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Opening an office

Form of legal organization

  • Limited Liability Legal Practice Registration Form: In order for a lawyer or a law firm to be recognized as a Limited Liability Organization under SCR 20:5.7, an annual registration form must be filed with the State Bar of Wisconsin. To help our users in this process, the form is now available for download on WisBar with complete instructions.
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice: This article discusses the legal issues to consider when choosing an entity for your practice.

Business Planning/Profitability

Insurance coverage

Office planning


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