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Management Assistance Program

Opening Your Law Practice

May 1, 2018 - Oklahoma Bar Center

*To register, email Nickie Day at nickied@okbar.org or you may call to register 405-416-7050.*

Operating a law practice is running a business. Recent law school graduates will recognize that law schools do not cover much in the way of business operations. Even an experienced lawyer who has been an associate or partner in a firm may still have been shielded from the nuts and bolts of business operations.

For those who are in the process of setting up a new law firm, operating a new law firm or just want a refresher course for an established law firm, the OBA presents Opening Your Law Practice, a free day long non-CLE credit seminar, co-sponsored by Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company. This free program is presented three times a year - in the spring at the Oklahoma Bar Center and in the fall at the Oklahoma Bar Center and the Tulsa County Bar Association.

The program will cover the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a law practice, focusing on management, technology, marketing and finance. There will also be presentations on shopping for professional liability insurance, law firm accounting and professionalism. There is a free lunch and pre-registration is required.

Program Schedule 

8:30am           Registration and Continental Breakfast provided by Oklahoma Attorneys
                       Mutual Insurance Company
 

9:00am           The Starting Line
                       Jim Calloway, Director, OBA Management Assistance Program 

9:30am           It’s All About the Clients: From Client Communication to Client Development
                       and Marketing
                      Jim Calloway, Director, OBA Management Assistance Program 

11:00am         Break 

11:10am         How To Manage Everything!
                       Jim Calloway, Director, OBA Management Assistance Program 

12:00pm         Lunch provided by Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company 

12:20pm         Malpractice Insurance and Other Risk Management Issues
                       Phil Fraim, Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company 

1:00pm          Professionalism in the Practice of Law
                      Judge David Lewis, Presiding Judge, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

1:30pm           Break 

1:40pm           Trust Accounting and Legal Ethics
                       Gina Hendryx, OBA General Counsel

2:40pm           Break 

2:50pm           Some Words from the OBA General Practice Solo & Small Firm
                       Section

                       Frank Urbanic, Ashley Forrester & Michael Whiting

3:00pm           Equipping the Law Office
                       Darla Jackson, Practice Management Advisor 

3:40pm          Your Money: Accounting and Tax for Law Firms
                      Ted Blodgett, CPA, CVA, JD, Gray, Blodgett and Company,CPA's                   

4:30pm           Adjourn