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How to start a law firm in Australia

Ready to start a
law firm?

For any firm starting out, you must learn how to think like a business owner and a lawyer. It may seem daunting at first, but with the right planning and tools, you'll be poised for success.

To support you on your journey, we've created these free helpful resources backed with valuable insights from industry experts and successful start-up firms.

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Explore your practice area

Business Structure
Find out how to pick the right business structure for your law firm.
Practice Area
In this chapter, we will teach you how to select your practice area.
Goals and Strategy
Learn how to develop goals and strategies.
In chapter 4, you will discover how to define your firm's brand and attract clients.
Billing Model
Find out how to pick the most suitable billing model for your firm.
Systems & Processes
Discover the different systems and processes that can help you operate your new law firm.

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I recommend Smokeball to everyone, but I especially recommend it to legal professionals who are starting their own practice. The software has everything you need to run a successful firm, with powerful matter management, precedents, billing, and excellent client support.
Zoe Edquist
Principal, VIC

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