I am starting my own firm next month. I am very excited and I know it will be a struggle, but this is my time and I will do whatever it takes to succeed. (Questions in comments)

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As someone who launched their own firm, I found the best advice in books.
1. How to Start & Build a Law Practice by Jay Foonberg (I have the 5th edition)
2. From Lawyer To Law Firm - How to Manage a Successful Law Business Author: Elizabeth M. Miller
3. Other books from Amazon about legal marketing and working remote (Law office on a laptop).

Good Luck!!

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You should also check out the other foonberg book. How to get and keep good clients. Some of his strategies are pretty sketchy, but there is also some good advice there.

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I'm starting my own legal blog and content writing service. It's aimed mostly at solos. We will write blog posts on any topic and jurisdiction you want on for a low fee. This helps establish your credibility and adds to your website's SEO /search engine optimization) which draws in potential clients. Website is www.legalverb.com. Thanks!

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Given how much business will be taking place on line, make sure you invest in a quality website. Square space and Wordpress both have good starter options, and if you aren’t experienced in SEO or writing web copy consider hiring someone who can help with that.

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I have several practice areas that I am familiar with and only looking to get clients/fees at the moment. I am looking at:

1. Residential real estate closings. Have been to some training and am signing up as a title agent with some title companies here in Chicago.

2. Lobbying. I am a registered lobbyist and I have an AI platform from which to conduct letter writing campaigns to state and federal government.

3. Debt collection. I cover hearings using Docketly for a lot of debt collection cases. This is used to make quick bucks and keep me open.

4. Arbitration. I am familiar with the process and I am applying to be a FINRA Arbitrator as well as getting on a roster here in and around Chicago.

5. Limited engagement legal services. My catch all serving clients with DUI’s or low end criminal work. As well as setting up LLC’s and sending out demand letters. This also encompasses my referral arm to get them referral fees.

6. Trade. This is something I love to do and want to pursue. I may make my own company under this.

My time allocation for this is:
1= 50%
2-6= 10%

Seeking input on this. I am a month away and some constructive feedback is valuable to me at this time. What do you think?

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Good luck!

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