FAQ

My colleague and I want to start a new firm, with different areas of practice. What do we do to get started?
You and the other lawyer should audit your procedures, especially the way you check for conflicts of interests. There are a number of resources available...
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:09 AM
How do I start my own practice?
How do I start up my own practice? Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman answers frequently asked questions for Bar members about running ...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Do I have to have a physical office?
Chad Burton, CEO of CuroLegal and founder of Burton Law answers the question "Do I have to have a physical office?" as well as what to consider wh...
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:23 AM
Should I form a professional service corporation?
Should I form a professional service corporation? Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman answers frequently asked questions for Bar members...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:02 AM
How do I get my first client?
Peggy Hoyt, Partner at Hoyt & Bryan, LLC., discusses how to attract your first clients when launching a new practice.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:05 AM
What are the considerations for choosing the form of business entity for a new law practice?
Stefan Rubin, Partner with Shutts & Bowen, LLP., discusses the considerations when choosing a business entity for your new law firm.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:08 AM
Are there any ethical or Bar compliance requirements to be met when sharing office space with a non-lawyer?
Keshara Cowans, Bar Counsel with The Florida Bar, discusses considerations to make to ensure you meet all Bar Ethics and Rules requirements when sha...
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:13 AM
Do retainers have to be held in a trust account until earned, or may they be deposited into my operating account?
Matt Herdecker, Bar Counsel with The Florida Bar, discusses considerations to make with depositing retainers into your trust account.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:18 AM
What key points should a lawyer starting a new practice consider in purchasing malpractice insurance?
Jason Fogg, President and CEO of Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, discusses considerations to make when selecting a malpractice insurance p...
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:21 AM
Do I have to hire support staff right away? Or can I go solo?
Liz McCausland, Owner of Liz McCausland, P.A., discusses considerations to make when deciding to hire support staff for your new practice.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 10:24 AM