Law school prepares you to think like an attorney, but it does not teach you how to run a successful law firm.
law firm is first and foremost a business—a business that provides expert legal services. If you are a recent law school graduate, consider working with an experienced attorney for several years to gain practical experience and confidence before venturing out on your own. For those who are ready, I offer the following advice based on my experiences.
Start with a business plan and a marketing plan. Remember, a law firm is a business. As with any other business, a business and marketing plan is critical to success. The failure to commit an idea to paper usually results in a lack of commitment and follow-through.
Your business plan should consider several factors:
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