When: Saturday February 1, 2014 ~ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Univ. of Houston Law Center Room: BLB 109; open parking Law Center lot
Who: This CLE workshop is open to recent UHLC graduates (in practice 5 years or less) and upper level UHLC students. Register below. Limited space.
What: The Workshop is designed for new lawyers interested in developing a family law practice by addressing the practical and ethical challenges they will face: from finding and serving clients to developing and maintaining a successful practice. The Workshop also aims to help guide these new lawyers to find ways to effectively deliver legal services to citizens whose legal needs traditionally have gone unmet.
Sign-In ~ 9:45-10:00 AM
Coffee and Bagels
Welcome and Introduction ~ 10:00 – 10:10 am
Morning Panel: Finding and Serving Clients: Practical and Ethical Considerations ~ 10:10 am - 12:20 PM
Finding Clients: Professional sources of referrals, advertising, networking
Unbundling of legal services and Limited Scope Representations
Fee Arrangements and Billing Practices
Correspondence With, From and To Clients
Managing Your Client’s Funds
Networking Lunch ~ 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Ethical and Practical Issues Discussion Groups: Pre-assigned small lunchroom gatherings that bring together alumni as moderators to discuss the issues raised in the morning presentation with current students.
Afternoon Panel: Developing and Maintaining a Family Law Practice ~ 1:45 – 3:45 PM
Business Planning: The Basics of Starting A Family Law Practice
Establishing your Office; Managing your office
Concluding Remarks ~ 3:45 - 4:00 PM
The Honorable Sheri Dean, 309th Judicial District, Family Law Court, Harris County, Texas
The Honorable Judy Warne, 257th Judicial District, Family Law Court, Harris County, Texas
Claudia Canales, Esq., Law Office of Claudia Canales, P.C.
Warren Cole, Law Office of Warren Cole
Reggie Hirsch, Law Office of Reginald A. Hirsch
Tom Simchak, Esq., Law Office of Thomas G. Simchak