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ISBA's Practice Toolbox Series

Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association


Launching a new firm can simultaneously be the most thrilling and scary thing you've ever done. The scary part is the unknown and that's exactly what this seminar attempts to eliminate. This program gives you a prioritized checklist of everything that should be on your radar – from hardware to software to services – and our recommendations on everything from printers to scanners and backup systems to office phone systems.


Program Speaker:
Debbie Foster
, Affinity Consulting Group, Florida




Debbie Foster is a nationally recognized thought leader on efficiency and innovation in professional legal organizations. Her 20+ years of experience, combined with a mix of strategic management and strong leadership skills, has enabled Debbie to develop a unique ability to work with law firms and legal departments through the ever changing legal services delivery landscape.  Debbie is very active in the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association, and is currently serving on the Publication Board. She was the Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2010 and remains very active in TECHSHOW. Debbie is also very active in Local and State Bar Associations as well as the Association of Legal Administrators, and she regularly speaks on topics relating to technology, management, finance and marketing of a law firm.

Program Information
Date Presented:
June 07, 2016 12:00 PM Central
1 hour
Starting a New Law Firm - What You Need to Know
Speaker Information
Debbie Foster  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.00
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 1.00
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