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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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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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