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Speakers: Multiple Speakers see details Topic: The Business of Being a Lawyer Location: ARC

When: Thursday, April 21st
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Attorney Resource Center
505 N. County Farm Rd
3rd Floor
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Presenter: Markus May, Lisa Giese, William Grosch, Jim McCluskey & Michael Burke
Contact: Cindy Allston

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New Lawyer Division MCLE Seminar


The Business of Being a Lawyer, geared towards managing law school debt, career management, and the business side of being a lawyer. The seminar is designed to educate and prepare new attorneys on practical business issues that law schools too often fail to address. The seminar will address how new lawyers can manage increasing student debt while starting a new career or starting their own practice. New Lawyers are encouraged to attend the special seminar to get the answers to their business related questions as well as to receive tips from professionals on how to start your own practice, increasing your business, and getting a business loan despite the astronomical student loan debt new lawyers may have accumulated.  Regardless of whether you work for a law firm, have a solo practice, or work in a law-related field, attendees will gain valuable insight on the business of being a lawyer. 

The Business of Being a Lawyer Panel Part 1 will discuss getting started, client management software, profitability accounting, ethics and managing law school debt.  Panel: Markus May from May Law Firm, LLC and Lisa Giese from Kolias & Giese, PC


Banking and Client Trust Accounts will discuss understanding client trust account requirements under Amended Rule 1.15. Speaker William Grosch, Sr. VP Community Bank


Door Raffle Drawing - Must be present to win!


The Business of Being a Lawyer Panel Part 2 will discuss employment issues, obtaining malpractice insurance, bringing in business and maintaining client relationships and fee agreements. Panel: Jim McCluskey of Momkus McCluskey LLC 


Disability Insurance for New/Young Lawyers will discuss the importance of disability insurance and why you need to get coverage now. Speaker:  Michael Burke from Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.


Snacks will be served thanks to our sponsor:

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