Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Do you want to know more about starting a new practice? Do you want to learn more about professionalism or about risk management? Do you have questions about practice management or do you need help with your job search? Whatever your needs, we have a RESOURCE for that.
|Starting a New Practice|
The Starting a New Practice area of the Law Office 411 site has sample forms, management information, and guidance for lawyers opening a firm.
|Job Search/Career Resources|
Are you looking for the perfect job or career building tips? Please visit The Florida Bar Career Center and job resources.
|Free Legal Research |
There are many online resources for free or inexpensive legal research including Virtual Law Libraries and FastCase , a member benefit providing free Florida caselaw search.
| Member Benefits |
Florida Bar Member Benefits provide a variety of products and services at discounted rates to members. Review a Bar Journal article, The Bar’s Member Benefits - Saving Costs During a Lean Economy.
|Finding New Clients|
Developing a client base is a key step to firm success. Advertising is one way, and another is joining the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service.
Free and reduced rate CLE programs are available on line. Meet your requirements with minimal impact on your budget.
|Center for Professionalism Resource Database|
This databank of articles and materials on many professionalism topics has been compiled by the Henry H. Latimer Center for Professionalism.
|Ethics Opinions Subject Index|
You can always call the Ethics Hotline for ethical guidance, but the source material is available on line and the Ethics Opinion Subject Index makes it easy to locate.
|Law Office 411 – Firm Management |
Law Office 411 is the website of the Law Office Management Assistance Service. For more than 30 years, LOMAS practice management advisors have supported Florida lawyers with answers to many office management issues.
| Advertising Rules|
If you are planning to advertise, or are wondering if you can ask for referrals from colleagues, you need to understand the rules. The Advertising Handbook and related material has the answers.
|Lawyers Advising Lawyers – Practice Area Mentoring|
Do you need help with a substantive law issue or have a how-to-do-it question in an unfamiliar area of law practice. Who do you ask? The Bar’s Lawyers Advising Lawyers (LAL) program (Formerly, called Seek Council of Professional Experience SCOPE program.) is designed to provide short-term mentoring for just such occasions.
|Get Involved |
Networking with your peers and performing pro bono work within your community contributes to your success. Join your local voluntary bar association and be active in The Florida Bar through practice area Sections or as a Bar Committee member.
Providing pro bono legal services within your community enhances your professional reputation and personal satisfaction.
|Economic News |
Get international, national and state-wide economic news from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times , Law.com, and Florida Trend .
| Stress Management |
A lawyer’s life is filled with confrontation and competition, conflict resolution and dealing with various trauma situations, all of which make stress a common and serious issue. Stress management help is available from Florida Lawyers Assistance .
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