the keys to their success, and what they know now that they wish they'd known at the start.
      Moderator: Douglas S. Brown
       Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore, Wolf & Shore LLC, Hamden
       Matthew Gordon, Matthew Dallas Gordon LLC, West Hartford
       Patricia King, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London
       Thea Martin, Pathways Legal Group LLC, Branford
       Jonathan M. Shapiro, Shapiro Law Offices LLC, Middletown
       Kristen Wolf, Wolf & Shore LLC, Hamden
    
    

 

 B. Technology Track
     Technology Tutorials- Bring a laptop and receive one-on-one tutoring on all things digital-no        question is too basic!
     
Michael J. Ficorilli, 
Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain
      Marquita L. Peterson, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain
      Craig Strull, Founders Technology Group LLC, Southington
      John C. Zaccaro, Cipparone & Zaccaro PC, New London

  4:45 p.m.
 End
    

Event Cost: Registration includes a light breakfast, snacks, lunch and parking
                      Small Firm Practice Management Section Member: $50 (Join now to take advantage of this offer!)
                       CBA Member: $99
                      Non-member: $159
                      Law/Paralegal Student Member: $79

** Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent.  Refunds require a minimum of two business days notice.