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Contact: Michael Avitzur
Director of Government Relations

Boston Bar and LOMAP Launch Series for Lawyers Starting Their Own Firms

As more lawyers consider venturing into solo or small firm practice, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) today announced that it has joined forces with the Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) to offer Foundations for a New Practice, a six part continuing legal education (CLE) series that will start on October 4, and be held at 16 Beacon Street, Boston. The target audience for the series will be recent law school graduates and lawyers practicing in other settings -- such as larger law firms, in-house at corporations, and government or legal services -- who think they might like to open their own law offices.

Participants will acquire the entrepreneurial skills necessary for succeeding in solo or small firm practice and learn the basic building blocks for developing a law office.  By learning alongside their peers, they will also begin to build their professional network. The series will culminate with participants drafting a business plan to be reviewed by select faculty.

Faculty, including practicing attorneys and advisors, will provide real world examples of how to build a successful law practice. The series will also be offered online for those unable to attend in person.


I.   Top Tips for Starting a Law Firm    
     October 4, 2012, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

II.  Successful Marketing Techniques to Grow Your Practice
     October 24, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

III. Putting Technology to Work: Running a Small Firm with Big Technology
      November 7, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

IV. Law Firm Financial Management: A Crash Course On What You Need to Get Started & Keep Afloat
     November 14, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

V. The Small Business Owner: Managing Your Practice
     November 28, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

VI. Drafting A Business Plan: Putting It All Together
      December 5, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

For more information please click here.

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.