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How to Open a Law Practice

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2.5 - 4
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Join a panel of seasoned practitioners as they share their tips and techniques for opening a law practice, with an emphasis on matrimonial practice. Some of the topics to be addressed include: How to compose a biography; Client intakes; establishing fees; setting up escrow accounts; deciding whether to take a case, or not to take a case; websites, social media and ethical advertisement; other ethical considerations .. and much more!

Lecturer Bios

Myra L. Freed, Esq.

Myra L. Freed has been practicing in Manhattan, specializing in matrimonial law for over 30 years. She has been a solo practitioner since 2002. She also serves as a private pay Attorney For The Child, by court appointment, representing children in custody and and parenting time litigation. Myra serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Women's Bar Association, where she has been an officer and director for more than 10 years. She has served as Chair and Co-Chair of the NYWBA's Matrimonial Law Committee and remains active in that committee. She also served on and Co-Chaired the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York. She has also been an active member of the NYCLA Matrimonial Law Section for the past 25 years. Myra is also a Collaborative Lawyer and member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. Myra has been invited to give numerous CLE lectures in the area of matrimonial law, and has also lectured to the lay public on family law topics. Myra is a recipient of the NYWBA's Doris S. Hoffman Service Award for her commitment to serving the Association and enhancing the status of women in society and the law. She is proud to have served as a pro bono attorney mentor for inMotion, Inc. and as a pro bono attorney for the Hon. Jacqueline W. Sibermann Pro Bono Matrimonial Program of the NYWBA in New York County.

Rona Wexler

Over 30 years of real world, practical experience has given Rona Wexler a unique, 360° perspective that makes her the first choice of top law firms whenever they are in need of an expert witness in labor and employment and family law matters. After receiving first-class training as a counseling psychologist, Ms. Wexler began work in academia as a career services director, then moved into the corporate world as a Fortune 200 executive, followed by her career as an executive recruiter and a vocational evaluator - wide-ranging experience that gives a solid foundation to her expertise. She practices throughout the U.S. focusing on the New England, the Tri-state area (NY, CT, NJ), Mid-Atlantic and southern Florida. Ms. Wexler has been qualified and frequently testifies in New York Supreme Court, Federal court, the NLRB, and in the Florida courts. Ms. Wexler, a native of Rhode Island, graduated from Emerson College with a BA in English and attained an MA in Counseling Psychology from New York University. She spent several years as a career and employment counselor at the college level as a Director of Career Development and Placement. She then joined the corporate ranks at Xerox, where she built a distinguished career in sales management, consultative sales hiring and training. This experience prepared her for her next challenge: moving into executive search as a retained executive recruiter, working with, searching for, and placing mid-level and the most senior executives while working for three prestigious firms.

Charlotte Lee, Esq.

For more than 25 years Charlotte C. Lee has served clients in the five boroughs of New York City and nearby suburban counties from her office near City Hall in lower Manhattan. She is highly qualified. Before entering private practice she was an Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York. Altogether she has practiced law for more than 30 years. An experienced litigator, Ms. Lee has argued before Federal courts as well as before New York State's Supreme Court, Family Court, and Appellate Division.

Stuart S. Meyer, Esq.

Throughout his career, Stuart Meyer has helped hundreds of clients achieve their legal goals. He uses his legal expertise and proven litigation skills to his fullest advantage when negotiating a settlement on behalf of his clients. His practice today specializes in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law.

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