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Are you in the process of starting up a solo practice? If so, do you have a plan? Or do you even know where to start? Whether you plan to focus on tech startup clients or low level criminal defense, if you don't have a detailed plan, you might want to go back to the drawing board.
With more and more attorneys going solo these days, and legal tech starting to suck up some potential clients, competition among small firms and solos has never been fiercer. And if you're going to join the growing ranks of solo practitioners, that means you're going to be in charge of all the legal work, plus the marketing, plus the (daily, weekly, monthly and yearly) administrative duties, and all the other attendant tasks.
There are some basics that every lawyer striking it out solo needs to make sure they have covered. These range from making sure you actually know how to manage a law practice to ensuring you don't die of loneliness. And obviously, at the heart of any successful practice is profitability. If running a solo practice only involved lawyering and nothing else, there'd be a whole lot more solo practitioners out there.
Starting your own practice is confusing, and running it is even trickier. Fortunately, the law firm experts here at FindLaw have put together a brief (free) playbook to help you get started, figure out what's right for you, and get you connected to the right resources.
The most important aspects of starting a solo practice is, and always will be, the lawyer at the center of it all.
Whether you have a full staff, or are an army of one, your practice has to serve your needs and fit within your long-term goals. Starting off right means making sure you are taking the right approach, targeting the right markets, and have the right (and enough) resources to do the best work you can.
Download the free FindLaw playbook to make sure you don't start your new solo practice off on the wrong foot.
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