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Small Law Firm

Is Solo Practice a Good Fit for You?

In previous posts we asked the question, "How Much Does It Cost to Start a New Solo Firm?" And we received some great advice from practice management experts and a few newly minted solos on how much seed money it takes to start up a solo ...

Ellyn Caruso - August 14, 2012
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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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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
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The Perfect Virtual Law Office Address

One of the first things you need when you open a new law practice is a mailing address. If you’re a solo practitioner, you may be working out of your house, but you may not want your clients or potential clients knowing where you live. You may ...

Ruth Carter - January 16, 2012
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Can I Get a Little Help Here?

It’s easy to feel all alone when you have a [fill in the blank] challenge in your practice. Cash flow slowed to a trickle? Stagnation on the business development front? Ethics scare? Or so burned out you just don't care? You name it and you know ...

The Editors - July 8, 2011