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Growing a law practice can be a lawyer’s most rewarding and challenging professional experience. The goal of this book, is to make it less challenging and more rewarding. It picks up where The California Guide to Opening a Law Office left off, exploring challenges of growing a law practice in detail.
This the companion volume to The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office, described below.
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As a sole practitioner or the head of a small firm, you must act as so much more than just CEO; you also must also wear the hats of Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director, Chief Technology Officer, and more. The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office is your personal executive team:
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State Bar Online CLE for Participatory Credit: It'’s fast, it's easy, it's relevant, and it’s time! View Sections programs over the internet for participatory MCLE credit. Our catalog contains hundreds of hours of individual seminars, including programs offering CLE in the the areas of Legal Ethics, Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society, and Competence Issues. Seminars are created by California attorneys for California attorneys. For a complete catalog of courses, click HERE.
Online articles from Section publications are available for self-study MCLE credit. Each article is worth 1 hour of self-study credit. It's easy ... read an article and then take a 20 question quiz. The answers and justifications are available immediately upon submitting the quiz. You can earn up to 12.5 hours of self-study credit per reporting period. For more information, see our online catalog of articles.
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