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Practice Management

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"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."

Peter F. Drucker

General Resources

These pages are GENERAL collections of tools, information, tips and ideas on day-to-day issues of running a law practice. Find SPECIFIC topics under "Management" on the Toolbar.

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The Australian Legal Practice Management Association.

The Australian Legal Practice Management Association ALPMA

ALPMA is the peak Australian body representing managers and lawyers with a legal practice management role. It holds events in each State and has a National Conference.

Solo and Small Firms

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Joining a Partnership

The Canadian Bar Association has produced the CBA Partnership Toolkit

Topics include:

  • Is this for me?
  • Strategies for success
  • Getting on track to be invited
  • Before saying "yes"
  • Money matters
  • Tips for new partners

Practice News

The following headlines are a collection of recent news from across the Web. This is a news feed from the Canadian Bar Association.

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They also have a collection of their own recent articles and podcasts on their CBA Practice Link home page (not all links available to non-members).

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Information to assist you to manage your practice and your career

Open Office

Open Office is the free alternative to Microsoft's software for use in the office.

Open Office can open Word documents and save its own documents in Word format.

Open Office has a toolbar like the older versions of Word, rather than the ribbon used in Word 2007. It has a more user friendly method of automatic numbering of paragraphs. If you have a document with complex numbering and Word is the standard software in your office, then consider preparing the document in Open Office then saving it as a Word document. 

There is also a lot of other free open source software available. See the Open Source Software Primer for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer.

Starting or Closing a Practice

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Trends and ideas

Recent Articles

All articles from Canadian Bar Association unless noted otherwise.


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