JDB 005: Make the Jump! Tips on Launching Your Own Law Practice


iStock_000016097473_SmallYou made it through 2012.  Billed the hours.  Got your bonus.  Time to put the final touches on your plan to make the jump and start your own law practice.

I have been in your shoes – twice!  On two separate occasions I started my own solo law practice.  In this week’s podcast episode I go over some of the useful tips I have gained through often doing things the hard way.

Here are a couple of the resources I mention in the podcast:

Dropbox : is a file hosting service  that operates in the cloud.  It is great for storing files and viewing them on almost any device.

Rocket Matter:  is an online practice management software that is also stored in the cloud and allows you to have a top of the line software without having to pay the big up front price.

Call Ruby: is a virtual receptionist.  They will answer your calls, forward them to any phone you wish and will even email you the voice mails that are left by your clients.

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Deluxe Bundle Sheet-Fed Scanner : premium scanner that can do high volume without taking up a lot of space.

Elance: Great place for finding virtual assistants.

Rowboat Media:  They have designed several websites for me.  They do a great job.

JD Supra: I use them to distribute my blog articles.  This is a paid service but they do a great job.

Tools of the Trade

This weeks tool of the trade is WordPress Editorial Calendar.  It will help you in planning your blog posts and scheduling them out over time.  Must have tool if you draft your blog articles in batches.


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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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