MCLE: How to Start Your Own Solo Practice

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

As part of the LA Law Library’s MCLE lunch hour speaker series, this class will provide new attorneys, law students, those awaiting bar examination results, and others with the tools and knowledge needed to set up a solo practice. Taught by two experienced and successful sole practitioners, the presentation and discussion will aim to demystify and make less daunting the prospect of “flying solo.”

Class covers:

  • Choosing a practice area
  • Forming a business and securing financing
  • Setting up an office
  • Getting clients
  • Library resources available to sole practitioners

Presented by Robert M. Moss and Shane C. Brengle
 After graduating UCLA School of Law in 1971, Robert M. Moss worked for several notable Los Angeles law firms before starting his own private practice in 1981. He maintains a diverse practice across several different areas of law, during which he has tried over 25 jury trials, in addition to numerous bench trials and administrative hearings. He has been attorney of record in many important published Court of Appeal and Supreme Court decisions. He also serves as an arbitrator/mediator and judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court. For many years he has received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate from the State Bar of California for providing 50 or more hours per year of Pro Bono Legal Services. He primarily volunteers at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law from which he has received the 2012 Hall of Fame Award and the 2013 Ten Years of Service Award. He is a State Bar-certified Legal Malpractice Specialist.

Shane C. Brengle has practiced law throughout Southern California since 2011, with an emphasis on family law matters. In that time, he has helped litigate several large cases, submitted briefs to the California Court of Appeal, and helped clients with many different types of legal questions. Mr. Brengle is also passionate about volunteer and pro bono work, and has written about how to set up a solo practice. He graduated from Temple Law School and earned his B.A. at UCLA.

Earn 1 hour general MCLE credit.

Fee: $20 for the class (nonrefundable, payment reserves spot)

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