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Resources for New Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

Kickstart your career as a solo or small firm lawyer!

Staring Your Practice

From Business Plan to Succession Plan: Structure for Today with Tomorrow in Sight

A law firm’s strategic planning should be a multidisciplinary process to help the most important client you have—you. You must develop a comprehensive approach to guiding the transition of ownership for the practice when you say “enough” or perhaps outside forces so dictate for you, ensuring the enterprise can continue even when you don’t.

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Setting Up My Own Law Practice

Tips to overcome the challenges of wearing many hats with less administrative support as solo and small firm attorneys.

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Building a Practice: Avoiding Common Ethical Mistakes When Starting Out

Helpful advice on every aspect of running your practice, from opening doors through planning for retirement. This month: How to avoid the most common ethical traps when opening a new law firm.

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Starting a Solo Law Practice or Small Firm: A Conversation for Aspiring Lawyers

Are you interested in starting your own firm? Worried about going it alone? Learn from a panel of diverse experts about their experiences working as solo or small firm lawyers, including tips for starting your own firm.

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GPSolo Committees

Participate in committees based on practice specialty or setting. Committees usually meet a few times a year and have specific initiatives to work on.

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Young Lawyers Fellowship Program

The Young Lawyers Fellowship Program provides young lawyers opportunities for leadership and involvement within the GPSolo Division.

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GPSolo Mentoring Program

The GPSolo Mentoring Program provides a unique opportunity to connect with others in the Division. This program is perfect for law students, young lawyers, new lawyers, new GPSolo members, established members, and everyone in between. Establish a mentoring relationship today!

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SoloSez is a dedicated listserv for solo and small firm attorneys to ask each other questions and share news. It's a quick way to get tips on practice management and technology from colleagues.

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ABA Resources
Resources for New Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

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Join the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division today. Membership is free for ABA Members.

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