Solo and Small PI firm owners:
Feeling strong growth in my current role (several promotions < 2y) but can't help but wonder what's out there. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the job - people are great, wlb is above average for the industry, and there's a strong path to AP relatively soon as compared to big 4.
Is it weird to think about exploring? Believe it or not, for what I do, MBB comp below AP isn't really THAT much better, but MBA sponsorship is attractive.
I don't want to go to industry, pace is too slow...
How long does it take for Australia Visa approval after medicals and all documents submission for TSS 482?
It has already been 28 days after the medicals submission to Doha.
Can someone please share their experience?
Any one who is willing to provide a student some guidance on M&A and Carve outs? Having a school project due and hoped to gain some insight
For those with a personal phone they have downloaded company software to also function as a work phone, how do you like it? I’ve always had a separate work phone but now I’m in a situation where I would need to combine personal and work phones
Hi all, Impetus technologies is hiring for various roles. Those who need referrals can reach out to me and share their profiles and roles they are looking to apply for. Would be glad to help :)
I’m curious... what brands have y’all seen try to inspire positivity / happiness during this year? Especially on social?
Trying to rent a convertible in NYC on Sunday. What's the best location / company to maximize my selection or upgrade options? Also share any good Corp Code?
Does anyone else in this role feel as if you work for the interest of your manager? My manager is the Dir of Operations and I feel as if I don't have any autonomy or authority, as if I was hired to do his bidding.
Hey , Looking for my first switch
YOE - 2.5 YEARS
TECH - ServiceNow Developer
Current CTC - 4.35 LPA
Could you please help me with how much I can expect ?
Does anyone have a good recommendation for CRM tool for small law firm? It needs to be specifically for law practice.
my boss sent me a friend request on facebook. How do I politely deny it without damaging our relationship?
Thoughts on joining a really small consulting firm for their forensics team? (I.e. team of 10 max). Coming from PwC audit trying to break into the forensics for the first time
My team at Arthur D. Little is looking to hire across talent levels and services. If interested, send me a PM.
I am someone who struggles with anxiety. Is public accounting worth it? Or will it just make things worse for me?
Is DataCamp subscription worth it for learning things?? Looking for a switch to Analytics / Data science field
Do i need to wear formals for the live new hire orientation ? Or business casuals is fine ?
Additional Posts in Small Law / Solos
Plaintiff side question - comp is base plus % of fees. Firm has non equity split % with associate working on case. This normal for a non equity partner? Normal associate comp is full % when working with an equity partner.
ZolaSuite? Anyone familiar and can provide some feedback - it would be greatly appreciated. Still can’t decide on Clio or PracticePanther, and now just came across ZolaSuite and got intrigued, doing some research and it shows comparable and more.
Anyone do subscription based pricing? I’ve been seeing this a lot lately, curious if it works?
I’m an associate attorney at a mid-size family law practice. (5 attorneys, 3 support staff). I’ve been here for 3 years and just asked for a raise to $130k from $90k. My annual billable target is 1400. However, since I’ve been here I’ve barely broken 1000 despite working my ass off. I bill out at $375. They told me no more raises unless I start taking my own cases. Now they just hired a new associate and are paying him $170k and he takes his own cases. Am I being unreasonable asking for $130k?
any insight on Fross Zelnick?
Curious where people got their initial funding when starting a small practice. Did you just bootstrap it, or get a loan? If you got a business loan, any tips or suggestions?
Do you charge separately for prints, paper, mailing or is that calculated into your fee?
Any tips on representing a distressed company in a potential small exit? Not sure what we need to have in place.
I recently left a firm and considering starting my own practice. Any advice on avoiding any issues with my old firm if any clients decide to hire me as their attorney? I have not contacted any former clients or solicited their business. Thank you!
I was offered a partnership at a small firm I used to work at before my current also small firm. We had come to terms and I expected to inform my current firm. To my surprise, my current firm made me a significant offer to stay. Not a partnership, but making more money and better benefits. I’m torn because the other firm is under the impression I’m coming in as a partner. But I can’t turn away from the significant offer I have from my current firm, where I enjoy working. Any advice/thoughts?
I need some words of wisdom from this esteemed bowl. I have been an associate for almost 2 years in civil litigation with my bread and butter being family and marital law. I have the drive and desire to operate a solo practice with an emphasis on family law as that is my most comfortable area. I've been loved by all my clients and believe I have the charisma to attract new ones. It's not a matter of if I'll go solo but when. Any advice and/or potential pitfalls of going solo so soon?
Putting in notice today at a very small firm that the owner wished for me to take over one day. It’s time, and it’s complicated, but according to former associates he’s acted completely unreasonable in response to associates leaving. Wish me luck.
I believe improving one’s sales conversion rate is something everyone want to improve but no one wants to admit they would like to work it. Funny how lawyers will spend thousands on seminars to improve trial skills. But this topic is not discussed in our profession. I have read books in sales. But am unable to find any for lawyers. I want convert every lead I can. Does anyone have tips, books, cle’s or studied this topic?
Do small firms/boutiques really have better hours than Big Law? A recruiter told me I should still expect to bill 2000 hrs at a boutique, but if that’s the case, why take the pay cut?
How do you keep track of your time when you go solo? Making the transition soon and I'm wondering if I should invest in any specific software.
Is there a general standard of rule of thumb for associate comp outside of biglaw’s fixed scale? E.g., x% of expected billings, or y% of a contingency fee goes to associate bonuses? How do things work at your small-law firm?
Hey solos! Do any of you draft prenups? If so, do you charge a flat fee or retainer? What is your hourly rate?
I have a college student wanting to intern at my new solo firm this summer. I totally can’t afford to pay her, but I also don’t plan on making her “work” but instead will teach her and add value through her internship experience. Is this permissible? Do I need to be cautious for any reason?
For those that have their own firms, do you mind sharing your overall profit for the last couple of years/practice area? I’m trying to decide if I should open up my own shop. Anyone regret starting their own business? Any and all advice greatly appreciated.
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