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The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar

LegalFuel is The Florida Bar's law office management department. It provides members with resources to help run the business side of their law practices with guidance on technology, trust accounting, internal firm operations, podcasts, and free CLEs. We’re your go-to resource for learning how to start a new law firm or manage an existing one.

It’s a Balancing Act

LegalFuel Last summer, the Bar rolled out LegalFuel, connecting you with strategic tools designed to help you fuel your law practice with increased efficiencies and profitability. At, you can access more than 70 hours of free CLE credits and over 100 forms for use in operating your law firm.

Pro Tips for Flying Solo - LegalFuel

Have you ever considered starting your own law practice? It’s an appealing question – imagine being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and only accepting cases that you are excited about. There are certainly a lot of pros to starting your own practice, but for every pro, there are also several cons to consider.

6 Ways Financing Can Help Your Legal Career [Guest Post] - LegalFuel

From starting your own law firm to becoming an equity partner, the amount you need to spend to grow as a legal professional can be staggering. But you don’t have to take on these substantial costs alone. Financing can help you launch or advance your career fast—with affordable monthly payments. Here are 6 different ways financial solutions ...

starting a law firm

starting a law firm. March 25, 2019 CLE Video. LegalFuel Speaker Series: Making the Jump: A Step-By-Step Guide On How to Launch Your Law Firm ... January 2, 2018 CLE Video. The ABC’s of Starting & Managing your own Law Practice. May 23, 2016 Video. How do I start up my own practice? View All; Filter Results. Category ...

Closing a Solo Practice: An Exit To-Do List - LegalFuel

Your bar’s lawyer referral and pro bono programs may be able to provide information on attorneys willing to assist on those matters. Remember Your Fiduciary Duty: Wrapping Up Client Trust Accounts As another critical part of closing up a law practice, you need to address all funds held in a client trust account. The first step in doing this ...

New Members

Through the Member Portal, you can: Update Your Profile Information Pay Fees Report CLE credits Register for Basic Skills Courses Available through YLD The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar Legal Accelerator Lawyers Advising Lawyers How to Start Your Own Law Firm Available to Members

New Attorney, New Firm - LegalFuel

Starting a law firm can seem overwhelming to a new attorney fresh out of law school and saddled with the accompanying student loans, but armed with a realistic plan, an understanding of fee structures and help from technology, it is possible to build a successful practice by tapping into this underserved group.

Frequently Asked Ethics Questions

1. I have received a subpoena for a client’s file from the Internal Revenue Service. What should I do? 2. May I charge interest on past due accounts? 3. What is meant by the term ‘of counsel’? 4. I share office space with another lawyer – may we use letterhead that shows both of our names but includes a disclaimer that we are not a partnership? 5.

FSU Law Student Bar named best in the nation

• Bringing speakers that included Tallahassee attorneys Daryl Parks and Sean Desmond to talk about starting your own law firm; Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon to speak about employment opportunities; civil rights attorney Tommy Warren to testify about the importance of public interest law and diversity in the legal p...