Starting a new law firm can be an incredibly exciting endeavor, but it can also be daunting to navigate the process and face the unknown.

After all, attorneys must consider everything from software to practice management to client services.

The ISBA’s Starting a Law Firm Checklist provides a breakdown of the basic framework and issues to consider when opening a firm, including the following:

  • Corporate filing status
  • Source of funds for the operation
  • Associate/staff compensation
  • Practice management software

The checklist is one of many member resources available at Practice HQ, the ISBA’s one-stop microsite for practice management and technology information. Organized by the life cycle of a law practice, Practice HQ can help you start a firm, build, manage, protect, or wind down. Practice HQ content is members-only; you must log in to the ISBA website for full access.