Opening or Closing a Law Firm

Opening or Closing a Law Firm
Launching a new firm or “hanging out a shingle” is not just for newly-minted attorneys. Maybe you’ve practiced in a firm for a while and have decided to go out on your own. There’s certainly a lot to know. Where do you start? The materials in this section start you down the right path and make sure vital considerations aren’t overlooked. And, if you’re on the other end of your career, ready to close or sell a practice, these materials will help you there too.

•  8 Proven Steps To Double Your Referrals
•  A Guide To Marketing Your Law Firm On Facebook
•  A Lawyer’s Guide For Buying A Desktop
•  A Lawyer’s Guide For Buying A Laptop
•  Acquire A Search Program or A Discounted Management System
•  Basic Accounting Information You Need to Understand
•  Build a Code-Free Website
•  Building a Technology Budget
•  DIY
•  Getting the Best Deals on Legal Technology
•  How To Make Your Website The Hub Of A Successful Online Legal Marketing Strategy
•  How To Manage Leads and Convert Prospects Into Paying Clients
•  In-House or Hosted Servers: Are You Making the Right Choice
•  Making Documents ADA Accessible
•  Managing Your Documents Without A Document Management System
•  Microsoft Publisher Introduction for Lawyers
•  My Accountant Wants Me to Use QuickBooks
•  Notebook vs Desktop
•  Recruitment and Retention
•  Sale of a Practice – NJICLE 2018 Senior Lawyers Conference
•  Training
•  Types of Notebook Computers
•  What is Microsoft Exchange?
•  When Do You Need a Server?
•  Why Lawyers Should Keep Track of Time 
•  Why You Need an Accounting Program
•  Why You Need Practice Management
•  Why Template Building Is Critical For All Law Offices
•  Why The Cloud Is Important For Disaster Avoidance
•  Why Succession Planning Matters
•  Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace

•  Closing a Law Firm
•  Employee Onboarding Plan
•  Merging Law Firms
•  New Firm Technology
•  Starting a Firm
•  Succession Planning

•  Answering Service Comparison Chart
•  Cloud Document Storage Comparison Chart
•  Encryption Services Comparison Chart
•  E-Signature Services Comparison Chart
•  Google Workspace vs. Microsoft 365 Comparison Chart
•  Live Chat Services
•  Office365 Comparison Chart
•  Password Managers Comparison
•  PDF Programs Comparison Chart
•  PDF Programs for Mac Feature Comparison Chart
•  VoIP Vendor Comparison Chart
•  VPN Services Comparison Chart
•  Web Meeting Vendor Comparison Chart

Trustee Materials

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
For over 50 years, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a division of the NJSBA, has served the needs of the New Jersey bench and bar. From presenting over 300 live seminars and printing dozens of legal manuals each year to publishing hundreds of CLE On-Demand videos and other educational tools, our products are specifically designed to provide the latest strategies, expert advice and guidance to practitioners at every stage of their career. Find out more here.


Founded in 1899, the NJSBA is the largest organization of attorneys, judges and legal professionals in New Jersey. At the core of our mission is improving the lives of our members, advancing the rule of law and serving as the voice of the profession. With 85 sections and committees, the NJSBA allows attorneys to benefit from being part of the most wide-reaching legal association in the state, while still cultivating expertise and building networks within specialized practice areas.



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From section, committee and division meetings with valuable CLE credit, to receptions and dinners and special events, the New Jersey State Bar Association regularly holds meetings so our members can meet their mandatory CLE requirements and network with the state’s largest attorney membership.

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2024 Mid-Year Meeting

The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2024 Mid-Year Meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland at The Shelbourne Hotel, Nov. 2-9.

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2025 Family Law Retreat

The New Jersey State Bar Association is thrilled to announce the 2025 Family Law Retreat will be held in Mexico, San José del Cabo from March 23-27.

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Lawyers aren't taught practice management skills, and the NJSBA is here to fill the gap — no matter whether you are just starting out, mid-career or thinking about wrapping up their practices. Our PracitceHQ is here to help with webinars, informative articles, free consultations, comparison charts and so much more.

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The new NJSBA member benefit Decisis will help you level-up your legal research.

Decisis gives members access to a robust database of local and federal case law is necessary information often used to structure your case. Decisis provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive, and it’s a free benefit to all active New Jersey State Bar Association members.

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The NJSBA provides a host of networking events so members can maintain relationships with existing colleagues and make new connects. Join us at a baseball game, the hockey arena, for a community service project, or another event.

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As a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), you will join a powerful network of 16,000 legal professionals across the state of New Jersey. NJSBA membership grants you access to year-round virtual and in-person networking events, leadership and professional development opportunities, member-only discounts, educational resources to help you stay in the know and much more!

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The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) offers an exclusive partnership opportunity to amplify your organization’s impact and drive success. By harnessing the power of the NJSBA legal community, you can connect with our vibrant network of 16,000 legal professionals from 35+ different areas of practice, unlocking unparalleled opportunities for growth and achievement.


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