Run Solo Run: Why Law Firm Owners Should Seek Office

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When it comes to influencing public policy and the judicial system, it often seems as if biglaw attorneys have the upper hand.  Many large firm attorneys have the kinds of connections that can put them on an inside track for judicial appointments.  And biglaw attorneys also have ample resources to back candidates who share their…

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Plan Your Law Firm, Courtesy of Canva

If you’ve read my stuff, you know I’m not a fan of a formal business plan as a prerequisite to starting a law firm.  For starters, in today’s fast changing world, a business plan can change even as you’re writing it.  Plus, a formal plan lends itself to extensive research and analysis/paralysis which holds many…

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Here’s to the Crazy Ones

After the law firm where I worked as an associate twenty five years ago gave me six months to find a new job, I had a crazy idea.  What if I didn’t look for a job at all and instead decided to start my own law firm? And even crazier, what if that law firm…

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Corona Virus and the Business Model

My regular readers know that I’m a sucker for a sexy business model.  Whether it’s a cool niche practice or  innovative delivery systems or a subscription service or  figuring out how to leverage thyself, any departure — no matter how minor — from the same-old-same-old billable hour, sparks joy.  But re-assessing the law firm business…

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