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5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

The practice of making New Year resolutions is thought to have stemmed from the Babylonians, according to the History Channel.   Citizens of this ancient people would reportedly vow to return borrowed farm equipment and pay off debt. While the account makes no mention of track record for sticking to those resolutions, both appear to center on financial well-being. It’s in ... Read More »

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 »

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 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 »