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Self-Study

2020 5 Reasons Lawyers Make Bad Business Owners & How Technology Can Help You Be Better


Total Credits: 1.4 Self Study

Practice Area:
General Practice |  Practice Management / Technology
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.


Description

Originally presented during our 2020 Solo & Small Firm Virtual Conference, August 19-21, 2020.

You went to law school to become a lawyer, and you are a good one, at that. But running a small law firm requires more than being a good lawyer — you must be a good business owner, too. To run a successful business, you need to be able to wear the hats of an accountant, billing manager, client relations manager, and more on top of being the best lawyer possible for your clients. There are many reasons lawyers make bad business owners, but that doesn’t have to be you. In this session, you will learn actionable tips to improve your processes and leverage technology to run a productive, profitable law firm without ever taking your attorney hat off. 

Speaker:  Erica Birstler, Vice President, CosmoLex, Monmouth Junction, NJ 

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Faculty

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Vice President

Cosmolex


Erica Birstler is the Vice President of CosmoLex -- developers of the only fully-integrated legal practice management, billing & trust accounting system specifically designed for solo and small law firms.

Erica's degree is in Business Administration and she has nearly a decade of experience in the legal software industry, catering to the specialized technology needs of small to mid-sized law firms. Erica is passionate about helping legal professionals improve the way their law firms run and she has given numerous presentations across North America on legal technologies such as law practice technology management, cloud computing, and legal billing & trust accounting compliance to help spread her knowledge.


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