So You Want to Start a Law Firm— The Course!

6 weeks designed to launch your very own legal practice! Stop dreaming and let's do this!

Kickstarting Friday 23 October 2020

So You Want to Start a Law Firm? That’s a phrase that has been in my mind for a few years now.

Hi, my name is Clarissa Rayward and I am a lawyer just like you! I started my law firm many moons ago. Over the past decade I have built a busy and successful niche collaborative practice in Family Law.

Over the past few months many lawyers have reached out to me through coaching with me and other platforms to ask for advice about starting their own firms. So, ta-da! The So You Want to Start a Law Firm Course was born. 

Join me and my team of selected boutique law experts for this six week course. 

You can earn CPD points- self assessed 1 per each hour of attendance. 

You’ll need to complete the practice management course so check out the College of Law’s programs here

In this 6 week program we will cover-

  • Week 1— So, what’s first?
  • Week 2— Your first team member 
  • Week 3   
  • Week 4—   
  • Week 5—    
  • Week 6—  

Additional dates can be made available on demand. Clarissa is also available to travel to your region to run training specific to your needs in your local area.

LIVE Masterclass schedule-

There will be 6 online LIVE Masterclasses throughout the 6 week program. The dates and times are listed in the image below! 

If for whatever reason you cannot make a Masterclass, fear not as these are all recorded and made available to participants. 

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6-weeks learning the art of collaborative practice and its process. 

You will have access to...

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A private online focus group of like minded collaborative professionals. 

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Weekly online masterclasses with a few surprises in store!

Launching Friday 23 October 2020

This 6 week program is completely online so you can join no matter where you are thanks to 'Technology!'

Early Bird Pricing Available

Use the code 'earlybird' at the checkout before 16 October and save yourself a red hot $100.

Early Bird Pricing

$ 659
  • 6 week online program with dedicated worksheets
  • Weekly masterclasses via zoom
  • Online focus group
Limited time

6 Week Online Program Price

$ 759
  • 6 week online program with dedicated worksheets
  • Weekly masterclasses via zoom
  • Online focus group


Clarissa Rayward is a lawyer and business owner who is known for her innovative and energising presentation style.  Clarissa has trained hundreds of lawyers both in Australia and overseas in all aspects of running a modern law firm from pricing structures to wellness.  You can expect much learning along with a lot of fun** along the way (**aka there will probably be dancing…  Because what is a legal presentation without some dancing…)

Clarissa Rayward


Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator

Director, Brisbane Family Lawyer Centre

Clarissa Rayward, is the Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre and is also known as the ‘Happy Family Lawyer’. As a Divorce Lawyer, Clarissa specialises in helping separating families stay out of the Family Courts and stay friends as she believes that a divorce can be a positive end to a marriage.

Over the past 13 years Clarissa has worked as a specialist family lawyer and in that time, has helped over 2,000 Australian families through their divorce. That experience has only reinforced her belief that traditional legal processes do little to help separating families find a positive future after divorce.

Clarissa Rayward is a family lawyer, wife and mum who is passionate about relationships, people and family. Clarissa uses her industry knowledge and skill to change the way Australian families experience divorce and separation. Clarissa is the Author of the book Splitsville – How to separate, Stay out of Court and Stay Friends.  She is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’ as she believes that your divorce can be something you can look back on with pride.


Regular guest presenters often join me over the course of the training to help make more sense of this wonderful process we call ‘Collaborative Practice!’ I have the pleasure of working alongside a team of multifaceted professionals to assist in bringing holistic and human-centred services and outcomes to my clients. The presenters include: