How Long Did it Take For You to Get Your First Client?
In our forum, ugamoff asks how long it took before you got your first client (I’m assuming he means a paying client.) I remember having the same question when I started my firm. It’s one thing to hang out your shingle, but you’re not really practicing law until you have at least one client. Pop […]
Three Myths About Solo Attorneys (Part 2 of 3)
Solo attorneys have actual offices, are not afraid of dealing with big law attorneys, and often use better technology than big firm counterparts.
The Best Advice Can Be To Ignore Others
Young attorneys need to carefully consider the source and content of advice when making a critical decision.
Building your Book of Business – Not Just for Partners
Young lawyers need to build their book of business to make themselves valuable. We discuss some practical ways to build your book.
Three Myths About Solo Attorneys (Part 1 of 3)
Successful solo attorneys choose to go solo, work hard, and can make just as much as someone at a big firm.
Your Practice Should Fit Your Personality
There is more than one way to achieve client goals---attorneys need to trust their gut when making decisions.
Solo Practice Year Two: Now What?
How to grow and cultivate a successful solo practice after year one.
Working On vs In Your Law Firm
There's a big difference between working as a lawyer in a law firm, and working as a business owner on your law firm.
Don’t Suck at Networking Lunches
Creating professional relationships means being yourself, respecting the other person's time, and following up.
The Real Cost of a Problem Client
The hidden costs of a problem client can easily outweigh the fee they paid.
Sick Days for Small Firm Lawyers
How can small and solo firm lawyers handle sick days?
Q: Can I Make a Part-Time Law Practice Work?
A: Part-time law practice comes with its own set of challenges, but you can absolutely make it work — and it is a heckuva lot smarter than trying to have a law practice in your spare time. In fact, if you can balance the competing demands of a law practice and whatever you need to […]
Q: Is Starting a Law Practice in My Spare Time a Good Idea?
A: Among lawyers dissatisfied with their current occupation (hereinafter “Evil Day Job” or “EDJ”), it is a popular fantasy that it is a good idea to start a law practice in one’s spare time. Undoubtedly, some lawyers have done so successfully. This does not mean it is a good idea. The problem boils down to […]
Start a Law Firm in Law School
Want to be a lawyer-entrepreneur? Start now, while you're still in law school.
LegalForce Opens a Brick-and-Mortar Lead Generation Service
Lead generation just means finding potential potential clients. The criminal defense lawyer I worked for after law school subscribed to a daily list of people arrested the night before, and sent a mass mailing to everyone charged with a DUI or worse. That subscription, offered by the sheriff’s office, I think, was lead generation. When […]