On the surface, the two articles that I’m linking in this post have nothing in common or nothing to do with solo practice. But if you look deeper, you’ll see the obvious connection: both offer ideas for niche practice. This article, Lawyer’s specialty: Advice for gay, unmarried couples, Pittsburgh Post Gazette (2/27/06) describes a biglaw attorney who specializes in "non-traditional family law practice," while this article,
Senate discusses DS, legal services (2/27/2006), reports on a University of North Dakota student meeting that discussed the possibility of allocating $40,000 to retain an attorney to deal with student legal issues.
Serving students or non-traditional families are both niches. Would they work for you?