Independent Law Practice

Avoiding the Overwork Trap as an Independent Lawyer

2019-08-19T14:47:12-06:00May 23rd, 2018|Independent Law Practice|

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 a reason. According to Harvard Business Review: "Big Law attorneys [...]

Lawyer Work-Life Balance

2018-07-31T13:14:56-06:00May 9th, 2018|Independent Law Practice, Legal Resources and Articles, Small Law Firm|

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 it. First, as we all know, it's next to impossible [...]

Finding Your Legal Network

2019-08-19T14:52:41-06:00April 11th, 2018|Coworking for Lawyers, Independent Law Practice|

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 flip side can be isolation. A strong legal network can [...]

Be a Standout Small Law Firm

2019-08-19T14:50:13-06:00March 28th, 2018|Independent Law Practice, 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 noise. So, even if you have a small advertising budget [...]

Law Office Essentials

2018-07-31T13:14:57-06:00February 28th, 2018|Coworking for Lawyers, Independent Law Practice|

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 business can be simpler than you might think. Begin with [...]

Entrepreneurial Lawyer New Year’s Resolutions

2019-04-24T10:54:38-06:00December 28th, 2017|Independent Law Practice|

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 a lot of stress, the new year also brings with [...]

Lawyer health issues: Managing stress

2019-08-19T14:54:23-06:00December 7th, 2017|Independent Law Practice|

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 to independent practitioners. Managing stress can help you stay healthier [...]

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