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In February 2014, LexisNexis relaunched the original 2011 Firm Manager, its online law practice management program for solo and small firm lawyers. Why the original product didn’t gain much traction isn’t relevant, because the new Firm Manager shines. Still, its development history provides some insight into the product.
Bar functions like seminars, happy hours, and practice-area groups are probably the most valuable services bar associations provide. They are not exclusively attended by solos, of course, but solos tend to make up about half the crowd, just as they make up about half the bar. The solos you meet at bar functions will tend to resemble these archetypes.
… prospective clients. It always seems to ebb and flow, feast or famine. As a solo lawyer, I try to embrace the emotional roller coaster that comes with running my practice. When I have a break between projects (doesn’t that sound better than a “lull in business?”) I try to see it as an opportunity to work on blog posts, be more active on social media…
… for your law practice. Boundaries Failing to set personal boundaries can result in one of two extremes: nothing gets done or all you do is work. Several years ago I met a home-based lawyer who reached out for help with procrastination and time management. During the work week the lawyer let family chores and home responsibilities rule. To meet client…
…, save money at checkout by using the Professional Liability Fund's (PLF's) discount code OSBPLF.] Also see this post about click wrap or click through fee agreements. VLOs aside, most lawyers who express an interest in practicing virtually mean they want to work from home – due to economic necessity, personal choice, or both. In next week’s post, I’ll discuss the nine steps to establishing a successful home-based practice. [All Rights Reserved 2014 Beverly Michaelis] Like this: Like Loading... Related …