Wednesday, February 24, 2016

March 2: Seattle - Accounting 101

Join us for the first CLE of our 2016 CLE Connections Series which aims to offer both high quality CLEs designed to help you run a successful law practice and opportunities to connect with other lawyer-entrepreneurs especially those serving the moderate income client community.
Hanging your own shingle not only means you are a running a law practice but it also means you are running a business.  And imperative to running a business is the ability to develop a working understanding and analytical framework of accounting terminology to not only run a successful practice but also avoid unintentional, accounting scandals.  Accountant Simone Bachaud will teach you the basics of accounting so you can be knowledgeable when reviewing statements and identifying red flags.  She will cover: 
  • Key points of an accounting system (Quickbooks, Xero) 
  • Setting up accounts and what to track 
  • Basic law firm business expenses (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll)
  • Standard financial reports (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet)
  • Trust accounting (Basics for smaller law firms)
  • Business taxes (Excise, Payroll, Income Tax)
Accounting 101
2016 Low Bono CLE Connections Series
12:00 TO 1:30 P.M. 
Seattle University School of Law
Fred H. Dore Courtroom – Room 105
WSBA’s Low Bono Section, Moderate Means Program, and the Law Office Management Assistance Program, and the SU Low Bono and Solo Initiative
1.5 CLE Credits Pending
Free — RSVP here
Simone Bachaud is Knowledge Integration Solutions’ Contract CFO/Management Consultant with an emphasis in the areas of Accounting/Finance and Business Process Renewal. She has worked with Fortune 1000 organizations on large scale data projects. Previously, Ms. Bachaud worked for 12 years in the legal industry, developing law firms in the financial arena. Ms. Bachaud’s proven leadership and management skills, in addition to demonstrated skills in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Administration, Sales and long-term client relationships are some of the keys to the success of her projects. Ms. Bachaud’s education is in the arenas of Organizational Management, Accounting and Finance.
Reserve your spot for the rest of the 2016 Low Bono Connections CLE Series which usually take place at noon on the first Wednesday of most months:

April 6: Getting Paid:  Billing Basics – RSVP here.

May 4: Marketing 101 – RSVP here.

June 1: Tech Set-Up – RSVP here.
July 13: The Paperless Law Office – RSVP here.
August 3: Marketing 102 – RSVP here.
September 7: Low-Cost Legal Research – RSVP here.
October 5: Ethical Considerations for a Low Bono Practice – RSVP here.
November 2: Back-Up and Succession Planning – RSVP here.
December 7: Strategic Planning for Sustainability and Growth – RSVP here.

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