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How to Overcome the Common Challenges of Running a Solo Practice

October 18, 2017

Author: Thomson Reuters Let’s look at the list: Of course, there’s your daily caseload. Those clients have to be properly cared for. But then there’s the common business tasks like paying the bills, collecting your fees or ordering supplies. What’s left for growing your business? That new website content isn’t going to write itself. Day after day, solo attorneys…

What’s A Fair Rate for Court Appointed Counsel?

November 30, 2004

Over at  David Giacalone’s web log, there’s more coverage of the situation with Massachusetts court appointed attorneys.  In case you missed David’s prior coverage (which he links back to extensively in his post), a group…

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…

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