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Starting a Law Firm To Serve Clients Just Like You

September 15, 2017

Fed up with his law firms’ inefficient and costly practices, serial-entrepreneur Justin Kan decided to take matters into his own hands. Now, Kan isn’t a lawyer, so  he couldn’t start his own law firm. And given the size of his companies, my guess is that DIY wasn’t an option.  But what Kan could do is…

Would Biglaw Pay More to Help A Legal Aid or Solo Attorney?

November 29, 2004

Let’s say two law students, neck and neck in class rank graduate law school with $80,000 in student loan debt (including interest) – or roughly $8000/year over a ten year period.  Student A goes on…

A Welcome Change: New England States Ease Up on Stringent Bar Rules

November 29, 2004

As reported in New Rules May Spur Competition for Maine, NH and VT Attorneys, (AP)(11/29/04), courts in these three states will allow some out-of-state lawyers to be admitted to the bar without taking the bar…

In Defense of Word Perfect

November 29, 2004

Dennis Kennedy is apparently a Word 2003 fan who doesn’t get the Word Perfect phenomenon.   Perhaps this clever defense of Word Perfect, "Show Me the Codes" by New York solo attorney David Leffler will give…

Our Site’s Current Status

November 28, 2004

Yes, it’s been a week since joining the Law.com Blog Network and we’re still scrambling to repost nearly two years of archives.  I have finally located a server company which seems capable of helping MyShingle…

An Idea from India

November 28, 2004

These days, the legal profession is sending work out to India.  But here’s an idea from India that might be worth a look over here.  According to this article, Lawyers Demand Stipends, Loans cities.expressindia (11/26/04),…

Lawyers Outside the Law

November 28, 2004

This past weekend, I came across four articles about lawyers – mostly those who’ve started their own practices – who’ve found success but nevertheless left the law for  non-legal careers.   There’s Noah Lippman,  a 45…

Solo, But Never Alone

November 28, 2004

When you start your own practice, you may be solo but you’re never alone.  You can’t be – or you won’t succeed.  This article, No Lawyer Is An Island, Guy Harrison, Small Firm Business (11/29/04)…

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How to Minimize the Time You Spend on Administrative Tasks

Did you know up to 40% of time in a small law firm is spent on non billable, administrative work?  That means you are basically working for free after 2 p.m.