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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.

South Australia Pages catering for the general public.

The Australian Legal Practice Management Association.


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

  • The American Bar Association has a General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section. They also have their own online GPSolo Magazine.
  • MyShingle.com, is a web site for and about solos and small law firms,
  • The Law Society of South Australia has a Small Practice Committee. They address legal, technological, social and education needs as well as giving practical assistance. Their meetings are an ideal opportunity to network and discuss practice issues with fellow practitioners. If you are not on their mailing list, Email Michelle Griffith (CRP) at the Law Society.

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The Editor of Foolkit is a Gold Member of the Law Society.

Law practice management

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

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
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