Law Firm Survival Skills: Business & Trust Accounting Basics

Event Description

Deadline to Register: June 26, 2017 

We know that you’re a good lawyer, you know the rules of the courtroom. However, if you’re like most attorneys, when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting…well, you may have some questions.

This is one area where you can’t afford to have any doubts. Because fiduciary malfeasance is the number one reason law firms dissolve and careers end prematurely. Call it "ledger liability". To remind you of the fact that handling of client funds, income and expense accounts -- even credit card payments -- are all very real liabilities that you need to prepare for.

You should understand the basics of legal trust and business accounting such as: what legal accounting actually is, the 7 most common legal accounting pitfalls, and how modern technology can help your firm.


Erica Birstler, CosmoLex

Erica Birstler is the Director of Strategic Communications at CosmoLex -- developers of an all-in-one cloud-based legal practice management, billing & trust accounting system specifically designed for solo and small law firms. Erica's degree is in Business Administration and she has over 6 years of experience in the legal software industry, catering to the specialized technology needs of small to mid-sized law firms. Erica has given numerous presentations across the country on legal technologies such as law practice technology management, cloud computing, and legal billing & trust accounting compliance.

CLE Credit:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit applied for | Event code: 239656  


MSBA Member:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $25.00
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation Only: The instructions will be circulated the day before the program.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM