January/February 2014: Opening a Law Office

The GPSolo Guide to Opening a Law Office

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The GPSolo Guide to Opening a Law Office

To start, you need a clear vision of what you want your practice to be and how to get there.

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.


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