How to Start a Law Firm: The Complete Guide

Starting a law firm can be a rewarding next step in your legal career. But as a lawyer that’s starting out on your own, you’ll need to learn how to think like a business owner—in addition to practicing law.

Set your new law firm up for success with Clio’s Guide to Starting a Law Firm, supported by insights and advice from legal experts and successful founding partners.

Guide to Starting a Law Firm

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Set yourself up for success with our free Guide to Starting a Law Firm, supported by insights and advice from legal experts and successful founding partners.

Guide to Starting a Law Firm

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How to start a law practice?

To start a law practice, you must first think through your business plan, including finances (expenses and revenue goals), startup costs and tools you will need, and a marketing plan. Starting your own law firm might not be lucrative at first, but if you persist through the startup phase and work smarter not harder when it comes to getting new clients, you’ll get the freedom and independence to practice law the way you want to.