Management Assistance Program
What is the Management Assistance Program?
OBA-MAP is a practice management advisory department serving the members of the Oklahoma Bar Association. The program was created to help Oklahoma lawyers better organize and operate the business and management sides of their practices. The use of law office technology is also rapidly changing and reshaping the processes of the traditional law office.
Free Telephone Hotline — The MAP staff attempts to answer brief questions about management and technology issues. Our number is 405-416-7008. Often we are able to provide callers with a citation to more detailed paper or book with more information about the topic.
The OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference — We arrange for programming, activities and management of this award-winning, annual conference, with the consultation, advice, and involvement of the OBA Solo & Small Firm Conference Planning Committee.
Free Consultations at the Bar Center — Any lawyer who is setting up a new practice or has encountered a difficult issue that cannot be comfortably handled over the telephone is welcome to schedule a free 50-minute appointment with the MAP director.
Office “Health Checks” — These consultations take place in the lawyer’s office on a fee for services basis. A wide range of management issues can be covered. Typically all staff and attorneys will be involved both in group and individual interviews.
OBA-MAP Lending Library — Law practice management books, video and audio tapes are available for lawyers to "check out" and review. All new publications of the ABA Law Practice Management Section are routinely furnished to the OBA-MAP Lending Library through an arrangement with the section.
OBA-NET — The OBA-MAP Director serves as sysop, forum moderator, and help desk for OBA-NET. We regularly posts law practice management tips and legal news items there.
Oklahoma Bar Journal Law Practice Tips column — Each theme issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal contains the regular column “Law Practice Tips” by MAP Director Jim Calloway. Many of these articles are also available online. You can see the latest articles on the LPT Articles page.
OBA CLE Programs – We often speak at OBA/CLE programs on law office management, law office technology and Internet research programs.
County Bar Presentations — The MAP director is available to speak at your county bar meetings or other organized lawyer group at no charge.
Law Office Digital Products — We sell and produce (with the OBA Law Office Management & Technology Section) the Oklahoma Law Office Procedures Manual on CD-ROM.
Other Projects — We are also proud to be asked to participate in other OBA programs that further our mission and help the OBA. Some of these include providing practice management tips for the OBA E-News, the OBA section electronic mailing lists, the OBA Internet Directory (Links), and Oklahoma Find A Lawyer.