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Independent lawyer collaboration

Independent lawyer collaboration and the modern law firm Running a solo or small law firm offers a number of compelling benefits, including autonomy, better work-life balance and more flexibility. One downside for some lawyers, however, can be a sense of isolation. Independent lawyer collaboration can... Read More »

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Denver co-working boom

Professionals’ desire for flexibility highlighted in Denver co-working boom Real estate experts are starting to take note of the Denver co-working boom, and insiders believe flexible work spaces are the way of the future. In the Denver/Boulder corridor, there are 57 co-working leases comprising 1.3... Read More »

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Reinventing law firms

How modern lawyers, especially independent ones, are reinventing law firms Ask your non-lawyer friends to tell you what the word “lawyer” conjures for them. Chances are the responses will include positives like smart, educated and driven. However, people will probably also choose adjectives like exhausted,... Read More »

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Starting a new law firm

You are entering a whole new world when starting a new law firm Thinking of leaving big law and starting a new law firm? There will be naysayers, and you might even feel a sense of apprehension yourself, but independent law can open up a... Read More »

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Coworking lawyers benefit from support

Working side-by-side allows coworking lawyers to collaborate and thrive Many lawyers don’t want to join a big law firm where they will just be another lawyer. Instead, they dream of running their own firms. As coworking lawyers in a shared office space, independent practitioners can... Read More »

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LinkedIn for small law firms

Using LinkedIn for small law firms There are a number of ways for independent lawyers to build a network. Using LinkedIn for small law firms can be a great way to build business. A social network can be active without producing much value. Truly valuable... Read More »

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Keep calm and choose independent law

Why choose independent law practice? Many lawyers work long hours for large firms and bring more work home with them. However, all of that dedication and work is not always enough. Making partner can be an elusive dream, and years of long hours can lead... Read More »

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3 mistakes to avoid when starting a law firm

Starting a law firm requires some business savvy After you have logged your time at a big law firm, you might be ready for the next challenge. For many lawyers, that means starting a law firm of their own. With new technology and in the... Read More »

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Adding another lawyer to your small law firm

Grow your small law firm by adding another lawyer As an independent lawyer, there may come a time when you decide that you need some additional help. Bringing another lawyer into your firm can be a great way to grow your business and reach more... Read More »

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Finding modern law clients

Modern law clients are tech-savvy and looking for certain things Landing on a potential client’s radar is the first big step toward attracting new business. In the past, that might have meant a yellow pages listing or a billboard ad, but modern law clients are looking... Read More »

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Legal industry trends

Legal industry trends: The rise of the small law firm The legal industry is undergoing a massive shift. Legal industry trends show that, while there are still a handful of large, global firms, medium-sized firms are becoming rarer. The rise of the small law firm Medium-sized firms... Read More »

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Marketing a small law firm

Marketing a small law firm doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive When you are building a boutique law practice, marketing must be a top priority. When you run your own firm, you are no longer just a lawyer: You are a business owner. You... Read More »

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Your small law firm blog

Three elements to include in your small law firm blog Blogs help clients find attorneys, and a small law firm blog can help you stand out from the competition. A well-designed blog that draws in the reader is more memorable to potential clients than a static website... Read More »

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Small law firm social media

How small law firm social media fits into your law practice Marketing an independent law practice is an important aspect of client interaction. Social media is an easily accessible tool where you can interact with potential clients, exchange information and market your law business. When setting... Read More »

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Launch your own law firm

Your own law firm can be a reality Many lawyers are petrified to walk away from an established firm. However, it can be a great move for many lawyers, and launching your own law firm is simpler now than it ever has been. Independent lawyers... Read More »

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Three Tips for Finding Law Clients

For a small law firm to grow, finding law clients is paramount It can be hard to establish yourself as independent lawyer or small law firm. Finding law clients can be a lot of work, but the harder you work, the better off you will... Read More »

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How to market a small law firm using Yelp

Market a small law firm using the right social media tools If you’re using social media and a website to market your law practice, you’re doing great work. However, if you’re not also using the website Yelp as part of your online marketing arsenal, you’re missing out.... Read More »

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Attracting small law firm clients

Small law firm clients are attracted to personal service As the owner of a small law firm, you get the opportunity to do the kind of law you want. You also set your own hours and choose your client base. Small law firm clients often... Read More »

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Opportunities for Small Law Firms

Many opportunities for small law firms in Denver As a new lawyer, you have a number of career paths available to you, including the prospect of launching your own practice. There are many opportunities for small law firms to build business. If you are a... Read More »

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Independent Law Marketing

Independent law marketing: Enhance your online presence As a lawyer, you understand hard work. It has taken years to arrive where you are, from law school to years logged at a firm. Solo practitioners understand the additional pressures associated with independent law marketing and winning... Read More »

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4 Reasons Lawyers Should Consider Coworking

Lawyers should consider coworking for its growth opportunities Coworking is a great solution for busy lawyers. Get out of your isolated home office or noisy coffee shop and take advantage of these benefits of coworking for lawyers: 1. Lower overhead expenses Why should you pay... Read More »

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Running your own law practice

Autonomy, freedom are top benefits of running your own law practice Whether you are about to graduate from law school or are considering leaving your current law firm, you may be wondering if you should start your own law practice. In the past several years,... Read More »

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Lawyers and startups don’t always mix

Stanford professor discusses challenges between lawyers and startups When an article titled, “Why lawyers don’t run startups,” popped up on LinkedIn recently, it naturally caught our eye. In the article, Stanford Professor Steve Blank highlights some of the challenges lawyers and startups face when they... Read More »

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Coworking for lawyers

The benefits of coworking for lawyers Law is an evolving field.  More and more lawyers are working independently. Rather than renting office space or working out of their homes, many lawyers are using coworking space. Coworking involves a shared work environment, often a large space... Read More »

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3 online law practice tools

Use technology to your advantage While big law firms have money for staffing, infrastructure and expensive software, there are many other great benefits of working as an independent lawyer. Online law practice tools can also make it easier than ever to manage your caseload and... Read More »

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Characteristics of successful independent lawyers

Does the business of law suit you? Many successful independent lawyers admit that it’s a lot of hard work owning and operating their own practices, but they wouldn’t trade it for the world. However, not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, which is... Read More »

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Beyond Big Law; Options for Lawyers

A big law firm is not the only career option for lawyers Working for a large law firm is not the only option available to lawyers. Especially in the modern legal industry, your law degree and experience can open a number of doors to you.... Read More »

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Avoiding Isolation as an Independent Lawyer

Working alone doesn’t have to mean being isolated Just because you’ve chosen to run an independent law firm doesn’t mean you need to isolate yourself. While you don’t have the built-in network that comes with working for a large firm, there are some great tips... Read More »

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Knowing when to leap: career moves for lawyers

The evolution of a law career In his book, Necessary Endings, Dr. Henry Cloud discusses the concept of normalizing the endings that are natural in all aspects of business and personal life. Recognizing a natural ending is perhaps the first and most critical step for lawyers who are... Read More »

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What lawyers need in a coworking space

Independent lawyers can boost productivity in a co-working space If you’re a lawyer fresh out of law school and wanting to make it on your own, or you’re breaking off from a big law firm to launch an independent law practice, there are so many... Read More »

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Preparing for growth as a small firm

Set up your new law business for success So, you’ve decided to make the move from working for a big law firm to starting your own law firm. Practicing law is your passion and you want to take it to the next level. Below are... Read More »

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Independent law is easier now than ever

Starting your own law firm is an achievable dream While the big law firms can become grueling treadmills for young and aspiring lawyers, only a select lucky few will rise to the top to become wealthy equity partners. More lawyers are starting to practice independent law... Read More »

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A new kind of law firm

Independent practice offers lawyers flexibility and control Big law firms, where associates and partners are commonly required to bill in excess of 2,000 hours a year, are notorious for their failure to accommodate attorneys’ personal needs. Big Law attorneys wear their workaholic tendencies as a... Read More »

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Collaborative work environment for lawyers

The benefits of building an independent law practice among peers Establishing an independent law practice is a readily accessible option now for new and experienced lawyers alike. With co-working law office space, an independent lawyer or small firm can find the resources and support needed... Read More »

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Social media for lawyers

Independent lawyers can benefit from social media The use of technology and social media can play an even bigger role for independent lawyers than in larger firms. According to the American Bar Association, 73 percent of individual lawyers use LinkedIn as a social media platform,... Read More »

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More co-working spaces for lawyers across the country

Co-working creates opportunities for independent lawyers When we opened our doors several years ago, we saw an increasing need for alternative work space for lawyers. As the legal industry continues to shift away from traditional models, more lawyers are finding it easier, and more attractive,... Read More »

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Promoting your law firm

Building business as an independent lawyer Whether you’re fresh out of law school, or you’ve decided to leave a big law firm and open your own practice, you’re probably excited to start this new opportunity. One of the biggest and most important pieces of the... Read More »

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Marketing independent law practice

Independent practitioners must make marketing a priority There are a number of benefits to operating as a solo practitioner as opposed to taking the traditional route of working in a major law firm. For one thing, you will be able to “get your hands dirty” earlier... Read More »

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Grow your business by co-working

Independent lawyers can thrive in a co-working space If you’re a lawyer looking to make the break from a big law firm and start your own practice, one of the biggest obstacles you’ll face is finding an office that fits your needs and your budget.... Read More »

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The modern law office

Technology allows lawyers to be nimble Prior to the Internet era, a new lawyer had to put considerable thought into the office arrangements that he or she chose. After all, most clients would come to the lawyer’s office for a consultation or to discuss the... Read More »

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Law practice management resources

Managing a successful independent law practice Many lawyers have been successful in choosing to start and run an independent law firm. However, the word “independent” is somehwat misleading: You can’t do it all on your own. Fortunately, there are many resources available to make independent law practice management... Read More »

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Cyber criminals target law firms

How to minimize your firm’s risk Big firms have adequate resources to combat hacks from cyber criminals, but solo and small law firms don’t have the same workforce. Therefore, these law firms are more vulnerable to hackers. However, independent law firms can protect themselves from cyber... Read More »

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Peer support for independent lawyers

Independent, but not alone An experienced lawyer at a large firm is accustomed to the benefits of a well-equipped office and professional network, and too many lawyers believe that becoming independent is a hassle. Although they feel cramped and uninspired with the restrictive structure of... Read More »

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Building your independent law business

Work networking and marketing into your schedule In order to have a fulfilling and successful career as an independent lawyer, you need to learn how to utilize develop relationships and build your business. Use these tips to start building your independent law business: Use free time... Read More »

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Build a referral network for your law practice

Independent lawyers must connect with others to build business You’ve decided to go out on your own in private practice as an independent lawyer. You have built a website, told your friends about your new firm and bought business cards. Now all you need are clients... Read More »

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Take care of business and take care of yourself

Health and well-being for lawyers A career as a lawyer is often inherently stressful and filled with pressure, but taking measures to ensure your mental and physical health is still important. As an independent lawyer, you are lucky in that you don’t have the same set... Read More »

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Build your network as an independent lawyer

Working independently doesn’t mean working in isolation There are a lot of benefits to working as an independent lawyer, but one thing that you might miss about working in a big practice a big professional and social network. If you work in a big firm, you have a... Read More »

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Beyond the billable hour

The benefits of working as an independent lawyer Two thousand hours. Two thousand billable hours. That is the goal most big law firms set for newly hired lawyers. While it does not sound like much on paper, it does not include time spent on necessary administrative tasks, networking, research and... Read More »

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