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A Solo Attorneys Perspective: The Challenges of Solo Legal Practice

Sarah Golombeck Discusses the Challenges of Solo Legal Practice and How LawBank Has Helped her From the LawBank Video Channel: Attorney Sarah Golombeck, elder law attorney and LawBank client, discusses the challenges of solo legal practice and how LawBank helped her: ” “Working independently does have... Read More »

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Networking for Lawyers

Summer Networking for Lawyers Now that summer is here, many of you might be more interested in planning your vacation than focusing on marketing your business. We hope you do get a good break, because it’s great for your productivity to take time to recharge... Read More »

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Consul General to Mexico Visits LawBank

Consul General to Mexico Speaks to LawBank About Colorado-Mexico Relationship Carlos Bello, the Consul General to Mexico, recently visited LawBank to speak to international lawyers about the positive impact of the Colorado-Mexico relationship. The event was organized and hosted by LawBank member Frank Schuchat, who... Read More »

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An Attorney’s Advice About Going Into Solo Law Practice

Advice About Going Into Solo Law Practice: Resources for the Independent Practitioner From the LawBank Video Channel: Attorney Megan Courtney shares her thoughts on going solo, including LawBank, Watson and more: “If another attorney came to me wanting to do this [start an independent law practice],... Read More »

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Practice Management for Solo Lawyers

Standing out from the crowd in your solo practice One of the fundamentals in running any business is understanding how to sell your product to your target client. In law, we talk about hanging a shingle when opening a solo law practice or small firm,... Read More »

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Solo profiles: Stories of independent law practice – Lisa Hardin

From law school to solo practice When Lisa Hardin graduated from law school, she knew she wanted to go into estate planning and tax planning, but found that the Denver market had limited relevant openings at existing law firms. So, rather than moving to a... Read More »

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Rep. Daniel Kagan Visits LawBank to Celebrate House Bill 1032

Rep. Kagan Celebrates Signing of House Bill 1032 at LawBank Colorado State Representative Daniel Kagan (Dem, District 3) addresses supporters at LawBank, celebrating the Governor’s signing of House Bill 1032 which guarantees all juveniles the right to attorneys throughout the pendency of a criminal case.

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Ethics in Legal Marketing for Solo Lawyers

A quick guide to what you can and can’t say when marketing your solo law practice Starting a solo law firm means that you are running a business and, like all businesses, some marketing is necessary for finding new clients and work. In the legal... Read More »

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Honorable Alfred Harrell Visits LawBank

LawBank Brown Bag Lunch Series features notable speakers for the legal field and small business management. Among other educational and professional events, LawBank hosts a Brown Bag Lunch Series featuring notable speakers on legal topics, small business, personal success and more. Recently, the Honorable Alfred... Read More »

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LawBank at the Forefront of New Law Business Model

The New Law Business Model: From Big Law to Solo Practice. LawBank was recently featured in an article in Law Week Colorado, which discussed the growing movement of mid-career attorneys moving from big law firms to solo practice. The article features several LawBank client attorneys... Read More »

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Big Law to Solo Law Practice

Transition from Big Law to a Solo Law Practice – How LawBank Can Help From the LawBank Video Channel, LawBank founding partner Jay Kamlet discusses the transition from Big Law to solo law practice, and how that inspired him to launch the collaborative legal community at... Read More »

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Spring cleaning your solo law practice

Solo law practice – Tips for keeping your business house in order At home, you might be working on prepping the lawn and garden for the warm season, or you might be cleaning out that front closet and donating old items you no longer need.... Read More »

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Co-working for Lawyers – An Attorney’s Perspective

Co-working for Lawyers: The Holy Grail of the Modern Legal Field From the LawBank Video Channel, corporate transactional attorney Rehan Hasan discusses the benefits of working in a collaborative co-working space designed exclusively for lawyers: “What I would say to another attorney who is considering... Read More »

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LawBank Amenities – A Modern Law Office without the Typical Law Office Overhead

LawBank Amenities and Accommodations – Denver’s Only Modern, Lawyer-Specific Co-Working Space. From the LawBank Video Channel, COO and co-founder Jordan Deifik describes the amenities and accommodations at Denver’s premier co-working space for entrepreneurial attorneys: “In terms of the accommodations and amenities here at LawBank, we... Read More »

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The LawBank Concept – Coworking for Lawyers, Collaboration for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Coworking for Lawyers: The Next Step in Modern, Collaborative Working Environments for Entrepreneurial Attorneys. From the LawBank Video Channel, president and co-founder Rob Fogler discusses the LawBank concept: “LawBank provides a modern co-working space for today’s entrepreneurial attorneys. LawBank is a co-working environment for attorneys.... Read More »

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Start-up Principles for Law Firms

Customer focus and simplicity among success factors for start-up businesses. Law school and, often, several years of working at a larger firm prepared you well for a career as a lawyer. You know your area of law, and you’re a good lawyer, but are you... Read More »

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Solo profiles: Stories of independent law practice – Stan Doida Jr.

The promise of holding his own destiny in his hands led Doida to solo practice. This week, Stan Doida Jr. will celebrate the second anniversary of Doida Law LLC, his solo law practice. He has been a regular fixture at LawBank since about six months... Read More »

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Marketing a solo law practice or small firm

Finding time to work on the business and not just in the business. One of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship is finding time to step away from working in the business to work on the business. Especially as your caseload picks up, it can... Read More »

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Behind the Scenes with the LawBank Video Campaign

LawBank video: A sneak peak at LawBank’s co-working concept, straight from our member attorneys. LawBank is launching a new video channel to share insights and inspirations related to running a solo law practice or small law firm. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from our video... Read More »

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Tips for Lawyers: LawBank’s New Video Series

LawBank to present a new video series with tips for lawyers and small firms. LawBank is launching a new video series, hosted here on LawBank News and our new YouTube channel. We’ll be sharing a series of tips for lawyers, as well as insights on... Read More »

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Lawyers Seeking New Business Models

Increasingly, attorneys are leaving big firms for a more nimble business model “The old, stuffy type of firm is outdated.”—Claudine Homolash, as quoted in The Legal Intelligencer The article featuring Homolash, titled “Lawyers Leaving Firms in Search of New Business Models,” came across our desk... Read More »

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New Year’s Business Resolutions for Solo Lawyers and Small Firms

Start off the year right with some new year’s business resolutions for your solo practice or small firm. Welcome to the new year! It’s hard to believe that we’re a couple weeks into 2014 already. Maybe you took some well-deserved time off during the holidays,... Read More »

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Overcoming Common Setbacks to a Successful Solo Law Practice

What it takes to move past the road blocks and launch your own law business. In our last post, we looked at five traits of successful entrepreneurial lawyers. Today, in a continuation of that idea, we look at some action items that can help you... Read More »

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What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneurial Lawyer?

5 signs that going solo as an entrepreneurial lawyer could be right for you. Maybe you’re a mid-career attorney mulling over the idea of leaving a large firm to start your own specialized practice, or maybe you’re a recent law school graduate with big dreams... Read More »

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Online Legal Matchmakers Link Lawyers to Potential Clients

New Web-based services connect solo lawyers and small firms to clients with specific legal needs. There’s yet another resource for solo lawyers and small firms looking to build up their client lists: online legal matchmakers. These services provide an interface for small businesses to find... Read More »

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Law Firm Mergers: Opportunity for Small Law Amid Big Law Shake-Ups

With increasing numbers of large law firm mergers, where do individual lawyers fit into the mix? A piece last week in the Wall Street Journal, “Big Law Mergers Fuel Skepticism,” caught our eye. In the wake of big law firm mergers and restructuring, many talented... Read More »

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Making the Most of a Co-working Space for Lawyers

A co-working space can offer big advantages for lawyers – if you take steps to maximize the experience You have taken the leap and launched your small business – for many of our readers, that means a solo law practice. You’re starting to get the... Read More »

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Solo profiles: Stories of independent law practice – Sarah Golombek

Personal connections are key for one LawBank co-working member After several years practicing in the legal field, elder law attorney Sarah Golombek took a leap and opened an independent law practice this past summer. Her practice includes estate planning and probate matters, such as guardianships... Read More »

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LawBank Featured in Denver Business Journal

Online edition of DBJ leads with a story on LawBank’s legal-specific co-working model. LawBank is making waves. The lawyers-only co-working office has generated positive feedback from a range of sources over the past few months, and is now making news. Last week, the Denver Business... Read More »

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Solo Law Practice: Ready to Hang Your Shingle?

Five tips for running a successful solo law practice So you’re ready to strike out on your own as a solo lawyer. Independence and work that fits your passion beckons, but uncertainty and questions about how to run a business loom. Where do you start?... Read More »

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Co-working for Lawyers

Co-working: It’s not just for creative types. As of July 2013, more than 3,000 co-working spaces have opened worldwide – up from only 600 spaces in 2010. These flexible work spaces serve more than 100,000 people, making co-working a trend that can’t be ignored. Once... Read More »

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Solo practice for new lawyers

Entrepreneurship offers alternative for new law school grads. Over the past few years, news reports have painted a sobering picture for new law school graduates. Publications from Fortune to Time have used words like “grim” and “a perfect storm” to describe the job prospects for... Read More »

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Interested in Learning How to Read Your Client’s Financial Statements?

LawBank Will Host  An Introduction to Financial Statements Seminar with Josh Bauerle, CPA. Ever wanted a better understanding of your client’s financial statements? Accountant Josh Bauerle, owner of JDB Business Solutions,  will run through how to read a balance sheet, income statement, and other financial... Read More »

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What Will They Say About You?

Presentation by Rabbi Daniel Cohen Inspires LawBank Members. Rabbi Daniel Cohen sat down with LawBank members and guests this week to present his “Courageous Choices” seminar. Rabbi Cohen discussed his concept of living a life for which you want to be remembered. Cohen outlined his... Read More »

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Tips From the Trenches: Reflections One Year After Going Solo

Tips for Success When “Going Solo” as a Lawyer. Going solo as a lawyer is no easy undertaking, especially for a young lawyer. Yet it yields many benefits for entrepreneurial attorneys who are willing to make the shift to solo law practice or a small-firm... Read More »

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LawBank to Host Rabbi Daniel Cohen’s Courageous Choices Seminar

Courageous Choices Seminar Teaches How to Live with Relevance. In advance of his soon-to-be-released book: What Will They Say About You? Seven Principles for Reverse Engineering Your Life!, Rabbi Daniel Cohen will be in Denver to present lunchtime seminar designed to help each of us explore... Read More »

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LawBank to Sponsor Upcoming Hanging Your Shingle Program

Hanging Your Shingle Program Teaches Startup Basics for Layers. LawBank will be sponsoring the CBA/CLE Hanging Your Shingle program, taking place August 15-17. We will have an exhibit table outside the classroom so please stop by if you plan to attend. For more information about... Read More »

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Denver’s New Law Office Solution for Solo Attorneys

A co-working law office solution isn’t just for new lawyers. Veteran attorneys like Frank Schuchat, formerly a founding partner of Schuchat Herzog & Brenman, are finding a new law office solution at LawBank, a collaborative coworking space that offers many of the resources of a large firm... Read More »

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Lack of Law Jobs Prompting More Independent Lawyers

With jobs for new lawyers less common, many are thinking entrepreneurially. As this CBS News story details, firm positions for new lawyers coming out of law school are becoming increasingly scarce. A solution for many recent law school grads may be independent practice. LawBank provides... Read More »

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New Working Model for Lawyers

Modern legal practice has evolved to a new working model for lawyers in independent practice. The business model at big firms is evolving, and making independent practice for many lawyers not only more appealing, but more necessary. As a result, there’s a new working model... Read More »

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Working Alone, Together

By ALEX WILLIAMS Co-working sites offer new options for solo entrepreneurs, including independent lawyers. Whitney Tingle, a New York entrepreneur, once had the common fantasy of ditching the 9-to-5 world, starting her own business and working in the serenity of her home. It did not... Read More »

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Startup Offers Big Law Benefits To Solo Attorneys

By Meg Satrom, Esq. LAW WEEK COLORADO New co-working law office provides pro-level amenities without the big-firm headache. IT’S A DILEMMA that’s troubled attorneys for as long as firms have existed — practice alone or join a group? Attorneys who practice in large law firms... Read More »

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Introducing LawBank

LawBank: Denver’s new co-working law office solution for independent lawyers. We have created LawBank to allow you to collaborate with your peers. Learn from your colleagues. Mentor the future of the legal profession. Join a community of legal professionals in a warm, friendly and thoughtful... Read More »

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