From dealing with depression to growing your solo practice, we’re sharing our most popular blog articles of the week!
Whether you’re a new solo lawyer or have been managing a law practice for years, we have the best resources to help you be successful. Take a look at our top blog posts for this week:
1. 5 Branding Tips For Solo Attorneys From Unlikely Sources
In today’s market, it can be difficult for solo attorneys to demonstrate their unique value to potential clients. Differentiating yourself is key to the success of your practice. This is where branding comes in. This article offers simple branding tips you can adopt to set yourself apart from the competition.
2. 7 Tips for Getting Referrals in a Manhattan Shared Office Space
Solos are constantly asking themselves how they can get more referrals. It is the driving force behind many of the decisions they make for their law practice. This article explains how you can use shared office space to increase the chances that your peers will refer you new business.
3. How Solos Can Achieve a (Mostly) Paperless Office
Going paperless in your law firm is about more than sustainability. It actually saves you storage space, time, money and make your files accessible at all times. Instead of physically searching for a file, you can find it in seconds with a few keystrokes. This article lists actionable tips you can use to easily transition into a paperless law firm at a low cost.
4. Virtual Office NYC Lawyer, Vivian Sobers: How My Solo Law Practice Triggers My Depression
Running a solo law practice means you’re both a lawyer and business owner, which can become a lot to manage. This article details a real life solo attorneys struggle with depression and how she balances it with the demands of being a lawyer.
5. How to Dress Like a Lawyer: 5 Easy Tips to be a “Knockout” While Knocking Out the Competition
Solo attorneys have a reputation and personal brand to maintain, which means everything they do sends a message. It’s possible to lose out on new business because your style is questionable. This article explains how you can use your wardrobe to support the growth of your law practice and attract clients to your firm.
6. 5 Tips For Keeping Clients Happy as a Solo Attorney
How you treat your clients will become a defining part of your reputation as a solo lawyer. Keeping clients happy will result in more return business and referrals for your law firm. This article lists simple tips you can use to make sure your clients are always satisfied with your services and speaking highly of you.
7. How I Used ‘Local SEO’ to Get My Law Firm Ranked on Page 1 of Google Search
Many solo attorneys struggle with achieving differentiation in a crowded legal market, but one simple way to accomplish this is by improving local SEO for their law firm’s website. This article explains how you can get on the first page of Google with a few easy to implement local SEO best practices.
8. Turning Down Cases Grows My Solo Practice
It can be tempting to accept any new business that comes your way when you’re a solo attorney; however, taking on cases for the paycheck may being doing your firm more harm than good. This article explains why it doesn’t benefit you to be a “jack of all trades” lawyer, and how turning down cases actually leads to more long-term growth and success.
9. 5 Pitfalls of Subleasing NYC Office Space from a Law Firm
Solo lawyers often choose to sublease office space in an established law firm in order to save money; however, they often aren’t aware of the possible obstacles that comes with that arrangement. This article provides useful advice for how to handle the downsides of subleasing from an existing law firm.
10. Shop Talk: Clients Who Don’t Pay Piss Me Off
Not getting paid for your work is a frustrating and universal problem in the legal community. This article details one solo lawyer’s story of encountering a deadbeat client, and the actions he took to resolve the issue.