Low Bono and Solo Initiative CLE: How to Hang Your Own Shingle

Seattle, Washington
Friday, September 20, 2013
Low Bono and Solo Initiative CLE: How to Hang Your Own Shingle
Friday, September 20, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
United States

The Low Bono and Solo Initiative
SU School of Law's Access to Justice Institute and Center for Professional Development are collaborating to launch a new training series this fall, starting with our popular How to Hang Your Own Shingle CLE; followed by shorter workshops focused on building a book of business, using technology and money management; and culminating with a full day CLE on November 22nd entitled, Your First Potential Client and Communications 101. These trainings are geared for anyone thinking of starting their own solo practice, including those who want to focus on serving the moderate means client community.
Does solo practice appeal to you?
If you are curious to learn what it takes to launch a solo practice, join us for How to Hang Your Own Shingle. For those aspiring solos who have thought about serving the growing moderate means income community who can't afford current legal rates but make too much money to qualify for legal aid, this program will include useful information on how to create a low bono solo practice to meet those needs. This full-day program will include information on how to set up a practice, panels of new and experienced solo practitioners, and segments on effective client communication and running a practice aimed at serving moderate means income clients.

Click here for Speaker information

Course Materials/Hand-Outs:
Suggested Reading           WSBA Resources

WSBA Support for Solo and Small Practice

Opening Up Shop  

Irene Leonard course materials:

Client Communication      ID Requirements
Effective Questioning       Meeting Checklist

8:30 - 9:00      Registration check-in; Coffee, tea and light breakfast items
9:00 - 9:10      Introduction & Welcome: Patricia Sully and Erin Fullner 
9:10 - 9:40      State Bar Resources for Solo Practice: Megan McNally
9:40 - 10:50    Opening up Shop: Jill Pugh
10:50 - 11:00  Break
11:00 - 12:00  Client Communications: The Important First Meeting:  Irene Leonard
12:00 - 12:15  Moderate Means: Clay Wilson
12:15 - 12:45  Lunch
12:45 - 2:00    Opening the Doors to Your Firm: New Solo Panel
                         Jenny Anderson, Mikel Carlson, Dan York
2:00 - 3:00      Low Bono Success: Jenny Anderson and Dan York
3:00 - 3:10      Break
3:10 - 4:25      Keeping The Doors Open:  Experienced Solo Panel
                         Kirk Davis, Amie Peters, Jill Pugh
4:30 - 6:30      Networking Reception at The Chieftain Pub
                         No-host bar, appetizers provided by CPD

CLE Credits
6.25 CLE Credits Approved (0 Ethics) for Washington Lawyers

Registration Fees
$80  General Registration 
$55  Employed by Non-Profit or Gov’t Entity 
$50  SU Employees and SU Alumni, Class 2010 or Earlier
$40  SU Alumni, Classes 2011 and 2012

Free for 2013 Grads and Current SU Law Students and Faculty: Click here to register

Need based fee waivers for SU Law Alumni may be requested through the Center for Professional Development at fullnere@seattleu.edu.  


Contact Information

  • Center for Professional Development at Seattle University School of Law
    (206) 398-4103, Erin Fullner 
    Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University School of Law
    (206) 398-4173

Payment Instructions

  • Credit cards are the default method of registration payment. However, see below for alternate methods of payment.

    Payment by check:
      Please make check(s) payable to Seattle University School of Law CLE and attach or include information identifying the registrant(s) and program(s) attended. Mail to Seattle University School of Law CLE Department, Sullivan Hall, 901 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000 Seattle WA 98122-1090. Please call 206-398-4173 with any payment questions.

    Group Registration:  Applicable fees for all registrants in a group will be charged to the first person registered in the group as one transaction.  If different members of the group are paying individually (for example with different credit cards), individual registrations are required.

    Cancellations:  The last day to cancel your registration for this program is 5:00pm Wednesday September 18, 2013.  Thereafter, refunds will not be permitted.  However, substitute attendees are welcome.
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