Quite a few bar associations have practice management advisors (or perhaps someone in a similar role), but a whole lot of lawyers aren’t aware of how this free member service could help them change their practice for the better. Adriana Linares chats with fellow practice management professional Catherine Sanders Reach about the services they provide to attorneys — from consulting on technology and ethics to starting a new business and so much more.

Later, the term “legal operations” might seem like it only applies to the “Big Law” end of the spectrum, but a solo or small firm should be just as keen on having well-planned operating procedures for their business from the get-go. Adriana and Catherine talk through easy-to-use tools that help law firms big and small operate with efficiency.

And, last, Microsoft 365 is rolling out Copilot, and Adriana and Catherine are watching its progress with great anticipation. Tune in for their thoughts on how this and similar tech could impact your legal practice.

Catherine Sanders Reach is director at the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association.


  • Tapping into the knowledge your bar association’s practice management advisor has to offer.
  • Legal operations for solo and small law firms.
  • Microsoft 365 Copilot’s potential for lawyers.

Mentioned in this episode:

Catherine’s From the Center Blog

NCBA Center for Practice Management 

ABA Legal Technology Resource Center  

Lisa Crosbie – YouTube 

Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot