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Practice Aid Guide: The Essentials of Law Office Management
Practice Aid Guide
Practice Aid Guide: The Essentials of Law Office Management is an online guide book published by the Louisiana State Bar Association and underwritten by Gilsbar, Inc. (now known as Gilsbar, LLC) and CNA Insurance Company. The Practice Aid Guide Subcommittee of the LSBA Practice Assistance and Improvement Committee developed the guide to help attorneys with basic systems and forms to manage a law office.

Visit the link below where the entire Practice Aid Guide: The Essentials of Law Office Management is available for download, or peruse the Practice Aid Guide Form Depository and pick and choose a variety of useful form, letters and checklists. 

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Hanging Out Your Shingle Louisiana Style
Hanging Out Your Shingle Louisiana Style
Hanging Out Your Shingle Louisiana Style was developed by the LSBA's Law Practice Management Program and is designed to augment the Practice Aid Guide: The Essentials of Law Office Management. 

This is a practical guide that contains the nuts and bolts to creating a law office and managing it efficiently, with pragmatic tips and explorations of best practices. If you are new to the practice of law or are opening your own law office, this will guide you step-by-step to help create office systems that have been proven to work effectively.  

Visit the link below where the entire Hanging Out Your Shingle Louisiana Style is available for download. 

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Practice Transition Handbook: Shutting Down a Law Practice in Louisiana
Practice Transition Handbook
Practice Transition Handbook: Shutting Down a Law Practice in Louisiana was developed by the LSBA's Ethics Counsel and is intended to aid anyone who is faced with shutting down the law practice of a present-day Louisiana lawyer, whether it's the lawyer shutting down his/her own law practice, either voluntarily or as a result of changed circumstances necessitating same, or someone else who is faced with having to do so because the "Lawyer-in-Question" cannot (or will not) do so

The information herein will likely be most pertinent and useful to shutting down a solo or small firm law practice.  Closing your office takes careful planning for a seamless transition. Lawyers close offices for many reasons: retirement, merging firms, disability, extended maternity leave or maybe an appointment to the bench. Though all different scenarios, similar tasks are needed to close an office efficiently and with no harm to the client.

Visit the link below to download the entire Practice Transition Handbook: Shutting Down a Law Practice in Louisiana and find other sources that may be of interest. 

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DISASTER PLANNING: It's Not Just for Hurricanes - Are You Ready?
DISASTER PLANNING
Disaster Planning: It's Not Just for Hurricanes - Are You Ready? was developed by the LSBA's Law Practice Management Program. Effective disaster planning dictates whether your office will survive a disaster. 

A destructive hurricane is certainly an example of a potentially business ending event, however, the mundane (and more common) event, such as an employee termination gone awry or a computer malfunction (virus or other technology issues) can also wreak havoc on a law office. 

Start your disaster planning by taking a few moments to think about your office's ability to survive common "disaster" scenarios. The LSBA Disaster Planning Handbook has practical tips and additional information, checklists and resources to help you create a disaster plan for your office to mitigate the results of an unexpected practice interruption. 
 
Visit the link below where the entire DISASTER PLANNING: It's Not Just for Hurricanes - Are You Ready? handbook is available for download, along with helpful links and up-to-date information. 

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