February 01, 2018 Technology

TAPAs: Setting Up a Home-Based Law Office

By Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene

One of us (Jeffrey Allen) has recently gone into semi-retirement. He authored this article to share some of what he learned with those of you thinking of setting up a home office.

Having recently gone through the process of closing my physical office and moving my practice to a part-time, home-based operation, I thought it would be a good time to share the experience anticipating that some of you may plan on doing this in the near future. There are many reasons an attorney may elect to go this route. Perhaps you do it because you have reached the point in your career that you no longer wish to work full-time or cannot do so for health or family reasons. Perhaps you choose it as an alternative of convenience or economy. Or perhaps you do it for one of many other reasons. The bottom line, however, remains that, if you choose to do it, you need to give some thought to the process in order to do it efficiently and effectively. In this article, we will give you some tips about how to plan for this evolution of your practice.

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