Hanging a Shingle: Employment Law Considerations for Starting your Law Practice (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 03/31/2025


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO of the March 2021 webcast, Hanging a Shingle: Employment Law Considerations for Starting your Law Practice.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Interview process
  • Offer letters
  • Classification of Employees
  • Compensation
  • Rules that govern the workplace
  • Risks associated with ending employment

Are you thinking of starting your own law practice? Have you recently opened your own office and would appreciate tips how to handle the hiring of staff? If you are starting a solo or small practice, this is a must-see program.

In this 1-hour Virginia CLE® seminar, Amy Smith of IslerDare discusses 20 essential questions to ask before you start your law firm. The program covers the employment law topics that are imperative to the success of your business.

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Amy E. Smith
, Isler Dare, P.C. / Richmond

Amy E. Smith is a partner at IslerDare, PC, and her practice is focused on representing employers in labor and employment matters. Amy regularly advises clients on traditional labor relations issues and regularly handles collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, union representation campaigns, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Amy also provides advice and counsel to clients on all substantive employment law issues – including counseling and disciplining employees, employment policies, wage-hour issues, and employment and non-competition agreements – and represents employers in administrative charges and litigation. Amy also regularly provides training to clients on traditional labor relations, workplace investigations, and compliance with the Service Contract Act, the FMLA, the ADA, and other employment laws. Amy is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, Georgia, and Florida bars. 

She graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan College in 2006 and received her law degree in 2010 from the University of Georgia, where she was President of the Labor & Employment Law Association and served as a Conference Editor for The Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. After law school, Amy served as a law clerk to Georgia Superior Court Judge Tilman E. Self, III and the Honorable C. Ashley Royal of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Prior to joining IslerDare, PC, Amy practiced both management and employee-side labor and employment law with firms in Savannah, Georgia and Tampa, Florida.

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