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FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center provides a wide spectrum of resources dedicated to solo and small law firm practice on topics such as Law Firm Finance, How to Start a Law Firm, Human Resources, Legal Marketing, and Practice Support. Running a solo or small law firm requires careful attention to business details. Whether you are about to hang your shingle, or are a seasoned practitioner, FindLaw can help you successfully grow and optimize your law practice.

Law Firm Management Articles

  • 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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  • Small Business Succession Planning Strategies

    There are more than 27 million small business owners in the United States. At some point during the life of the business, many business owners will have to decide when the right time to step out of the business will be, and the best way to do it. There are many tools business owners can use to transfer their business. Selecting the right one will depend on the circumstances -- whether business owners plan to retire from the business or keep it until they die. If the business owner has partners, it can be one of the most important decisions a business owner will make.

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  • Five Tips to Avoid Getting Sued

    Within a business, there are few things worse than getting slapped with the dreaded lawsuit. Not only are lawsuits expensive, but they can be time-consuming, draining and frustrating. So how do you avoid one?

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  • Attorney Malpractice and the Unintended Client Relationship

    You've been there a thousand times.  Someone finds out your a lawyer and has a "quick legal question" for you. While you want to be helpful, you also don't want to expose yourself to malpractice or create an unintended client relationship. This article focuses on how unintended client relationships can be formed and the best way to navigate through those murky waters.

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  • Making the Most of Law Firm Client Surveys

    Client surveys have become increasingly popular among law firms. And with good reason. Properly designed, client surveys can help the firm in a variety of ways.

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