Thinking about starting a solo law firm? We made a list of our favorite online resources.
Starting a solo law firm is challenging, but know that you are not alone. Whether you’re just starting to plan or ready to take the plunge, we’ve put together a list of resources to help you out:
1. A Guide to Starting Your Own Law Firm
Going out on your own can feel daunting. The key is to plan effectively and start with the basics of starting a law practice.
2. How I Started My Own Law Firm Right After Law School
Sometimes it helps to hear from someone who has already done it. A young employment lawyer shares his story of how he started his own law firm after graduating from law school.
3. Starting a Solo Law Firm: 3 Things I Considered Before I Quit My Job
Once you’ve decided to become a solo attorney, it’s important to get your ducks in a row before resigning from your current firm. Personal injury attorney, Kel Vrana, shares his advice about three critical items you must have in place to ensure that you survive those crucial first few months.
4. Things I Wish I Knew Before I Chose to Become a Solo Attorney
Most resources on starting a law firm cover financial planning and malpractice providers, but did you ever wonder what the first week of being solo will actually feel like? Family law attorney, Joleena Louis, gives insight into what the experience of becoming a solo attorney is really like. Joleena covers where you can cut corners, how going solo can affect your marriage, how you feel when the phone rings and you think it’s a client, but it’s a marketing company selling you a service to get clients, and much more.
5. What’s the Best Way to Resign From Your Job?
Resigning your current firm on good terms may be one of the keys the successful launch of your future solo practice. Family law attorney, Joleena Louis, gives her advice on how to gracefully leave your job.
6. Flying Solo: Starting Your Own Law Practice
Want to become a solo attorney but aren’t sure where to start? Make sure you know Findlaw’s basic guidelines for starting your own law practice.
7. How Much it Really Costs to Start a Solo Practice
Financial planning is a critical part of preparing to start a solo law practice. While there is no exact amount you need to start a practice, you can determine how much your basic necessities will cost you.
8. How I Got My First Client and You Can Too
Law school doesn’t teach you how to run a successful business so this solo attorney had to learn from her mistakes. Find out how she navigated her way to success.
9. Top Ten Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm
There’s a lot that you need to consider before starting your own law firm. Take some advice from those who have already done it and make sure you’re asking the right questions.