The Law Practice Management Program remains a secret treasure for many Georgia lawyers. In fact, it seems that there is rarely a time when larger audiences here don’t show a sliver of hands that admit to not having heard of the service. That’s okay for now, but as the legal services landscape continues to change, so should your awareness of resources to help with setting up and running a law office.
Admittedly, there are many very good national resources out there to reference. Many of these purveyors are my colleagues and friends, but if you are a Georgia practitioner, you need to know about your Law Practice Management Program and its office start up kit called, “Starting Your Georgia Practice.”
The startup kit is free to Georgia Bar members and currently sits at just over 200 pages of inspired reading material. Actually, it’s interesting to get into the nuances of Georgia law practice and quickly learn who, what and where you need to go for appropriate answers. This kit is the culmination of years of answering the question, “What do I need to start my Georgia law practice?” and continues to be revamped on an annual basis to deliver a clearer, and more concise answer as the practice of law changes. The kit’s Table of Contents include these chapters:
- Taking the Leap
- Where to Set Up Shop
- Managing Files
- Managing Money
- Marketing Your Practice
With pretty much all of the bases covered, the office start up kit is truly one of the best places for Georgia lawyers to get start up advice. Get yours today if you are thinking of opening a practice or going out on your own.