Opening Your Practice: The Decision and Plan (1.5 General Participatory Credits)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


Handouts for this program can be downloaded by clicking on the "Other Resources" tab in the video player.

Please join us as we explore the decision to open a practice including some questions to ask yourself and potential partners. During this brief overview session, our panel of attorneys will address some key considerations including:

1. What personality characteristics and skill sets are necessary in building a practice? address some key considerations including:

2. If you are joining with one or more partners what does that entity structure look like? Join our panel in a discussion covering both the economic and social structure of the arrangement. Would it be a loosely affiliate firm or something where you "eat what you kill?” address some key considerations including:

3. Hear the top tips or considerations for anyone making the decision about opening a practice.

James D. Crosby
James D. Crosby, Esq. is a highly experienced business litigator and trial attorney with offices in San Diego, California. Mr. Crosby represents entities and individuals, both plaintiffs and defendants, in complex and general business, commercial,...More
Karima Masri, Esq.
Karima Masri, Esq. was born in 1985 in California to parents from Pakistan and Mexico. Karima's multicultural background fuels her passion for human rights and inspired her to pursue a career in immigration and international law.


Originally Published

June 15, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Opening Your Practice: The Decision and Plan - Video
  • Opening Your Practice: The Decision and Plan - Paper

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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. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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