FM08  - Financial Management

How to Build a Budget You Can Count On

Friday, August 23, 2013, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

The end of the year is approaching and your managing partner or executive director has asked you to prepare the budget for the firm. Where do you start? How can you accurately predict and then control the financial results for the next year? How do you get it approved? Join this session to get the answer to these questions and more, and bring back a working model Excel® spreadsheet to use in your firm.


  • Identify the key drivers in building a budget
  • Discuss how to get the budget approved
  • Use a working spreadsheet you can use to build your budget

NOTE: To receive a sample Excel® spreadsheet in advance, be sure to select FM08 on your Session Preference form when you register.

Audience: Attendees should have a fundamental knowledge of law firm budgeting processes.

75 Minutes * CPE Field of Study: Finance * Audience: B

Speaker: Michael E. Palmer, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP



CPE: Finance