“Going Small or Solo − Now What?” draws dozens of law students and alumni at SNESL and MSOL

Spearheaded by Alan J. Klevan, chair of the MBA's Law Practice Management Section, the MBA recently hosted two complimentary programs for law students and alumni at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover on April 3, and at Southern New England School of Law in North Dartmouth on April 7.

"Attendance at the recent law school programs has been tremendous," commented Klevan. "What I was more pleased with, however, was the overwhelming response from the students. They were enthusiastic, asked plenty of practical and topical questions, and continued the discourse with the panelists until long after the program had ended."

Faculty members addressed topics such as:

  • Benefits of an MBA membership;
  • Joining a firm versus hanging your own shingle;
  • Risk management and malpractice information for new lawyers;
  • Technology for your practice; and
  • Managing partner and client expectations.

Based on the success of the pair of programs, several other Massachusetts law schools are interested in hosting similar programs in the fall.

"I can't thank the MBA and the presenters enough for their support in making this program a reality. I hope we can take this program to every law school in Massachusetts, with the ultimate goal of this being a recurring event," concluded Klevan.

Special thanks to faculty members:

Rodney S. Dowell, Esq.
Director, Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston

Andrea Goldman, Esq.
Law Office of Andrea Goldman, Newton

John Marshall, Esq.
Board of Bar Overseers, Boston

Sally C. Stratman
Executive Director, Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston

Terence J. Welsh, CPCU, AIS
President, MBA Insurance Agency, Springfield

Published April 17, 2008

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