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8:15 - 8:45am REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST

8:45 - 9:00am WELCOME/ INTRODUCTIONS

9:00 – 9:30 am HANDLING THE STRESS OF SOLO PRACTICE
Law practice is tough but solo practice and a new solo practice can seem overwhelming.  Hear how to handle   these issues   and where to find help and resources.
Lisa Caplan, MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program

9:30 – 10:00 am  25 TIPS NO ONE GIVES YOU
Practical and useful tips critical to your continued success.
Patricia A. Yevics, Director, Law Office Management Assistance, MSBA

10:00 - 10:15 am BREAK

10:15 - 11:15 am TECHNOLOGY EVERY SOLO NEEDS
Learn what technology equipment is necessary in starting and maintaining a solo practice
Mayabanza Sylena Bangudi, Bangudi Law LLC , Laurel, MD

11:15 – 11:30 am BREAK

11:30 am – 12:30 pm BUILDING A PRACTICE: HOW TO GET AND KEEP CLIENTS
Tips include selecting areas of practice, determining your legal strengths and weaknesses, determining and maximizing referral sources, client development, where clients come from and what marketing tools a new practitioner should use. 
Shikha Parikh, Esq.  Montgomery County

12:30pm  - 1:30 pm  LUNCH (Provided)

1:30 – 2:30pm  AVOIDING GRIEVANCE &  MALPRACTICE
Learn what steps to take as a solo practitioner to minimize your risk of legal malpractice and prevent problems before they happen.
Kevin F.Arthur, Esq., Kramon & Graham, P.A., Baltimore, MD

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 pm PRACTICAL BUSINESS TIPS:  STARTING A SOLO PRACTICE
Topics will include budgeting and financial issues as well as practical management tips to make it work.
Patricia A. Yevics, Director, Law Office Management Assistance, MSBA