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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at

Introduction to Finance


You have your first business deal to analyze but you do not have the basic knowledge on the complexities and terminology in the deal.  Use this course not only to gain an understanding of your client’s financial thinking but to gain insight on the tools you can use to grow your practice. This 60 minute course gives you the basic knowledge to navigate the world of finance.



Faculty: Matt Alanis, Willow International Center, Fresno, CA


What is Finance? (0:40)
Utilizing Ratio Analysis (16:50)
Debt and Equity Financing (38:10)
Managing Cash, Accounts Receivable, and Inventory (49:44)
Capital Budgeting (57:54)


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