Solo/Small Firm Boot Camp

Solo/Small Firm Boot Camp: Why Move to a Solo/Small Firm Practice

How to Survive, Strive, Thrive, and Come Alive in Your Practice

Did you know that over 60% of all attorneys in the United States are solo or small firm practitioners? If you are contemplating making an entrepreneurial move to putting up your own shingle, NAPABA and the Solo & Small Firm Committee presents this new pilot program designed to assist you in making that leap. The program will feature of combination of lectures and small group/one-on-one workshop sessions. We will cover a broad range of topics including the mechanics of starting up a firm, branding/client development, and transition considerations. The Bootcamp’s faculty features some of the most successful solo & small firm practitioners in the country and in-house attorneys. Bootcamp will be limited to 15-20 participants.

11:45 am-12:55 pm Plenary Lunch

1:00 pm-2:25 pm Nuts & Bolts of Starting Your Own Law Practice: Fundamentals and Practical Considerations

Moderator:
Quyen Tu
Founder, Law Office of Quyen Tu

Panelists:
Gerald S. Ohn
Founder, The Law Offices of Gerald S. Ohn, APC

Kyun Yi
Managing Partner, DeMartini & Yi LLP

Michael D. Yim
Solo Practitioner

2:30 pm-3:55 pm Elder Law Today: Successfully Navigating the Grey Areas Across Communities of Color for Boomers and their Families

As the population ages with Baby Boomers entering retirement and senior years, elder law issues will become a larger part of many legal practices. This CLE will address what elder law entails and how it effects all lawyers. How do families cope with taking care of their elderly and senior family members? What are potential ethical issues and pitfalls for attorneys faced with elder law issues? And what are the unique elder law issues facing the ethic and immigrant communities? Our distinguished panelists include practitioners specializing in elder law matters and AARP attorneys who will all share the latest trends and ethics in managing your elder law practice and issues.

Program Chair & Moderator:
Anne I. Shaw
Attorney and Officer, Shaw Legal Services, Ltd.

Panelists:
Rawle Andrews, Jr.
Regional Vice President, State and National Group, AARP

Sally Balch Hurme
Project Advisor, Health Education, AARP

David Kim
CEO, IAMBIC Group

Pauline Yeung-Ha
Partner, Grimaldi and Yeung LLP

4:00 pm-5:00 pm Workshop–Advanced Skills and One-on-One Counseling

Moderator:
Curtis Hom
Innova Law Group

Speakers:
Bruce Ishimatsu
Founder, Ishimatsu Law Group, PC

Don Liu
General Counsel and Secretary, Xerox Corporation

Linda Lu
Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer, Nationwide Insurance

Amy Lin Meyerson
Solo Practitioner

Joe Lee
Microsoft Corporation

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