Blogging is Good For Your Firm
A blog can be a powerful marketing tool for lawyers and their law firm.
Finances for a Solo Attorney: Tax Season
Why solo attorneys should hire outside assistance for tax preparation.
Your Practice is Doing Better Than You Think
What solo attorneys should reflect on to determine if their practice is successful.
Exploring New Practice Areas
My partner and I are considering expanding into new practice areas. But how can we become competent in new areas of the law?
The Case for a Partner
Having a partner creates many advantages. They can balance out each other's weaknesses, split up the many skills any solo practitioner must learn, and a partner can be someone else in the game with you.
Solos: Do You Really Want a Partner?
Solo practitioners occasionally give serious thought to the idea of joining forces with another lawyer and become law partners.
Some Things Nobody Can Teach You
Over the last year I've experienced some things first hand that cannot be taught, they must be experienced.
“In most states, there is no reason to form a Corporation anymore “
CPA/attorney and LAB member, Jeff Vandrew, on the difference between entity choice and tax status: A single member LLC has a choice of the following tax statutes: disregarded entity (like a sole proprietorship), S-corporation, or C-corporation. A multi-member LLC has a choice of the following tax statutes: partnership, S-corporation, or C-corporation. A corporation has a […]
When Our Clients Won’t Win
What can we do to help those clients who likely won't win?
Outsource for Increased Productivity
A self-audit of our firm showed that we were spending a lot of time on menial tasks. So we found different ways to outsource tasks and increase our productivity.
Seems Like a Good Time to Start Taking Auto Fraud Cases
Read Beware Flood Damaged Car Scams In Sandy Aftermath on AOL Autos, then join the National Association of Consumer Advocates and look for a mentor in your state. Oh, and pick up a copy of the NCLC Automobile Fraud manual. That should get you started.
Preparing Your Office for Late Nights
You will eventually spend a late night at your office . But you can make the experience a lot more bearable by making sure your office is properly prepared.
I’ve Got Underwear Older than You: Dealing with ‘Senior’ Members of the Bar
I take a look at one particular run-in with a senior lawyer, and how young lawyers can deal with senior lawyers in general.
How Will You Retire from Solo or Small-Firm Practice?
It’s hard to think about socking money away (and how much do you need to save, anyway?) when you are struggling, but you need to.
Weighing the Value of Court Appointments
Are court appointments worth the trouble they can bring and the low pay associated with them? You may be surprised by the answer.