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In this episode Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour for Lawyers author JoAnn Hathaway explains why you need malpractice insurance and how to shop for it.
In this episode Alix Devendra explains why lawyers need to learn and apply design thinking in their law practices. Design is just a process for creative problem solving, and lawyers building client-centered law practices need design thinking as well as legal thinking to build successful client-service models.
Make sure you can keep your solo practice running until it succeeds by keeping costs down and overhead low.
Well, if you are considering starting your own firm—solo or not—I don't think you should get hung up on these numbers.
As a lawyer, you often have to travel to serve your clients. Sitting around is simply not an option. Make sure to deduct those travel expenses for your next tax filing.
Setting up a business entity can minimize your annual tax bill. Many successful solo attorneys operate their practice as a corporation or other separate entity. Here's how you will determine if that is right for you.
If you only see your family and the person delivering your takeout food, you might want to consider an alternative working arrangement. A coworking space might be the answer to your problems.
Blind reliance is bad; listening to your peers is good. When another attorney tells you that your pants are on fire, heed the warning, but don't take off your pants.
For many lawyers, representing clients in small claims court is not financially feasible. Your time is simply too valuable. But advising small claims litigants can be a good way to both increase your monthly income and start developing some courtroom skills if you are just starting out solo.