Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

Building a Plaintiff’s PI Practice
from the Ground Up
Chairpersons: Sou Bounlutay & Steve Shaw
Recorded Friday, November 14, 2014, Seattle
5.0 CLE Credits (includes 2.0 Ethics/Professionalism)
WSBA Activity ID# 386743
8:20-8:30 Welcome
Steve Shaw, Seminar Co-chair, Issaquah
Sou Bounlutay, Seminar Co-chair, Seattle
8:30 – 9:05 Where are you going to get your cases? Cost Effective Marketing (no CLE credit)
Steve Shaw, Issaquah
9:05 – 9:40 What you can do yourself, and what you can’t, hire out
Heather Pearson, Issaquah
9:40 – 10:15 Where are you going to work? Workspace Banding together, developing a niche practice
Scott Carness, Edmonds
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:05 Taking the leap – moving from an established practice to a solo practice - Perils and Pitfalls
Katherine Mason, Seattle
11:05 – 11:50 How will you manage the money? Finance and Budget (ethics)
Cheryl M. Heuett, WSBA Senior Auditor, Office of Disciplinary Counsel
11:50 – 12:35 How will you stay out of trouble? Avoiding Malpractice (ethics)
Jeanne Marie Clavere, Professional Responsibility Counsel in the WSBA Office of General Counsel
12:35 – 1:00 Lunch (box lunches included in tuition)
1:00-1:35 Where can you go for help? Professional resources
Peter Roberts,Practice of Law Advisor
1:35 – 2:10 What will you do if you grow? Forecasting and Planning.
Jason Epstein, Bellevue
2:10 – 2:25 Break
2:25 – 3:00 What not to do online (ethics)
Josh King, VP & General Counsel of AVVO
3:00 – 3:30 The power of the blog (no CLE credit)
Kevin O’Keefe, CEO of LEXBLOG
3:30 – 4:00 Building a website and getting it seen (no CLE credit)
Websites, SEO, Mobile, Tracking
Devon DeLapp, DeLapp Design, Seattle

Presenters
Steven Shaw
Steven is the founder of Shaw Legal Solutions, a firm providing consulting services for attorneys navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer process. From Lien Resolution services to Medicare Set-Aside arrangements, Shaw Legal Solutions is a one-stop...More
Souphavady Bounlutay
I was born in Laos after the end of the Vietnam War. My mother and I escaped on a boat across the Mekong River when I was eight years old. When we finally came to the United States, we were sponsored by a family in Idaho. We were one of three Laos...More
Heather K. Pearson
Heather was raised among her five siblings, between Washington State and the Flathead Valley in Montana. She has worked in the legal field for over 10 years, specifically doing plaintiffs personal injury work. Heather graduated from Eastern...More
Scott P. Carness
Scott Carness is the Owner / Principal of the Carness Law Firm, PLLC, located on the Edmonds waterfront, where he practices law with his wife, WSAJ Eagle member, Kendra Long. Their practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in personal injury...More
Katherine L. Mason
Katherine L. Mason is an EAGLE member of WSAJ and serves on its Board of Governors, currently as the Second VP, Judicial Committee. She also serves on WSAJ’S Justice For All PAC. Katherine has been a member of various WSAJ taskforces and committees,...More
Cheryl M. Heuett
CHERYL M. HEUETT is a WSBA Senior Auditor. Her duties include conducting for-cause audits and investigating trust account overdrafts. She monitors lawyers in diversion or on probation for trust-related violations. She educates lawyers about the...More
Jeanne Marie Clavere
JEANNE MARIE CLAVERE is a 1987 graduate of the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law (now Seattle University School of Law). Prior to earning her law degree she received a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. In...More
Peter Roberts, MBA
PETE ROBERTS is a private practice management consultant for lawyers, and is the former Practice Management Advisor in the Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) of the Washington State Bar Association for 13 years. Mr. Roberts has his MBA...More
Jason G. Epstein
Jason Epstein joined Premier Law Group as a partner in 2007. Jason is a litigator handling all types of personal injury cases with an emphasis on serious plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death. Jason has spent his career representing...More
Josh King
Josh King is Vice President of Business Development & General Counsel of Avvo. He is responsible for the company's business development, finance, business operations and legal affairs. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on First Amendment,...More
Kevin O'Keefe
CEO and Publisher - LexBlog
As one of the first to embrace and execute legal blogging, LexBlog company founder Kevin O'Keefe is known as a pioneering "legal rebel remaking the profession," according to the ABA Journal.Kevin is an authority on emerging social media issues...More

Originally Published

November 14, 2014


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up - Paper
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 1- Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 2 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 3 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 4 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 5 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 6 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 7 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 8 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 9 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 10 - Video
  • Building a Plaintiff's PI Practice from the Ground Up Part 11 - Video

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.


Technical Requirements

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