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Supporting CUNY Law Grads in Solo Practice

How do I bill clients? Should I hire an employee? How can I market my services?

When lawyers launch their own practice, these kinds of questions can prove the most difficult to address—and they can make the difference in whether a practice succeeds or fails.

But these questions are not typically part of a law school's curriculum, and lawyers who want to start a solo practice are often on their own, struggling to find the answers.

2012 Spring – News
Drawing on Clients’ Strengths: Nate Treadwell (’09)
Nate Treadwell ('09) had a client who was severely mentally ill and couldn't write checks or mail them.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:55 AM

Supporting CUNY Students Through School: Richard Bailey (’12)
Richard Bailey ('12) was in the right place at the right time the afternoon he overheard some students talking about their work in the Economic Justice Project (EJP).
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:53 AM

Launching A New Practice: Rosanna Roizin (’08)
Rosanna Roizin ('08) had only to look at her own life to find inspiration for starting a small law practice.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:48 AM

Safeguarding Benefits for Students: Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez (’12)
Kelly Marie Fay Rodríguez ('12) recalled one of her most memorable clients from the Economic Justice Project (EJP) as a "brilliant Latina student at LaGuardia Community College
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:43 AM

From Kansas to New York City: Sarah Lamdan
Slinging coffee at a café in Lawrence, Kansas, might not be the typical experience that inspires someone to become a lawyer, but it was for Sarah Lamdan.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:39 AM

Supporting Muslim Communities in New York City: Amna Akbar
Amna Akbar joined the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (CLEAR) project of the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic in fall 2011 as a supervising attorney and adjunct professor
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:38 AM

Diala Shamas: Liman Fellow with the CLEAR Project
Diala Shamas is one of only seven recipients of Yale Law School's Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship this year.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:37 AM

Supporting CUNY Law Grads in Solo Practice
When lawyers launch their own practice, these kinds of questions can prove the most difficult to address—and they can make the difference in whether a practice succeeds or fails.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:36 AM

SEVA Wins Union Square Award
SEVA Immigrant Community Advocacy Project, a nonprofit, community- based organization cofounded by Gurpal Singh ('08), won a prestigious Union Square Award in December for its work mobilizing and training residents of under-resourced immigrant communities as community organizers.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:34 AM

Bringing Justice to the Underserved through MFY
A client had to travel to Egypt because his mother had died. When he returned to New York City, he was on the verge of losing his home. MFY Legal Services, where several CUNY Law and Economic Justice Project alumni are staff attorneys, took on his case.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:28 AM

15 Years Striving for Economic Justice: A Look Back
In 1996, when Congress enacted federal welfare reform, "CUNY began hemorrhaging thousands of students," according to Stephen Loffredo, director of the Economic Justice Project (EJP) at CUNY Law.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:24 AM

30 Years at 65-21 Main Street
As CUNY Law prepares for its historic move to Long Island City, three longtime staff members reflect on their time at the Law School and share some of their favorite memories.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:21 AM

Defending People In Need: Andrew Lisko (’10)
Andrew Lisko ('10) had been pulling some late hours at the Law Office of Andrew Lisko, working on a client's felony DWI case, when the judge declared a mistrial. The arresting officer had to take bereavement leave because his mother had died.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:19 AM

Helping Small Businesses Succeed: Yogi Patel (’06)
When clients visit Yogi Patel ('06), they're treated to a view of the Flatiron Building from the conference room.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:09 AM

Advocating for Environmental Justice: CUNY Law Launches Center for Urban Environmental Reform
Growing up in a poll uted steel town in the 1970s had a big impact on the director of CUNY Law's new Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER).
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:05 AM

John Whitlow (’03) Joins CED Clinic
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1980s, John Whitlow ('03) spent a lot of his childhood at the home of a friend whose father had been exiled from Spain by Francisco Franco because of his political activities.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00:00 AM



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