10 Tips for the Work-At-Home Freelance Lawyer


I always return from vacation unfocused, which is particularly difficult when you work at home as a sole practitioner. As I was bemoaning this fact to the author of the following post, she helped me gather up the otherwise diffuse pieces of my mind and set boundaries for my thoughts and actions to help me regain focus. Here are some simple but effective ways to manage your business when your brain wants to play.

Working at home as a freelance lawyer can feel like a blessing or it can feel like a curse. It depends partially on your attitude but also your preparedness level. I know may freelancers who spend a lot of time and effort planning their businesses, but when it comes time to planning the actual working-at-home part, they either get slightly flummoxed, or figure "what’s to plan? I’ve got my desk, my computer – I’ll just … y’know, work!"

While I admire the confidence, I know they’re heading for trouble. The home office poses traps for the unwary! But the good news is that with a little bit of planning, some communication, and some foot-putting-down with family and friends, it’s very possible to have a thriving freelance legal business at home.

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