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5 Immediate Needs in Hanging out a Shingle

5 Immediate Needs in Hanging out a Shingle

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Any new small business owner runs into immediate needs the moment the door to the shop swings open.  New law firms, whether a newly minted attorney or a veteran litigator breaking off from Big Law to go it ... Read More »

Head-banging Lessons for Starting a New Law Firm

Head-banging Lessons for Starting a New Law Firm

Spend enough time around Ernest (Ernie the Attorney) Svenson and legal technologist Craig Bayer and you’re bound to learn a few things. The two will be leading a CLE webinar today (Tuesday, November 3rd) for attorneys starting their own firms, so it seemed worthwhile to get a sneak preview of how they approach their work with new-firm owners, or those just ... Read More »

9 Concerns that Keep New Law Firm Owners Awake

9 Concerns that Keep New Law Firm Owners Awake

By no means are new law firm owners alone in the experience of being woken from deep sleep in a state of sweat-soaked angst, any chance of further sleep exhausted. But for attorneys going out on their own to start new firms, the pressures are intense enough to make them feel as if no one else could possibly understand. New ... Read More »

10 Timeless Tips for the Law Firm Startup

10 Timeless Tips for the Law Firm Startup

Lean.  It’s mainstream business concept that’s seeped into the legal community. “Start-up success is not a consequence of good genes or being in the right place at the right time,” according to Eric Ries, who penned the best-selling book The Lean Startup. “Success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it ... Read More »

5 Critical Questions for Building a Law Practice

5 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself When Building a Law Practice

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. I’m often asked about the most effective approach to take when building a law practice. While there are many different ways to go about it, my answer is always the same: the best thing you can do is ... Read More »

Avoiding 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

How to Avoid 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. Solo and small law firm attorneys often struggle with why and when they should bring people in to help, and the answers really aren’t as hard as they need to be. First, the why: You bring people in ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  Balancing Practice with the Business of Law

Survival Guide for the Independent Attorney

Solo and small law firm attorneys often struggle with why and when they should bring people in to help, and the answers really aren’t that hard, according to Glen Malia, an attorney with Malia Law, LLC. Mr. Malia was one of three contributors – all attorneys with their own shingle – that helped piece together the Survival Guide for the ... Read More »

A Tech Tale of Two Law Firms

A Tech Tale of Two Law Firms

Some attorneys have more than one story – before technology and after. Lynn M. Myrick previously worked in a six-attorney law firm that Geoffrey Moore might be described as a laggard. Client notes were kept in folders and filing cabinets.  Time was entered on printed time sheets. In order to find information the firm’s staff need to sift through each ... Read More »

The Essential Survival Guide for the Independent Attorney

The Essential Survival Guide for the Independent Attorney

A law firm is a business, according to three veteran attorneys, who helped us put together a survival guide for independent attorneys. For better or worse, in many law programs, business classes aren’t among the course work offered during the grueling curriculum of law school. Even so, the economy has forced some attorneys into the role of entrepreneur by necessity. ... Read More »

Starting Story: Tech Tales from a New Law Firm

New Law Firm Technology

He’d have been foolish to tackle a giant head on – instead David beat Goliath with brainpower and technology.  With new perspective on an ancient problem, a little creative thinking and slingshot allowed him to accomplish the impossible.  He didn’t work harder; he worked smarter. Is it possible to start and run a small law firm but provide the same ... Read More »