June 21, 2011

Start & Run a Law Firm

  • My Shingle's Online Guide to Starting a Law Firm: Amazing collection of resources.
  • Oklahoma Bar Association's Starting a Law Practice Web Directory.
  • cherylstephens.com
    Free information on practice and professional development.
  • US Small Business Administration's Small Business Startup Guide
  • Checklist for Starting a Business
  • The 'Lectric Law Library's Law Practice Forms
  • The Ethics Department of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility is the center for study, development and implementation of model legal and judicial ethics standards.
  • YourLaw is a client newsletter you can use to keep in touch with clients or attract new clients. It is available with or without your law firm's info imprinted on it. GP|Solo members will receive a 10% discount if they write GPSOLO in the source code line on the order form.
  • Discussion List
     Solosez is email discussion list that has matured into a worldwide community of more than 2,000 solo and small firm practitioners.
    Popular Threads is a monthly feature on Solosez that highlights particular conversations which usually includes at least each month on starting or running a practice
    Law Practice Management Blogs
    See Blawgs
    Opening A Law Practice by California solo Jonathan Stein is the first in a series of free, informative podcasts developed specifically for law students and new attorneys.
    GP|Solo Books
     How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers
    In this new, in-depth book, How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers, the best and most innovative solo and small firm lawyers give you their secrets, approaches, and strategies to that age-old puzzle of growing your law firm.
    Price: $79.95
    GP|Solo members: $64.95
     Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law, Second Edition
    Focusing on the three elements of a successful practice - getting clients, doing quality work, and getting paid for your effort - this guide demonstrates how to create a comprehensive yet practical business plan and, most importantly, how to put your plan into action.
    Price: $119.95
    GP|Solo members: $99.95
    Other ABA Books
  • Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, Fourth Edition
  • How to Start and Build a Law Practice, Fifth Edition
  • Other Publications
    The ABA's Young Lawyer Division has put out a great online resource called Unlock Your Potential: Hanging Out Your Shingle.
    GP|Solo Periodicals
  • New Lawyer
    This quarterly eNewsletter is emailed to GP|Solo members who are young lawyers or law students. It often has useful items for someone starting a firm.
  • GPSOLO Magazine
    Our flagship magazine usually contains something about how to start or run a law firm. Please visit our archives for the complete index of past issues. Two issues in particular
    • How to Set Up a Law Office (December 2003)
    • The Risky Business of Law (April/May 2003)
  • More Articles
  • Law Practice Today
  • Small Firm Business
  • Maryland State Bar Association has a collection of articles on law office management.
  • Make 2005 the Year You Start Your Own Firm
    Small Firm Business
  • Going Solo
    DC Bar's Washington Lawyer
  • Launching A Small Firm Or Solo Practice
  • Practice Management Software
  • Workshare provides document security software for content filtering, comparison, verification and integrity. GP members save 15%.
    Proud Sponsor of GP|Solo
  • Insurance
  • Minnesota Lawyers Mutual provides professional liability insurance and risk management services to lawyers.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Information from the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Liability.
  • The American Bar Endowment offers a number of insurance plans available exclusively to ABA members:
    • Group Office Overhead Expense Insurance Plan
    • Disability Income
    • Group Term Life Insurance
    • Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Plan
    • Excess Major Medical Insurance
    • Group Hospital Money Insurance Plan
    Find out how solo and small firms can protect themselves and give back to the profession by visiting the Insurance page.