November 01, 2012

Sites for Sore Eyes: Online Help for Starting a Law Practice

Jim Calloway

I’m acutely aware that opening a new law practice is challenging these days, especially for those intrepid souls opening a practice immediately after obtaining a law license. There are many available online resources that can help. But first let me note that not all of the resources are online.

Opening a law practice means connecting with people. Lawyers will have advisors as well as clients. Those opening a practice in a new city are well advised to get involved in local bar activities and meetings so they can meet other local lawyers. In my home state, many new lawyers become involved in the Young Lawyers Division of the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA). Lawyers who are new to a particular location should not hesitate to introduce themselves around the local courthouse before they have a pending matter. So I want to stress that people connections should come before Internet connections.

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