Management Assistance Program

Opening Your Law Practice

"Opening Your Law Practice" is a free semi-annual seminar for new lawyers, those returning to private practice or those venturing out on their own. The program will address resources for starting a law practice, building client service and satisfaction systems, client development and marketing, client file management, professional liability insurance, professionalism, trust accounting and legal ethics, law office software and equipment and accounting and tax for law firms.


Operating a law practice is running a business. Recent law school graduates will recognize that law schools do not cover much in the way of business operations. Even an experienced lawyer who has been an associate or partner in a firm may still have been shielded from the nuts and bolts of business operations.

Part 1: Opening a Law Office
Part 2: Resources
Part 3: Other State Bar Association Law Office Practice Management Programs