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To my solos: What was the most successful marketing tool you used to first start getting clients?

I feel like im at my breaking point with neediness of clients this week. What is a nice way of saying don’t bug me with little things call my assistant or your failure to act is not my emergency?

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Salary check please. Work in a small plaintiff class action litigation firm in a HCOL area specializing in antitrust and consumer protection. Strict 1800 billable hour requirement and my salary is 155… more

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I've been offered a job as associate at a small (1 owner, 1 of counsel) firm. It's near metro big city and they seem to have a good amount of business. It's probate (straightforward ones &… more

What is a reasonable hourly rate to ask for estate planning attorney contract work? I'm three years out of school, in Colorado if that matters. Minimal estate planning experience. General ballpark… more

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Maternity leave question - I'm one of three partners (the other two are men) at a small firm with 4 associates and will need to take maternity leave next year. I'm not sure what to ask my part… more

Anyone with a litigation practice use Everlaw for document review/production and have insights (good/bad)? They’re pitching my small practice and I’m not sure about the cost savings/usability versus … more

Any former big law funds lawyers here? Is there any life outside of big law or in-house for us?

Hi all, I am a NY Attorney (never practised in NY) and U.K. solicitor. I live and work in the U.K. I am considering practising or working on some files from the U.K. in the US and I am keen to discuss… more

Looking for someone who can help with expansion. Our two partner law firm is thinking about bringing on another partner in a different state and need to figure out the logistics/compensation. Anyone h… more

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How long did it take for your solo firm to be profitable?

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What are the best automations or digital shortcuts you've implemented in your firm? We do some simple things like automated emails for new snail mail received and some automation using data entry … more

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Just want to vent! It’s so hard when you sign clients up and immediately start working on their matter and then they take forever to respond. Then by the time they circle back, you are now swamped and… more

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WWYD: you referred a case to a colleague and you didn’t discuss a referral fee but the client (who is your acquaintance) tells you that they are working with your referral. Do you reach out to your re… more

How do you guys actually get paid for a consultation when it seems like everyone else is offering free consultations. Most people I tell I charge a consultation fee don’t ever schedule a consultation.… more

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Anyone have any luck with good lead generation services? Ive tried a few now with not much luck.

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For the partners of LLPs- are you taking draws every month or have you done an s-election and take a set salary? If so, have you seen a big tax savings?

How do other small law firms handle compensation. We are on “eat what you kill” system with 2 p’s and 2 assoc. The associate collections go into pool to offset expenses. We split remaining loss/profi… more

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Small firm (2 partners and 0 associates) in LA wants me to come work for them as an associate. They want me to throw out the first number for compensation negotiations... What's typical here?

Been solo in fam law for approximately 8 months. Was a law clerk before that so did not bring clients in prior. I still haven’t gotten a steady stream of income coming in and my significant other and … more

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What is your experience using an outsourced attorney to draft pleadings?

I have had so much back and forth with a client that keeps trying to ask for things outside of the scope of redlining a contract. They are now willing to pay for the additional work but It has been so… more

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What’s the most efficient ways to collect from judgment debtors in smaller cases between 5k-20k? Are firms SOL unless the person has real estate or maybe a known job to garnish wages?

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Is anyone feeling a slow down in their business (new clients)? If not, what’s your practice area/market?

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Im looking to bring on another attorney, right now I'm solo, any advice how to structure salary & bonus for a new attorney.

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How do you deal with never having any vacation/days off? I do fractional work for about 6 small businesses, so not possible to actually coordinate a day where I 100% can just not pick up the phone. … more

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Solos who work remotely and have no office space. How much is your overhead per month?

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As a solo / small law firm, how do you calculate/calendar deadlines?

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Anyone have a thriving practice doing contracts for clients? I want to open my own firm and do contract negotiations for software companies? How did you get your first few clients ? What do you charge… more

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What do you all use to allow the client to send you large volumes of pictures and videos electronically? Sorry a bit tech unsophisticated.

Has anyone started a solo law firm with no clients and done something other than personal injury or criminal defense? Have you gotten any work doing legal research and writing for other law firms?

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How much is your overhead if you are a solo with no admin staff? Legal malpractice insurance, Westlaw/Lexis, electronic document management system, email, servers, office space rent, marketing, office… more

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How much is legal malpractice insurance for a solo practitioner in Florida? Which companies do you recommend?

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How much do you charge for a criminal felony trial. Trial should last about 3 days.

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Any solos focus exclusively on legal research and writing services? Perhaps plaintiff’s counsel sends you work to draft and opposition to a motion for summary judgment?

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Anyone use MyCase for a practice with more than 5 attorneys? What are your thoughts?

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Any solos or small firm associates go to state or federal government? How was the transition? Did your quality of life improve? Has your work product/legal craft improved?

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Any good recs for malpractice insurance in TX?

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How do you small law / solos get clients? Mostly referrals? Marketing? Physical ads? Digital ads? Cold outreach?

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