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The MSBA's New Lawyers and Practice Management & Marketing Sections Present


"Run Your Practice Like a Successful Business"

Join members of the New Lawyers and Practice Management & Marketing Sections for a practical, fast-paced seminar on the business of running a law practice. The practice of law is a profession, but a law firm is a business and must be managed like a business. Bill Gschwind, JD, MBA, will address:

- how emerging trends force changes to the way law firms are managed;
- six systems every business (law practice) needs to succeed;
- the future of eLawyering; and
- how if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there.


William E. Gschwind, JD, MBA 
After earning his BS from the University of Wisconsin, Bill spent 5 years selling home improvement products and services, 7 years in medical supply sales and sales management, and earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. In 1994 he started Bill’s Rental Center and in 2003 bought into a new rental franchise concept with Volvo. In 2006, with the demise of the franchising concept, Bill was forced to close his business. He started inPURSUIT Consulting, a small business advisory firm and began attending night classes at William Mitchell College of Law. He passed the bar February 2010 bar and joined solo practitioner Alden Pearson in May. Bill is a transactional attorney providing legal and business advices to small business owners, primarily in residential construction. By incorporating basic business principles into their practice, Bill and Alden have grown the firm from a staff of two to five, nearly doubled revenues, and added over 300 new clients in less than two years. In his spare time, Bill chairs the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee and serves on the Education Board and the eLawyering Task Force with the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA. Bill and his wife Jeanne have raised 4 children, in Lino Lakes where they’ve lived for over 25 years.

1 hour of Law Office Management CLE credit applied for
Event Code: 166114



Date:   Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time:    4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

New Lawyers and PM&M Section Members:  Free
Law Students:  Free
Other Registrants:  $10.00

Teleconferencing is available. Request instructions when registering or contact Tamara Patton on or before April 10. Instructions will be distributed on April 11, 2012, via email.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336