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Solo Practice

Posted by Library Blog on 03/10/2010 at 12:00 AM

For those looking to be their own boss, the Law Library offers a variety of publications for you to consult.  These books are located in the Law Library’s Career Collection and can be checked out for three weeks. 

How to Start & Build a Law Practice by Jay Foonberg (KF300 .F66 2004) provides the basics on selecting a location for your office and equipping as well as obtaining clients and setting fees.

Flying Solo: a Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer by William Gibson (KF300 .F58 2005) contains contributions by practitioners offering solutions to various problems faced by solo and small firm practitioners.

Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law: Planning and Operating for Survival and Growth by Edward Poll (KF315.Z9 P64 2002) is a comprehensive guide covering creating a business plan, marketing, managing finances, and using technology.  There are two cases studies on starting a family law practice and opening a practice in your home.  Various business and financial forms are included.

How to Go Directly into Your Solo Practice and Succeed: Into the New Millenium and Beyond by Gerald Singer (KF300 .S56 2000) addresses the topics of billing clients, paying bills, using technology, and marketing.