University of Pittsburgh

Preparing for Success as a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner

October 14, 2013 - 12:30pm1:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room, 2nd Fl
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Please join Dean Carter, fellow law students and accomplished Pitt Law alumni for a Round Table Luncheon:   “Preparing for Success as a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner”, occurring at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law on Monday, October 14, 2013 from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM in the Alcoa Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Law School building.  


A large majority of attorneys in private practice are employed in small law firms of less than 20 lawyers.  Nationally, among recent law school graduates who obtained a position in a private law firm, the largest percentage (over 29%) were employed in firms of 1-25 attorneys.  Newly admitted attorneys are seeking to take advantage of the entrepreneurial benefits of working in this space, including greater input into firm processes and management, highly varied work, and a collegial and client-centered practice environment.   Law schools across the country are investigating various curricular and programmatic initiatives designed to prepare their students and recent graduates to excel as professionals in small firm practice space. 


Please join Dean Carter, fellow students and a group of distinguished alumni for this Round Table discussion of topics including: 

•             Trends in Solo/Small Practice

•             How current practitioners in solo/small law firms view the unique advantages and challenges of small firm practice

•             Alumni and law student perspectives on initiatives developed by law schools nationally (including incubators, professional development training , concentrated study programs, etc.)  to prepare future and recent graduates to excel as solo and small firm practitioners.


Lunch will be served. Please register via Symplicity on or before October 13.

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