Seminar shows you how to start your own law firm (Updated)

Women's Law Association of Ontario holds seminar for lawyers looking to start their own law firm

By Ryan Starr

On Tuesday January 10th, 2012


 Women’s Law Association of Ontario next Tuesday (Jan. 17) holds a seminar for lawyers looking to start their own law firms.

Led by Irv Handler, a small business and professional banking specialist with Scotiabank, the event will feature a panel of WLAO members and guests who have started their own firms, either as a solo or with others. Panel members will be Cheryl Goldhart (Goldhart Law), Michelle L. Wassenaar (Johnston Wassenaar LLP) and Laura Zizzo (Zizzo Allan Climate Law LLP).

The seminar — ‘Hanging out Your Shingle: How to Start your Own Law Firm‘ — will focus on what resources and support systems are available for lawyers starting a new venture, and what role WLAO can play in helping.

The event will be at the Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre (20 Toronto Street) from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Preliminary approval has been given for both 2.5 Professionalism Hours and 2.5 New Member CPD Hours.

A second program in this series will be running on Feb. 21, focused on strategic business development.

To register, visit the WLAO site. For more information contact or call 416-410-7267.

Update (Jan. 18): The Jan. 17 program with Irv Handler has been postponed to Feb 21; the two parts will now be presented as one program. There will also be a program April 16 on practice management; this will include the proposed panel from the Jan. 17 program.