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Learning the Three Dimensions of the Business of Law

With all of the attention on law firm layoffs and the reduced number of jobs for recent law graduates , many new attorneys may be considering setting up a solo practice. After spending 3+ years in law school, new grads still may not feel prepared for the equally important business aspects of running...

Prototype for Law Firm Innovation

Back in 2000, when Axiom Law Founder Mark Harris decided that big law's hourly billings were excessive, he may have been the only lawyer who cared. The party for big law had been going on for some time now, each year bringing higher fees that clients could apparently pay, because they did. Medium...

Lexis® Hub for New Attorneys Podcast: Anthony Butler on Starting a Solo Law Practice

Anthony I. Butler of Butler & Associates in Baltimore discusses starting a solo practice - what's needed, how to market the practice and gain clients, and steps to take to formalize an attorney-client relationship. He also talks about various fee agreements and common areas of concern in running...

Is Starting Your Own Law Practice the Answer for Law Grads Still Looking for Work?

For years after her law school graduation, my attorney worked with large and mid-size firms in New York City and Philadelphia. Finally, she recognized for various reasons the desire to leave "Big Law" and go off on her own. At the same time she leased space with two other attorneys whom she...

Still Looking for the Right Law Job? The SMART Way to Start Your Solo Practice

This has been a year of bad news for law school graduates looking to follow the traditional path of joining a mid-size or large firm. For example, the Wall Street Journal reported, based on its own assessment of law school graduation data from nearly 200 accredited schools, that members of the law school...

If You Go Solo, Go Niche

Having a clear niche allows you to target your audience Why Selecting a Niche Practice Over a General Practice is a Favorable Option for a New (or Any Solo) Attorney If you, too, are thinking of going solo and hanging your own shingle, a foundational understanding you must come to terms with, no...

Why You MUST Have a Website

Okay, if you're a solo practitioner, or really any kind of hire-able lawyer who doesn't currently have at least a basic website - please, I beg you, GET ONE. How in the world am I supposed to refer you business otherwise? Do you seriously think my friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend, who's...