Faculty Announcement – Jared Correia

Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting and will teach the course “Law Practice Management” at Solo Practice University®.

Red Cave Law Firm Consulting offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work and a forthcoming advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is looking.

Connect with Jared on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association.


Syllabus – Law Practice Management

Introduction

Class 1 – Cornerstones of a Successful Solo Law Practice
Module 1: Intentionality
Module 2: Commitment
Module 3: Flexibility
Module 4: Management

Class 2 – Preliminary Considerations I
Module 1: Malpractice Insurance
Module 2: Creating a Fee Schedule
Module 3: Initial Consultations
Module 4: Developing Expertise

Class 3 – Preliminary Considerations II
Module 1: Office Organization
Module 2: Office Space
Module 3: Association
Module 4: Establishing Client Communication Systems

Class 4 – Marketing I
Module 1: Getting Your First Clients
Module 2: Fake It til You Make It
Module 3: Establishing Client Selection Protocols
Module 4: Developing Target Client Profiles

Class 5 – Marketing II
Module 1: Building a Website
Module 2: Starting a Blog
Module 3: Engaging in Social Media
Module 4: Content Marketing

Class 6 – Marketing III
Module 1: in-Person Networking
Module 2: From Mentor to Referral Source
Module 3: Direct Client Marketing
Module 4: Referral Marketing

Class 7 – Technology I
Module 1: Primary Device(s)
Module 2: Printer/Scanner/Fax
Module 3: Smartphones + Apps
Module 4: Mac v PC

Class 8 – Technology II
Module 1: General Tools
Module 2: Legal-Specific Tools
Module 3: Remote Access
Module 4: Google Apps v Microsoft Office

Class 9 – Technology III
Module 1: Data Management
Module 2: Data Security
Module 3: State Laws + Ethical Requirements
Module 4: Data Backup + Recovery

Class 10 – Law Firm Finance I
Module 1: Accounting Basics
Module 2: Trust Accounting
Module 3: Projecting Revenue
Module 4: Paying Taxes

Class 11 – Law Firm Finance II
Module 1: Fee Setting, including Alternative Fees
Module 2: Division of Fees
Module 3: Billing
Module 4: Collecting

Class 12 – Developing and Tracking Business Goals
Module 1: Building a Business Plan
Module 2: Developing a Budget
Module 3: Building a Marketing Plan
Module 4: Measuring Return on Investment

Class 13 – Balancing Work and Life
Module 1: Solo Lawyer Isolation
Module 2: Time Management Strategies, Part 1
Module 3: Time Management Strategies, Part 2
Module 4: Existentialism

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