May / June 2002  Volume 28, Number 4
ABA Law Pracice Management Magazine, May / June 2002 Issue

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COVER STORY
Taking Control: Thinking of Going on Your Own? How-tos for Getting Your New Practice Off the Ground
Ten years ago, Christopher Hurley left the security of a large firm job to start his own law practice. Here, he shares what he learned.
Christopher T. Hurley


A Corporate Counsel’s Fling with Solo Practice
The long-term prospects looked good for Ernie Schaal’s new solo firm. The practice, though, would be short term. His trials and errors, and a twist.
Ernest A. Schaal

Fly Right: Dos and Don’ts in Opening a Second Office
Is it time to branch out? Bill Gibson explains why he opened a branch office --then learned how to do it right the next time.
K. William Gibson

Making Plans: An Unpredictable Path
Don’t be afraid to make decisions, even the wrong ones. Here’s a story about how the best-laid plans can go astray--and lead to remarkable rewards.
Daniel B. Evans

The Art of Successful Law Firm Newsletters: Lessons from the TechnoLawyer.com Network
Here’s how to start and maintain a successful law firm newsletter.
Robert B. Fleming


Editor's Page  - Merrilyn Astin Tarlton asks, what have you got to lose?

On Balance  - Steve Keeva on judging others.

Chair's Message  - Bill Gibson on the solo’s need to share practice problems.

Getting Ahead  - Tips you can use.

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nothing.but.net:
Optimize It
How can you get more marketing bang from the Internet? Optimize your search engine rankings and e-newsletter readership. Steps to better search engine results.
Erik J. Heels

Cool Tools: Protect Your Papers: Go Digital
Here’s how you can use scanning, DVD and Web storage technologies to ensure access to executed documents--regardless of circumstances.
Michael Tamburo

Site Watch: Web Site Usability
Is your Web site really usable? Check out the tips at useit.com.

E-Definitions: Unscrambling DVD
There are strange doings in the fight for control of digital disc technology.
Mark Tamminga

Product Watch
The latest legal technology news in the lpm-newproducts@abanet.org inbox.
Storm Evans

Wire up your office for $5,000
What technology basics do you need for a one-person office? Storm Evans shares some good advice.
Storm Evans


Marketing: Control Your Destiny: Seven Steps for Building a Clientele
If you suddenly had to develop a book of business on your own, could you do it?
Sally J. Schmidt

Practice Development Clips
High-powered talk, link popularity and cash rewards for client development.
Larry Bodine



Making Your Firm a Great Place to Work
In the competition to get and keep good lawyers and staff, four firms shine like beacons with their top-notch programs. What can you learn from them?
Susan Raridon Lambreth and Kelly A. Fox

On Balance: In the Hall of Mirrors: Judge Not
When we identify ourselves with our judgments, it can diminish us and harm our relationships.
Steven Keeva