Solo Practice


I Gotta Get Out of Here

A Third Place Can Be the Best Place to Work

By | Jul.03.18 | No Comments

I work at home. I work in an untidy office hanging off the back of my house where my dog sleeps on the couch and the plants could probably be watered more. My neighbors have …Continue reading »


On Balance

Rethinking Your Community to Improve Ethics Compliance — and Your Outlook

By | Mar.08.18 | No Comments

In previous columns, I have talked about the concept of tribes and building a network to support you when your practice takes off in a major way and you need extra help. But have you thought about …Continue reading »


Solo and Small Firm Marketing

Ways to Get Clients Quickly After Hanging Your Shingle

By | Mar.07.18 | No Comments

Straight out of law school, I joined a small law practice. I didn’t start out as an associate with a large salary and plenty of document review projects to hit my hours. I had to …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Tax Benefits to Working From a Home Office

By | Nov.24.17 | No Comments

Some lawyers choose to limit overhead by working from home. They may arrange for supplemental virtual services and conference room access. While not every practice area may lend itself to working from home, technology has …Continue reading »


On Balance

Overcoming Fear of Success Through Ethical Safeguards

By | Oct.12.17 | No Comments

Self-employed lawyers rely heavily on their ability to propel their businesses forward — more so than lawyers employed by others or members of large firms. Fail to keep the engines going and your practice will …Continue reading »


Funding Your Law Firm

Seven Words to Learn Before You Apply for Your Next Loan

By | Sep.07.17 | No Comments

Growing law firms need cash, but cash can get tight. All firms should have access to reserve cash, such as a line of credit, but applying for a loan can be nerve-wracking — especially when …Continue reading »


Access to Justice

State of the Group Legal Services Industry: Things to Know

By | Aug.03.17 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I attended the Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) annual meeting, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The highlight was the spirited “State of the Industry” panel. While the panel reported that the industry isn’t yet …Continue reading »


Solo and Small Firm Marketing

Seven Ways to Optimize Your Law Firm’s Website

By | Jul.18.17 | No Comments

Gone are the days when people relied only on personal recommendations or traditional advertising to find a lawyer. Google has stepped into the role of the “trusted friend” recommending a lawyer, and online local reviews …Continue reading »


Innovation

Legal Incubators Help New Solo Practitioners Overcome Hurdles

By | Jul.10.17 | No Comments

It is said that new lawyers only face two challenges when opening their own practices: not knowing how to practice law and not knowing how to manage a practice. Other than that, the rest is easy. In …Continue reading »


On Balance

How Tribes Can Power Your Law Practice

By | Jun.05.17 | No Comments

The idea of a “tribe” is powerful. Who would not feel connected in a group of people tied together by common values, traditions or goals? Tribes have two distinct yet equally important roles to play …Continue reading »