Reprinted from GPSolo Magazine, October/November 2011, at 20. © 2011 American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.
My husband and I have a pretty good commute these days to our office: It’s just about a mile and a half away from our home. That’s nothing, though, compared to the commute to our first office: It was a mere flight of stairs away. Like many lawyers who hang their own shingle, when we first started our law firm, we opted for a home office. We turned one floor of our house into an office, complete with desks, computers, a full-sized copy machine, a small conference table, and chairs. We installed two additional phone lines, one for phone and another for fax. Just like that, we were in business.