Young lawyers interested in opening their own law firms can get useful guidance at a two-day workshop at Baylor Law School August 18-19.
Legal Mapmaker™, sponsored by Baylor Law School in collaboration with other law schools and the State Bar of Texas, aims to equip new lawyers with the tools to start practices that provide legal services to the public efficiently and affordably.
The program will touch on topics including professionalism, office and staffing, technology, marketing, community involvement, and client relations.
Much like the Texas Opportunity and Justice Incubator Program spearheaded by State Bar President Frank Stevenson, Legal Mapmaker™ aims to increase the public’s access to justice while also helping young lawyers succeed in the field.
Over the next three years, the participating law schools hope to expand Legal Mapmaker™ to a full-week program, which will be held at a Texas law school each year, according to a news release.
The cost of the clinic will be waived for attendees who pledge to take on at least one pro bono case in their first year of practice, which can be through the State Bar’s Pro Bono Mentor Program.
Attorneys can register for the clinic on the Legal Mapmaker™ website.