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The Travelling Lawyer

by Carolyn Elefant on January 29, 2006 · 6 comments

in Business Models, Client Service, Office Options

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If you’re going solo and can’t afford an office, don’t feel badly.  In fact, celebrate – because the lack of an office will enable you to follow in the tradition of Thomas Hall, the subject of this article, He house calls; attorney breaks free from tradition (Journal Times, 1/27/06).    As the article describes:

Since starting a business-law practice here last June, Hall meets all clients on their turf. They don’t come to his office; he goes to theirs. It’s sort of the legal profession’s version of a doctor who only makes house calls.  “I liked the idea of going to see the clients where they are,” said Hall, 45, of Wind Point. “It gets me out of the office, and it doesn’t disrupt their day so much.  “I think I learn more when I go to the client’s shop,” he continued. “And usually everything they need is there.”

When Hall travels, he does so on his dime, starting the clock when he arrives at his destination.

Convenience for clients, the opportunity to learn the business and an excuse to get out of the office.  What’s not to like about a house-call based practice?

  • http://www.tomhalllaw.com Tom Hall

    My thanks to Ms. Elefant for the national exposure.
    How did I become a trend-setter?
    Tom Hall
    Racine, WI

  • http://www.tomhalllaw.com Tom Hall

    My thanks to Ms. Elefant for the national exposure.
    How did I become a trend-setter?
    Tom Hall
    Racine, WI

  • Tom Kerner

    That’s a really fantastic idea. I’d like to hear more about it. Tom, do you maintain a blog, or a website, where we can read more about what makes your approach tick?

  • Tom Kerner

    That’s a really fantastic idea. I’d like to hear more about it. Tom, do you maintain a blog, or a website, where we can read more about what makes your approach tick?

  • Tom Hall

    Um, I’m slow responding because I’ve been busy filing a business process patent. (Weak humor).
    I don’t have a blog for this subject, but I will shortly!
    Tom

  • Tom Hall

    Um, I’m slow responding because I’ve been busy filing a business process patent. (Weak humor).
    I don’t have a blog for this subject, but I will shortly!
    Tom

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