Saturday January 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Dockser Hall rooms 40, 42, 44, & 46 
400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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Eileen Hommel 
Northeastern University School of Law 

NUSL Program "Hanging Your Shingle"

Get off the sidelines and into practicing law!  The Alumni/ae Board offers this one day intensive workshop to those considering launching their own practice whether as a transitional or permanent employment plan.  The workshop will be led by people and who run professionally and personally satisfying practices.  At the end of the workshop, participants will have the information necessary to launch a practice.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. This event is open to graduates from the classes of 2002-2016.

Speakers Include:
Heidi S. Alexander, Law Practice Management Advisor,
Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program
Gabriel Cheong '07, Partner, Infinity Law Group
Audrey Heidt O'Shaughnessy '06, Attorney, Law Office of Audrey Heidt O'Shaughnessy
Sara Laroche '01, The Law Office of Sara A. Laroche
John Lawlor, Publications Attorney, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Sofia Lingos '09, Founder and Principal Attorney, Lingos Law
Sheilah McCarthy '91, Partner, Lenow & McCarthy
Mike Sams '94, Kenney and Sams, P.C.
Veronica Zolina '05, Attorney, Law Office of Veronica Zolina


9:00 – 9:30       Registration and Breakfast begins

9:30 – 9:45       Welcome

9:45 – 10:45      Panel 1: Operations

  •  Office Space or Virtual Alternatives
  • Practice Tools, Equipment and Technology
  • Business Structure and Risk Management

10:50 - 11:50       Panel 2: Financials

  • Book Keeping / Accounting
  • Billing and Fee Structures
  • Budgeting / Financial Plan

11:50 – 12:00        Break

12:00 – 1:00       Panel 3: Marketing

1:00 – 1:45       Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.        Breakout I: Practice Specific

  • Public Interest and Government
  • Business, Corporate, Employment, Bankruptcy and IP
  • Litigation: Civil, Criminal and Personal Injury

2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.        Break Out II: 

  • New Mandatory Professional Development Seminar
  • Financial
  • Operations
  • Marketing

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of this program's Steering Group:

Sara Laroche '01
Sofia Lingos '09
Professor Jim Rowan
Mike Sams '94