Startup

This is FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center's collection of free articles on Startup. Startup refers to the very early stages of running a solo or small law practice. There are many business details to consider in the early stages of starting and running your law practice. Start your research with FindLaw.
Startup Articles
    • Marketing Tips for Creating Your Law Firm Identity

      Because legal marketing on the Internet has become a mainstream practice, it is now more important than ever to have a website that can capture an audience and convert common website hits into actual, paying clients. Having a firm identity is a key element in the process, and is central to a successful marketing plan. This article will explain the primary considerations for creating an identity that will work for you.

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    • Flying Solo: Starting Your Own Law Practice

      Whether you have just graduated from law school or have been working at a law firm for decades, starting your own practice is always an option. Although it is scary to consider putting on the pilot's hat and flying your own plane, if you follow some of these guidelines, there is no reason why you cannot learn to fly successfully.

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    • What is a Small Business?

      The Small Business Act states that a small business concern is "one that is independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in its field of operation." The law also states that in determining what constitutes a small business, the definition will vary from industry to industry to reflect industry differences accurately.

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    • How to Start a Law Firm: Startup Checklist

      Thinking of opening a law office? The following is a simple, basic checklist to get your office up and running, but the checklist will actually vary depending on your individual needs, the type of law you will practice, staffing needs, and various other factors.

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    • How Much Does it Cost to Start Your Own Law Firm?
      If you are wondering how much it costs to start your own law firm, then you are probably also seriously considering hanging your own shingle. The good news is that in the long-term, your decision to start your own legal practice could be very beneficial.

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    • Copyright FAQs

      This article provides common answers to common copyright questions.

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    • Law Firm Office Systems Make an Efficient Lawyer

      Most lawyers starting a practice anticipate and understand the challenges of starting up a law firm such as negotiating a lease, obtaining equipment for their new firm, and staffing. However, many do not look ahead at establishing the necessary office systems to ensure the firm operates smoothly from Day One.

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    • Coworking: Office Space Options for Solo Lawyers and Small Firms

      Coworking is an attractive option for the attorney ready to move on from home-based, shoestring operations but not ready for the expense of setting up a private office in town.

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    • PRI Ranks of Best and Worst State Tort Systems in US
      When planning to start a law firm, picking a practice area for your law practice is an important decision for many reasons, including avoiding legal malpractice, being able to pay the bills, and career satisfaction.

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