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Thinking of going solo. I already formed my own firm with the SoS. I would love to do business / corp transactional work. Anyone here practice in this area? How did you acquire your first few clients?… more

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Anyone have tiered fees? Wondering about the feasibility, and separately, ethics of, for example:

Monday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm is [rate]
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30 pm to 7:… more

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Folks who began practicing in one state but moved to another: How difficult did you find it?

I like where I'm at now but my entire friend/family base is back in my home state. I'm n… more

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How do you handle billing disputes? Already feel like we’re a steal compared to other firms, but it’s the pits when clients kvetch about the bill after working hard on their matters. For five figure d… more

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Thoughts on exploring something personal with a professional contact wherein I/my law firm is the client?

Someone provides us services that for purposes of this post, I’ll describe as mark… more

How do you value a book of business? Has anyone ever merged with another solo? How did you go about it?

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Does anyone know if NY still has the ethics rule that your firm’s operating account institution must be different from the trust account institution? Small firms with offices in multiple states, what … more

Recommendations for virtual receptionists?
I tried POSH bc of price and they were awful. Really trying to avoid trying all the players in the market.

Any recommendations for resources for someone who is considering leaving big law to open their own firm? Books, podcasts? I just don’t know where to start.

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Any book recommendations for a new public defender?

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How long to practice before going solo?

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Criminal defense- I’m a solo and haven’t really handled substantive criminal defense cases since I was a law clerk/intern. I really want to jump back in, curious what the learning curve and resources … more

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Anyone hear do estate planning but learned it on their own? My specialty is commercial real estate but I want to dabble in estate planning. Not sure if it’s something I can teach myself. Thoughts?

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I’m thinking about doing some contract legal work while I look for a job that is the right fit for me. Any suggestions on affordable malpractice insurance for such a situation?

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How much revenue did you generate during your first year as a solo? I’m thinking about going solo next year. I practice divorce law now so I would continue doing that once I start my own firm. What sh… more

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What form of payment do you accept? Is credit card a yah or nay?

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Does anyone else put everything even rent on their credit card to help with cash flow? Most of my clients are net 30 so I may not get paid for 30-40 days after I bill them. Personally it creates cash … more

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Do you guys think the first few years of practice are the hardest typically?

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Anybody interested in representing someone in an Article 78 proceeding against the city (nyc) to remove a fine (she was airbnb’ing her place while herself also living there, but the exact ground for t… more

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I’m in desperate need of a job. Please share and/or comment. I’ll appreciate any referrals. I’m in the DMV area, and I’ve an LL.B. and 5 years experience as a paralegal in different areas of the law. … more

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I’m trying to apply for a remote position to add to my income. I’m currently and have been a billing supervisor since 2017. Been with firm since 2003. I feel like more work is being given and I have n… more

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Compliance analyst at S&P Global vs assistant law clerk for a judge in state supreme court (New York county)? Which would you pick and why? I am a family law attorney and my job is emotionally dra… more

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Thinking of starting my own estate planning and real estate closing law firm. I have some experience in both. My concern is getting clients once I open the doors. I graduated in 2018 and have worked i… more

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The past two days I’ve spent to my entire day doing things that really can be done by a paralegal. So I hired a freelance para. Any tips to make this a success? What’s your tips to train and get your … more

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Cross-post: I’m currently a divorce attorney. I’ve been practicing for two years - one as an employment attorney and one as a divorce attorney. I recently received an offer to work as a ssi/ssdi attor… more

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Any recommendations for a printer / scanner for a solo working from home??
Small case load so I don’t need anything crazy but still want something reliable, that will last.

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How often do you all review your rates? I’m 6 months into partnership and my rate is the same as it was two years ago when I started at this firm as a 4th year (currently had a license just over 6 yea… more

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What sort of communications language/provisions do you have in your fee agreement? We currently do not have a bilingual paralegal (I’m bilingual in the relevant language). Our client intake form reque… more

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Crossposting... I am looking into starting my own firm with one other attorney. I have never been a partner or solo so I am trying to figure out best practices right now. I would appreciate any a… more

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Waiting now 13 months for a decision on a pre-answer motion to dismiss for an employment/business law dispute. Been administratively adjourned eight times and bounced around now two judges. The applic… more

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Anyone use a recruiter to find an associate? Having a hard time finding someone.

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I got my first EVER bar complaint from a former client who wanted be to purse a lawsuit in bad faith. The bar dismissed it as it did not show any violations, but it still stings. Anywho, former client… more

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What’s the average pay for first year associate at small law firm? Have an offer WFH with quarterly/bi-annually in-person meeting. Is 68k fair pay? Thanks!

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How many hours a week did you work when you started your own firm as a solo? I am looking for a better work/life balance than I currently have and am hoping I can work less hours and be just as succes… more

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Tips for new law grad looking to start solo practice in estate planning. Andddd go!

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For a Rule 45 subpoena duces tecum, can I mail it to the stat agent for a company or LLC? I took a case over from another firm and they sent subpoenas with a process server who was unable to persona… more

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Many efforts to get into big law have been to no avail mainly because I only have LLM from Emory Law and my other law degrees are foreign. I have decided to start my own law firm and I aim to make it … more

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What’s the average origination fee? Same question with fee splitting?

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