CLE Course Details

Small Law Firm Management: How to Start and Succeed as a Solo and Small Law Firm

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  • Description

    Opening and operating a small law firm, particular as a solo practitioner, has specific challenges. This CLE course will explain the various considerations and issues that an attorney may face using real life examples and success stories. The course will offer an overview on what every managing attorney needs to know to grow and sustain a small firm as well as the tools for hiring, managing a and firing staff, insurance considerations, financial considerations, billing delegations and practical considerations in terms of lifestyle.

  • Instructor Bio

    Alissa Van Horn

    Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq., serves as the managing partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., a full-service family and matrimonial law firm, with its primary office located in Westbury, New York, with a concentration within the New York City Metropolitan Area, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island.

    Alissa has extensive experience with cases involving divorce, adoption, custody, child support, orders of protection, foster care litigation, name changes, prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements. Alissa began her career at a small general practice law firm in Queens. Thereafter, she joined a boutique Manhattan family law firm. In 2010, Alissa started the Law Office of Alissa L. Van Horn, P.C., and ultimately, in 2015, she and Meredith Friedman opened Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.

    Alissa is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and the United States Supreme Court. Alissa has been recognized by Long Island Business News when she received the Top 40 Under 40, Leadership in Law and the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business Award. She has also been recognized by Long Island Press when she received the Power Women In Business Award and the Outstanding Women in Law Award from Hofstra University. Additionally, Alissa has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star for the past 6 years, and has received various other local and national recognitions.

    Alissa is actively involved in the legal community, presenting Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to various CLE companies for the past 4 years, as well as other professional education panels, wherein she educates other attorneys and professionals on family, matrimonial, and law practice management matters.

    Alissa volunteers her time in the community by coordinating free legal seminars with other professionals to assist in educating individuals involved in family and matrimonial matters, and is a member of various online groups to further assist individuals in need.

    Alissa earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law her Bachelor's Degree from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA.