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Solo & Small Law Firms

Unbundling and the Rural Client

May 24, 2018

Many rural communities continue to face a legal services crisis.  Some communities simply don’t have enough lawyers.  Alternatively, there are enough lawyers, but their fees exceed the amount that clients can or wish to pay.  But now, according to this story, one innovative firm, The Law Shop located in Van Meter Iowa has a solution: unbundled…

Solo & Small Firm Lawyers Average $198k/year…So Why Do We Portray Solos As Losers?

May 22, 2018

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of the solo and small firm practitioner has been greatly exaggerated. At least that’s the case if one is to believe the Attorney Compensation Report released by Martindale-Hubbell today which found that…

Pricing Legal Subscription Service Plans

May 22, 2018

Legal subscription plan – that is, a services or bundle of services available for a fixed price on a recurring basis — can be a solo or small firm lawyer’s best friend. As I wrote…

Legal Malpractice Insurance As the Missing Piece In the Supply Chain for Innovation for Solo and Small Law Firms

May 10, 2018

Remember the bot that sues Equifax for data breaches  that made headlines last fall? Although celebrated by most of the #altlaw crowd, surprisingly, the bot wasn’t as well received by many of the solo and…

My Clinnovation Lit Bit: Making Innovation Pay With A Law Student Technology Ambassador Program

May 2, 2018

As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. Likewise, law schools can offer up all kinds of innovative, forward-looking programs on law and technology, or clinics…

Innovative Law Practice: Say Hello to Family Law Attorney Erin Levine of Hello Divorce

May 1, 2018

Family law is one of those practice areas that everyone loves to hate. Clients complain not only about their partners or spouses but about the high cost of divorce, and the often protracted contentious proceedings…

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Fake Designer Handbags and Fake Lawyers

April 30, 2018

Last week, I returned from a trip to China with a new accessory in tow: a fake Coach bag.  Though I’m aware of  arguments that purchases of counterfeit luxury items harm the brand, other studies…

Some Inspiration for Solo and Small Law Firms

April 20, 2018

Starting and running a law firm isn’t always the joyful journey that many of us imagine.  When it comes to the decision of whether to start a firm, many lawyers suffer from analysis paralysis, drawing…

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