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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 a law practice.

Attorney, author, legal business consultant  and LexisHub contributor Ed Poll has provided many valuable posts on topics essential for new attorneys, including these recent posts:

How You Can Turn a Prospect into a Client

Business Development Skills for Lawyers

How to Learn what Law School Didn't Teach You

The rigors of law school and the bar exam are just the first steps a new attorney must conquer along the way to becoming a successful lawyer.  Attorneys choosing solo or small firm practice must also possess significant business acumen---and those skills are not typically taught in law school.  Attorneys in solo practice need to learn efficient practice management skills from building a client base, collecting fees and managing staff to handling the firm's finances. These are just a few of the skills discussed in attorney Poll's newest training guide, the 3-Dimensional Lawyer, a blueprint for managing the challenges and rewards of a successful law practice.