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Small Law Firm Growth: Next Steps

Take your independent law practice into the big leagues with these small law firm growth steps If you have been in solo law practice for a few years, or if you want to hit the ground running with a new firm, you need to think... Read More »

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Take Time Off to Boost Productivity

To boost productivity, you don’t need to log more hours in your law business As you work to build your independent law practice, you might feel tempted to log extra hours in the name of business development. Or you might simply fear missing out on... Read More »

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Surround Yourself with Like-minded Entrepreneurs

To find work-life balance, your fellow like-minded entrepreneurs can help As an independent attorney, you are an entrepreneur. You must build your business just like any other start-up in any other industry, and connecting with the right network of people can help you in that... Read More »

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Avoiding the Overwork Trap as an Independent Lawyer

For many entrepreneurs, including independent lawyers, the overwork trap looms large If you started a small law firm after leaving Big Law in an effort to achieve greater work-life balance, you are not alone. Big Law has a reputation for demanding schedules and overwork for... Read More »

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Lawyer Work-Life Balance

Lawyer work-life balance doesn’t have to be an oxymoron When you think of professions with a healthy balance between workload and personal time, lawyer probably doesn’t top the list. However, lawyer work-life balance does not have to be an oxymoron. It is possible to achieve... Read More »

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Leave Law or Stay?

Asking yourself if you should leave law or stay? Consider an alternative Pursuing a career as a lawyer takes dedication and hard work, as everyone knows. Finishing law school and passing the bar is no easy feat, but then it’s followed by long hours and... Read More »

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Finding Your Legal Network

A strong legal network can help grow your small law firm As an independent lawyer running your own small law firm, you likely feel a sense of freedom and autonomy. In fact, many lawyers hang their own shingles in search of that feeling, but the... Read More »

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Be a Standout Small Law Firm

A standout small law firm doesn’t need a big ad budget Congratulations on starting your own law practice! You probably already know how much competition for business exists in the marketplace, but there are ways to become a standout small law firm amid all the... Read More »

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Traits Successful Law Firms Share

If you want your solo or small firm to join the ranks of successful law firms, consider these characteristics Independent lawyers who run solo practices or small law firms might not want to operate in the world of “big law,” but they want to achieve... Read More »

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Law Office Essentials

Setting up a new law firm? Start with these law office essentials For mid-career lawyers who have considered going out on their own, the logistics of setting up a law office can be one barrier to starting an independent law firm. However, launching a law... Read More »

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Small Law Firm Marketing Best Practices

To attract new, quality clients, you must focus on law firm marketing best practices If you are hoping to add to your small law firm’s client roster in 2018, you must invest some time and money in marketing. You don’t need a big law firm... Read More »

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Benefits of Coworking for Professionals

5 benefits of coworking for professionals Flexible work spaces once housed creative types and tech start-ups, but the trend has expanded to encompass almost all professions. Coworking for professionals, such as lawyers and accountants, offers a number of key benefits. In the gig economy, many... Read More »

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Entrepreneurial Lawyer New Year’s Resolutions

These lawyer New Year’s resolutions will help you kick off a successful 2018 As we head into the last weekend of the year, I’d like to leave you with some homework: Write your Entrepreneurial Lawyer New Year’s Resolutions. Although the holidays and year-end can carry... Read More »

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Lawyer health issues: Managing stress

Stress and depression are common lawyer health issues Studies have shown that lawyers tend to rank higher for rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other health concerns than other professions. These lawyer health issues can affect all attorneys, from associates in big law firms... Read More »

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Lawyer personal brand

In small law, a lawyer personal brand is key This week, Forbes released the results of a leadership survey it conducted among some of the country’s top law firms. In it, contributor David. J. Parnell analyzed the importance of lawyer personal brand as it relates... Read More »

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Achieving work-life balance as a lawyer

Work-life balance can be elusive for lawyers, but it’s possible Long hours at work seem to come with the territory for lawyers. If you have your own firm, however, it doesn’t have to be that way. Work-life balance doesn’t have to be an out-of-reach myth.... Read More »

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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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Leaving Biglaw. Is it time?

Thinking of leaving Biglaw? Signs that you’re ready. We work with a number of now-independent lawyers who spent years working for big law firms, but who eventually made the leap to solo practice. If you’re thinking of leaving Biglaw mid-career, how do you know if... Read More »

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Justice Richard Bernstein Speaks at LawBank

Justice Bernstein: Taking Advantage of Life Challenges to Be a More Effective Legal Practitioner Last week, LawBank was pleased to host Justice Richard Bernstein, who spoke on “Taking Advantage of Life Challenges to Be a More Effective Legal Practitioner.” Justice Bernstein is the first blind... 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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What you need to succeed as an independent lawyer

If you have these qualities, you could succeed as an independent lawyer Many lawyers work long hours trying to become a partner in a big law firm, but that’s not the only path to success. More and more lawyers are opening their own practices where... 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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In-demand niche law practice areas

Grow your business with one of these niche law practice areas As you build an independent law practice or small law firm, we recommend focusing on a niche law practice area. By choosing one or two areas of focus, potential clients will find you more... 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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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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