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Going Solo: Getting Ready to Hang Your Own Shingle (Spring 2024)

Many attorneys make the decision to take their own path in the law, rather than work for a firm or other organization. This decision can provide freedom and an opportunity for a  variety of practice areas, but it is also a lot of work. You don't have to do it alone! This experience will lay out the things you need to know to hang out your own shingle: from marketing to budgets, and from client interactions to leasing space, you'll learn everything you need to know to go out on your own.

During this experience you will:
  • Explore effective practices for setting up your own shop
  • Brainstorm ideas of how to market your services
  • Troubleshoot common errors made in billing and finance
  • Locate resources designed to assist and support you in your first year
Pricing for this course:
  • AIC Members: $725
  • AIC Alumni: $825 (contact us for a code!)
  • Non-members: $925

A unique, robust, engaging personalized LEARNING experience.

  • The course opens on Sunday, May 5 and runs through Saturday, June 22, 2024.
  • Each module will have multiple opportunities to contribute to various discussion threads with feedback from the facilitator.
  • There is one webinar each week that participants are expected to attend.
  • At the end of each module, you will be asked to be thoughtful about a particular aspect of running your own shop. These exercises will roll-up into your own business plan which can be used to start your own preparations.
  • Within the course parameters, you can go at your own pace and schedule.
  • Completion garners you a "Solo Practitioner" certificate from the American Inns of Court.
  • Check out the syllabus here to ensure your schedule will allow your full participation before registering.

CLE Eligibility

CLE credit will be sought for registrants only. You could earn up to 14 CLE credit hours depending on your jurisdiction. If you are unsure if this program will be approved in your state or have any questions, please contact us before taking the time to register for this program.