Introducing the Business School for Lawyers Initiative

Dedicated to the continuing education of our members, the State Bar of Wisconsin conducted focus groups and partnered with the University of Wisconsin Law School and Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (WILMIC) to develop the Business School for Lawyers (BSL) initiative. 

The State Bar‘s focus is to provide education about the operations, financial management, marketing, and human resources concepts required for managing a law practice from a business perspective. As part of this focus, we developed BSL 201: Business Plans for Lawyers and BSL 301: Business Principles for a Successful Law Firm, which are two full-day seminars available as a CLE OnDemand and designed to be attended together or separately depending on your needs. New graduates and attorneys in the early planning stages of a firm may want to attend both to get the whole picture. Current law firm owners who don‘t desire a business plan refresher could just attend BSL 301 to learn how to expand their business and improve its efficiency. 

In addition to the two full day seminars, the BSL Roundtable Series is a seven part series of one hour programs that focus on especific topics related to law firm management. The in-person seminars held every third Tuesday of the month also offer an additional hour for one-on-one consultations with the panelists.

No matter your level of law practice management experience, this site will benefit you as a home for additional resources like blogs and white papers, current seminars, relevant breakout sessions at conferences like fall's Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Conference (WSSFC), and future events that help lawyers succeed as small business owners in a highly regulated industry.

BSL 201:
Business Plans for

6.0 CLE/1.0 EPR Credits

Live & Live Webcast:
Friday, August 14, 2015


Webcast Replays

BSL 301:
Business Principles for a Successful Law Firm

6.5 CLE/1.0 EPR Credits

Live & Live Webcast:
Friday, September 18, 2015


Webcasts Replays

Roundtable Series

Earn Up to 1.0 CLE Credit

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Law Firm Compensation Models

1.0 CLE Credit

Available as CLE OnDemand

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