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Independent lawyers and partnerships

Deciding whether partnership is right for your solo law practice When you’re building a law firm, should you have a partner? The answer isn’t cut-and-dried for everyone. Allowing someone else on the inside requires understanding the good and bad of the process. Here are some... Read More »

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Three Tips For Women in Law

No matter how many times you have been told that you can do anything that you want, there are certain careers filled with men. Law is one of them. You have to work hard to succeed as a lawyer if you are a woman but... Read More »

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Using LinkedIn for law marketing

Building your network and reputation as an independent lawyer Social media has changed the way many people do business, and there is no better way to interact online with other professionals than using LinkedIn for law marketing. Testing the waters When you make the decision to... Read More »

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Building a Network As a Solo Lawyer: What’s New in Intellucutal Property

As America has become a more litigious country, protecting intellectual property has become a more profitable business. So what does that mean? It means the big guys, the large companies, are taking notice of this lucrative field and they are moving their way in, leaving... Read More »

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Denver Business Journal Covers LawBank Expansion

Denver Business Journal Covers LawBank Expansion The Denver Business Journal recently interviewed LawBank co-founder Jay Kamlet about the LawBank concept, the goals of the lawyer-only co-working office, and the expansion into the new LawBank Uptown space at 1888 Sherman St. Read the full story here.

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Networking tips for independent lawyers

Connecting in person is a key strategy for marketing your practice Many lawyers today are focusing on marketing their solo law practice on social media. Often, face-to-face networking is forgotten when it comes to getting information about your business out. Many people dread networking, but... Read More »

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Advice for new lawyers, law school hopefuls and graduates

National Law Journal Special Report “…success, as you’ll read, is not just about getting good grades and nailing the interview. It’s about finding balance, enjoying the learning process and setting in motion a career that will cultivate a sense of purpose and professional fulfillment.” Of... Read More »

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Reasons lawyers leave big firms

Independent law practice is becoming increasingly appealing to more lawyers You might have dreamed of making partner when you first started out as a lawyer, but now independent law practice is calling your name. More lawyers are deciding to leave bigger firms in favor of... Read More »

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The advantages of co-working

Independent lawyers who co-work save money and build a network As an independent lawyer, leasing your own office space might not be in the budget for several years, but that can actually work to your advantage. Co-working, the practice of leasing space in a shared... Read More »

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Making a mid-career move to independent law

How to transition to a solo law practice with ease Although you might have been happy to snag just about any job when you were fresh out of law school, you might be ready to make a change now that you have put several years... Read More »

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Staying motivated as an independent lawyer

Don’t neglect your physical or mental health while running a small business Starting a small business is tough but, if you are willing to do the work and not give up, it can be done. You need to have the right attitude and dream big.... Read More »

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How to market an independent law practice

Use various methods to build awareness of your law practice and your brand A traditional view of the legal profession holds that lawyers are members of an elite class, well placed in society. As such, many believed that lawyers were not permitted the more crass... Read More »

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Investing in your successful independent law practice

Investing strategically makes running a small business easier When it comes to running a small business, including an independent law practice, you must make smart decisions about where to use your sometimes limited funds. Two areas where it makes sense to spend a little money for... Read More »

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Three questions new lawyers should ask

Looking for a job as a new lawyer? Ask yourself these questions. When you are a new lawyer just starting out, the possibilities are endless. You probably feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Maybe you already have a job lined up, but many... Read More »

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Independent practice for new lawyers

Co-working makes an independent law practice feasible Opening an independent law practice is stressful, and the organization and management required to lease an office only adds to the stress. One attractive alternative lies in co-working spaces. Someone else handles building management, logistics and overhead while you... Read More »

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Investing in technology for independent law practice

Which technology solutions are worth the investment for your firm? Information technology has become essential to contemporary law practice. Just a few years ago, simply storing files on office computers made legal work easier. Using pertinent technology is especially important for independent practitioners and small... Read More »

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Marketing an independent law practice offline

Reaching potential legal clients on a budget A strong website, a blog, a social media site and local online business page brings plenty of eyes toward your company. While it’s vital to have an online presence, an offline presence is equally important. A physical location... Read More »

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Network as an independent lawyer to build business

Look beyond networking events Building a network as an independent practitioner can be more daunting than fending off fellow attorneys in court. Fortunately, there are various solutions to building connections and clientele. Entrepreneurial lawyers need a support system that includes a circle of industry peers... Read More »

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Three business basics for independent lawyers

Your law practice as a small business As an independent lawyer, you are a small business owner. In order to achieve success for your firm, you must start with a foundation of sound business practices. Below are three business basics for independent lawyers that you... Read More »

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Life after big law: your own practice

Making a smooth transition to independent law practice There are lawyers everywhere who are satisfied with working for big, corporate law firms. With that being said, there are many others who would rather branch out and try to make it on their own. If you... Read More »

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Financing an independent law practice

Where to find funding for your law business If it were 1910, you could open a law practice for two in a small, one-room office and sit knee-to-knee at a two-sided desk. All you would need is a file cabinet and a supply of legal... Read More »

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Running a small or solo law firm

Independent law firm rules and regulations Lawyers entering solo practice face some unique issues in addition to the usual small business challenges. If you’re considering starting, or have recently started, a solo or small-firm practice, make sure you’re prepared to handle these five key challenges: Marketing... Read More »

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Independent Lawyers Team Up for Major Sale-Leaseback Deal

LawBank founder and independent real estate attorney Jay Kamlet recently teamed up Patricia Kittel Perez of RELS in to complete a $29,841,000 sale-leaseback agreement for Breckenridge-Wynkoop, demonstrating the power of collaboration when independent lawyers team up to manage a large-scale deal. Read the full details here: The Strength of... Read More »

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Avoid these marketing and SEO don’ts

Independent law firm marketing lessons Entrepreneurship takes a lot of information and a lot of hard work. When you work for a large company, they do a pretty good job organically marketing your skills. For instance, if you work for a respectable law firm, then... Read More »

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Your new working identity as a business owner

Moving from a big law firm to independent practice requires a new mindset When you consider moving from a large law firm to a small firm, or going it alone, think about it as a total career move. Such big career decisions need more personal investigation than... Read More »

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Launching a law business on a lean budget

Helping your independent law practice grow without breaking the bank You may have thought about the challenges of small business ownership, if you’re thinking of starting your own law firm, but you can overcome anything that seems like an obstacle. Some of the challenges are:... Read More »

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Your firm, your rules

Creating a rewarding independent law practice Congratulations, new lawyer! You’ve made it out of school and now you’re ready to take the next step in your professional future by seeking out a law firm. Before you apply to all the places creating buzz among your... Read More »

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Creating a professional law office

Co-working offers independent lawyers an affordable option Access to capital is often limited for start-up lawyers and, at the beginning of a practice, lawyers are hard-pressed to find the necessary client base to sustain them. Yet, in order to practice, a lawyer requires a law office... Read More »

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Three keys to success as an independent lawyer

Entrepreneurial tips for your law practice Business ownership is one of life’s most rewarding achievements, but it takes planning and dedication to succeed as an entrepreneur. As you seek to achieve success as an independent lawyer, keep these three tips in mind: Don’t begin without... Read More »

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Co-working eases the transition to independent law practice

Entrepreneurial lawyers save money, build a network by co-working Planning, careful consideration and an informed outlook reduce the likelihood that there will be serious pitfalls as you transition your career from a law firm to independent practice. Leaving the safety net of a large firm can... Read More »

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Why solo law practice is an attractive option

Some of the many benefits of working as a solo lawyer If you have been mulling over the idea of launching a new solo law practice, consider these four benefits of joining the ranks of independent attorneys: Be your own boss. When you start your own... Read More »

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The changing legal landscape

As the marketplace changes, there are more opportunities for solo lawyers and small firms The case for moving from big law to solo practice is a real a push-me-pull-you kind of choice. There are those who are drawn into independent practice for intrinsic motives and others... Read More »

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Moving from BigLaw to solo practice

Three tips to help ease your transition to solo law One of the greatest fears of moving from BigLaw to solo practice is your ability to attract and retain clients. This fear is typical among lawyers who are contemplating self-employment and the loss of a guaranteed... Read More »

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Co-working offers lawyers amenities for less

Benefits of co-working for solo lawyers Co-working for lawyers means you don’t have to go it alone as you launch or grow your solo law practice. Co-working spaces should be among your top choices for office space, and here’s why: Shared Cost: When you co-work with other lawyers,... Read More »

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Co-working for women in law

Alternative office spaces offer women attorneys community, business development and flexibility Co-working is a growing trend in the United States with more than 50,000 Americans co-working in 800 spaces nationwide, according to CBS News. There are more than 3,000 co-working spaces around the globe. As... Read More »

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The economics of solo law practice

Shared office space and funding options make solo practice an option Over the span of your law school education the big decision was already part of the process: Would you join a firm or start your own? Options for new lawyers, at one time, were much more... Read More »

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Mastering LinkedIn for Lawyers

LinkedIn can help solo lawyers increase their visibility and gain new clients LinkedIn is a powerful online tool that helps professionals from all fields build their professional networks, raise visibility and build a personal brand. LinkedIn for lawyers is an overlooked tool for many in... Read More »

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Starting a blog for your solo law practice

A blog should be part of a lawyer’s marketing plan You probably know that you should blog to help promote your solo law practice, but how do you get started? From picking the topic to search engine optimization (SEO), there are plenty of do’s and don’ts.... Read More »

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Social media marketing for lawyers

Solo lawyers should be using social media for marketing Are you using social media to promote your law firm or business? If not, you could be missing out on a key to website traffic, brand awareness and building business. Social media marketing for lawyers is important... Read More »

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Advantages of co-working for lawyers

Solo lawyers can save money and build a network at a co-working space Co-working for lawyers offers many advantages as you launch and grow your solo law practice, including: Cost: The cost of renting office space in a commercial area is expensive for one person. A... Read More »

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Should you start your own law firm or join one?

Options for a new lawyer to consider According to the American Bar Association, more than 46,000 men and women graduated from law school in 2013. That means that every graduate who passes the bar needs to consider whether to join a firm or start his... Read More »

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Why paying a flat fee for lawyers is gaining popularity

Solo lawyers can use package pricing as a competitive advantage During the most recent recession, business owners were looking for innovative ways to decrease their expenses and many of them chose to reduce the amount they spent on legal services. As businesses started demanding more... Read More »

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Three challenges of small business ownership

Small business issues for solo lawyers Being a small business owner is a demanding task, especially during the first years of your start-up’s existence. Small business owners must fire in many directions at once to ensure that they generate enough revenue to cover business costs. No... Read More »

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Why lawyers should blog

Blogging should be part of a lawyer’s marketing strategy Many people will turn to the Internet for answers to their legal questions, and that is why blogging for lawyers is so important. Lawyers who blog have the ability to capture the attention of potential clients who are... Read More »

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Working at home or co-working?

Co-working provides another option for small law firms and solo lawyers The way lawyers work is rapidly evolving. No longer does an attorney have to be a partner in a big law firm in order to have a successful practice. Alternative office solutions for lawyers are de rigueur for... Read More »

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LinkedIn for lawyers

Using social media to establish credibility as a solo lawyer LinkedIn, the professional social media network that’s been growing steadily for the past few years and now boasts more than 300 million users worldwide, has become a popular option for jobseekers and networkers alike. For... Read More »

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Alternative Office Options for Lawyers

Finding the best office space for your new solo law practice Whether you’re a new law school graduate or a seasoned lawyer striking out on your own, finding the perfect office space is a must. Purchasing a building or signing a long-term lease for office... Read More »

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How lawyers use social media

Social media marketing and your law practice As a lawyer, you need to prove to your potential clients that you are trustworthy and knowledgeable and that you care about them. These tips for social media marketing for lawyers will help you demonstrate your skills and integrity. Share... Read More »

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