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FREE WEBINAR: Launching a 21st Century Practice….Or Lifting the One You Have Now

by Carolyn Elefant on April 26, 2013 · 1 comment

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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.-Oscar Wilde

As you’ve probably heard, many futurists believe that the legal profession is dying — and that within a decade, lawyers will go the way of journalists, travel agents and bike couriers into extinction. They urge lawyers to dump the law, and turn to careers in project management and programming or to set up shop filling out automated forms. They are wrong.

For those of you who went to law school because you love the law, there is a future and it shines bright if you know where to look. One of those options is launching a law practice – or lifting the one you have.  This FREE webinar will teach why starting a law practice can create opportunities you never imagined and show you how to take advantage of 21st century trends like alternative billing, co-working space, the cloud, the web and outsourcing to make it happen.

Launching a law firm isn’t easy – and this program won’t scrimp on the realities. But you’ll learn how to overcome the hurdles and blast off into a future that is brighter than you ever imagined.  And even if you decide not to start your own firm, you’ll take away tips that will help you figure out the next step in your career.

This free webinar is presented by Carolyn Elefant, author of Solo by Choice and founder of the 10+ year old blog, MyShingle.com.

Time: 1 pm ET
Date: Friday May 3
Sign up for the free webinar here.

  • http://www.rainmakervt.com Mike O’Horo

    This is a great idea, Carolyn; I wish you well with it. I’ll disagree, however, with one aspect of your premise. Your remark that “futurists believe the legal profession is dying” intrigued me, so I did a few Google searches for supporting evidence. There wasn’t a single quote or inference to that effect. What I found was a large number of observers predicting the demise of the traditional law firm business model, i.e., owner/operator lawyers functioning much like guild craftspersons, hammering out custom solutions for each client, and charging for the time it takes to do so.

    The days are numbered fo that aspect of the legal profession, but the profession itself, in whatever form it evolves to, no. That’ll be around as long as there are societies managed by the rule of law. It just won’t be recognizable to today’s practitioners.

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