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How Much Does It Cost to Start a New Solo Law Firm?

In case you haven't noticed (ha!), a lot of those new lawyers who can’t find jobs are hanging out a solo shingle. Add to that, those lawyers with experience who have left a firm by choice—their own or someone else’s—to launch a practice. That’s ...

The Editors - July 17, 2012
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Social Media and Marketing Advice for New Law Practices

Like most attorneys starting a new firm, I want to know the best way to build my reputation—and my client base—so I asked for some advice from Erika Napoletano and Ari Kaplan. Napoletano is Redhead Writing and author of the book, "The Power of ...

Ruth Carter - March 27, 2012
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How Do You Set Your Hourly Rates?

You're a new lawyer, launching a new law firm. How do you decide what your hourly rate will be? The ethics rules say that your rate must be "reasonable." That doesn’t give you much to go on. You know your rate should be a fair price for the ...

Ruth Carter - February 15, 2012
Risky Business- Startup Advice from Women Lawyers

Risky Business: Startup Advice from Women Lawyers

“The best thing about owning our own firm is to have the control and autonomy to decide how you want to do it and when you want to do it,” says Roberta D. Liebenberg, a senior partner at Fine Kaplan in Philadelphia. Whether you prefer to ...

Joan Feldman - November 3, 2011