The Law Society has identified nearly 60 solicitor firms in the Shannonside region for special support.
The society says there are 58 firms locally which have five or fewer solicitors.
These are split between 26 in Roscommon, 17 in Leitrim and 15 in Longford.
The society has unveiled a strategic plan to help develop the more than 2,000 firms classified as small nationwide which it says face unique challenges.
Michele O’Boyle, Senior Vice President of the Society who is based in Sligo, says solicitor firms are part of the lifeblood of local communities.