Monday, August 5, 2013

Developing a Business Plan for the Start-Up Law Firm: On-Demand #MCLE

During this recorded seminar and panel discussion, attendees will learn how to develop a business plan, including key definitions and terms. 
Ms. Dasher and Mr. Perry discuss the importance of having a start-up business plan. They review development of pro forma financial statements, including an in-depth discussion of cash requirements, budgeting and revenue projections. The seminar leaders share with you the three crucial marketing and planning skills lawyers need when contemplating starting their own law practice. This seminar also addresses the pros and cons of the virtual law office and offers additional resources for the start-up law firm. 
While this program has been prepared for members of the Florida Bar, its concepts are pertinent everywhere!
  • Lisa Dasher, CPA, CLM, is the legal administrator at Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale. She is a member of the national board of directors of the Association of Legal Administrators. Ms. Dasher is the 2012 ALA national educational conference chair, and immediate past president of the South Florida Chapter of ALA. She has over 30 years of law firm management experience.
  • Daniel Perry is an Orlando-based attorney concentrating his practice in Internet, computer, and homeowner association law. He is a former judge, and one of only 150 Florida Civil-law or International notaries. He is President of the Second Life Bar Association and General Counsel to Identity Commons, Inc. Mr. Perry is recognized among lawyers as an expert on legal and technical issues related to the Internet. A seasoned trial attorney, Daniel regularly consults with other attorneys on digital evidence, discovery, and Internet issues. He has written numerous articles, and has presented seminars on complicated issues of digital evidence, privacy, and security at national and international legal tech conferences.
1.5 CLE Florida (for other jurisdictions, consult your credit-granting authority)
Credit Approval Period 1/25/12 to 7/25/12.
The Florida Bar
Original Program Date:
January 29, 2012