Carolyn Elefant has the best-known blog on starting a law practice at My Shingle. She has posted an interesting project where she uses mind-mapping software to create a diagram outlining the thoughts and processes of starting a law firm. It is likely that you will want to click on the logo in the bottom right hand corner of the diagram to launch it full-size in a new window.  If you haven't used this type of outline before, you can click on the + signs to expand and view the steps or thoughts. It is certainly an interesting approach which will appeal to the visually-oriented learner.