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1. Put Pro Bono to Work for You: A Conversation with Small Firm Practitioner Anthony Butler [Interview]
Think you can’t make time for pro bono because of your demanding job? Think again, because pro bono work offers many benefits to attorneys, including help with time management. Use this interview with Maryland lawyer Anthony Butler to learn how pro bono work and a volunteer agency can help elevate your practice.
2. 8 Biggest Challenges of a Small Firm Lawyer [Infographic]
Being a solo lawyer isn’t easy. There are several different challenges, but we wanted to know which were the most demanding for solo lawyers. So we interviewed several Law Firm Suites clients who are solo lawyers to hear what their largest challenges have been since starting their practices. Follow this simple infographic to see what they had to say, and better prepare your own firm for the future.
3. Starting Over as a Solo Attorney: The Secret to My Success
Starting a new career can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re also launching your own business. In this article, IP lawyer, Nancy Baum Delain, shares her story of starting her own law practice in her late 40’s, and provides some tips that can help guide you to success as a solo lawyer.
4. 8 Steps to Good Conference Room Etiquette
In addition to client referrals and co-counsel opportunities, conference room access is one of the many perks of shared law office space. However, fail to follow proper conference room etiquette, and you will quickly find yourself looking incompetent. Follow this article to discover eight simple steps that will lead to both better conference room etiquette and better relationships with your clients and peers.
5. Shop Talk: Clients Who Don’t Pay Piss Me Off
Every lawyer has come across this type of client at some point in their career. Not getting paid for your work is a frustrating and universal problem in the legal community. In this article, one lawyer shares his experience with a client who refused to pay, and the actions he took to resolve the issue.
6. How to Dress Like a Lawyer: 5 Easy Tips to be a “Knockout” While Knocking Out the Competition
I am sure you have noticed, but lawyers tend to dress the same, professional yet modest. But have you ever thought to wonder how your style as a lawyer can impact your firm as a whole? Follow the advice in this article to learn how your fashion choices can help you close more business, and five tips to help you get on the right path.
7. Don’t Let Your Law Office Move Overwhelm You
Moving a law office is time-consuming. Worse, you will be working at a far lower efficiency and you can easily begin to feel overwhelmed. When this happens you are more prone to mistakes and your stress will go through the roof. To help, we have come up with four easy to follow tips that will have an incredible impact the next time you move your law office.
8. Think You’re Getting A Deal With A Cheap Virtual Office New York? Think Again
Sometimes a deal is too good to be true and more so than often, an astonishingly cheap virtual office arrangement is just that. Follow this article to not only learn about virtual offices, but how to look for a better deal and to be cautious of virtual office packages that seem too cheap to be true.
9. The 4 Best Books For Solos Starting a Law Practice
If you want to start a successful law practice, then you have to take steps to really understand how it’s done. What better way to learn than through the experiences of others? These books will help any current or soon to be solo gain the skills they need to effectively run their own practice.
10. Are Lawyers Horrible Bosses?
Some lawyers are terrible at being bosses. They may be outstanding legal professionals, but the managerial skills might not be there. So the next questions is, what created this situation? The lawyer or the profession? Check out these seven reasons why a lot of brilliant lawyers make bad managers and how it affects their profits and practice overall.