Starting a new practice can be daunting. Handle | BAR can make the process run as smoothly as possible. The resources provided below are services and benefits offered to members of the State Bar of Nevada, many of them at no cost or discounted prices.

 

GUIDES & CHECKLISTS

Checklist for Starting a Law Practice
Guide to Law Firm Hiring & Staffing
IOLTA Information
Lawyer Advertising & Interpretive Guidelines
Nevada Secretary of State – Get a State Business License
Nevada Secretary of State New Business Checklist
Sample Website Disclaimers
Small Business Toolkit
Trust Accounting in Nevada (Free Download!)


FORMS

IOLTA Enrollment Form


PRACTICE TOOLS
ALPS | State Bar of Nevada-endorsed Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance
Clio | Cloud-based legal practice management, client intake and legal CRM software
Fastcase | Online Legal Research. Free to active state bar members


PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Car Rental Discounts | Discounted rental rates for bar members
Ethics Hotline | The Office of Bar Counsel can provide informal guidance
Identillect Technologies | User-friendly email security and e-signatures
Law Clerk | Hire freelance lawyers to get more done without adding overhead
Lawyer Referral Service | Match clients in need of legal services with qualified attorneys
LawPay | Credit card processing for attorneys
National Purchasing Partners | Discounts on various products and services
Publications | Books, manuals and reference guides
Ruby Receptionists | Discounted virtual receptionist service


HEALTH & WELL-BEING

State Bar of Nevada Insurance Marketplace | Insurance, including health, dental and more
Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program | Three free, confidential therapy sessions for support when dealing with difficult situations
Webinar: Finding Ease During Uncertainty | 20-minute mindfulness webinar with Jeena Cho


CLE, PODCASTS & MORE

CLE: Establishing and Developing a New Legal Practice
CLE: Is Buying Legal Malpractice Insurance Always a Good Business Decision? (Article for Credit)
CLE: Proper Set Up and Use of IOLTA
CLE: Ethical Pitfalls of Everyday Law Office Computing
CLE: Trust Accounts: Why Do I Keep Hearing About Them? (Article for Credit)


ARTICLES

7 Things I’ve Learned Since Starting a Law Firm
Choosing Your Legal Niche
Hourly Rate Calculator for Lawyers
So You’re a Lawyer…But Can You Run a Business?