Solo Practice

For various reasons, many lawyers decide to open their own law offices. If you are interested in exploring this option, meeting with lawyers throughout your law school experience who have successfully established a law practice is important, and you will want to find a mentor who will be available to you as you establish your practice.

Upon graduation, you should also plan to attend Legal Mapmaker™—a program recently launched by Baylor Law to assist young lawyers start successful and efficient law practices. The course, which will be taught at a Texas law school in August each year, will cover the following topics:

  • Mission and professionalism
  • Selection of practice areas
  • Office and staffing
  • Business plan
  • Financial management
  • Avoiding malpractice (compliance issues)
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Case evaluation and referrals
  • Client relations and delivery of services
  • Bar and community involvement
  • Coaching

See the Legal Mapmaker website for more information.