Joining a previous and long ago post on housecalls is this piece, Swtiching to House Calls, Hope Viner Samborn (ABA Journal 5/2006). These days, house calls are viewed not just as convenient for clients but as a way to avoid having an office. From the article:
Solo practitioner Laura S. Petelle gives new meaning to the moniker in-house counsel–she always meets clients in their homes, businesses or public places. Petelle travels throughout a three-county area around Peoria, Ill. She sits in kitchens or living rooms with families, writing notes while discussing estate planning. Breaks are common for homework, after-school snacks and playing with dogs. And it’s common for her to be asked to stay for dinner. She is one of a new breed of solos who have abandoned a traditional office, instead traveling to clients wherever they may be. Cell phones and portable computers keep them in touch and make this practice model possible.
It’s interesting how technology is allowing us to return to the traditional practices of our predecessors.