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10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

Note: A team contributed to this post.   “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin Those words, however simply stated, couldn’t ring more true especially for attorneys who want to hang their own shingle. There’s something undoubtedly noble about wanting to start a law firm, but the truth is, those who don’t plan accordingly, are ... Read More »

Solo Attorneys Offer 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Opening a Law Firm

Solo Attorneys Offer 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Opening a Law Firm

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. Tenacity, confidence and planning were named among key factors in helping three attorneys launch their own law firms. These lawyers spoke from personal experiences in front of a packed room of fellow lawyers, during the 2015 Annual Super Marketing ... Read More »

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

Note:  The following is a guest post by Charity Anastasio. The firm has spent months devising its strategic plan. It decided on a vision and mission, a team was assembled that looked at the environment internally and externally with a PEST analysis and a SWOT analysis, tried to apply the Porter Five Forces rivalry analysis and narrow its plan by ... Read More »

Build a Full-Service Practice Without Spending a Penny

Build a Full-Service Practice Without Spending a Penny

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. Do you think it’s possible to build a full-service practice, serve your clients more fully, and develop a new income stream – all with no outlay of cash? It’s as simple as forming alliances with other attorneys ... Read More »

Solo Lawyer: Beer and Passion Meet at LegalTech #LTNY

The Beer Lawyer Shares his Craft at LegalTech #LTNY

It depends. That’s how we might distill one lawyer’s answer to the question, “What’s your favorite beer?” Yet that summarization might gloss over the nuance of his answer which underscores his passion for his profession. He actually says, there’s a “right beer for the right situation.” He should know:  Attorney John R. Szymankiewicz is the Beer Lawyer and his law ... 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 »

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 »