16November, 2016

4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking

Lawyers are in a competitive market. To enjoy competing, you need to innovate your law practice. To innovate, try this: The IDEA Strategy Model.
As you’ll see, the IDEA Strategy Model leverages design thinking to harness innovation. Our first workshop in our Innovation Series with the Mass Bar offered insights on how to reframe your thought process […]

26September, 2016

Launching a New Law Practice Startup Workshop

We’re working with Starting Out Solo and a few of our favorite locals to host a law practice startup workshop this Friday, September 30th at 1pm.
We’ve been hosting ‘group meetings’ for attorneys considering or just starting their own practices for years. We’ve called them meetings; we’ve called them roundtables. All the while, our law practice […]

6September, 2016

How to Avoid a Data Breach: Best Practices for the Small Law Firm

We’ll be at Social Law Library on December 8th with practical guidance on data security for small law firms.
If you’re wondering exactly what your small law firm needs to do to protect against threats to your data, this program is for you. Bring your specific security needs, and work with experts who can give you […]

25August, 2016

The Expertise Effect: How to Grow with a Niche Law Practice

If you want to see more growth, consider transitioning into a niche law practice.

Almost every lawyer wants to command higher rates, attract more clients, and increase his or her profile in the marketplace. However, many are unable to achieve these objectives because they are stuck pursuing ineffective strategies – or no strategy at all. One […]

16August, 2016

A Primer on Law Practice Startup Tech

Law practice startup tech can shape your work-life balance. We saved the best for last in our Startup Questions series!
The first five steps to get moving on your law practice startup tech:

A laptop or tablet is ideal for mobile practitioners, and can serve as a primary computing device. A redundant backup system using external hard drives […]

12August, 2016

Entity Selection for Law Practice Startups

Entity selection is one of your first, foundational decisions as a law practice startup, and you want to get it right.
Entity selection is always one of the first considerations in starting a law practice, and it’s worth your time to think it through. There are a number of considerations to weigh when determining whether and what […]

9August, 2016

Choosing Your Startup Law Office Space

Decide which startup law office space is right for you here in the second post in our Startup Questions series.
Many practitioners start out practicing in a home office to keep costs low. However, a home office has its drawbacks, including distractions, often a lack of professional conference space for client meetings, and you simply may not want to invite […]

4August, 2016

How to Approach Law Practice Startup Funding

This third post in our Startup Questions series will help you tackle your law practice startup funding.
Unless you are leaving another law firm and you are confident that a steady stream of clients plan to follow you, you’ll need money to cover your startup costs, and if possible, one year of operation and personal living […]

28July, 2016

Do You Need Legal Malpractice Insurance in Massachusetts?

We’re starting off a series on Startup Questions with one of the most common inquiries we hear: legal malpractice insurance requirements for Massachusetts attorneys.
Massachusetts does not require legal malpractice insurance for attorneys. However, it is highly recommended to mitigate the cost of a malpractice insurance claim.

There are a number of places from which attorneys can acquire malpractice […]

5February, 2016

Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]

We know you just want to do your job. If you’re an unemployed or underemployed attorney, Jared is talking to you. For 80 seconds. Spoiler Alert: We announce LCL’s new Work Search Group, led by LCL psychologist Shawn Healy, Ph.D, starting March 1st.