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1. Create The Perfect Workspace For Your Home Office
Once you decide to take the plunge and launch your law practice from home, the first step is to set up your workspace. Begin by considering where and how you work best. You are the boss. Use this article to get great advice on how to design your home office workspace around your own strengths and weaknesses.
2. I Followed My Passion and Started a Part-Time Law Firm
Every solo lawyer takes a different path towards self-employment. Some start their practice right out of law school, others might go solo after working in a larger law firm for a few years. Disability lawyer Michelle Morgan-Coole took a different route than most other solo lawyers. Follow to her story and learn how she followed her life’s passions and opened her own successful part-time law firm.
3. 5 Solutions for Dealing with Problem Clients in Your Law Firm
The problem client. You’ve heard of them before. Maybe you’ve even experienced one in your law firm. It’s important for any lawyer to stay ahead of the game when dealing with problem clients. To help, we gathered our favorite tips for handling such clients and eliminating the unneeded stress from your firm.
4. 6 Simple Social Organization Steps that Increase Referrals
You may think that networking is a necessary evil to keep the phone ringing with new clients. But for some lawyers, networking is as easy as showing up to work and being nice to their neighbors. We have noticed that attorneys who have the best referral networks stay socially organized by following an easy six-step system.
5. How to Create Testimonials that Bring in More Clients [Infographic]
Every potential client who visits your site wants to know “will this lawyer help me?” Successful testimonials can help to answer that question for them. Follow this infographic and its simple step-by-step instructions to create compelling testimonials that help convert potential clients.
6. Why Attorneys Sharing Office Space Thrive [Infographic]
The world has finally caught onto something attorneys have known for decades: solo professionals are more successful when they share office space with their peers. We surveyed our community of self-employed lawyers about what value they get from sharing law office space. We’ve assembled the results and statistics into this handy and easy to follow infographic.
7. 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.
8. 5 Expenses Solos Fail To Prepare For
Starting a solo practice can be inexpensive, for example leveraging free tools and a home office can help for if you keep your overhead low, but there are some expenses that many new solos may not consider. Follow the story of one solo lawyer, and learn about the different expenses she failed to account for when starting her firm.
9. The Worst Advice About Starting a Solo Practice
When starting your solo practice you are going to receive a lot of advice, both solicited and unsolicited. While most advice will be motivating and helpful, some advice should definitely be ignored. Follow one lawyer’s experience of starting a solo law firm and see how bad advice can doom your practice.
10. A Business Mindset Can Help Your Solo Law Firm Succeed
If you ever want your solo practice to be a success, you will need to hone your skills not only as a lawyer but also as a business person. Listen to the advice within this article to discover various tools and mindsets that help lawyers better manage all the tasks that come with running a law practice.