Vol. 79, No. 8, August
State Bar Helps Answer Your Practice Management Questions
Visit the Law Practice Management area on WisBar,
www.wisbar.org/lomap, for a variety of practice management tools and
information that you can use in marketing and operating your law
Should my firm have a
Web site? How can I operate my office more efficiently? Do yellow page
ads really work? "These are symbolic of the types of questions lawyers -
especially solo and small firm practitioners - commonly are looking for
help in answering," says Nerino Petro, the State Bar's Law Office
Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) advisor.
Recently, the State Bar, the national Association of Legal
Administrators (ALA), and the Wisconsin Association of Legal
Administrators (WALA) joined efforts to provide a one-stop-shop for
sharing the knowledge, information, and resources of their separate Web
sites on law office administration, marketing, human resource
management, and other topics. The results of this collaboration
significantly enchance LOMAP's already rich content area on WisBar. "In
addition to the publicly accessible areas that all Bar members have
access to on the various Web sites, Law Office Management Section
members gain special members-only access to ALA and WALA site areas and
discounted access to research studies. Members should consider joining
the section to receive this added benefit," suggests Petro.
While visiting LOMAP on WisBar, subscribe free to Practice411, an electronic list where State Bar
members can share information, ask questions, and connect with a panel
of experts when tackling business and technology aspects of their
practices. "We've created a peer support community for State Bar
members, which is a place to get quick responses to lawyers' everyday
practice management issues including technology," Petro explains.
Need individual assistance? "We provide that, too," Petro offers.
Members may contact LOMAP advisor Nerino Petro at PracticeHelp@wisbar.org,
(800) 444-9404, ext. 6012, or (608) 250-6012.