New Solo/Small Firm Start-Up Kit

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By Valerie A. Payne, Complaints Counsel
Law Society of Saskatchewan

The Law Society has posted a “NEW SOLO/SMALL FIRM START-UP KIT” (member password required) on the website.   Law Society Practice Advisors are assigned to meet with each “New Solo Practitioner” and each “New Small Firm” (generally 3 lawyers or fewer).  The Practice Advisors review the Law Office and Practice Management systems that the members have in place and attempt to provide assistance and recommendations which will assist the members in developing an efficient and low-risk practice.  These meetings generally occur after a period of time has passed, to allow the “New Solo/Small Firm” to establish themselves somewhat, and so that the Practice Advisors have something substantive to review.  However, the Practice Advisors have noted that  a “New Solo Starter Kit” could be of great benefit, as members can review relevant, helpful and instructive materials which will hopefully assist them to get started off “on the right foot” and be prepared for the Practice Advisor visit.  These materials, which can also be found in various locations throughout the website, may also be of assistance to Not-So-New Practitioners, looking to confirm or shore-up their current practices.  The consolidated materials and a list of recommended recorded versions of CPD sessions of particular relevance for “New Solo/Small Firms” can be found in the Practice Resources section of the website.

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