What Are The Ethics Surrounding Delegation of Legal Work – Guest Lecture with Cynthia Sharp

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In order to grow, solos will  need to delegate legal work to paralegals, administrative staff, free lance lawyers and associates and any vendor you hire on your behalf.  Even hiring a marketing firm!  But do you really know the ethics surrounding delegation of work you are ultimately ethically responsible for as the the owner of your law firm?  This is a critically important topic.  Listen and learn.

The audio is about 40 minutes. Listen directly below.

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Veteran attorney Cynthia Sharp (CEO of The Sharper Lawyer) works with motivated lawyers seeking to generate additional revenue for their law firms. She practiced law from 1982 – 2009 and then embarked on a professional speaking and writing career. Ever since, she has served solo and small firm attorneys throughout North America.

Cindy, author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning published by ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, is also a Contributor to the Division’s books How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers as well as Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm.

She has delivered close to 200 live presentations over the past 25 years on behalf of the American Bar Association, 10 state bar associations, the Million Dollar Round Table, Professional Services Marketing Association and numerous other legal, financial and professional groups in addition to private seminars conducted for her clients.

Cindy served as Business Development columnist on behalf of the ABA GP Solo eReport, Social Media Strategist for GP Solo and has served as a regular guest contributor to ALM’s publication Marketing the Law Firm. In addition, she has written well over 120 articles over the past 30 years that have been published in various journals throughout the country.

During 2017/18, Cindy held positions on the GP Solo and eReport Boards of the ABA Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division, having previously served as Chair of the Publications Board of the Division and on the Division’s Council. She completed her term as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Speakers Association in June of 2015 and served as Dean of the Speaker Academy the subsequent year.  Sharp has also been an active member in the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). She continues her service to her colleagues through a podcast featured on Solo Practice University.

Cindy’s most recent accolade is that she has been named Trainer of the Year by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, a national award presented in New York City on May 3, 2019.

Cindy lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark H. Gallant and their dog Rocky and cat Jackson.  She practices yoga, enjoys the arts and loves to bake.


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