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1. How to get Experience and Build a Network When You First Start Practicing Law
When you’re running your own law practice, the first year is often the most difficult. This is especially true when you’re a brand new attorney. Not only do you lack a network to help you get your law practice off the ground, but you also don’t have the credibility you need to attract new clients. Follow these great tips that one attorney used to gain experience and build a referral network right out of law school.
2. What to do When You Feel Like Throwing in the Towel
One of the greatest challenges all entrepreneurs face is keeping their faith and not throwing in the towel when things get hard. It can be difficult to overcome your fears and not give up, close up shop, and go get a job. Follow the experiences of one solo lawyer and discover her techniques that have helped her fight the urge to quit and close her solo practice.
3. How to Use Negative Feedback to your Advantage [Infographic]
For lawyers, negative feedback can present itself in several different forms, such as a bad online review, a disappointed client spreading comments through word of mouth, or even direct criticism from peers, coworkers, or supervisors. No matter which form it takes, you can use this infographic to learn how to best respond and react to negative feedback.
4. My Creative and Ongoing Legal Networking Experiment
Networking is an essential part of every single lawyer’s marketing strategy. But at the same time, you must always be thinking of new ways to keep your networking efforts fresh and unique. Follow this article to learn how one solo lawyer is using events at her local community college for new networking opportunities.
5. Shifting to Solo Practice Without Going Broke
On top of learning how to run our own practice, the overall expense of starting a firm can be extremely intimidating. But, if the lure of a solo practice is calling you, then here is some great advice on how to make the switch without losing your marbles or your life savings.
6. Money Management: 8 Tips to Benefit Your Solo Law Firm’s Bottom Line
Starting a solo firm is a nerve-racking process. Your financial status is never far from your thoughts and finances often spawn worrying questions that can keep you up at night. Follow these great money management tips and avoid being surprised when you look at your bank account balance.
7. 5 Branding Tips For Solo Attorneys From Unlikely Sources
The occupation of “lawyer” is often glamorized in movies and television when in reality, it’s a difficult job that not many can do right. However, in today’s market, it can be difficult for solo attorneys to demonstrate their unique value to potential clients. This article provides tips for lawyers on how to create a unique and powerful brand from some unusual sources.
8. Don’t Let Your Personal Image Cost You Referrals
For small firm attorneys and solos, appearing credible is always an issue, especially in a B-to-B practice. There are basic things that clients (and attorneys who refer clients) will expect you and your practice to have. Follow this article learn why you must pay careful attention to your personal image if you ever want to receive referrals from your peers.
9. Organizing Your Electronic Files On Your Office Computer
Lawyers are generally good about keeping our paper files in order, it’s the electronic files we have trouble with. This level of disorganization can cost countless hours of productivity, resulting in lost profits. To help, we have created a simple system that will declutter your digital files and help you stay organized.
10. 5 Ways to Improve Your Firm’s Cybersecurity [Infographic]
With growing threats to cybersecurity, it’s imperative that law firms do everything possible to protect themselves from a potential hack. Law firms that fail to properly safeguard client information could face malpractice claims and suffer disciplinary action. This infographic will share five quick and simple things you can do to improve your firm’s cybersecurity measures.