November 2011  
Hugo Boss Shopping Event
First Thursdays Series
Nov 3, 7-9 pm

8th Annual Law Practice Management Symposium

Nov 10, 8:30 am-5 pm

Pass the Bar Reception
First Thursdays Series
Dec 1, 7 - 9 pm

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Tips For Starting Your Own Law Firm
by: Tudor F. Capusan and Matthew A. Taub, New York City Bar Small Law Firm Committee Members

Whether you’ve spent several years gaining experience in a larger firm or are striking out on your own early in your career, creating your own law practice can be both exciting and daunting. Fortunately, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Other attorneys who have previously followed this path to success can provide some crucial guidance on issues ranging from the practical to the philosophical.
Define Your Firm: Choose a "Practice Area" Focus on a specific practice area. This allows you to garner a depth of knowledge and become a quasi-expert in a particular legal field. The more you know about a particular legal subject, the faster and more efficiently you can solve your client’s issues, and the more likely you will be referred business in this area in the future. This also makes your pricing competitive--you’ll spend less time learning and more time solving.
Focusing on a specific practice area allows potential clients and other attorneys to remember you as the go-to person for a particular legal problem. You can form long-term referral relationships with other attorneys who focus in other practice areas. More

Don’t Miss the November 3 Shopping Event at Hugo Boss

Join us at the BOSS Store, Time Warner Center for an evening of shopping and networking. Shop Hugo Boss merchandise and receive 20% off the purchases you make during the event. In addition to discounts, guest will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Stock up on holiday gifts for your loved ones and gifts for yourself while networking with your peers. This event is free, but please register in advance.

Not a member yet? Join now using promo code "NEWATTYLC" and then sign up for Thursday night. Special thanks to Heartland Brewery and our First Thursdays Sponsors.

The Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series, Lawyers Connect E-newsletter, and dedicated webpage help attorneys build their network and navigate the first decade of their careers.


The Business of Beauty
Nov 1, 6:00-7:00 pm

Hugo Boss Shopping Event
Lawyers Connect - First Thursdays
Nov 3, 7:00-9:00 pm

8th Annual Law Practice Management Symposium
Nov 10, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Careers in Fashion Law: A Program for Law Students and Recent Law Graduates

Nov 14, 6:30-8:30 pm

Can I Get More Business Through Marketing, Public Relations, or Advertising?
Small Law Firm Luncheon
Nov 29, 12:30 -2:00 pm

Tackling Career Search Pitfalls for Young Diverse Attorneys
Nov 30, 6:30 -8:30 pm

16-Hour Bridge-the-Gap: Ethics, Skills & More
Nov 30 & Dec 7 9:00 am-5:00 pm



November is Small Law Firm Month at the New York City Bar Association

This November, the New York City Bar Association is especially celebrating you- the small law firm practitioner. Whether in a solo practice or a firm of less than 25 attorneys, we have a full month of events, savings, and special offers just for you, including a free 3 credit CLE program when you pay your dues in full by November 1st (visit for terms and exclusions).

Not a member- we have special benefits for those who join in November too.