Opening a Virtual Law Firm
Learn how to set up and run a distributed, cloud-based law firm—and what to consider when opening a virtual branch of your existing law firm.
Innovate Legal Online presents the Virtual Law Firm Series, a three-part online event series designed to help lawyers build sustainable, distributed virtual firms. Whether you’re starting a new firm or implementing new processes in your existing business model, this series will equip you with the right knowledge and tools to successfully run a cloud-based, virtual firm.
Part 1: Opening a Virtual Law Firm, features Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE, Founder of SKB Law, Avinder Laroya, co-founding Partner at Serenity Law, and Andrew Donovan, Director of The Compliance Office.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
Duration: 60 minutes
Tom Zayan| Product Leader, Europe
Tom leads the Product Team for Clio in the United Kingdom. The only cloud-case management software to be endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales and approved by the Law Society of Scotland, Clio empowers law firms to be client-centred and firm-focused. An avid technologist, Tom is passionate about educating lawyers on using tech to improve their lives, practices, and ultimately the clients they serve.
Geraldine O’Reilly| Community Manager
Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the needs of businesses and lawyers. Geraldine leads Clio’s European events and community strategy and has spoken and moderated on many occasions about the future of legal, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Geraldine is also passionate about helping firms grow.
Sarah Khan Bashir MBE
Solicitor, Founder and Managing Partner
Sarah founded SKB Law, a family law firm in Bradford in 2007. On top of running a successful firm, Sarah has also supported and created a number of positive social and community-based initiatives across Yorkshire including the SKB Law Academy and the Baroness Warsi Foundation. Sarah is a positive role model for aspiring and established professionals, dedicating a large percentage of her time to increasing access to legal rights for women and supporting the next generation of future leaders.
Avinder brings a meticulous attention to detail and an international cross-border knowledge combined with a contemporary innovative approach to legal expertise as a co-founding Partner at Serenity Law—a boutique digital commercial law firm. Avinder is passionate about delivering cost-effective solutions to businesses which reflect the contemporary environment in which they operate. Serenity Law's digital approach means they can offer London legal services to international investors and property developers, as well as those from throughout the UK.
The Compliance Office
Andy is a self confessed SRA compliance geek. He literally helped write the book(s) on SRA compliance. While working at the SRA Andy contributed to the drafting of aspects of the SRA Code of Conduct 2009 as well as the SRA Handbook 2011. In 2014 Andy set up the Compliance Office, providing SRA authorisation and compliance support to new and established law firms.Outside of the Compliance Office Andy holds a fee-paid judicial post, sits on fitness to practise hearings for the General Medical Council’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and is a Board Member of Cilex Regulation.
Joshua Lenon | Lawyer in Residence, Clio
A New York-admitted attorney, Joshua provides legal scholarship to Clio on issues relating to technology, privacy, and lawyers’ ethical duties of competency.
Leon Carelli | Chief Technology Officer, Locks Law Firm
Leon Carelli manages varying forensic, eDiscovery, and information technology needs for Locks Law Firm. He also oversees the firm's litigation support department and coordinates projects involving data analytics.
William Large| Partner, Cara Stone
For more than 20 years, Large has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States on matters such as antitrust, environmental pollution, and securities. He served as a Member of Lead Counsel team and Chairman for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Discovery Group during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation.
Will Delgado| Partner, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP
Will’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, class actions, and complex business litigation. An expert in developing areas of law, Will frequently litigates and lectures on issues of first impression throughout the United States.
Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the needs of businesses and lawyers. Geraldine leads Clio’s European events and community strategy and has spoken and moderated on many occasions about the future of legal, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Geraldine is also passionate about helping firms grow