May 16, 2012

State Bar Resources

There are some amazing resources freely available on state bar websites for solo and small firm attorneys, even if you don't practice in those states. These six in particular are worth your while to check out:

  • The Oklahoma Bar Association has an excellent Management Assistance Program. Their website offers the outstanding blog Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog, a very deep selection of articles, a section on how to start a law practice, sample forms and more.
  • The State Bar of Wisconsin Law Office Management Assistance Program has an excellent collection of links and articles about starting, managing and exiting a practice, and more.
  • State Bar of Georgia Law Practice Management Program has an excellent collection of articles, forms and references to other resources.
  • The Resources page of the State Bar of Michigan's Practice Management Resource Center has a great collection of checklists, how to's and articles.
  • The South Carolina Bar Practice Management Resources has an excellent resources section with articles, checklists and more, as well as practice tips and the site of the week.
  • Maryland State Bar Association's Law Office Management Assistance has an nice collection of articles freely available.
  • While the below links are not a complete listing of every state bar association's resources for solo and small firm lawyers, it is a good starting point to see what is available.
    For a complete list of state and local bar associations, please visit the ABA's Bar Services Division's State and Local Bar Directory.
  • Alabama State Bar Practice Management Assistance Program
  • State Bar of California
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • DC Bar Law Practice Management Section
  • State Bar of Florida's General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section
  • State Bar of Georgia's Law Practice Management pages
  • Illinois State Bar Association's General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Section
  • Louisiana State Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association's Law Office Management Assistance
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association has a nice collection of Law Practice Management articles
  • State Bar of New Mexico Law Practice Management Resources
  • New York State Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program
  • The South Carolina Bar Practice Management Resources
  • The State Bar of Texas' General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Vermont Bar Association has a Practice Management Tips section
  • Virginia Bar Association's Law Practice Management Division
  • Washington State Bar Association's Solo and Small Practice Section
  • State Bar of Wisconsin