Opening a Small or Solo Law Firm in Texas: Choosing an Entity Structure and Other Requirements

The State Bar’s Law Practice Management Department often receives questions about starting a small or solo law firm in Texas.

Advanced Designation of Custodian Attorney

A custodian attorney assists in winding down a lawyer’s practice, if needed. The custodian attorney does not take over representation of clients or “assume” the lawyer’s law practice.

Succession Planning Toolkit

The arc of a lawyer’s law practice eventually ends. Ideally, the lawyer is ready and the transition from practice goes according to plan.

Cessation of Practice Procedure

Cessation of practice procedure rests primarily on Part XIII of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.

File Management

The general rule in Texas is that the file belongs to the client, but there is no encompassing rule for how long a lawyer must keep the file.

Transition Planning

Succession planning anticipates the ultimate transfer of a legal practice from a predecessor to a successor lawyer.

The Arc of a Lawyer's Law Practice

The Arc of a Lawyer's Law Practice The pace of change continues to accelerate. The profession can expect cessations issues as part of the fallout. The discipline of law practice is changing. In ...

Getting Going and Best Practices for Zoom Videoconferencing

Lawyers are learning to use Zoom to meet remotely with clients and colleagues, courts have signed up for Zoom accounts and are now holding many “video hearings,” and litigators are even using it for ...

How To Protect Your Clients and Firm in the Event of Death, Disability, Impairment, or Incapacity

This information is designed to help you protect your clients’ interests in the event you are suddenly rendered unable to practice law.

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