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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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Run a successful small law firm

A successful small law firm runs lean Working as an independent lawyer has many benefits, including better work-life balance and more control of your career. Too often, though, lawyers hesitate to start their own firms due to fear of the unknown. At the end of... 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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Small law firm staffing

Small law firm staffing issues: Be a great boss Many small law firms operate as truly solo endeavors, but there may come a time when you need to hire staff to help. When you are ready to address small law firm staffing issues, strive to be... 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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Painless networking for lawyers

A simple approach to networking for lawyers Networking is necessary to get ahead in your law business. However, most people get nervous when they hear that word, especially for those who are shy. With a little work, you can still get the contacts you need... Read More »

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Your attitude matters when running a law business

Running a law business well means starting with the right foundation As you launch your own law firm, life can feel a bit uncertain. You are walking away from an established place with a full client roster. Plus, all business development, marketing and operations tasks now... Read More »

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Small law firm vision

Developing your small law firm vision Many aspiring lawyers have dreams of being a part of a big-name law firm. However, there are several disadvantages to working for these large firms that make the prospect of solo practice more appealing.  If you do want to... Read More »

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Small law firm technology

You can compete in the modern marketplace with small law firm technology A common misconception about law firms is that smaller shops cannot compete with large firms. While that might have been true in the past, new technology is making it possible for small and... 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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The innovative small law firm

The modern legal industry is perfect for an innovative small law firm Boutique law firms can pursue industry trends more easily than their larger counterparts, and modern legal clients appreciate an innovative small law firm. A small law firm’s structure means its partners don’t have... 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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Attend conferences to build a law practice

Networking and conferences can help you build a law practice Law conferences, and conferences in general, are a great place to build a law practice. They gives you a chance to enhance your skills and to connect with fellow lawyers and professionals. These new contacts... 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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Networking for the small law firm

Build your small law firm with the right connections Setting up a small law firm is a complex and rewarding endeavor, but your work doesn’t end after the launch. It is important to network in order to build your small law firm into a thriving... 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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Small law firm technology

Efficiency and productivity are key for small law firm technology Big firms have the resources to implement the latest technology for lawyers and employ entire IT teams to analyze the outcome. Lack of resources to address technology is one of the biggest concerns independent practitioners and... 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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Women in law: Family time

Independent law practice offers women in law sought-after flexibility Many women in law end up quitting when they become moms. Big law firms are notorious for long hours and demanding caseloads, and that can leave many women lawyers conflicted about work time vs. family time.... Read More »

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Finding work-life balance as a lawyer

Work-life balance is possible as a lawyer, especially in independent law You have worked hard through law school and your first positions as a lawyer. You have achieved a certain level of success and status, but still feel something is lacking. For many lawyers, that... 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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Independent law offers autonomy, flexibility

Control your own destiny with your own practice Lawyers have a lot of options: You can work in a company’s legal department, hire on with a large law firm, or you can work for the government. Or you can go into practice on your own.... Read More »

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Independent law technology

The right technology helps create a streamlined independent law office Independent lawyers and small law firms have to juggle a myriad of tasks.  They have to stay current with changing law, and they have to deal with clients, staffing issues, scheduling and more.  On top... Read More »

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LawBank Co-Founder Jay Kamlet a 2016 Power Book Finalist

LawBank co-founder Jay Kamley honored as one of Denver’s business leaders for his role in pioneering shared office space for lawyers The Denver Business Journal recently honored 11 winners and 22 finalists for its 2016 Power Book awards at a breakfast event held at the Westin... 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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How independent lawyers can compete

Make the most of available resources to grow your law business Each year, a fresh crop of newly sworn attorneys hit the market, discover they are competing with thousands more like themselves and opt to start their own firms. Many mid-career lawyers also choose to... 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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Earning respect as a new lawyer

Start your law career on the right foot New law school graduates often face obstacles when starting their law careers, whether they join big firms or launch an independent practice. A good first impression starts with you and spreads to your clients and peers. Work for... 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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