Tips for Choosing Virtual Office Space

Many lawyers starting a practice opt for virtual office space  — basically, a physical location that provides various amenities such as a mailing address and forwarding, a few hours of office or conference room space and/or receptionist of answering services.  For lawyers with limited resources or who prefer to work from home, virtual space, in…

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Solos & Smalls – Time to Weigh in On Changes to California

Last week, the State Bar of California released for public comment several proposals for regulatory reforms developed by the California Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services. Designed to spur innovation and expand access to justice options, the task force proposed three key reforms Narrowing restrictions on the unauthorized practice of law (UPL)…

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Second Cities for Law Firms

Last year, I blogged about Second City Solos which suggested that lawyers may have more success in getting a new law practice off the ground since they’ll face less competition than they would in major metropolis cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, NeW York City, Washington D.C., etc… But today, I came across this article…

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Two Ethics Rules Ripe for Constitutional Challenge: Anyone Want to Take This On?

In Part I of the Post , I blogged about solo Ekaterina Schoenefeld’s nine year battle to have New York’s out-of-state lawyer bonafide office requirement invalidated as unconstitutional.  Schoenefeld’s fight, however, shows the kind of fortitude that’s needed to unroot these 70-year old vestigial statutes and free the legal profession to come into the modern, digital…

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