Legal Mapmaker™, which is 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.

This year’s seminar, a two-part program that gives young lawyers a step-by-step guide on how to design an efficient and profitable law firm, will be held on August 15-17 at Baylor Law School.

The first part of the seminar is a curated library of materials to help walk young lawyers through the steps of starting a new law firm. The second part, in August, will feature over 25 experts, 19 sessions, workshops, and individual coaching on building business, marketing, technology, and website plans. Some of the programming includes sessions on:

• Building a powerful network
• Alternative fee arrangements
• Marketing
• Bar & Community involvement
• How to find meaningful coaching

One-on-one coaching sessions with experts will be held on topics including business planning, legal technology, marketing, and website developments. Spots are limited to in-person attendees.

In addition to guiding young lawyers on starting a new law firm, the seminar can also help young lawyers find ways to distinguish themselves professionally at small firms by learning skills like business planning, marketing, technology, and cybersecurity.

An estimated 15-17 hours of CLE credit, including three hours of ethics credit, is anticipated for the seminar. An application for accreditation of this activity has ben submitted to the MCLE committee of the State Bar of Texas and is pending.

This year the Legal Mapmaker will also be offered by live stream. Those wishing to attend in person or by live stream can RSVP at RSVP before July 15 to take advantage of the $230 Entrepreneur & Community Leadership Scholarship (bringing the cost of attendance down to $20).