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Young(er) Lawyers Law Practice Management Series
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When: 09/20/2016
8:15 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Troutman Sanders LLP
600 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 5200
Atlanta, Georgia  30308
United States
Contact: Nicole Drummond

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Our Law Practice Management Program is a 3-part CLE series designed to provide developing lawyers with practical information and strategies needed to cultivate a successful law practice. Each program is approved for 3.5 CLE credits, including one hour of Professionalism credit, for a total of 10.5 CLE hours. This series is open to Atlanta Bar members and non-members and is limited to 75 participants.


Register now, as spots will fill up quickly!

3.5 CLE Credit, including 1 hour Professionalism

Register by August 30, 2016 and receive a $25 discount (not applicable to student registrations)
Atlanta Bar Member: $125 ($100 Early)  
Non-Member: $150 ($125 Early)
Paralegals: $100 ($75 Early)
Law students: Members $25/Non-Members $50


Registration for this program is now closed.




Moderator: Brooke French, Esq. 
Attorney, Mediator and Guardian ad Litem 
Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC 


Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Location: Troutman Sanders 

7:45 AM – Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 AMGetting Started & Business Planning
Speaker: Stephanie Everett, Executive Director, Lawyers for Equal Justice, Inc. 

• Creating and using a business plan
• Financing your fledging practice 
• Choosing the right form of entity 
• Specialization 


8:45 AM Getting Located & Getting Equipped 
Speaker: Darren M. Tobin, Personal Injury Trial Attorney, Butler Tobin LLC  

• Choosing the right location
• Solo, small, shared or virtual space?
• Supplies, equipment & staffing
• Legal-research resources 

9:15 AMGetting Clients: Modern-Day Legal Marketing
Speaker: Kristin Zielmanski, Owner & Managing Attorney, Zielmanski Law, LLC

• Letterhead, business cards and websites
• Social media & other modern marketing tools
• How to get referrals
• Pro bono work 

9:45 AM – Break 

10:00 AMKeeping and Counseling Clients
Speaker: Matthew J. Simmons, Esq., Business Attorney at Shepherd Law, LLC

President, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers

• Client interviewing skills 
• Managing client communication
• Keys to client satisfaction
• Recognizing and handling conflicts

10:30 AMSetting Fees & Getting Paid 
Speaker: Jonathan Hawkins, Partner at Krevolin & Horst, LLC 

• Setting fees & retainer 
• Alternative to the billable hour
• Effective billing practices
• Engagement, non-engagement & disengagement letters

11:00 AMHandling Client Funds
Speaker: John Guzowski, CPA, Managing Partner, Abacus Advisors 

• Bookkeeping and accounting systems
• Ethical rules governing client trust accounts

11:30 AMManaging Your Practice
Speaker: Genevieve H. Dame, Owner & Managing Attorney Dame Law 

• Time management 
• Support staff
• Technology to make your life easier
• File retention & destruction 
• Insurance needs

12:00 PM – Adjourn 

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