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.

6January, 2016

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? The Best of the Guests

Every year, we receive and publish high-quality guest blog posts on a variety of subjects.  As the New Year turns over, our annual tradition has been to collect those guest blog posts into one omnibus post, thereby republishing them.  Not wanting 2015 to feel left out, we’ve just done that for it, below.

Thanks to all […]

5January, 2016

The Posts of Christmas Past: Our Best of 2015

It’s that time of year again . . . when we select our very best blog posts from the preceding year.  Amazingly enough, this will be our 7th annual version of this post.  That’s a lot of blog posts to have chosen from; but, we try to exercise our very best judgment, each and every year.  Just forty-three years on, […]

16October, 2015

Guest Post: Get the Help You Need, But Don’t Blow the Wage Laws

Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Pontikes of Pontikes Law, LLC. Rebecca represents plaintiffs in employment law matters, including wage and hour claims. This post provides solo and small firms with the key differences between independent contractors, employees, and interns; and how to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, so that your firm […]

9October, 2015

Calling All Mac Attorneys: Discount for MILOfest 2015 

Join fellow Mac and iOS attorney enthusiasts this year at MILOfest 2015, November 12-14, back at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida.

What is MILOfest? 

MILOfest was born out of the Macs in the Law Office Google Group (MILO), a discussion listserv for legal professionals using Macs and iOS products in their law offices. The group, which […]

2October, 2015

Guest Post: Office Space Choices for the Solo or Small Law Firm

As with many of the choices that lawyers are faced with in modern practice, selecting an office space yields a plethora of options – perhaps even an overwhelming number. Do you acquire a traditional lease? How about a virtual office? A co-working space? Or, do you just stay home? Fortunately, […]

1October, 2015

Guest Post: 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Disability Insurance

Many solo and small firm attorneys don’t start thinking about acquiring disability insurance until it’s too late. Disability insurance can quickly become essential, when a health-related setback occurs – especially one that will necessitate an extended period of leave, or the winding down of a law practice. Given that, we’re pleased to provide […]

25September, 2015

Announcing Our New Startup Kit!

Thinking about opening your own practice? Be aware, there’s a lot more to it then merely hanging a shingle and being a good lawyer. You’ll need to understand how to conduct an IOLTA three-way reconciliation, set a budget, manage client files, obtain malpractice insurance, implement technology, market your practice, and much much more. That’s where, […]

16September, 2015

Ethical Quandary: How Best to Acquire Information About the Revised Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct

You’ll have heard that the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct were substantially revised this Summer. You’ll have heard that, in part, because we told you about it.

. . . which gives rise to an interesting question: How should you best acquire information about the new rules? Decisions, decisions.

Well, buck up. You don’t have to decide.

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