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Law Firm Suites provides weekly blog content to help aspiring and established solo attorneys and small law firms alike. On this blog, we have gathered the top 10 must-read articles on running a successful solo law practice. Continue reading and see the benefit of this content.
Should a New Law Graduate Consider Starting a Solo Law Practice?
There are a number of factors to consider when deciding to go solo in general. But for a new law graduate, those factors are doubled. Starting a solo law practice is not an easy task as it is both a business and a profession. Here are a few things to consider before getting started.
The One Thing That Will Make Your Solo Law Practice Far More Successful
How you think about and adapt to adversity in your solo law practice will play a material role in your solo law firm’s ultimate success or failure. Ever wonder why an attorney with legal skills that are not as good as yours, and who has half your smarts, has a solo law practice that eclipses yours, even on your best month? How that attorney perceives and reacts to adversity (and success) may be the explanation.
Solo Practice and Big Law Firms: How They Differ
There are several myths and differences between solo practitioners and their big law peers, this article breaks a few down. For many newly graduated lawyers, the dream of being an associate with a big firm is what carries them through three years of school. They would have access to a plethora of resources, help from clerks and paralegals not to mention, a nice salary.
Advice For Solo Attorneys To Build Successful Clientele
Being a solo attorney, practicing law can seem intimidating. There is much work, from building your clientele, reputation, managing funds, to researching your cases. This can get overwhelming and exhausting, especially for solo or small firm attorneys. Therefore, here is some advice for solo attorneys to build a successful clientele.
6 Reasons Why It’s The Right Time To Start Your Own Law Firm
Wherever you’re currently based, it’s important to continually examine your motivations for pursuing your law career and to see how they align with your current practice. Law is a challenging and dynamic career path, but if you find your values diverging from your current firm, it could be time to start your own. Money, respect, and career progression may motivate you to stay where you are, but an independent drive to succeed will place you well to begin your own practice.
Going Solo Practice Without Going Broke
Starting your own solo practice can be both exhilarating and terrifying, follow this article to make sure you are ready for all the different aspects of life as a solo lawyer. After years of being with a firm, corporation or in public service, hanging out your own shingle can be more than a little worrisome. There’s practice management, the issue of drumming up clients, and the cost and risk of a solo practice. This can be intimidating. But, with all of the possible downsides, the benefits are certainly intriguing.
5 Policies & Procedures Your Solo Practice Needs Now
I have so much on my plate that it’s imperative that my practice runs efficiently. Even though I know exactly what I need to do, I’m human and sometimes I forget things or make mistakes. I also occasionally delegate tasks to my virtual assistant and I need them to be done as if I did them myself. This is where office policies and procedures come in. I have step-by-step checklists and instructions for every task that must be done in my practice. It helps me complete every task correctly and makes it easier to delegate to my virtual assistant.
So You Want To Start Your Own Solo Law Firm?
Did you know that 20% of small businesses do not make it past their first year — and nearly 50% will close their doors before their five-year anniversary? Solo and small law firms fall under this same shocking statistic. Nonetheless, eager entrepreneurial lawyers regularly take the plunge in order to follow the American Dream of owning their own firm and being their own boss. If you are thinking about blazing your own path, despite the odds, you are not alone.
The Solo and Small Law Firm Guide to Instagram Growth [Infographic]
With more and more options out there when it comes to social media, that can make it difficult to build and grow a strong social media presence. One of the more difficult channels to master is Instagram. With Instagram on the rise, it’s become a key platform – it may not suit all practice types and lawyers, but with almost a billion users and counting, it should certainly be a consideration.
5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Solo or Small Law Firm
Solo and small law firm lawyers should take advantage of this wonderful time of year to get organized and make improvements by spring cleaning their business’. Spring cleaning your practice can show you what processes need improvement, help you streamline everyday operations, and give your law firm a fresh start to tackle the rest of the year. Here are five ways you can freshen things up at your solo or small law firm apart from literally dusting or vacuuming your law office.