How to Manage a Small Law Firm Helps Solos Grow Their Business

How to Manage a Small Law Firm helps solo attorneys grow their law firms by teaching them how to be an entrepreneur, to run a law firm as a business, and learn effective leadership skills.


How to Manage a Small Law Firm helps you determine what the revenue number is that you need to live the life you want. And that isn’t just about money—it’s about your quality of life, such as being able to spend more time with your family. Your loved ones have a right to your time and energy and being present for them is just as important as the money you make.

Then they help you make a plan. Every How to Manage a Small Law Firm member begins with a 12-week crash course, where business plans are refined, marketing opportunities are identified, and structures are put in place to make sustainable growth possible.

How to Manage a Small Law Firm classifies law firms in four stages of growth: creating, upgrading, breaking through, and the million dollar solo lawyers club. At each stage of the process, lawyers are provided with coaches who serve as an outside managing partner, COO, CFO, or some combination based on your business plan.

The fractional managing partner serves as a team member for your law firm to help you stay on track with your goals. The COO helps convert your law firm to a business, while the CFO helps firms to know their numbers and use them to grow their company.

Members report that How to Manage a Small Law Firm helped them meet revenue goals—even lofty ones—and create formal business plans that break through the barriers that firms face.

How to Get It

Make an Appointment to find out if How to Manage a Small Firm is right for your firm. They will do an initial discovery call and then a $1,000, completely refundable, deposit to come to their open enrollment, which happens four times per year.

At the open enrollment meeting, you can learn about the program, meet the team and talk to other members from all practice areas and revenue stages. If you decide not to join, How to Manage a Small Law Firm will refund the $1,000 deposit and give you an additional $500 towards travel expenses.

How to Manage a Small Law Firm evaluates their ability to deliver a return for their members as part of the process. So, if they feel that they might not be a good fit for you, they have the option to tell you no.

Lawyerist is home to the largest online community of solo and small-firm lawyers in the world. Through our Lawyerist Lab program, we work with lawyers to build more successful practices by implementing the ideas from our bestselling book The Small Firm Roadmap and our weekly Lawyerist Podcast.