Building a New Solo or Small Law Firm

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Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from law school. With so many possibilities in front of you, we’re sure you have lots of options to consider. If you’re thinking about starting your own solo or small practice, you’ve come to the right place. 

Below is a collection of articles from the LexisNexis® Small Law Blog that provides insights on what’s involved in building, growing and running a successful solo or small law firm. 

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Starting Your Law Firm
From naming your firm to writing a business plan and mission statement — it’s all part of getting up and running when you’re building a law firm from scratch. This first set of articles provides the basics: 

Five Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm

How to Draft a Law Firm Business Plan 

How to Choose the Best Name for Your Law Firm 

The Best Advice for Small Law Firms Without a Big Law Staff Roster

Running Your Law Firm
Now that the name is on the door and you have your business cards in hand, it’s time to get busy with actually running your law practice. 

Read on for practical advice, general know-how and tips, tricks and tactics to make daily law firm management more… manageable. 

Client Management
Five Tips to Help Solo Practitioners Retain Clients

One Tough Customer: Discerning Between Challenging and Difficult Clients 

Law Firm Subscription Models: A Potential Solution to an Age-Old Problem

How to Maximize the Quality (Not Quantity) of Client Communications  

Choosing the Right Technology
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Five Ways Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Can Upgrade Their Legal Technology

The Unexpected Challenges to Adopting New Technology in Your Law Firm

Artificial Intelligence: The Not-So-Secret Weapon of the Small Firm Attorney

Growing Your Law Firm
Growth of a law practice can come about from a number of channels and strategies, including attracting more clients, adjusting practice rates, strategic marketing plans, longer hours and/or lower costs -- to name just a few. 

Below is our round-up of advice on expanding your practice. 

Six Budget-Friendly Marketing Tips for the Small Law Firm

The Best Advice for Small Law Firms Without a Big Law Staff Roster 

Attracting Clients
How Consumers Choose Lawyers Remains a Mystery

Four Ethical Ways to Attract an Already-Engaged Client 

Should Attorneys Be Rethinking Free Consultation? 

How Attorneys Can Make the Most of Online Reviews

Leaving Your Law Firm
No matter how long you practice law, eventually there will come a time when you decide to move on to the next stage of your career or life. The skills you learn in the legal world provide you a multitude of options for continuing your life in other directions, whether you’re going into business or politics, or taking a completely different path. 

From the Bar to the Bench: Transitioning from Lawyer to Judge

Five Tips for Law Firms Managing a Partner Departure 

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