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To start, you need a clear vision of what you want your practice to be and how to get there.
Whether you have $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 to spend, there are technology options to get your new solo office up and running.
You could be the greatest lawyer in the world, but your new practice will still fail if you have no clients.
Unlike a good cabernet sauvignon, accounts receivable do not improve with age. Follow these steps to make sure your clients pay you.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel when opening your practice. Ask for help to develop a business plan, market your firm, and handle collections.
New lawyers must seek coverage for professional liability as soon as possible after they first receive their license to practice law.
Before opening your new office doors, be aware of these practical and ethical considerations regarding advertising and communications.
Going paperless takes more than buying a scanner and software. You need to establish the right processes and procedures—and consistently follow them.
Learn about the different concepts of virtual law firms, how to use them for collaboration, and the technology behind them.
Which professional activities are so important that you should make time for them, even as your legal work heats up?
Keeping these “don’ts” in mind will put your practice on the right track to profitability and success.
It is crucial to spell out the goals and terms of the engagement and the responsibilities of both the attorney and the client.
Did an ad featuring a shirtless, hunky Albert Einstein in People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue constitute unauthorized use?
Some same-sex married couples may want to file amended or adjusted returns or claims for refund or credit in the wake of Windsor.
The key to avoiding ethical quicksand in the world of digital marketing is to stay informed and exercise caution.
These days, all attorneys have mobile aspects to their practice and benefit from acquiring these basic tools.
Stick to the basics and you will have your office up and running with minimal investment.
This new column features websites that can be helpful and interesting—or that simply provide a brief escape for lawyers.
After reading about the plight of lawyers in Turkey, perhaps you’ll realize that doing pro bono is the least you can do to preserve the rule of law.
Check out these ABA books, CLE programs, and web resources for advice on how to open a law office.
The needs of new graduates starting a solo practice are different from those of their more seasoned counterparts who venture out on their own. GPSolo offers resources for both groups.
Meet the candidates for secretary and at-large members, plan to attend the Spring Leadership Meeting, and consider cultural exchanges in Cuba and Colombia.