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The Business of Law: Start as You Plan to Continue

Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019


In Ontario, more than 75% of lawyers work in small or solo practice. Building and operating a small or sole law practice brings a mountain of challenges in a competitive market. Performing, leading, and managing every aspect of the business is unique to legal entrepreneurship and mistakes are common.  

This four-day course will give attendees the skills and resources to launch their solo or start-up practice successfully. 

Each day will focus on a different element for a successful practice: The Idea, The Rules, The Innovation, and The Pitch. 

The Business of Law: Start as You Plan to Continue course will provide you with information and ideas to help you execute your vision and avoid common pitfalls. 

This course goes beyond simply inspiring you to start your practice. It will provide step by step guides on what you need, what to avoid, and who to connect with to turn your idea into a viable business strategy. Building a business from the ground up takes time, effort and expertise.


Through readings, guest lectures, discussions, and a practical assignment, this course will contextualize the key issues in running an ethical, professional, and viable small practice. 

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Money, Investors, Capital, Insurance, IT, Office Space and Planning 
  • Leadership Training: Diversity, Inclusion, and Ethics
  • Best practices for successful Practice Management, Marketing, Record Keeping and Client Service

Resources: Toolkit, networking, and connections with industry leaders.

Cost:     $150 + HST (General Admission)

              $100 + HST (Windsor Law Student Rate)


View the course curriculum online. 



Questions? Contact Francine Herlehy