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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.
Make sure you can keep your solo practice running until it succeeds by keeping costs down and overhead low.
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.
Law partners Jayne Sykora and Jennifer Santini have great advice on figuring out if you want a partner to start your practice, and how to choose one. Before that, Sam and Aaron discuss the security of If This Then That and Zapier. Task Automation Services and Data Security If This Then That and Zapier Are […]
Josh Camson reflects on nearly six years of law practice and the column he wrote when he was just starting out: “The Shingle Life.” Plus, Sam and Aaron break down Net Promoter Score, the closest you’ll get to a magic number for growing your law practice. Breaking Down Net Promoter Score Surveying your current and former […]