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Melanie Fischer

Providing pro bono legal services is an excellent way for attorneys to give back to their community. Offering pro bono legal services can be beneficial to attorneys for many reasons. Not only can providing free or reduced-fee legal services make a positive impact on the lives of others, but attorneys who donate their time and […]

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What causes a prospective client choose you over another attorney? Is it your office location? Your fee structure? The number of years you have been practicing law? It’s possible that your potential clients are, in fact, concerned about the location of your office, your fees, and your professional experience. However, it’s likely that prospective clients […]

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When you were a child, did you ever argue with your parents or siblings? Did you protest doing things that you did not want to do? Were you loud and demanding – and never accepted “no” for an answer? In response to your childhood personality, did your parents ever say, “Wow! You are going to […]

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It might seem like a very simple concept: Graduate from college. Attend law school. Pass the bar. Open your own solo law practice. Have a successful career. Retire. Live happily ever after. This plan sounds great… and it can be an excellent path for many. But it’s important to remember that things are not always […]

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Simply put, there are only 24 hours in a day. To some solo attorneys, this is hardly enough time to get everything done. With only a limited amount of time each day to work, eat, and sleep, how do solo attorneys find time to relax or spend time with their family? Owning, managing, and running […]

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Opening a new business involves uncertainty – and a solo law practice is no exception. There are several exciting aspects associated with launching a new law firm. For starters, you get to be your own boss. On the other hand, there are also quite a few ambiguities that go along with opening a solo practice. […]

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Can you run a small law firm on just a few hundred dollars a month? Probably not. But that does not mean you should not try to operate your solo law practice by spending as few dollars per month as possible. When you are restricted to a relatively low operating budget – which many solo […]

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Does a desk covered in paper drive you crazy? A messy desk can be enough to make any solo attorney feel disorganized. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of paper that can pass through a law firm on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. From junk mail to client file folders, countless pieces […]

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It can be difficult to precisely predict the exact direction your new solo law practice will take in the future. During your first few months or years in business, you might have specific ideas on how you want to run your practice, and you might envision the type of client that will want to retain […]

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Owning and managing a solo law practice can be a great professional undertaking. As the owner of a solo law firm, you can be considered a small business owner and an entrepreneur. Being the owner of your own firm means that you are your own boss. You have the freedom to make your own schedule, […]

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