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2020 5 Reasons Lawyers Make Bad Business Owners & How Technology Can Help You Be Better

Originally presented during our 2020 Solo & Small Firm Virtual Conference, August 19-21, 2020. You went to law school to become a lawyer, and you are a good one, at that. But running a small law firm requires more than being a good lawyer — you must be a good business owner, too. To run a successful business, you need to be able to wear the hats of an accountant, billing manager, client relations manager, and more on top of being the best lawyer possible for your clients. There are many reasons lawyers make bad business owners, but that doesn’t have to be you. In this session, you will learn actionable tips to improve your processes and leverage technology to run a productive, profitable law firm without ever taking your attorney hat off. 
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Originally presented during our 2020 Solo & Small Firm Virtual Conference, August 19-21, 2020.

You went to law school to become a lawyer, and you are a good one, at that. But running a small law firm requires more than being a good lawyer — you must be a good business owner, too. To run a successful business, you need to be able to wear the hats of an accountant, billing manager, client relations manager, and more on top of being the best lawyer possible for your clients. There are many reasons lawyers make bad business owners, but that doesn’t have to be you. In this session, you will learn actionable tips to improve your processes and leverage technology to run a productive, profitable law firm without ever taking your attorney hat off. 

Speaker:  Erica Birstler, Vice President, CosmoLex, Monmouth Junction, NJ 

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

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2020 5 Reasons Lawyers Make Bad Business Owners & How Technology Can Help You Be Better

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Vice President

CosmolLex


Erica Birstler is the Vice President of CosmoLex practice management software. Erica's degree is in Business Administration and she has nearly a decade of experience in the legal industry, catering to the specialized technology needs of small to mid-sized law firms.