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Solos Who Blog
Pioneering sole practitioners stake their claim on the web.
Screen Test: How to Tell Good Clients from Poor Ones Before Signing the Retainer
Every lawyer needs to get paid, but it’s even more important for sole practitioners. Sole practitioners need to develop an expert eye for clients who will bring in good business and those who will be more trouble than they’re worth, in terms of both personality and payment. How to tell them apart before agreeing to take the case?
Secrets of the Business of Law – Opening Your Own Office: What Will It Cost?
Like many lawyers today, you might be feeling a call to go solo and build your own destiny. And as those who make it know, there’s so much to do and so little time to do it, it’s hard to know where to start. To help guide your thinking, let’s take a look at the major expenses of opening a solo practice.
Starting a New Firm: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid and Top 10 Tips for Success
Starting a new firm is quite distinct and separate from practicing law. Despite the continuing insistence of some that law remains a profession and not a business, a law practice is fundamentally the business of providing legal services to individuals and organizations. Start with these tips to get you on your way.
Independence Day: Starting Your Own Law Firm
Learn how to quickly develop a firm starring you, and only you, from someone who’s done it them self. And this feature doesn’t skimp on plot. From staff to furniture and even stationery, this article covers all the bases.
From Across the Web
Batten down the hatches
What solos need to do to survive the recession.
Small is Lucrative
Former GC Explains Why BigLaw May Lose Business
Solo, Leverage Thyself (and Diversify Too)
Because we solos don’t have an army of associates against which to leverage our hours, we learn very quickly to leverage ourselves.
Ten Rules for New Solos
As our economy sours and the legal job market dries up, there are lots of lawyers looking at solo practice for the first time.
This page is featured in the March 2009 issue of National.
Flying Solo (.pdf) - A CBA Guide to Solo Law Practice in Canada.
MyShingle Online Guide to Starting a Law Firm
ABA - How to Start and Run a Law Firm