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
    • How to Start a Law Firm: Picking a Practice Area

      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. Increasingly, clients expect their lawyers to focus their practices on a particular area of the law.

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    • Hiring a Legal Administrator

      When it comes to management at law firms, management does not simply refer to case management. It is also connotes the fact that law firms are businesses. Therefore, lawyers must also manage the business aspects of the firm, including payroll, purchasing supplies, and human resources. However, most lawyers are not specifically trained to handle the business side and would prefer to stick to the legal matters.

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    • Build Client Relationships Through Personal Contact

      Most clients don't know how to judge the depth of your knowledge, skill, judgment or experience. After all, they didn't go to law school and you did, so they couldn't possibly appreciate what you know. But they can measure what they see and feel.

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    • Strategies for Small Business Owners in a Down Economy

      Teresa Mason, CPA and chair of the California Society of CPAs Small Business Advisory Committee, discusses basic strategies small business owners can pursue as we move into tough economic waters.

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Copyright FAQs

      This article provides common answers to common copyright questions.

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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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