Managing a law practice is difficult. Here are some suggestions, philosophies, and software to make it easier.
The Business of Law
“While female legal technology leadership should certainly be discussed and applauded, I believe another notable area is innovation in the business of law—and the women entrepreneurs who excel in the legal and business space.”
This page is an excerpt from Ed Poll’s More Secrets of the Business of Law.
Questions and comments about being a lawyer-leader from The New York State Bar Association.
Focus & Goals
Not Your Average Lawyer discusses goals and how to prioritize them.
An article from Slaw about the affect of goals and focus.
An article about Tony Baker’s use of technology, particularly Clio, to keep track of client time.
Tips from David Paul on practical ways to organize your firm’s file system.
Guidelines from the The Law Society of Upper Canada about file management.
Diversity & Firm Culture
Law Firm Diversity Pages
Many law firms now include details about their diversity policies on their websites. For example:
30 Best Practices: Strategies for law firm management by the CBA is a helpful collection of various articles focused on managing your law firm.
Guidelines from the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Information and links from PracticePRO about managing relationships.
If you’re like most lawyers, you no doubt wish you could bill more, work less, and leave the office feeling that you’ve put in a good day. But inevitably, you’re apt to waste time hunting for documents or procrastinate over starting a task.
CBA’s Practice Link presents the top 10 time management tips, from lawyers, for lawyers.
Life-Long Learning & Professional Development
Continued Professional Development is a requirement to practising law in Canada. CBABC PD offers programs year-round in-person, via webinar, or on-demand.
Clio is a cloud-based management tool for lawyers.
Pro Bono & Legal Aid
Access Pro Bono’s mission is to promote access to justice in British Columbia by providing and fostering quality pro bono legal services for people and non-profit organizations of limited means.
Alternative Legal Careers
Practising law is not the only thing you can do with a law degree. CBA has a practical and helpful guide on some alternatives.
Life After Law is a North American recruitment firm dedicated to placing highly skilled and marketable legal professionals in careers outside of traditional law firm practice.
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