Solo/Small Firm Practice Section
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- 06.30.2015CASA Volunteer Special One-Day Training Session Offered to Attorneys
On Thursday, July 9, Child Advocates will host a one-day training class for attorneys to become a CASA volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- 06.29.201520 Blawggers for Solo/Small Firm Attorneys
Check out this post for 20 "blawgs" that offer helpful guidance for solo/small firm practitioners.
- 06.22.2015Civility Never Goes Out of Style
Clients might expect opposing counsel to be confrontational, but civility breeds success. Read more in this article.
- 06.15.2015How to Start Your Own Law Firm
Whether fresh from law school or transitioning from working for someone else, the decision to hang your own shingle is huge. This post tells you how to get started with your own solo/small firm.
- 06.08.2015Deducting Travel Expenses as a Solo/Small Firm Practitioner
Check out this post for guidance on tax deductible travel expenses when traveling as a solo/small firm practitioner.
- 05.21.2015Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers: Magistrate Jason G. Reyome
Check out the fourth installment of Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers, a year-long Q+A series featuring local judicial officers. This entry features Magistrate Jason G. Reyome of Marion County Superior Court Title IV-D.
- 05.14.2015Office Space for the Solo Attorney
Check out this post for cost-effective ideas for office space when it comes to your own solo practice.
- 04.27.2015Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers: Judge Amy Jones
Check out the third installment of Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers, a year-long Q+A series featuring local judicial officers. This entry features Judge Amy Jones of Marion County Superior Court 8.
- 04.20.2015Recent Law School Graduates - Interested in Launching a Solo Practice?
Check out this post for more information about a new program that helps recent law school graduates launch solo practices.
- 04.14.2015Section Members: Bench Bar Conference 2015 Scholarship Available
The Solo/Small Firm Practice Section is excited to announce the availability of scholarships to attend the 2015 Bench Bar Conference, which will be held June 18-20 at Marriott Downtown in Louisville. Check out this post for more details.
- 04.13.2015How Much Does It Cost to Start Your Own Practice?
Before starting your own firm, it's important to understand how much it will cost in order to have success in the long run. This post has more information for when you're getting started.
- 04.06.2015Tips and Techniques For Getting Clients To Pay
Check out this post for some effective ways to collect fees from clients.
- 03.25.2015Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers: Judge Steven Eichholtz
Check out the second installment of Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers, a year-long Q+A series featuring local judicial officers. This entry features Judge Steven Eichholtz of Marion County Superior Court 8.
- 03.24.2015April CLE and Social are Sure to Be a Good Time!
Don't miss the Solo/Small Firm Practice Section's CLE and social on Monday, April 20. Check out this post for more information and to get registered today!
- 03.17.2015Work-Life Balance in the Solo/Small Practice Field
Balancing work and home life can be difficult. It can be even more difficult in a small or solo practice where you might not have another attorney to help you out when things get hectic. Check out this post for more on this topic.
- 03.02.2015Five Checklists for Increasing Efficiency
Making your practice more efficient is easy - especially after you've read these five tips!
- 02.25.2015Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers: Judge Gary Miller
Check out the first installment of Getting to Know Your Judicial Officers, a year-long Q+A series featuring local judicial officers. This entry features Judge Gary Miller of Marion County Superior Court 3.
- 02.18.2015Solo/Small Firm Attorneys Have the Opportunity for Big Impact
Just because you are not a member of a "big" firm does not mean that you can’t be an active leader in your community. Check out this post to find more ways that you can get involved and make a difference in Indy.
- 02.13.2015Catch Potential Clients in Your Web - Your Website, That Is
Check out this post for tips on how to make your website appealing so that casual browsers turn into future clients.
- 02.12.2015Tax Season for Solo/Small Firm Attorneys
Check out this post for a helpful guide on what is and isn't tax deductible for solo/small firm lawyers.
- 01.29.2015Listen in to Lawpreneur Radio
Check out Lawpreneur Radio, an attorney's podcast, for discussions and advice for solo/small firm attorneys.
- 01.29.2015Six Tips Before You Open Your Own Solo Practice
Take it from an attorney who's been there and check out his six tips before you open your own practice.
- 12.22.2014Prepare for Success with a Succession Plan
Does your solo or small firm have a succession plan in place? Whether you answered yes or no, you'll want to check out this post for advice on the topic.
- 12.05.2014Regret Working Too Hard - or Regret Not Working Hard Enough?
Check out this post to read what many people regret most at the end of their careers: working too hard or not working hard enough.
- 12.02.2014IndyBar Solo/Small Firm Practice Section: Updates & Upcoming Events
Find out what's new with the section and get upcoming events on your calendar with this message from 2015 section chair Jane Glynn.
- 11.25.2014Does "Loss-Leader" Online Work Lead to Long-Term Clients?
Does it make business sense to take on “loss-leader” online work in hopes of developing long-term valuable clients, or are you just diving down the rabbit hole? This post weighs the pros and cons.
- 11.13.2014Things NOT to Do as a New Solo: Top 5 Mistakes
Check out this post for Lee Rosen's take on the worst things you can do as a solo practitioner starting out, and get his advice on how to avoid making those same mistakes.
- 11.06.2014Positions Available on the 2015 Executive Committee
The Solo/Small Firm Practice Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association is in the process of selecting its Executive Committee for 2015. Check out this post for more information.
- 11.04.2014Scholarships Available for Surviving & Thriving 2014
The Executive Committee is offering two scholarships to section members for Surviving & Thriving 2014. The deadline is Nov. 17. Check out this post for more details.
- 10.28.2014Building Your Client Base From the Ground Up
Starting your client base from scratch can be challenging for new solo and small firm practitioners. This post by Jane Glynn shares a resource with helpful tips for when you're just getting started.
- 10.27.2014Sign Up Now for Surviving & Thriving 2014!
Registration for Surviving & Thriving 2014 is now open. Check out this post for seminar details and registration information.
- 10.16.2014Ready to Strike Out? Make Sure You Strike These Off Your To-Do List First
Before you strike out on your own, there are five things you should do. Check out this post to find out what they are.
- 09.30.2014Business Development Tips and Pointers for Solo and Small Firms
Get resources for developing your practice at any stage. This article has helpful advice for solo and small firm attorneys to grow their business.
- 09.25.2014Daily Habits Build Legal Marketing Plan
What's your game plan for legal marketing? If that question seems insurmountable - start here.
- 09.17.2014Lawyer as Translator: Bridging the Gap Between Client and Lawyer
Clients can't speak legalese. That's why they come to you. But what are you doing to help ease the stress that clients face in foreign territory?
- 09.15.2014Questions Your Website Needs to Answer
An attorney's website can be a powerful marketing tool, and answering these seven questions will help turn visitors into clients.
- 09.10.2014Indiana Supreme Court Reaffirms Separate Indiana Summary Judgment Standard
A unanimous Indiana Supreme Court decision has reaffirmed the Indiana summary judgment standard. Read more in this piece by Arend J. Abel.
- 09.03.2014By the Hour: An Infographic of Attorney Wages
What difference does working for a small firm make compared to working for a large firm? The answer is over a hundred dollars. Read more in this post.
- 08.28.2014Making an Exit: Checklist for Closing a Solo Practice
Whether you plan to close your solo practice now or even much later, having a road map in place will make the transition easier for you, your staff and your clients when the time comes.
- 08.25.2014Interns: Necessary or Not?
Solo and small firms have different needs than other practices. Will hiring an intern be helpful or harmful?
- 08.21.2014New Study Reveals What Makes Lawyers Happy
When it comes to working in the law field, what are the factors that affect attorneys' happiness most? A recent study has the answer.
- 08.12.2014End of Summer Slump? How to Pump Up Your Productivity
These tips on productivity won't make your to-do list any longer. In fact, it will tell you 10 things NOT to do to increase your productivity!
- 08.06.2014Make Your Voice Heard! IndyBar to Host Criminal Justice Complex Forum
Join IndyBar for an open forum on plans for the city's proposed consolidated criminal justice complex.
- 07.29.2014Get a Peek at Google's Playbook to Improve Your Firm's Website
Google evaluates its success based on quality information. This article explains how you can use the same strategy to improve your firm's website.
- 07.21.2014Maximize Meetings at Minimum Length
Meetings are a must in the workplace, but there are easy ways to make them more productive and less time-consuming.
- 07.17.2014Survey Results Say Majority of People Use Yelp to Find Attorneys
Keep your profile up-to-date so that when clients find you on Yelp, you'll stand out above the rest.
- 07.16.2014Make the Most of Your Time at Work
Three common time wasters are zapping productivity at most businesses. Find out what they are and how to stop them.
- 07.14.2014The Latest Apps for Lawyers
Here's a break down of the best apps to help attorneys improve their productivity on the go and in the office.