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Best Practices for Opening a Law Firm 2022

Product ID: CA3334D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Open for business

Are you thinking about starting your own law firm? Hanging your own shingle is an exciting, but potentially anxiety-inducing, prospect. And while law school is great at teaching you to think like a lawyer, it’s usually not the best place to learn how to start or run a business. 

Running a business and practicing law require different skills and present different challenges, but it’s not impossible to succeed at both. At Best Practices for Opening a Law Firm, join State Bar of Wisconsin Law Practice Assistance Manager, Christopher Shattuck, to learn the practical steps you need to take when you’re opening a new firm. He’ll discuss:

  • Choosing the appropriate business entity for your firm
  • Malpractice insurance and registration requirements
  • Opening a trust account
  • Selecting hardware and case management software
  • Helpful resources that will keep you current 
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Member $89.00

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1 CLE

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Open for business

Are you thinking about starting your own law firm? Hanging your own shingle is an exciting, but potentially anxiety-inducing, prospect. And while law school is great at teaching you to think like a lawyer, it’s usually not the best place to learn how to start or run a business. 

Running a business and practicing law require different skills and present different challenges, but it’s not impossible to succeed at both. At Best Practices for Opening a Law Firm, join State Bar of Wisconsin Law Practice Assistance Manager, Christopher Shattuck, to learn the practical steps you need to take when you’re opening a new firm. He’ll discuss:

  • Choosing the appropriate business entity for your firm
  • Malpractice insurance and registration requirements
  • Opening a trust account
  • Selecting hardware and case management software
  • Helpful resources that will keep you current 
Read More ↓

Christopher C. Shattuck has been the Law Practice Assistance Manager for the State Bar of Wisconsin since 2017. Mr. Shattuck previously managed a department and litigated cases at a creditors’ rights firm in Milwaukee. In addition to providing confidential law practice consultations, he frequently writes and speaks on law practice management topics. He received his undergraduate and master of business administration degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and his law degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in southern California.

  • Understand what it takes to successfully open your own law firm
  • Be aware of ethical requirements associated with opening a firm
  • Gain insight into tools and equipment that will maximize your efficiency
  • Discover resources that will keep you up-to-date on practice management and substantive law 
  • New attorneys
  • Solo Practitioners
  • Lawyers considering opening their own firms
  • Law office support staff

Book Sale - Save 20%!

Save 20% on LLCs and LLPs: A Wisconsin Handbook.* Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version. This popular handbook contains everything you need to advise clients on using LLCs and LLPs, including choice of entity, organization of the business, and operational and tax issues.

Use discount code CA3334 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound® editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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