Solos/Small Firms

1213 ABA Journal Solos/Small Firms articles.

10 Questions: This legal team brings wild approach to their practice
Kansas City litigator Tristen J. Woods and his law partner Lauren Sierra Kruskall founded the Jungle Law Group to advocate for animals in civil and criminal court.
Some choices for legal billing software that really pay off
Efficient and accurate legal billing is essential for law firms. After all, if you don’t invoice your clients, you won’t get paid. That’s why, according to the American Bar Association’s 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report, legal billing software is used by the majority of law firms: 81 percent of respondents reported that their firms made time and billing software available, and 70 percent made electronic billing software available for use.
Police identify divorce litigant believed to have killed 2 paralegals and 4 others
Police in Arizona have identified divorce litigant Dwight Lamon Jones as the suspect who killed six people in the Phoenix area before he fatally shot himself Monday morning at an extended-stay hotel in Scottsdale.
How pro bono representations lead to paid work for lawyers
Pro bono matters can lead to paid work for lawyers. Attorneys have a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay.
Building a niche law practice rewards extra work, special training
In a challenging job market for young lawyers, a specialized legal niche provides a marketing edge for solo practitioners and better advice to clients.
‘I am not a racist,’ lawyer says after viral rant about Spanish-speakers

A New York lawyer who ranted about Spanish-speaking employees on a viral video says in a Twitter apology he is “deeply sorry” for his behavior.

Aaron Schlossberg said seeing himself…

Average earnings for solo and small-firm lawyers was nearly $200K last year, report says
Sixty-eight percent of solo and small-firm lawyers believe they are fairly compensated for their work, according to an online survey by the Martindale Legal Marketing Network.
Which lawyers spend the most time on pro bono? ABA surveyed 47,000 for the answer
Eighty-one percent of lawyers surveyed said they provided pro bono services at some point in their careers, while just over half said they provided such services in 2016, according to a survey by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service.
Chicago solo files $1.1M defamation suit against ex-client for alleged ‘legal predator’ Yelp review
A Chicago lawyer has filed a $1.1 million defamation lawsuit against a former client who allegedly called her a “legal predator” and a “con artist” in a Yelp review that was posted under his corporate name.
Here’s the legal lowdown on document management software
Choosing the right technology tools for your law firm can be a confusing endeavor. After all, there are so many different types of software products available and so many choices to make when it comes to features, pricing and security. Sifting through the maze of information can be a time-consuming process that can quickly become overwhelming.
Boutique law firm seeking ‘artisan of prose’ invites essays that make case for Pulitzer Prize losers
A Washington, D.C, law firm is asking applicants for an associate position to demonstrate their “expositional prowess” by submitting an essay that requires some literary knowledge.
Ask Daliah: 5 reasons why I love being a lawyer
This morning, I woke up extra early to prepare for a complicated hearing in federal court. After court, I returned to my desk to deal with a barrage of emails and voicemail from hostile opposing counsel. By 2 p.m., I felt especially tired, frustrated, and depleted. As I was laying my head down on my desk, I received an unexpected visit from a client who was "in the neighborhood." He brought me two bottles of wine and personally thanked me for everything we have done for him this past year. Shortly after he left, the mail came in. I opened two handwritten thank-you notes from other clients.
Lawyer’s tardiness wasn’t enough of a reason to toss suit, 2nd Circuit rules

A lawyer who “unwisely believed” he could appear on time for a court hearing may be sanctioned for his late appearance, but dismissing the case was too severe a sanction,…

Legal secretary is awarded $277K in attorney fees in her overtime suit against her former law firm

A Los Angeles judge on Monday awarded $277,000 in attorney fees to a former legal secretary who prevailed on her claim that the law firm she once worked for failed…

Ask Daliah: 5 ways to wish clients happy holidays (without the clutter of cards)
Dear Daliah: What is your opinion on mailing out greeting cards to clients for the holidays?

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