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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 »

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 »

Legal Tech Briefs: Small Law Firm Startup with Heidi S. Alexander

Legal Tech Briefs Small Law Firm Startup

“Managing a solo- or small-law law firm practice requires business acumen.”  So says Heidi S. Alexander a law practice management advisor with Massachusetts LOMAP – the law office management assistance program. Her experience – and by extension advice – stems from her role as an advisor and entrepreneur with solo law firm experience. Ms. Alexander joined us for a Google ... Read More »

The Rise & Fall of Flappy Birds: Lessons for Lawyers

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Unless you’ve been too invested in the Sochi Olympics or spent too much time in court lately, odds are you’ve heard of the viral video game Flappy Birds—and how its creator caved under the “pressure” of success and pulled the game from Apple’s App Store, despite raking in $50K per day in ad revenue. If not, check out yesterday’s Wall ... Read More »

Legal Tech: Solo Success and Real-World Insights

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Penn Dodson is solo attorney based in New York, NY with AndersonDodson, P.C. She practices employment law with an emphasis on wage-an-hour on behalf of plaintiffs. Our own Loretta Ruppert caught up with Penn for a Google Hangout following her participation on a panel at Legal Tech 2014 titled: Solo Success: Real-World Insights. A video recording is posted nearby and ... Read More »

The Five Highest-Value Tasks for Law Firm Owners

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Lawyers are busy.  But if you’re a law firm owner, you’re even busier. Sure, you have client calls, meetings, depositions, courtroom appearances, and other tasks. But you also have other things to worry about: rent, insurance, payroll for your staff, invoicing, billing, collections, and seemingly countless other tasks that can make working smart vs. working hard feel like a losing battle. ... Read More »

Solo Law: Four Unexpected Challenges Hanging Up a Shingle

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As a relatively new attorney, Geneva Yourse took a big risk:  She quit her job at a law firm and started a solo practice. Three and one-half years later, another firm bought out her business and brought her on board. Starting one’s own firm may well be part of the American dream, but for Mrs. Yourse, it didn’t come without unexpected challenges. ... Read More »